In Brief: Fairfield Farm Festival


Amy Sidran

Cooper Roh ’22 lies in front of pumpkins carved during the Farm Festival.

What is more quintessentially fall than warm donuts and apple cider on a chilly afternoon? On Sunday, October 3, students celebrated the annual Fairfield Farm Festival, which featured pumpkin carving, lawn games, and more. The main attraction, the pumpkins, were supplied to the school by local farmers. By the end of the day, dozens of carved pumpkins adorned the farm and the school campus. While carving pumpkins and playing games such as badminton and bean bag toss, students were also able to enjoy authentic German bratwursts from Gunther’s Sausage Wagon, as well as fresh hot cider and donuts. During the festival, the Fairfield Farm Ecology and Adventure Team (FFEAT) also offered farm tours for those who wanted to learn more about Fairfield Farm. Cooper Roh ’22, a FFEAT student leader, said, “It was heartwarming to see new faces at the farm, and I hope more and more students continue to use the farm.” Fairfield Farm also hosted a seed saving workshop on October 10 inspired by the All-School Read, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.