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Jake Harward to speak on ‘Farming in Springville’ at Senior Center

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Jake Harward ofbrHarward Farms will speak at the Springville Senior Center, 65 East. 200 South,bron Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.

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His lecture,br“Farming in Springville,” will outline the benefits and challenges of growingbrproduce in the Art City. This event is free and open to the public.

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Harward grew up inbrSpringville. In the mid-1980s his father planted a few rows of sweet corn forbrhis boys to grow and sell (to keep them out of trouble and earn money to buy abrfour-wheeler).

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As a family-ownedbrbusiness, Harward Farms now grows 150 acres of corn, 150 acres of pumpkins, andbrhundreds of acres of vegetables and fruit every year. Since that first roadsidebrstand in the mid-80s, Harward Farms has grown to 26 roadside corn stands,brproviding their popular sweet corn and other quality produce throughout thebrstate.

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Each year in October, Jake and his wife operate Jaker’sbrJack-O-Lanterns, a popular pumpkin patch with loads of activities and a varietybrof pumpkins their customers can pick out of the patch themselves. Jaker’s hasbrbecome a well-known attraction, drawing more than 50,000 visitors duringbrOctober.
brJake, his wife Sara, and their four children reside in Mapleton.

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