Farm News


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? 

Biodiversity Program Cancelled

posted Sep 28, 2018, 1:34 PM by Kelly Roopchand

CANCELLED -
WHOLE FARM BIODIVERSITY: CO-EXISTING with CARNIVORES
Sat, Sep 29 from 1-4 pm
This program was scheduled for tomorrow, Sat, Sep 29 at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm in Somerville. We are very sorry but after much deliberation, this program was cancelled due to low registration and will be rescheduled for Spring 2019.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING WITH FOLKS YOU KNOW WHO MIGHT HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT ATTENDING.
Our sincerest apologies,
Knox-Lincoln SWCD, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, Maine Forest Service, Coyote Center for Carnivore Ecology and First Light Wildlife Habitats

Whole Farm Biodiversity - Sept 29 1- 4

posted Sep 20, 2018, 11:44 AM by Kelly Roopchand   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 11:45 AM ]

Join farmers, foresters, and wildlife professionals for a special FREE presentation on Whole Farm Biodiversity: Co-existing with Carnivore son Saturday, September 29 from 1-4. As farmers, we are very aware of our responsibility to protect our soil, our water, and our livestock. However, like most small farms, our land also provides a perfect habitat for wildlife. Our fields and brushy edges are the perfect nursery for a new generation of bobolinks and bees, and our land nurtures not only kid goats, but Canada goslings and coyote kits. A healthy eco-system needs some predators, and we, as stewards, can fulfill our duty as caretakers of both domestic AND wild species through informed management practices. FMI, directions and how to register for this free program, contact hildy@knox-lincoln.org, 596-2040 or www.knox-lincoln.org/beginning-farmer

Co-sponsored by Knox-Lincoln SWCD, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and Midcoast Farmers Alliance. 

Fiddlin' in the field Concert & Contra dance July 28

posted Jul 26, 2018, 12:29 PM by Kelly Roopchand

Join us this Saturday for a truly magical evening! Sassafrass Stomp will be playing their sweet folk music starting at 6 pm, and John McIntire will be calling the contra dance. Start the evening with a wagon ride to the tent in the field, then pick up some coconut curry or homemade ice cream from local chef Yuki Goseki. Find a seat to enjoy the music and watch the sun darkening the hills, or join a line and get swept up into the dance. Kids can play in the fields alongside the tent, as lanterns are lit at dark. Hope you can join us for an evening of live music and community dance, as we celebrate the beauty of the land. 

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