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Oct. 19, 2014

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Oct.  19, 2014
  

Hi Everyone,

 

Hayrides and pumpkin picking today; dress for the season. Café has full menu.

 

As mentioned previously, we are taking orders for turkeys which may seem a little early for many of you. However, many people like to order early to make sure that the main course of Thanksgiving is covered. Others wait until it’s too late then all the birds are sold. If you think you want one of our turkeys I suggest that you place an order soon; 20% are already gone. As a reminder, the majority of the birds are probably going to dress out at 20-30 pounds. We do offer half-birds fresh or smoked. If you order a full bird and want it smoked we have to split it in half. The price for whole or uncooked halves is $4.59/lb and smoked halves are $7.00/lb.  Send your phone number and approximate size bird you are looking for via email or phone (508-563-2560).

We will also be taking orders for oysters and pies when the date gets closer.

 

You can make sure your kids have a special harvest time at the farm by coming for hayrides and Pumpkin Decorating Days, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26. When you buy your pumpkin, either from the field or from the display out front, you'll get a sticker at the register. Just show that sticker in the greenhouse next to the CSA to paint, feather, and glitter and otherwise transform a pumpkin into an object d'art.  We'll also provide an additional free Halloween craft for kids.

 

On another matter, if you are interested in reserving a space at our Artisans Fair (the weekend of November 8-9) please send an email to Nannette at fair@coonamessett.net.

 

We do plan to sell Christmas trees and wreathes this year starting right after Thanksgiving. I am negotiating with a New Hampshire tree grower as we speak to get fresh cut trees; both Balsam and Fraser firs. The Frasers don’t smell as strong but retain their needles much longer. It looks like the tree prices will be lower than in the past if we close the deal soon. Anyway, Celia will be hosting the wreath decorating workshop every Saturday and Sunday in December up to Christmas.

 

We are also going to try a new fun activity; a gingerbread house workshop which will also be every weekend in December but by reservation only. Our chefs have mastered the gingerbread house construction using all edible components. We will provide the basic assembled house (a model now on view in the store) and provide the edible materials for decorating. You can scavenge for other materials to decorate as well. You will have to sign-up ahead but can choose your construction day when the date gets closer. The cost will be $25 per house so let us know if you are interested; if no interest we will pan the idea. This is a great fun activity with the kids where mom and dad can help. We may also have an evening construction session for seniors

 

who want to build one for gifting. This would be accompanied by adult beverages. Let us know if you have any interest in that idea as well.  

 

The picture at the left is the blank before decorating into the mansion on the right. Note there are no real estate signs out front; currently for sale by owner. However if any of you members are brokers we will pay a 6% commission for any people you sign up for the workshop. See me for the listing.

 

Farmer Ron