Carrot Fest and Straw Bale Home Tour

  • Everdale


  • Date

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

  • What

    Behold the carrot! That sweet, crunchy, colourful vegetable that is part of a healthy diet from soups and salads to stews; and even makes it way into tasty desserts.

    Everdale’s Hillsburgh Community Farm celebrates our admission free Carrot Fest every year with food, harvest time activities and entertainment for all ages. The event draws over 1,000 local families and foodies for a day of farm fun.

    This year features:
    Live music by Hairy and the Fairy; and Paddling Puppeteers
    Farm Cooked Everdale Food: Vegan chili, hamburgers, ice cream, hot chocolate, coffee/tea/cider, carrot slaw.
    U-pick carrots. Go for a wagon ride in the fields and pick your own carrots.
    Classic harvest games (three-legged, potato sack, and egg & spoon races)
    Kid friendly activities including face painting, crafts and pickling carrots.
    Tours of the farm including farm animal visits.
    Special Tours of Home Alive! – the straw bale home – on its 10th Anniversary

    This year we are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Home Alive! (the straw bale home that thinks, drinks and breathes) with special tours.
    Home Alive! This is a rare opportunity to see this functioning home first hand.
    Ben Polley, from Harvest Homes, designed and oversaw construction of this home to demonstrate how to address today’s housing and ecological challenges in northern climates.

    Home Alive! was first built in a Guelph warehouse in 2003 with enthusiastic energy by dozens of volunteers. The completed house was then moved and reassembled as a Feature Model Home at the 2003 National Home Show in Toronto. It was then brought to Everdale to rest in its current home.

    Carrot Fest is a big friendly place for people of all ages to explore, but please leave your pets at home for this day. Thank you.

    This year’s event is sponsored with the generous support of Bernardin and The Big Carrot.

  • Where

    Everdale, an organic farm and environmental learning centre 20 minutes drive east of Speedvale and Victoria roads.

  • When

    Sunday September 21 - 11 am to 5 pm

  • Why

    Make people aware of organic farming, sustainable living and building strong local communities

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