As the warm weather officially comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to reflect on all of the fantastic BBQ events we hosted this summer at Jackson Farm!
This summer the Cooperative for Human Services hosted 14 barbeques at Jackson Farm. We were so fortunate to be able to share these events with over 400 of our individuals, their families, and local neighbors and friends.
Everyone came together to prepare wonderful home cooked meals. We grilled everything from traditional hamburgers to Korean BBQ pork and apple wood smoked chicken! We also made tossed salads and grilled vegetable melodies using fresh fruits and vegetables harvested from our organic gardens at the Farm. Of course no BBQ would be complete without refreshing ice cream, cookies, and fruit salads, especially on the warmer days.
In addition to the amazing meals we shared together, everyone enjoyed the live music and yard games! Each of our BBQs featured a local musician or musicians who went above and beyond to include our individuals in the guitar strumming and tune singing! Yard games like tin can alley, corn hole, ring toss, and bocce were enjoyed by all!
Even our farm animals joined in the summer festivities! Some of our individuals chose to spend their time visiting with some of our farm animals including our very social Nubian goats, Bruce, Jackson, and Brown, our newly adopted Vietnamese Pot-bellied pig Maime, and of course our rabbits Salt & Pepper, guinea pig and chickens.
At the end of the evening, everyone left with a full belly, a smile, and goodies from the farm! Everyone received a CHS baseball t-shirt or baseball cap, freshly cut flowers and organic vegetables and herbs from our gardens.
Thank you to all our staff, volunteers, and members of the community who helped make these events such a success! All though the leaves have only just started to fall, we are already looking forward to all the events we have planned for next summer at the Farm!