2011 Harvest Festival at Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village

Saturday, September 24    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village
866 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Delaware residents and visitors are invited to come and experience the 2011 Harvest Festival, a free family-oriented event about local agriculture.

The Harvest Festival is driven by USDA’s “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” initiative which supports local farmers, strengthens rural communities, promotes healthy eating, and protects natural resources.  According to Robin Talley, acting State Executive Director, with the USDA Farm Service Agency, there is a gap between many residents and their local ag community.  “We hope that this event will help Delawareans understand where their food comes from and the importance of their local farmer and agriculture.”

Visitors can enjoy a petting zoo, interactive agricultural demonstrations, live music, and most importantly local, farm-fresh food.  The event is free and parking is free.

The Harvest Festival is sponsored by USDA in partnership with the Delaware Department of Agriculture, Delaware State University & University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware FFA, Kent Conservation District, and Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association of Delaware.

This is the second year for the Harvest Festival.  Last year, the event was a success with more than 500 attendees participating in the interactive demonstrations and displays.  For more information, visit www.agriculturalmuseum.org and click on Calendar.

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