Oct 06 2009

News from Legare Farms

Wax Myrtles make great hedges.

Wax Myrtles make great hedges.

Provided by Helen Legare

Fall Harvest Dinner

Tickets are on sale now for our Fall Harvest Dinner on November 8, 2009. Tickets are $50 each. All food will be Legare Farms meat and vegetables and will be prepared by some of Charleston’s finest chefs. Call or e-mail if you want to get tickets. We can charge tickets over the phone. This was a great event last year, so I hope all of you will join us.

Beefing up the Charleston Food Bank

We have an opportunity I want to mention for any of you that might like to make a tax deductible contribution to the Food Bank. If you write a check to Legare Farms for whatever amount you want to donate, we will deliver that amount of beef to the Food Bank in your name. The Food Bank will send you a receipt so you get the tax deduction and all the credit, but you can also remain anonymous, if you would like. It’s a great opportunity to help a local charity with a great donation of healthy, local beef. You can contact our office by phone (559-0788) or e-mail (legarefarms@bellsouthl.net) if you want to get involved with this.

Pumpkin Patch and Myrtle Maze

The pumpkin patch and maze will open this Saturday, October 3. Our hours for October will be: Fridays from 3pm – 10pm, Saturdays 10am – 10pm, and Sundays from 1pm – 6pm. You may pick your own pumpkin in the patch for $3 and up depending on the size, take a hayride out to feed the cows from the wagon for $2 each, shoot a floating pumpkin for a prize or build a scarecrow for $10. We provide all the materials, so you can build your scarecrow, then take it home for decoration. Pony rides are also available, and don’t forget to pet and feed the animals in the barnyard, or go to the pond to feed the fish and turtles. Shoot a water balloon at the floating pumpkin to win a free pumpkin.

**New this year will be a Fossil Mine. Pan for pre-historic shells and treasures in the fossil mine. We will have a wooden flume with water running down it so young prospectors can wash their tins of sludge and stone in search of treasures.

Unfortunately, worms have made a corn maze impossible this year, so instead, we will have a myrtle maze. The myrtle maze will be cut in a field completely covered with wax myrtles. It will be the same as the corn maze with dead ends and short cuts. The maze will also have a game that requires you to get a card punched in seven locations. Each person that brings back a completed card will get a small prize and a chance to win a big prize at the end of the month. We will have different big prizes for adults and children. We are excited about the myrtle maze and everyone we have told about it has been excited so we hope it will be a great adventure for all of you. I know my Daddy is up in heaven laughing because he spent his whole life fighting wax myrtles as weeds and now we’ve figured out a way to make those weeds work for us.

October 23 and 24 will be our haunted weekend. The hayride and maze will be haunted from 8pm until midnight. Come ride if you dare.

For more information, visit www.legarefarms.com or call 559-0788.

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