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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

New Festival Celebrates Natural Resources: August 4, from 4 to 9 p.m.

The Sun & Earth | Farm & Food Festival will be held August 4, from 4 to 9 p.m., at Common Ground Farm, located at 79 Farmstead Lane in Wappingers Falls. “The festival will be a celebration of gratitude for our precious natural resources, from the sun in the sky to the earth beneath our feet, highlighting sustainable agriculture, local food, music and our supportive community,” says the farm’s director, Sarah Simon.

Located on the historic Stonykill Farm property, Common Ground Farm is a nonprofit community farm project dedicated to food justice and education in the Hudson Valley. During this inaugural festival, the nonprofit will invite guests to explore the farm, eat local food, enjoy musical performances and engage in food and farm activities. In collaboration with the Sun Club, the farm will also unveil its new solar-powered mobile market vehicle. Vendors, performers and a schedule of activities will be announced soon.

Admission is free (donations are appreciated), and a portion of food and drink sales will be donated to Common Ground Farm to support its efforts to expand food access throughout the Hudson Valley.

To sponsor an activity or volunteer at the festival, or for more info, visit or email [email protected].