Sixth Annual Harvest Festival to Showcase Growing Grounds Farm

Autumn has begun, but the last, luscious remains of summer will hold center stage at the Sixth Annual Harvest Festival at Growing Grounds Farm, Thursday, October 17th 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 tri-tip sandwiches prepared by Noon Time Kiwanis of Santa Maria in the shady trees by our farm stand. Meal includes farm-harvested salad. Admission is free and meal tickets are $10 each.

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 17th from 12 to 4 p.m.

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

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

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.


Transitions-Mental Health Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating stigma and promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness through work, housing, community and family support services. TMHA operates 27 programs at over 35 locations that reach over 2,000 people and 1,500 families in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. The emphasis of TMHA’s many services is to teach vital independent living skills, and build a framework for community re-entry through personal empowerment and hands on experience. For over 30 years, TMHA has been dedicated to providing housing, employment, case management and life-skills support to teens and adults with mental illness; and support, resources and education for their loved ones. For more information, visit