Harvest Festival at Harwood Homestead in Pownal


POWNAL — Harwood Homestead will host a Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 4 TO 7 p.m. at 549 Cedar Hill Road in Pownal. Harwood Homestead is a veteran-owned family farm and sells meat and produce with the Homegrown by Heroes label, a program of the Farmer Veteran Coalition. Guests at the Harvest Festival are invited to meet the animals, take a farm tour and enjoy a farm dinner of roasted pork tacos, side dishes, and desserts.

The event will also feature a "Taste of Pownal" farmers' market, kids' activities, and live music from local bluegrass favorites the Hale Mountain Pickers. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Rain date is at the same time on Sept. 23. For more information, contact Sarah Harwood at 910-599-7714.

The Harvest Festival is part of the Discover Pownal Farms and Food Series, a community-led celebration of Pownal farms and food producers, and is supported by a Small and Inspiring grant from the Vermont Community Foundation and assistance from Northshire Grows. Discover Pownal promotes the growth and development of Pownal's local businesses and farms, social organizations, land stewardship, and outdoor recreation through outreach, education, and community events.

The Homegrown By Heroes (HBH) label is the official farmer veteran branding program of America. The label serves to inform consumers that agricultural products donning the logo were produced by U.S. military veterans. Additionally, farms and agricultural businesses displaying the logo are denoted  as Homegrown by Heroes-certified operations.



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