Thursday, July 28, 2016

July Update from the Farm

Greetings from Harrison Farm!  I am profoundly grateful for the support which I have personally received to encourage all of our endeavors at Harrison Farm!  As one of the people who has been a part of supporting our farm, I hope you will enjoy this update on our summer activities.

We still have seats left at our first ever on-farm dinner this Saturday 7/16/16, and we would be honored to have you join us!  It brings me great joy to share this farm that I love with others, and it is extremely rewarding to be able to feed my community.  For our summer dinner series, our chef is Kristin Root Reese of Local Flavor Foods.  Kristin is a remarkable woman and an excellent chef!  We have known each other since we were both in 4-H as kids, and I am constantly inspired by her achievements as a mother, as a farmer, and as a businesswoman.  Her catering company focuses on local foods, and she has designed an impressive menu for our first collaboration . . .

Grilled Lamb Chops
Farmhouse Bread & Jams
Panzanella Salad
Pesto Pasta
Fresh Garden Greens, with Balsamic Dressing
Assorted Pies

Tickets for the dinner are $60, and can be reserved by responding to this email.  Guests are welcome for tours of the farm & appetizers starting at 5:00pm.  Dinner will be served at 6:00pm, and guests are welcome to bring their own wine or beer to enjoy with their dinner.  We recommend a full-bodied red wine to accompany the delicious Harrison Farm lamb chops!  We hope to dine outside, but should it rain we will gather around the farmhouse table inside.  Pajamas the Goat looks forward to many photo ops with our guests that night!

This summer we have the pleasure of working with three dynamic interns from the Ohio State University!  Elizabeth, Kristy, and Marissa are all animal science majors, and they are amazing young women.  The focus of their internship at Harrison Farm is to gain hands-on skills with livestock.  In addition to this, they get a full immersion in everything we do at Harrison Farm: celebrations and animals and teaching!  As thanks for all of their hard work at Harrison Farm, we do fun and educational activities on Fridays.  A recent highlight of our Friday Fun Day schedule was a tour of The Seasoned Farmhouse, which they LOVED!  Community service is very important to me, and my interns have volunteered with me at several events -- including Breakfast on the Farm, a free breakfast on a dairy farm that served 1500 people!  To learn more about our internship opportunities, please email

Another highlight of our summer at Harrison Farm has been our acquisition of the Chimeara Etching & Jewelry business.  For many years, I had the pleasure of working for my good friends Carl & Kathy Wilkinson at Quarter Horse Congress & the National Western Stock Show.  They recently made it possible for me to purchase their business and relocate it to Harrison Farm!  For more about Carl & Kathy and the great life lessons I learned from them, please check out the farm blog at  It is very exciting to be able to incorporate an etching business that focuses on animal images with my farm -- that focuses on connecting people with animals!

I remain extremely grateful for the encouragement & support I receive from all my friends!  I love this farm dearly, and it fills me with joy to connect people with animals and with farming.  Please feel free to reach out to schedule a time if you would like to visit and enjoy snuggle time with adorable goats.  Finn Lambkins would be delighted to meet you!  Thank you for being one of the individuals who helps to make Harrison Farm possible!

Katherine Harrison