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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.