Horn Farm Happenings – August 17


Saturdays, 9:00am-4:00pm, beginning September 1, we are excited to offer four new full-day workshops designed to reconnect you to the land and develop essential survival skills. These new daylong workshops build upon skills taught in our previous Wild Lands series and are also accessible for new students with experience and comfort being in the outdoors.
Advanced Camouflage, Stalking, Awareness
Basketry, Coppicing, Netting
Hunting, Fishing, Trapping
Primitive Butchering and Cooking

Students should be in good physical condition and be prepared to hike, get dirty, sweaty, and be outdoors regardless of weather. These classes are geared towards adults, but children 12 and up are welcome with a parent. These classes are being offered as stand-alone one-day workshops but as a group provide a well-rounded introduction into these skills. Discounted package for those signing up for the full four-class series.wild-lands-immersionFor those ready to test their wilderness skills, we are offering a Wilderness Skills Overnight Immersion October 20 and 21. It’s not often in this culture that we immerse ourselves in the woods for a full 24 hours or more – but we should! Getting away from modern structures and rhythms is essential for reconnecting ourselves to the land. Join us as we explore the woodlands of the Horn Farm Center and learn a host of primitive skills in the process. Click here for more information!

Last call for tickets! Celebrate the bounty of the season! Meet your local farmers!Join us Tuesday, August 21 – 6 pm – 8:30 pm for our annual Seasonal Eat & Meet at John Wright restaurant. Chef Jim Switzenberg and his staff will be transforming fresh-picked produce from the Horn Farm, Kilgore Family Farm, and Siwik Produce Farm into an amazing array of delicious dishes.
First enjoy beer and cocktail samples served along side local cheeses in the bar area. Then grab your favorite drink at the cash bar. Next find a seat in the dining room overlooking the Susquehanna River. Served buffet style there will be a variety of dishes suitable for omnivores as well as vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free style eaters.
From the wood-fired brick oven select from three different pizzas (one with meat, two without), an entree made from 100% grass-fed, Angus beef from Locust Point Cattle Company, multiple salads and vegetable dishes made from the produce that is freshest that day. Leave room for a sweet finish to your dinner by choosing one or more desserts featuring local fruits. More information and tickets at Seasonal Eat & Meet

tomatoesCSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Shares
Here is what we plan to include in this week’s CSA shares:
Cherry tomatoes
Heirloom tomatoes
Sweet Peppers
Hot peppers

Upcoming events:

August 18 – Foraging: Medicine Making
August 21 – Seasonal Eat & Meet
September 1 – Advanced Camouflage, Stalking, Awareness
September 2 – Children’s Discovery Series: Nature Speaks
September 8 – Pond Building Workshop
September 15  – Foraging: Field Walk
September 15 – Basketry, Coppicing, Netting
September 16 –Children’s Discovery Series: Seed to Table
September 22 – Hunting, Fishing, Trapping
September 22, 23 – Pawpaw Festival
September 29 – Primitive Butchering and Cooking
September 30 – Children’s Discovery Series: The Compassion Project
October 6, 7, 13, 14 – Bowmaking
October 7 – Children’s Discovery Series: Let’s Bee Friends
October 13 – Foraging: Wild Soup
October 14 – Harvest Festival & Annual Open House
October 16 – Bread Baking Basics
October 26 – Offal: Tongue, Brains, and More!
October 20, 21 – Wilderness Skills Overnight Immersion
November 3 – Dine & Discover – Farm to Table Dinner at the Farm
November 17 – Bread Baking Full Day Workshop
November 17 – Foraging: Roots
December 8 – Foraging: Winter

See you at the farm!