Community Harvest Project organizes the Harvest Home Family Festival in Grafton

By Jesse Kucewicz, Contributing author

This year, the Harvest Home Family Festival was held on November 7 in Grafton. (Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)

GRAFTON — The Community Harvest Project held its annual year-end fundraiser, the Harvest Home Family Festival, on Nov. 7 in Grafton.

The organization aims to engage and educate volunteers to grow fresh fruits and vegetables. The group then donates its crops to 22 different partners in the fight against hunger in the region.

The Harvest project welcomes about 7,000 volunteers each year according to Executive Director Tori Buerschaper.

After missing a year due to the pandemic, community members were able to enjoy live music and cold food and drink at this year’s Family Festival. The children enjoyed a bouncy house, a pile of leaves and an apple cannon.

“We are thrilled to be able to host this live again,” Buerschaper told the Community Advocate. “It’s been two years, a long time for us, but it’s so nice to see so many people coming back and enjoying this.”

Buerschaper said that due to a limited number of entries, the group has scrapped the 5k race that normally kicks off this event this year. They hope to resume this aspect of this tradition next year.

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