Farm Harvest Festival

People of all ages on a hayride through the countryside
Corn hole tournament
Vine Wreath decoration
Farm animal Petting Zoo
Tall Grass Maze
The Student Sustainability Council presents

The 2023 Farm Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2023

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Farm Harvest Festival


The annual Farm Harvest Festival event celebrates nature and sustainability at University Farm's Squire Valleevue Farm and Valley Ridge Farm grounds.

Guests have an opportunity to learn what our Farm Food Program has produced for Bon Appétit and local restaurants as well other sustainability initiatives by the Student Sustainability Council and other groups.

  • This event is organized by the Student Sustainability Council and the Farm Administration.
  • It is open to students, faculty, and staff.
  • The event activities are free.
  • Food will be free for all CWRU students with a Case ID. The menu generally includes vegetarian chili (made with Farm produce by Bon Appétit), local apples, apple cider, and more.
  • Planned activities include hayrides, corn-hole, s'mores campfire, music and other CWRU student performers, herb planting, compost production demonstration, beeswax lip balm making, hiking, Biology Department research demonstrations and more.
  • For students living on campus, limited shuttle transportation to and from the Farm is provided, but seats MUST be reserved in advance through CampusGroups at

Pets are NOT permitted at Farm Harvest Festival.

Previous years sponsors have included:

  • Student Affairs
  • Staff Advisory Council
  • Human Resources
  • Alumni Association
  • Bon Appétit
  • Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI)
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate Student Council
  • Fowler Center
  • University Housing
  • Center for Civic Engagement and Learning (CCEL)
  • University Student Government (USG)
  • Residence Hall Association (RHA)
  • School of Medicine
  • Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS)
  • University Program Board (UPB)
  • Jolly Scholar
  • Mitchell's Ice Cream
  • Chipotle
  • Patterson Fruit Farm
  • Student Sustainability Council (SSC)
  • Office of Energy & Sustainability

Special thanks to the USG Student Sustainability Council and Farm staff for organizing and fund raising for the event.

Learn more

The purpose of the Farm Food Program is to grow food at the University Farm to supply locally grown and fresh vegetables to the campus dining rooms and university community. The goals of this initiative are to provide new educational opportunities to faculty and students, to study local food production in a sustainable way using organic methods, and to deliver fresh food and herbs to the campus—and to the university community.

Previous SSC Co-Chairs

Logo for USG, in black on white background, and Undergraduate Student Government, Case Western Reserve University, in white on blue background on outer rim
Logo for Residence Hall Association, RHA, with image of four buildings and clock tower in red on white background
Logo for the University Program Board, in white on orange background, and UCB, in blue on white
Logo for Bon Appetit Management Company, food services for a sustainable future, with white text on black background