Autumn has begun, but the last, luscious remains of summer will hold center stage at the Fifth Annual Harvest Festival at Growing Grounds Farm, Thursday, October 18th from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Farm located at 820 West Foster Road in Santa Maria.

Join local artisans and musicians for an afternoon in celebration of mental health, good work and great food. Fresh flowers and organic vegetables, unique products, and art will be on display and ripe for the picking. Take a chance in a raffle for fabulous prizes.

Enjoy Wood-fired Pizza by Full of Life Flatbread or tri-tip sandwiches prepared by Noon Time Kiwanis of Santa Maria in the shady trees by our farm stand. Both meal options include farm-harvested salad. Tickets are $10 each. Bella Pops and Abelskivers will be there for dessert options.

All proceeds will support Growing Grounds Farm and the people who depend on it for employment and horticultural therapy. This event is sponored by the Santa Barbara Foundation.

When:                  Thursday, October 18th from 12 to 4 p.m.

Where:                 Growing Grounds Farm in Santa Maria, 820 West Foster Road

Admission:          Admission is free! Flatbrad or Barbeque plate tickets are are $10 each and can be purchased by phone at (805) 934-2182 or visit the event page at www.t-mha.org.

Produce, flower bouquets, and plants will be available for purchase at the Farm Stand.

For more information, or to purchase barbeque tickets, please call (805) 934-2182.