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Friday, May 29, 2015

Spring Fest! This Saturday!

Powisset Farm Spring Festival!
Saturday, May 30th! 10am-3pm!

37 Powisset Street Dover, MA

Fun for everyone! live music! seedling sale! local crafts and businesses to support! (30 vendors coming this year!) activities for kids! farm tours! sauerkraut making demonstration (11-2)! food & ice cream! awesomeness!! Come celebrate the beginning of the farm season with us!!


admission:
trustees members: $5/car
non-members: $10/car

we hope to see you there!

love,
the powisset farm crew

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spring Fest, Book Club & Firewood Raffle

It kinda, sorta rained today.  The fields are actually wet right now!  So, I'm filled with joy and the belief that is actually Spring and not just fully Summer! And the best way to celebrate the Spring and the beginning of the farm season: SPRING FEST!  Yes! Come out the Powisset Spring fest, on May 30th from 10am-3pm! 
2015 crew! planting black currants!

At the Spring Fest, there will be: live music, food to eat, seedlings to buy for your garden, kids activities, farm tours and lots of vendors selling awesome food and crafts! There will even be a Kraut Mob! what!!?? Yes, a kraut mob...where you can learn, hands on, how to make your own sauerkraut! Come play at Powisset for the day and help us welcome the farm season with so. much. joy.

SPRING FEST!

When: Saturday, May 30th!
10am-3pm
Cost: for ttor members: $4/person, $10/family
for non-members: $5/person, $12/family
or...pay what you can. no one will be turned away from Spring fest!


BOOK CLUB!


Announcing Powisset Farm's 1st ever Monthly Book Group,  "FARM TO FABLE":


Itching to read and share books on planting, food chains, nutrition, and agriculture with your friendly farmers and fellow farm sharers?  All welcome to join us in unEARTHing the lost experience of using real ingredients in making a meal on Wednesday, May 27th7:00-9:00 for our kick-off meeting and book discussion of Michael Pollan's Cooked:  A Natural History of Transformation. 
 
For questions or future book suggestions, please contact Suzanne Greenwald or Anne Innis (suzannebgreenwald@gmail.comAnne.foss.Innis@gmail.com)



FIREWOOD RAFFLE AT SPRING FEST:
Kwilton Services is proud to be associated with the Trustees of Reservations
and the Powisset teams particularly. Xenia has known the farm and woods for
30 years having first come to Dover in 1985, Allan is a newcomer to the area
and country, having first visited the farm in 2007.

We make use of many of the reservations for walking with our dog and take
pleasure in showing visiting friends the work being done by the Trustees,
not just conservation, but education too, in various forms.

To help keep this work going forward, we are offering a mixed cord of red
and white oak and a little maple worth $300 last winter delivered to the
home of the winner of the raffle, but not stacked. The wood was cut about 16
months ago, so will be perfect for burning this coming winter. It is cut at
an average 16 inches long and split ready for use.

The price per number will be $5 or $20 for 5 numbers, all proceeds to the
Trustees of Reservations. We will be at the spring fest with the trailer
loaded, so all comers will be able to see what they are playing for.



Dates to remember and CSA information:

Spring Fest: Saturday, May 30th. 10am-3pm
Admission: for ttor members: $4/person, $10/family
for non-members: $5/person, $12/family

First day of CSA and Farm Stand: June 9th!
first pick-up days: June 9th, 11th, & 13th

New member orientation: 
June 6th: 10:30-11:30
the tour & orientation starts promptly at 10:30 and last about an hour!
Come learn about our farm and what you can expect from your CSA experience.

Summer Barn Dinner:
Saturday, June 20th, 6:30pm
this is a potluck dinner at powisset farm in our barn! so fun! to reserve your spot or spots, please email Tod at: toddimmick@gmail.com  


Powisset Photo Contest!

Calling all Photographers!  

The Powisset Farm Photo Contest is Here!

