(Left to right) Sandy Arnold, Kim Fonda and Jim Favaloro. Photo provided.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Pitney Meadows Community Farm, located at 223 West Avenue, will turn its new “high tunnel” greenhouse into a festive facility for making holiday ornaments and decorations on Sunday, Dec. 10.
At the “Holiday Ornament Festival” between 1 and 3 p.m., families will find all of the materials they need to make a wide range of decorations. They include pinecone bird feeders, painted gourds, recycled wrapping paper from newspapers, and ornaments from such natural materials as pinecones, acorns, walnuts, berries and seedpods.
Heaters will make the high-tunnel space comfortable. Mike Fields from the Washington County Draft Animal Association will offer wagon rides with horses decked out and decorated for Christmas for all to enjoy a tour around the farm.
Hot chocolate, cider, Christmas cookies and other holiday refreshments will be served. Also, the Saratoga Santa will make a special appearance around 2:15 p.m.
A $5 per-person or $15 per-family donation is suggested. All proceeds will go towards the Children’s Greenhouse and Gardens, scheduled for construction in 2018.
Members of the Pitney Meadows team will be on hand to give tours, show the progress that has been made in bringing the historic farm back to life, and answer questions about the farm project.
Space is limited, and pre-registration is requested. Registration is available through the farm’s website at www.pitneymeadowscommunityfarm.org.