WHAT’S NEEDED FOR THE FARM STAND?
- Homemade jams, jellies, canned or pickled fruits and vegetables, hot sauce. (All food donations must include a list of ingredients.)
- Mason jars and milk bottles
- Baked goods
- Fresh flower bouquets (to be delivered the day of Farm Festival)
DO YOU NEED CRAFT ITEMS?
Yes! Please bring in:
Clean, plain white shirts/tee shirts
Shallow bowls and clear jars, vases and bowls (larger than 3”)
Throw pillows, cushions
HOW ABOUT BOOKS AND TOYS?
We need both, but have to be more selective. In recent years, we have had a number of books left over which then need to be trucked elsewhere as a donation. While the majority of books will be sold in the Marketplace book stand, others will go to augment our prize table.
Ages 1+ board books, with a simple narrative
Children’s books, hard cover and paperback
Recently published cookbooks (2014 to the present)
Recently published adult fiction and non-fiction, years 2014 to the present
Puzzles, games and “learning toys” (unit blocks, Magna-Tiles, Legos, BRIO, Playmobil, Melissa & Doug puzzles). Please make sure that the sets and games are complete. Toys should be similar to what we would find in MCS classrooms.
WHAT CAN I LEND YOU FOR FARM FESTIVAL?
The following items are needed to help organize and beautify our Marketplace area. Items will be returned after Farm Festival:
If you have questions about donations to the Marketplace, please contact Nikki Berryman (link sends e-mail). If you have a homemade specialty that you think would be popular at the Farm Stand, contact Molly Johnson (link sends e-mail). Please remember, to bring your donated items to the front lobby on Wednesdays and Fridays until October 18.
RECYCLE YOUR SMALL TOYS
We need mid-sized, gently-used toys and trinkets appealing to ages 3-15 to use at the prize table - cars, kaleidoscopes, simple games! Kids will also be able to trade in prize tickets for experiences like face-painting and crafts.
WE WANT YOUR OLD CRAYONS, NO, REALLY!
This year at Farm Festival we will have a crayon recycling station. That means YOU bring in old wrapped or unwrapped crayons and WE will hand you a ticket you can put towards an awesome prize! These crayons do not have to be in pristine consition - far from it! We want any old crayons you have - mangled, mishapen or worn to the nub!
Why are we recycling crayons? Did you know that more than 12 million crayons are made in the United States every day! 100 new crayons equal about one pound...let's do some math. 12 million crayons equals about 120,000 pounds. That's 60 tons of crayons made every day with petroleum based wax that eventually ends up in our landfills. And they don't have to! So please, join us in our efforts to recycle crayons.