Prusch Farm Park, 647 South King Road, San Jose, 95116. This is near the intersections of highways 280/680 and 101. Admission and parking are free.
Sat, Oct 4
The goal of the Harvest Fair & Exposition is to embrace the spirit of the county fair and provide a place for families to celebrate a "county fair" in San Jose.
Entertainment - unusual food - pony rides - plant sale - cooking classes - pumpkin patch - hay wagon ride - apple juice tasting - kids programs - games and fun things to do! Listen to the Mariachi San Jose Youth Band!
Visit the Rare Fruit Orchard - the Heritage and High-Density Fruit Orchards - Emma's German Garden - Friendship Forest - Petting Zoo - and be part of 4H Mega Field Day!
The Master Gardeners will host a booth and will be holding a fall plant sale with fall/winter vegetable seedlings and other plants.
For more information, visit http://pruschfarmpark.org or call 408-926-5555.
Emma Prusch Park will be closing one day per week in order to accommodate the City of San Jose budget for 2009-2010.
Due to the close, Emma Prusch Farm Park and the project areas will not be accessible on any Monday beginning November 30, 2009.
Emma Prusch Farm Park is located at 647 South King Road, San Jose, near the intersections of Highways 101 and 280/680. Master Gardeners are involved with many projects at the park including a High Density Orchard, Rare Fruit Orchard, Heritage Orchard, California Native Color Wheel and Children’s Tunnel Garden. Santa Clara County 4H volunteers keep farm animals in the large wooden barn located within the Park. In 1994, the Master Composter volunteers established a composting demonstration area which has become an important part of the educational needs of the community. Free composting classes are held at the Park: for more information visit ReduceWaste website.
High Density Fruit Orchard
Originally planted in the mid-1990s the Prusch Farm High Density Fruit Orchard provides a public demonstration of pome fruit gardening, showing local gardeners how to maintain reasonably sized trees and how several varieties can be grown in a small garden space by planting several trees in one planting hole. The orchard consists of 85 trees of 57 known varieties (some trees are unmarked). Types of trees are primarily apple (almost 70%), pear and quince.