East Meadow Farm, the new digs of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County, will be hosting its first Fall Farm Festival on October 12 and 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
While you're at the farm, at 832 Merrick Ave., be sure to stroll the butterfly, herb, rose and vegetable display gardens -- both for the sheer joy of it and also to get inspiration for your own garden. There are community gardens on the property, as well.
The festival promises everything we look for in a fall day out: apples, cider, pumpkins, gourds, bales of straw and perennials for sale. There will also be horticultural, nutrition and autumn craft presentations, plus crafts for the kids.
Admission is free. Call 516-565-5265 or visit blogs.cce.cornell.edu/nassau for more details.