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Spend the Day Picnicking at Homefields

Homefields, in Millersville, is hosting their seventh annual Picnic in the Fields, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 22. The family-friendly, drop-in or stay-all-day event treats guests to dining outdoors with an all-you-can-eat and drink buffet, live music with Bobbi Carmitchell and Friends, a Kid’s Tent for ages 3 through 12, a silent auction and more. 

The menu features local food with some vegetables, herbs and fruit harvested directly from Homefields. Beverages include non-alcoholic drinks, local beer, wine and a crafted Farmer’s Cocktail. The Kid’s Tent will house games, free play and more. Lawn games include corn hole and Giant Jenga, amongst others. Silent auction items range from original artwork to favorites like Cherry Crest Adventure farm experiences as well as edible gifts from fellow farmers.

“Get your local on,” enthuses Allison Hawthorne, vice president and chair of development. “This ‘friend and fund’- raiser helps Homefields Care Farm, Lancaster county’s longest, continually-operating CSA [community supported agriculture] and first, and only, care farm in Lancaster county. Save farmland and create job and volunteer opportunities for adults who live with long- term disabilities, including autism and intellectual developmental disabilities, veterans who face daily challenges with post-traumatic stress disorder, those in recovery and other members of the community who need support to re-enter the workforce or are in need of the therapeutic value of being in nature.” 

Admission: Adults $25, in advance; $30, at the door; youth, ages 13-17, $10. Children 12 & under, free; all-inclusive ticket price includes parking, all-you-can-eat & drink, shuttle service, music and all activities. Tables for 6, 8 or 10 can be reserved in advance. Location: 150 Letort Rd., Millersville. To purchase tickets, visit Homefields.org. For more information, call 717-872-2012 or email Events@Homefields.org. 

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