Local farm hosts Pumpkin Smash Fundraiser to support Farm-to-School programs

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Autumn is in full swing, and Crabtree Farms is getting in on the pumpkin harvest fun! Dozens of locals enjoyed all things Fall, Saturday at Crabtree Farms, for the 3rd annual Pumpkin Smash Fundraiser.

"It’s our fall harvest festival," said the executive director, Sara McIntyre, "We invite folks out to just enjoy the farm, the ambiance, the pumpkins, the smashing."

For an entire afternoon, guests sat around the bon-fire enjoying good food, great music and plenty of pumpkin fun. Everyone who attended was allowed to bring their own pumpkin, or buy one from the farm for just $2. Then they sat back, relaxed and let it soar through the air.

"You just hear everybody holler, and then you look up and there’s a pumpkin flying through the air!" said local resident, Andrea Abercrombie, "So it’s been nice."

The entire event was free, but all proceeds made from the food will help fund the farm’s educational program, including field trips and tours for more than a thousand children. It’s called the Farm-to-School program, which teaches kids and their families about eating fresh, healthy foods.

"The atmosphere here is great," said local resident, John Pierson, and his son, "It’s a lot of fun watching the pumpkins fly through the air and smash into the grown and a really great dinner. And you know you’re supporting a good cause here, helping the farm."

"And I like having hot chocolate!" said Pierson’s young son.
Crabtree Farms hosts the Pumpkin Smash Fundraiser every year around the Halloween holiday. Anyone who may be interested in joining the Farm-to-School program should click here for more information.

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