Students Prepare for Fall Harvest at Long Lane Farm

Wesleyan students at Long Lane Organic Farm are preparing for the annual Pumpkin Fest, hosted by the College of the Environment on Oct. 25. The event celebrates the annual fall harvest at the farm. This month, students are harvesting pumpkins, eggplant, tomatoes, lettuce, turnips, potatoes, squash, herbs and many more vegetables.

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The event celebrates the annual fall harvest at the farm. This month, students are harvesting pumpkins, eggplant, tomatoes, lettuce, turnips, potatoes, squash, herbs and many more vegetables.

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Long Lane Farm is an organic student-run farm that supplies high quality organic food to local residents of the Middletown area as well as to food pantries and soup kitchens. Pictured are student farmers working inside the humid hoop house on Oct. 3.

The Pumpkin festival provides an opportunity for learning about local organic farming, the politics of food and a chance just to enjoy an afternoon on the farm with a bake sale, organic produce, locally produced honey, face and pumpkin painting, music by local bands and of course the pumpkins. The event, held noon to 4 p.m. at the farm, is free and open to the public.

The Pumpkin festival provides an opportunity for learning about local organic farming, the politics of food and a chance just to enjoy an afternoon on the farm with a bake sale, organic produce, locally produced honey, face and pumpkin painting, music by local bands and of course the pumpkins. The event, held noon to 4 p.m. at the farm, is free and open to the public.

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Dill is one of the many herbs, vegetables and squash growing at the farm this month.

Eggplant.

Eggplant.

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Turnip.

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Marigolds.

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Peppers.

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“Plot A” at the Long Lane Farm.

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The turnip row.

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Squash.

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Cherry tomatoes.

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Butternut squash and acorn squash.

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Inside the hoop house.

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Lettuce and greens.

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Cantaloupe.

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Flower garden at Long Lane Farm.

For more information on this year’s Pumpkin Festival, see this poster.