In the blink of an eye, another summer is coming to an end, which means the end of summer vacation, blistering heat and humidity, and days lounging by the pool. While there is plenty to miss about the summer season, there is certainly plenty to look forward to in the autumn months ahead. This is the time of year to embrace hearty home cooked meals and aromatic spices. It’s time to break out your favorite boots and sweaters and to cheer on your favorite football teams. But perhaps the thing people most associate (and most look forward to) about the autumn season at Milwaukee Catholic Home is the Fall Harvest Festival.  

Join us for our annual Fall Harvest Festival on Thursday, October 10th celebrating the harvest from Clare Gardensour organic farm-to-table community garden! From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, you’ll have the chance to enjoy raffles, fresh bakery, an art gallery, pumpkins, fresh produce, honey and salsa, a delicious chili lunch, used book sale, and specialty vendors of gifts and crafts. This event is free and open to the public. 

The Fall Harvest Festival is a fun-filled day in celebration of fall, the harvest season and our Milwaukee Catholic Home community. Our residents help make the fresh salsa (with the produce from Clare Gardens), spiced pecans, and fresh bakery. They volunteer on the day of the festival, working at the different venues and greeting and welcoming our guests. Our dining services makes the delicious chili lunch, a bargain at $10.00 for the chili, baked potato and all the fixings and a beverage! Quarts of “chili to go” are also an option for those times when you don’t feel like cooking or don’t have the time. Staff are involved alongside the residents, and you can feel the true spirit of community that is so alive and well here at Milwaukee Catholic Home! 

“At Milwaukee Catholic Home, we emphasize whole person wellness, and healthy eating is a significant part of that,” said MCH CEO Dave Fulcher. “The Fall Harvest Festival is a great way for our residents and for those in our community to reap the many benefits of the Clare Gardens project.”  

Although another summer has come and gone, there is so much to look forward to about the autumn months ahead, including Milwaukee Catholic Home’s Fall Harvest Festival. For more information on this signature event, contact Amy O’Connor at aoconnor@milwaukeecatholichome.org or 414.220.3214.