Farm News


Pre-order Winter Market starts Nov 10

posted Oct 31, 2020, 9:09 AM by Kelly Roopchand

Never fear, we're still here for you! It may be cold & wintery, and the coronavirus may be raging, but you can still get nutritious local food safely through our winter market! The market is held the second and fourth week of every month, from November through March. We will send out an email with links to all the vendors; you can then pre-order and pick up at the farm on Tuesday. Email us at info@pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com if you would like to receive our order list! Stay warm and safe!

Open Creamery October 11!

posted Oct 10, 2020, 12:35 PM by Kelly Roopchand

While we can't offer our normal indoor tours of barn and creamery, we ARE offering lots of fun outdoors! Visit our farmers market between 11 -3 for some yummy snacks (pastries & a smoothie, anyone? Or a baguette and cheese?) then stroll our beautiful fields and find that perfect picnic spot! (BYOB - bring your own blanket!) The goats have missed you, so come say hi to our mischievous youngsters and our amorous bucks (just be aware they've got powerful cologne on...) We'll have samples of our delicious hard cheeses, and ALL of our dairy products for sale. Come enjoy the beauty of fall on the farm!

Fresh Food & Fresh Air Starts June 7!

posted Jun 7, 2020, 5:46 AM by Kelly Roopchand

Join us every Sunday from 11-3 for a healthy boost for your body and spirit. We have some great new vendors at our farmers market - including B+T Baked Goods and Maine Mushroom Co - and we're opening the farm for self-guided hikes. You can visit the babies in the barn, or take a stroll through our back fields and enjoy the birds, clouds, and space to run. Bring a picnic blanket or a kite, as well as bug spray and a hat. Please be mindful that our fences are electric, and give each other a respectful space. Masks are requested at the market, but optional in the field - we have some if you don't!

Milk & Yogurt starting mid-April!

posted Mar 22, 2020, 1:14 PM by Kelly Roopchand

Our first goats are due to start kidding on March 31, and we are aiming to make our milk and yogurt available by mid-April, as both are super immune boosters. It will be a month earlier than we usually offer product, but given the circumstances we are making our very best effort to get production rolling. Please email us at info@pumpkinvinefamilyfarm or call 549-3096 if you would like to be notified when our products are available. We will be offering a combination of pick-up and delivery so that we can minimize everyone's exposure. 
We are so grateful that the goats provide these super foods, and are happy that it can help in the battle against covid. Did you know that over 70% of your immune system lives in your gut? Don't be fooled by the photo, these girls are working hard to grow those magnificent bellies and share their rich milk with us. We are famous for the clean, fresh taste of our milk - no goaty flavor! We will also be offering a sliding scale for payment, so folks can decide for themselves what they are able to pay - we don't want anyone to go without!
We'll have a lot more info in the coming week - but for now, if you're interested, drop us a line!

Yule Goat Celebration Dec 15

posted Nov 27, 2019, 6:47 PM by Kelly Roopchand   [ updated Dec 2, 2019, 7:19 AM ]

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. This year, the Yule Goat is raising funds for underprivileged schoolchildren in Varanasi, India. Come enjoy our free magical event on Dec 15 between 11 - 3, then pass on the gift through a purchase of a special fundraising goat calendar and/or direct donation. The magic starts with a traditional Scandinavian story, followed by handcrafts and hot chocolate by the fireside. Wear winter clothes & boots so you can enjoy a magical forest hike with our Yule goats, resplendent in their blankets and bells, and decorate a tree for the wild birds. Bring a sled if it’s snowy; we have amazing sledding hills! 

After a visit to the barn, browse the local crafts and farm-fresh treats at the farm’s holiday market. All our products are made by local artisans and reflect the beauty and bounty of nature, from wreaths to wooden bowls, felted friends, and hand-blown glass jewelry. Our edible treats include cajeta (goat’s milk caramel sauce), smoked gouda, sausage, local honey, and squash, potatoes and other veggies for your Christmas feast. The farm is located at 217 Hewett Rd in Somerville; for more information, visit www.pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com, email info@pumpkinvinefamilyfarm or call (207) 549-3096.

Halloween Fete SATURDAY Oct 26

posted Oct 19, 2019, 2:03 PM by Kelly Roopchand   [ updated Oct 24, 2019, 2:38 PM ]


Join us between 11 -3 for a day of laughter, food and friends. Come in costume, or jump into a straw hat and overalls for our silly farmer photo booth, complete with props. The first 20 children get to decorate a free mini pumpkin; every child gets a free dancing gourd. Play our pumpkin games, including relay races, ring tos
s, and tic tac toe. Make an acorn pumpkin and a mini witches broom. Need some tips on pumpkin carving? Check out our gallery of amazing pumpkin art and be inspired. Have a masterpiece at home? Enter it in our contest! We'll have spooky cookies, donuts and pumpkin smoothies for sale; buy one carving pumpkin and get a second free!  The full farmers market will be on Sunday at the regular time, so be sure to bring your market basket and load up with veggies, meat, dairy, baked goods - This is a weather dependent event – in case of rain, please call 549-5089 to find out if it’s been cancelled.
  

Open Creamery Day Oct 13

posted Oct 9, 2019, 4:11 PM by Kelly Roopchand   [ updated Oct 10, 2019, 12:21 PM ]

Tour our creamery to learn the secrets of our unique goat Gouda and Asiago, then hike the fields with our goat youngsters and enjoy the fall foliage. We even have a delectable heirloom pumpkin called Long Island Cheese, so be sure to visit our pumpkin patch for all your fall decoration needs. Visit our farmers market to sample our products, from pumpkin smoothies and cajeta to creamy chevre in fall flavors of maple and cranberry, and complex aged cheeses. 
 

  

Harvest Festival October 6

posted Sep 24, 2019, 6:24 AM by Kelly Roopchand   [ updated Sep 24, 2019, 6:26 AM ]

Join in harvest fun & go leaf peeping with baby goats! Pick the perfect pumpkin, husk your own multicolored corn, and press a glass of apple cider to enjoy with a freshly baked donut while your browse our craft tents and farmers market. Kids get a free dancing gourd and can make a corn bracelet to enjoy all winter. Bring your camera and walking shoes so you can join our goats and guides for our famous fall foliage hikes. Raindate October 20. Call 549-3096 if the weather is questionable. 

Maine Harvest Bucks Launch Sept 1!

posted Aug 31, 2019, 7:55 AM by Kelly Roopchand

We are delighted to finally be able to offer Maine Harvest Bucks to folks who shop with their SNAP / EBT card! Maine Harvest Bucks basically doubles your SNAP dollars: for every dollar you charge to your EBT card at our Sunday Farmers Market, you'll receive a dollar in Maine Harvest Bucks which you can spend on fresh fruits and veggies! This is an awesome program, jointly supported by federal, state, and local partners, to ensure healthy food for all! 

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. 

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