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Oct. 13: WSU organic farm hosts annual Fall Harvest Festival

PULLMAN – The Washington State University Eggert Family Organic Farm will hold its annual Fall Harvest Festival, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13.

Lots of pumpkins are on the ground, as a mom and little girl bend down to pick one out.
Lots of pumpkins will be available at this year’s Harvest Festival.

The festival will include u-pick pumpkins, a produce sale, games for the family, pumpkin pie, fresh apple cider, and face painting. The event is hosted by the farm and organized by students in WSU’s Organic Agriculture major. Several students will be on hand to direct and interact with festival participants.

“We have a great day of fun, food and community planned,” said Sarah Hallyburton, Harvest Festival student organizer. “This year, the Organic Agriculture Club will be running the pie and cider sales as a club fundraiser. Other WSU student organizations will be at the event volunteering as well.”

Hallyburton, a senior majoring in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Systems, is coordinating the event as her class project for the Organic Farming and Gardening Field Management course at WSU.

Pumpkins will include jack-o-lanterns, pie pumpkins, and specialty pumpkins of different colors.

A high vantage point shot of the pumpkin patch, with people wandering around in it and two tractors visible nearby.
The pumpkin patch at the WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm.

Pumpkin Pricing:

10 pounds and over: $0.75/pound

6-9 pounds: $1/pound

3-5 pounds: $1.50/pound

0-3 pounds: $2/pound

Most other produce will be sold by the pound as well.

The farm is located directly behind the WSU Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center on the corner of Terre View and Animal Science roads. Follow the signs up the hill. Cash or check only. No pets allowed.

Media Contacts

Brad Jaeckel, Manager, WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm, 509-335-5893