Brookfield Farm 2015 Events Calendar

 

Farm Events & Tours (in bold type) are open to all shareholders and their guests. Feel free to bring along anyone interested. All events will have suitable activities for small children (usually a very safe fun wagon ride around the farm).

Our Farm Crew works Monday through Friday from 8 am until 5 pm. If you ever want to come lend a hand, feel free to show up at the barn at 8 am or 1 pm and we'll find good work for you to do. No need to call ahead. If you want more info, send an email

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 Monday, March 16
Start first seeds in the Greenhouse!
Onions, leeks, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, and flowers.


Wednesday, April 1
Apprentice Crew Begins -
time to get to work!

 

April and May
Soil preparation and planting, planting, planting till y'er planted!
 


Saturday, May 9th, 9am -12pm
Farm Open House and Spring Planting Day!

Please join us:

  • to check out the farm and see what's happening this season
  • to meet our new farm crew
  • to introduce your friends and neighbors to Brookfield Farm
  • to help plant the flower and herb garden

We will provide tea, coffee, and snacks

Feel free to come for any and all of the morning!


Sunday May 10, 4-7pm

Farmer Meet and Greet

at the High Horse, 24 N Pleasant St, Amherst

The wonderful staff at the High Horse will be making some signature dishes with our potatoes and carrots, and we will be there in our Brookfield Farm finest gear ready to talk to anyone who wants to hear about what's happening down on the Farm this season.  Come for dinner, drinks, or just the good company!

Hope to see you there!

 

Time to pick up your first shares! (estimated!!!)
Saturday, June 6
Tuesday, June 9
Thursday, June 11

First week of CSA Distributions from the Farm Shop:
Regular Farm Shop Hours are
Saturday 8am-1pm, Tuesday & Thursday 2-7pm.

You can come to farm shop each week on the distribution day of your choice. Our week starts on Saturday!

 
Thursday, June 11
First Boston Shares delivered
Regular Boston Distribution hours: 3 - 8pm
(except Jamaica Plain - 3:30 - 8pm)

 

Saturday, June 20th, 5 - 9.30
Solstice Concert & Potluck Dinner
Music on the back lawn! A set for kids will kick things off at 5. There will be open mic spots for share members to perform, and a No-Nos dance party to finish off the night.
Bring a potluck dish to share. Lots of popcorn popping on Solstice Night!



Saturday, July 11th, 10am - noon
Garlic Pull
Help us pull this year's garlic crop from the ground into the barn to dry. Come anytime from 10am to noon.
Work is suitable for all ages. No special tools needed. Iced tea provided.


Sunday, August 10, 3 pm
Farm Tour
Come check out your farm with a "behind the scenes" look with our very own, Zoe Abram. We'll meet at the Farm Shop and walk around the farm for about 90 minutes

              

Saturday, September 19th, 9am - 1pm
Art Behind The Barn
check out Brookfield Farm's own community Craft Fair -
Come with gift lists for birthdays, holidays, etc
Guests Welcome

 

Saturday, September 26th, 10am - noon
Pumpkin Harvest Party!
Help us harvest all of our pumpkins from the patch starting at 10:00. Don't be late, this goes very quickly with lots of people! Then pick out your pumpkin and take a wagon ride around the farm. A fun time for all ages, especially kids.

 

Saturday, October 24, 7 - 9pm
Garlic Pop and Story Swap

a night of true live stories behind the barn.

We're making: Bonfire! Popcorn! Garlic Bread!

You bring cozy things to stay warm, and your own food or drinks if you want.

Help us "pop" garlic for seed (we'll be quietly separating the cloves from the head while we listen to the stories).

Storytellers (you are all storytellers) are invited to prepare a <7 minute story about something that happened to you. The theme for the night is "Raw." Usually most themes are more like a phrase or a sentence but we decided to keep this one short and sweet. Raw could mean anything- from something uncooked. Or something close to the bone. Something unprotected. Whatever story this words brings to mind for you, we want to hear it.  If you've got a story to tell, send Zoe and e-mail (zoe.abram@gmail.com) with a line describing it. We hope to see you all there!

 

Saturday, November 14th, 5 - 9pm
Harvest Dinner and BFCT Annual Meeting
At the S. Amherst Congregational Church
Potluck Farm Supper: bring a dish that feeds 12 and uses as much farm food as possible. We'll have our yearly review, slideshow, awards, and a look ahead to 2016. All are welcome, including friends. Come celebrate our farm, food, and community.


Thursday, November 19, 3-7 pm
Last Distribution Day for the season (Boston Area)

 

Tuesday, November 24, 1:30-6:30 pm
Last Distribution Day for the regular season (Farm Shop)

  
Sunday, Jan 1, 2016, 1:30 - 5pm
Beating The Bounds
More info to come!

 

 

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