Pine Cobble School Celebrates 3rd annual Family Food Day

Farmers’ Market!

Farm Animals!

5K Race!

Kid-Friendly Activities!

It all happens Saturday, November 14, 2015

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA. Pine Cobble School’s celebrates its Third Annual Family Food Day on November 14, 2015. The event — which includes a 5K run/walk, fundraising for local food banks, an educational farmers’ market with delicious food samples, family activities, and farm animals — takes place at Pine Cobble School, 163 Gale Road, in Williamstown.

Since its inception in 2013, Family Food Day has become a great way to educate children and families about healthful food, and to support the growers in our own region.

Family Food Day will feature local farmers, food-related organizations, and groups that promote environmental sustainability. In addition to kid-friendly taste samples and activities related to sustainable farming, many products will be available to purchase.

The event, open to the public, will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 14, on Pine Cobble’s campus.


Family Food Day Frolic 5K Road Race – 9:45 a.m.

Pine Cobble and the Western Mass Athletic Club have joined forces to create a family-friendly walk/run that can appeal to both beginners and veteran runners. Because one of the missions of Food Day is to make healthy and local food accessible to all, proceeds from the race will help raise money to buy healthy options for local food banks.

The race will start at Pine Cobble at 9:45 a.m.. Runners will head down Gale Road, on a trail loop, finishing at Pine Cobble just in time for the food fair where there will be healthy food and fun activities for families. All participants receive a t-shirt with their registration.

Runners who register prior to November 10, 2015 will receive discounted prices. Race day registration is also available starting at 9:00 a.m., on the soccer fields behind Pine Cobble School. To sign up, complete and send an entry form (with payment to: Pine Cobble School, 163 Gale Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267. Make checks payable to Pine Cobble School.

Healthy-And-Delicious Baking Contest

Join us for the third annual Healthier-And-Delicious Baking Contest. Creative bakers are encouraged to whip up something delicious with a healthy twist. Last year’s entries included kale chips, black bean brownies, banana bread, pumpkin spice cupcakes, zucchini cookies, carrot cake, beet brownies and blueberry muffins. Everyone is welcome to participate. All we ask is that you make copies of your recipe to put by your entry. If possible, please send a quick e-mail stating what you plan to make. Of course, any last minute entries will be accepted.

Obstacle Course 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Children will have the opportunity to participate in the Family Food Day Obstacle Course: hay bale jumping, pumpkin rolling, apple balancing, and much more. The course can be adapted for ages 2-10, and parents are also welcome to participate!

Farmers’ Market 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Inside in the Pine Cobble dining room, different organizations — farms, food vendors, schools, and nonprofits — will have stations set up based around healthy and delicious eating, environmental sustainability, and fun! There will be kid-friendly crafts, samples, and information. Farmers and organizations will also have information for adults and will have their products for sale.

Prepared food for lunch or a post-race-snack will also be for sale at the market.

For any general questions about this event, please contact Julie Levine at

Pine Cobble School information and contacts:

Pine Cobble School is a co-educational day school for children in preschool through ninth grade. Our mission is “to cultivate in each student a lifelong passion for learning, a strong sense of self-worth, and respect for others throughout the community.” For more information please visit our web site or call 413-458 4680.

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