Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County (CCE) announced on Tuesday that its first Fall Farm Festival will be held on the East Meadow Farms property in October.
The free event will take place at the new East Meadow Farm and Horticulture Center, which was occupied by the former Friendly Farms at 832 Merrick Ave., on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13.
The property was preserved under the Nassau County Environmental Bond Act in 2008 when the county took ownership from the Marks family. Bernadette and Danielle Brennan ran Friendly Farms on the land for several years until the CCE won a request for proposal in October of 2010 to operate on the property.
The festival will include organic vegetables and fruits as well as butterfly, herb and rose gardens. There will also be horticultural, nutritional and autumn craft presentations.
CCE is an educational subordinate governmental agency association that provides research-based information and educational programs for communities. The organization, which was established in 1914, is committed to building healthy lifestyles and healthy communities by conducting educational programs that connect Cornell University resources to Nassau County.
Emily Wood contributed to this report.
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