In celebration of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County’s 100thAnniversary and in conjunction with its mission to build healthy lifestyles and communities, They will be hosting a Fall Festival, with a focus on horticultural education and environmental awareness. The festival will take place on September 19thand 20thfrom 10 am to 4 pm (rain or shine) at CCE Nassau’s East Meadow Farm (832 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554.)
On both days, locally grown vegetables, cookies and quiche will be available for purchase at the farm stand. Food and seasonal items like roast corn, pumpkins, apples, cider, homemade jellies/jams, cornstalks and plants will also be on sale. A variety of garden tours and lectures will be held by master gardeners. There will also be a garden flea market, environmentally-oriented not-for-profits providing information to the public, and vendors selling homemade goods.
Nursery schools have also been invited to join the festivities on Friday, September 19th. The celebration continues on Saturday, September 20thwith a community garden vegetable judging contest, a “Fairy House” story and building activity, and a pie auction of delicious goods by expert bakers, as part of CCE Nassau’s fundraising effort.