Leaves are turning slowly, the air is getting cooler (at night only, it seems), and fall flavors are in the air!! We’ve been hearing about a lot of Harvest Festivals going on this Fall, and the one we are most excited about is the Heritage Harvest Festval at Monticello on September 11th. This event will be held on the West Lawn of Monticello near the Thomas Jefferson Visitor’s Center from 10am-4pm. Ben will be leading an “About a Cow” talk at 10:30am sharing how he and Carly are creating a self-sustaining farm that ensures Happy Animals, which produce Happy Products, which creates a Happy Family!
(Photo courtesy of Heritage Harvest Festival website)
The Heritage Festival celebrates one of Thomas Jefferson’s great passions – the garden. Mountain Run Farm will be joining many other vendors, educators, and demonstrators for a “celebration of gardening, sustainable agriculture and local food, held at Monticello, the mountaintop home of our third president.” Mountain Run Farm feels called to help educate and pass on the traditional wisdom that we are learning more and more about and practicing in our daily life here on the farm. There is a constant desire to look to Mother Earth for resources in food, shelter, and inspiration. We know she has it there for a reason, and we are going to use it to its full advantage!! It is events like this, and groups like Backyard Revolution that seek to provide education and knowledge about this traditional way of living, and we are proud to be involved and sought after to help promote and educate what we do on a daily basis on the farm.
So, check out the Heritage Harvest Festival website, buy your tickets, and make a day of it!! We visited Monticello for the first time last year in September, and it is such a beautiful time to visit and you can feel the history in the surroundings that is immaculately well-kept and true to its previous owner’s desires. Definitely worth the trip out, and especially with a festival going on, and even MORE special that we’ll be there!!
And…speaking of “harvests”…. What do you think about a $6 Rib-Eye? Sign up now for our Fall Custom Beef and Pork Harvest! And it’s perfect timing because the nutrients and meat quality are at their peak in the fall season of the year, especially coming off a summer of mob-grazing and knee-high grasses to eat. Our meats are your medicine. Join in the “Cowpool” at Mountain Run Farm where you can get 1/12 of beef that would fit perfectly in a freezer and your budget. We also have 1/4, 1/2, and whole custom beef, as well as 1/2 and whole custom hog available. We’re taking some soon, so sign on up!! Please email reachus [at] mountainrunfarm [dot] com for more information or if you’d like to be on the list…
See you at Monticello! If not before on the farm….