Celebrate Local Food At LEAF's Sixth Annual Harvest Festival

As the growing season comes to an end, join LEAF Community at the 6th Annual Harvest Festival to get one last taste of great local food in front of Lakewood Public Library in 2012. This year's celebration of the local fall bounty will be held on Thursday, October 25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the front porch of the Main Library. Hope to see you there!

Food LEAF's own home chefs will be cooking up local food recipes straight out of LEAF's soon to be released cookbook. Get a delicious, healthy dinner for the whole family (suggested donation of $5)! Pie Bake-Off Break out your best pie recipe to enter in our annual Pie Bake-Off! All pies should be dropped off at the Harvest Festival no later than 5:30 p.m. along with a list of ingredients. Returning Celebrity Judges from WRUW's Maximum Consumption will then select winners for the following categories: best crust, most original, best taste overall and best use of vegetables in a pie. Pumpkin Carving Contest Bring a carved and scraped-out pumpkin or other gourd with your name clearly marked to the contest table by 5:30pm. This year's contest will include prizes for Most Original, Scariest, Happiest, LEAF-iest and Most Impressive.   Activities for the Whole Family Hula Hoop Making: Learn how to make your own hula hoop with LEAF's own hula expert from basic home materials. Then take one home with you! All proceeds from the hula hoops will go towards supporting LEAF's local food programming. Kids' Coloring Contest Draw your favorite part of LEAF Night or color one of LEAF's local food-themed coloring pages at the festival for a chance to be published in the Lakewood Observer and displayed on LEAF's website. Bobbing for apples and more fun activities for the kids! Vendors All of your favorite LEAF Night vendors in one night! From vegetables, meats and cheeses, to jewelry, soap and other local crafts, be sure to get out and shop local!   Music Listen to some of the best in local music with your friends and family on the front porch of the Library one last time this season! Starting the night off is a solo act and Lakewood resident, Corinne Noelle. Then stick around for the Brittney Reilly Band featuring Brittany Reilly (Bass, Guitar, Vocals), Brent Hopper (Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals), Peter Dubyoski (Guitar, Vocals) and Ben Rosolowski (Drums, Percussion). From bluegrass to country to folk, plus a little Grateful Dead on the side, this Avon Lake based quartette is sure to please! LEAF Merchandise Be sure to stop by the LEAF information table and pick up your official LEAF merchandise. All proceeds from the sales of these official LEAF items, ranging from tote bags to t-shirts to coffee mugs, benefit LEAF's local food programs!

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Volume 8, Issue 21, Posted 5:44 PM, 10.16.2012