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Occombe Farm Harvest Festival

[This is one in a series of blog posts written by Charlotte the Intern.  Tune in daily to find out about what she’s been up to, what she has been learning about, and all of the crazy things she does as part of the Manna from Devon team.]

Today was a full one of bread sales and demos at Occombe Farm!  It was a great day, but I’m totally wiped, so for today’s post a photo essay of sorts will have to suffice!  Thanks to Occombe Farm for having us.  It’s a very cool place, and I was happy to get to explore a bit, meet their new pigs, and enjoy the view out over the Devon hills from the vegetable garden.  And with that, here are some photos of our day at the Harvest Festival!

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Early arrivers entertained themselves with hula hoops and other games, while a band played for all to enjoy!

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A bulletin announcing the day’s schedule.

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The Occombe Farm yurt, in the vegetable garden, was the site of story telling.

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Some very cool-looking buds.

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A sort of open air farming museum, Occombe Farm has exhibits about important parts of farming history. Here, there is information about 20th Century wartime farming.

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More of the wartime farming exhibit, with some bee hives in the background.

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Occombe Farm just acquired two new Berkshire pigs!

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Victoria and Penelope, two very dainty ladies.

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Food and craft vendors, ready for the masses to arrive!

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Our beautiful spread.

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Our autumnal focaccia: butternut squash, onion, and gorgonzola cheese.

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I wish there were pony rides available for people my size!

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The view from the vegetable garden.

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