Farm News


Halloween Farm Fete Oct 27

posted Oct 19, 2019, 2:03 PM by Kelly Roopchand


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! The farmers market will have spooky cookies, donuts and pumpkin smoothies to snack on; be sure to bring your market basket and load up with veggies, meat, dairy, baked goods - and Yes! we still have carving pumpkins! 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. 

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...

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