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Franklin Fall Farm Fun Fest set for Sept. 20

September 09, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin Fall Farm Fun Fest will be Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year's hosts will be Reich-Dale Farms, owned by Ed and Frances Reichard and family, and the Appalachian Nurseries, owned by Tom McCloud.

Reich-Dale Farm is a dairy farm on Hades Church Road that milks about 95 cows and produces about 5,000 pounds of milk per day.

Participants can go on wagon tours of the farm, visit dairy cows up close and pet baby calves.

There will be free milk and ice cream for all visitors. You will be able to learn about a family farm operation and how it runs.

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Appalachian Nurseries will be the other site hosting the Fall Farm Fun Fest.

Visitors to Reich-Dale will be bused to Appalachian Nurseries and will have the opportunity to take a walking tour of the property, shade houses and greenhouses.

The tour will be led by nursery employees who will explain the operations and how they create plants from cuttings.

To get to the Fall Farm Fun Fest, travel on Pa. 316 south from Chambersburg and watch for the signs and Hades Church Road. Follow the signs to Reich-Dale Farm.

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