Free Urban Farm and Harvest Festival: September 16

September 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Events, Food, Kids

They’re making hay while the sun shines at the annual Urban Farm and Harvest Festival at the Open Space Visitor Center on September 16, 2012.  It’s a free event for all the family, and the festival at the 24-acre working farm and wildlife preserve celebrates urban farming and traditional local agriculture – and offers lots of free kids’ activities too!

The Albuquerque Urban Farm and Harvest Festival includes:

  • Live music including the Tumbleweeds and Apple Mountain
  • Hay bale rides
  • A farm-themed kids’ costume parade (11 – 11:30 am)
  • Magic, juggling, harvest games, and a kids’ art table
  • Beekeepers and a presentation on beekeeping at 11:30 am and honey harvesting at 1 pm
  • Live raptors from Wildlife Rescue (1:30 pm)
  • The Home Farming Revolution Book signing and talk at 3 pm with authors Zoe Wilcox & Melanie Rubin
  • Other workshops and demonstrations including a tin punch workshop, the history of food in New Mexico, water harvesting, and beneficial bugs!

I’ll be there with Mr Cheap, because he’s a “beneficial bug” and I’d love to find out more about him :-) Well, also I love the Open Space Visitor Center, and I wrote about them and this event in a magazine article for Urban Farm magazine as well as for MSN.com, so I’m not going to miss this fifth annual festival!

They’ll also have green chile roasting, and local artisans and farmers will do their thang in the booths, including sales of local foods.  It should be a lovely way to spend a Sunday, celebrating Albuquerque’s food and farming heritage.

See the full Urban Farm and Harvest Festival schedule

  • When: Sunday September 16, 2012
  • Time: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Where: Open Space Visitor Center
  • Price: FREE!

Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Boulevard NW. (East of Coors at the end of Bosque Meadows Road, between Montano Boulevard and Paseo del Norte.)

–Tania


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