Ravello Farm to host family-friendly Oktoberfest

North Haven's Ravello Farm, 81 Half Mile Road, will host its first Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 1.

In addition to hayrides and pumpkin-picking, the family-friendly event will feature music and a variety of local vendors selling honey, handmade soaps, beef jerky, mums, and more.

There is no fee to attend.

Rich DiPalma, who is employed as a teacher, has overseen Ravello Farm since 2021. 

The property is about six and a half acres. 

Along with working to accommodate 27 families as part of the farm’s community-supported agriculture program, DiPalma also runs a farm stand.

The community-supported agriculture program helps the farm with operating costs over the winter. In return, community members who participate receive a regular share of produce throughout the growing season.

DiPalma said weather conditions over the past couple of months caused many of his pumpkins and winter squash to rot.

Also, he said it has been difficult being back in the classroom while still managing the farm.

“This Oktoberfest is our grand finale for the farm stand,” DiPalma said. “We just want to provide something fun for the people who have supported us.”

The Oktoberfest will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 1.

DiPalma recommends carpooling since parking at the farm is limited.



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