Farm News


Frolic in the Fields Aug 10, 5-9 pm

posted Aug 4, 2019, 11:49 AM by Kelly Roopchand   [ updated Aug 4, 2019, 11:52 AM ]

Join us for an unforgettable Arts Extravaganza under the open sky. Ride the wagon up to the farm, then dance - or just relax - in the beautiful hillside fields to the lively music of Toki Oshima & John Pranio on fiddle & guitar.
Contra dance called by Chrissy Fowler, so all ages and experience are welcome. Browse the crafts by local artisans, and enjoy a picnic dinner from Washington General. Admission by donation - all proceeds go to the musicians and caller. Wagon rides from 5-6:15; crafts & food 5-8; music & dance from 6-9. 

Open Farm Day July 28 10 -3

posted Jul 15, 2019, 9:35 AM by Kelly Roopchand

Learn how we work - and how we play! Tour our working goat dairy, visit the babies in the barn, and learn how we make cheese. Then take a wagon ride to the back field to make our famous giant bubbles and meet the Mama goats who make the milk! Refresh yourself with a pastry & smoothie from our farmers’ market, then create a mesmerizing work of art with our Magic milk activity. Join us for a day of exploration – and celebration!

Somerville Open Farm Day June 30, 11 - 3

posted Jun 26, 2019, 2:15 PM by Kelly Roopchand

Have you ever wondered what keeps farmers working so hard, even though the pay is (ahem) often not the greatest? Come find out this Sunday, between 11 -3, during Somerville Open Farm Day. Maybe you'll find the answer in the way the sunlight lies across the field, or in the soft wetness of a curious nose... Somerville is an old-fashioned town, and the 5 participating farms are all within 10 minutes of each other, but they produce an amazing diversity of products. There's something from everyone, from expert organic gardeners to commercial dairies, diverse homesteads and horse-power to bee-farmers and (yum!) local meat... You can download a map at www.somervillefarmersnetwork.com or stop by our farm to pick one up the day of. Join us rain or shine; there's always room in the barn for one more snuggle with a baby goat : )

Dairy Magic Event on June 9!

posted Jun 5, 2019, 8:57 AM by Kelly Roopchand   [ updated Jun 5, 2019, 8:59 AM ]

June is Dairy month, and we're celebrating milk, in all its magical transformations! Meet our superhero team of goats (get your own badge!) and have fun learning how they make that magic. From 11:30 - 12:30 you can practice conjuring (hand milking), from 12:30 - 1:00 try your hand at super sleuthing (milk taste test), 1 - 2 practice alchemy (butter making) and 2 - 3 magic potion making (milk art). Visit our farmer's market between 11 - 3 for farm-fresh treats!

Birds, Bees, Flowers & Seeds for Mother's Day

posted May 10, 2019, 7:52 AM by Kelly Roopchand

Bring Mom for a fun day of learning about birds, bees, and all you need to get your garden off to great start! Our experienced farmers will be answering questions and offering demonstrations. Children can plant seeds and make paper flowers, and every Mom can pick her own daffodil bouquet! Need a snuggle? Our baby goats are happy to oblige… Bring your market basket to pick up the freshest local foods, and enjoy a pastry or two – the coffee’s on us! Come enjoy a beautiful spring day on the farm!

Kid Hugging April 28

posted Apr 16, 2019, 7:17 AM by Kelly Roopchand

Need a furry snuggle? We've got what you're looking for: 36 (and counting) enthusiastic baby goats! That requires more arms than we've got, so come help us out! The farm will be open from 11 - 4, as part of the Midcoast Cheese Trail's Kid, Lamb, and Calf Hugging Day - five other farms are opening their barn doors to visitors, so you can make a day of it. Fresh, creamy spring milk is flowing again, so be sure to sample our farmstead cheese and yogurt, as well as a variety of other treats at our farmers market. Grab a cup of coffee and a pastry and enjoy a stroll in our beautiful back fields - they're just flushing with green, but need some encouragement! Whether you need a laugh or a moment of peace, you can find it at the end of the road in Somerville...

Yule Goat Celebration & Crafts Dec 16

posted Dec 11, 2018, 7:08 AM by Kelly Roopchand   [ updated Dec 11, 2018, 7:08 AM ]

Join us for our third annual Yule Goat celebration and holiday craft market on December 16, from 11 -3. In Scandinavian tradition, the Yule Goat brings presents to children at Christmas, accompanied by the Tomten, a farm gnome who looks after the well-being of the animals. Our very own Yule Goat and Tomten will be visiting with children in the barn, with stories, crafts, and a special Christmas hike to decorate our wild bird tree. Browse the local crafts and farm-fresh treats at the farm’s holiday market between 11 – 2. Bring your walking boots (and a sled if it’s snowy) to enjoy the beauty of the farm’s hills and fields in winter; we’ll have a fire and a wassail bowl to warm you inside and out!

Holiday Craft Market December 2

posted Nov 25, 2018, 6:43 AM by Kelly Roopchand

Need some truly special gifts this year? There's nothing like handmade, and we have assembled some amazing local artisans at our Third Annual Holiday Craft Fair on December 2. New this year: an array of adorable felted friends, from tiny gnomes like these to much larger mermaids and dragons. We are excited to once again showcase the hand-dyed, hand-spun, and hand-knit creations of Janet Percival, the most beautiful and durable woolens I've ever worn. There's lots to discover: hand-turned wooden bowls, jewelry, photography, cloth gift / market bags, wild-crafted decorations, and more. Join us during our regular Farmers Market hours, between 11-2. 

Leaf-Peeping with Goats Oct 7 & 14

posted Oct 6, 2018, 5:14 AM by Kelly Roopchand   [ updated Oct 6, 2018, 5:14 AM ]

We are pleased to be offering hikes with goats this fall, as part of Open Creamery Day on Oct 7 and our Harvest Festival on Oct 14. Our fields and hillsides are radiantly beautiful with fall colors, and the company of kids (2 and 4 footed) will put an extra spring in your step. Come enjoy the glory of fall!

Open Creamery Day!

posted Oct 5, 2018, 8:02 AM by Kelly Roopchand

It has been a landmark year for us in the creamery, and we are excited to show our friends, old and new, how we have grown. We will be introducing our new line of hard cheeses, and visitors can peek into the aging room that makes it all possible. We've also added a 100 gallon vat and a milking machine, as well as doubled our herd size! Best of all, you can take a hike among the beautiful fall foliage to see our innovative solar-powered pasture palace, and enjoy the company of our juvenile goats as hiking companions. Leaf-peeping with goats, anyone? 

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