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Franklin Farm Fun Fest set for Saturday

September 15, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The 19th annual Franklin Fall Farm Fun Fest will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Falling Spring Farms owned by Donald E. and Donald L. Martin, 1816 Newcomer Road, and the Drying Shed, 1587 Newcomer Road in Chambersburg.

The Martin Farm is more than 800 acres with a dairy herd of 200 milking cows and 130 head of young dairy animals.

The farm also operates a seed dealership and corn drying and storage facility and it sells corn it grows on the farm.

The Drying Shed is owned by Dorothy M. Frey and will be the co-host of the Farm Fun Fest.

The Drying Shed farm grows and dries a variety of flowers and herbs.

In addition, it grows annuals for spring sales and maintains several acres of strawberries.

The farm shop sells wreaths, country crafts and flower arranging supplies. The Drying Shed opened in 1987 as an addition to the dairy farm operation and has expanded since then.

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The festival is open to anyone who would enjoy a farm experience.

There will be free milk and ice cream, wagon tours, food, baby calves and an up-close encounter with a dairy cow.

The Franklin County Farm Bureau sponsors the event as a way to help the public learn about the importance of agriculture in Franklin County.

Directions: Take Pa. 30 and turn onto Falling Spring Road. Travel three to four miles and turn onto Newcomer Road west and follow the signs.

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