Attention all photo enthusiasts: you are invited to enter our new Powisset Farm Photo Competition!  Register and bring in your photos by the new deadline of June 19. Exhibition and judging in the kitchen area will take place from June 20 through the Saturday CSA distribution day on July 25.  All photographs must be taken at Powisset Farm (anywhere on the 100 acre property).  Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. For complete show guidelines, and to register, email toddimmick@verizon.net

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spring Days

We have been so busy at Powisset lately that it has been hard to make my way from the fields and off the computer to say hello to all of you, Powisset Community and CSA members!  In the last five weeks, we have gone from snow in the fields, frozen fields and hail storms, to 80 degrees and rising, dry fields, irrigation running for hours to save broccoli plantings and weeds sprouting!  What a bizarre Spring! 

Our amazing farm crew starting those five weeks ago and has stuck it out with me through all the crazy weather days, hours of tractor training, and endless planting sessions that seem to last all week!  Now, as we are really into the month of May, I can see the beginning of our season come into focus.  With lettuce and spinach and scallions finally growing, and the start of the CSA less than a month away, i know that this 2015 season will actually happen...even though I was convinced for a while that we would be harvesting snow for you!

So get those recipes ready because we will be eating fresh, Powisset salads before we know it!

See you soon in the fields,

Meryl & the Powisset Farm Crew


Dates to remember and CSA information:

Spring Fest: Saturday, May 30th. 10am-3pm
Admission: for ttor members: $4/person, $10/family
for non-members: $5/person, $12/family

First day of CSA and Farm Stand: June 9th!
first pick-up days: June 9th, 11th, & 13th

New member orientation: 
June 6th: 10:30-11:30
the tour & orientation starts promptly at 10:30 and last about an hour!
Come learn about our farm and what you can expect from your CSA experience.

Summer Barn Dinner:
Saturday, June 20th, 6:30pm
this is a potluck dinner at powisset farm in our barn! so fun! to reserve your spot or spots, please email Tod at: toddimmick@gmail.com  


Powisset Photo Contest!

Calling all Photographers!  

The Powisset Farm Photo Contest is Here!

Attention all photo enthusiasts: you are invited to enter our new Powisset Farm Photo Competition!  Register and bring in your photos by the new deadline of June 19. Exhibition and judging in the kitchen area will take place from June 20 through the Saturday CSA distribution day on July 25.  All photographs must be taken at Powisset Farm (anywhere on the 100 acre property).  Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. For complete show guidelines, and to register, email toddimmick@verizon.net



Pie Shares!

It's time again to sign up for your delicious Pie Shares from Bushel + Crumb!
Check out their website for more info:
http://bushelandcrumb.com/



A few more CSA shares for Sale!

It's not too late to sign up for a CSA share at Powisset Farm.
We have a few more spots available for the 2015 season!
To sign up, please email, mlatronica@ttor.org
 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Walk, Run and Play at Powisset Farm this Spring!




Support Powisset Farm’s team in this years’ 
Walk for Hunger!

Powisset Farm is joining Project Bread’s 47th annual Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 3rd! The Walk is the largest one-day fundraiser to alleviate statewide hunger. 

There’s still time to join the Powisset Team! Register to WALK at http://www.projectbread.org/walk-for-hunger/


If you can’t walk, help the Powisset Team reach their fundraising goal and DONATE at http://support.projectbread.org/goto/powissetfarm
 
Thank you!


Participate in the first ever Trail Run at Powisset Farm!

The Powisset Farm Trail Run is based at Powisset Farm in Dover, MA and includes running the trails of Powisset Farm and neighboring Noanet Woodlands. The series is designed to not just offer a first-class trail running experience, but to also showcase and raise awareness for Powisset Farm's property, programs and community supported agriculture (CSA) operations.

A portion of event proceeds will be donated to Powisset Farm and the Trustees of Reservations.
Race Distances: 6.1, 8.8 and 1.5 mile runs
Race Dates: 5/25/15 (Memorial Day) and 10/18/15
More Info: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=31921
www.SunMultisportEvents.com

The Powisset Farm Trail Run Series is a production of Sun Multisport Events in partnership with Powisset Farm and The Trustees of Reservations.


Powisset Farm Spring Fest 2015!
May 30th 10am-3pm! Rain or Shine!

Yes! The Spring Festival is happening soon! And we are looking for awesome vendors to sell their products (crafts, food, solar panels, bike powered blenders, art!) or spread the news about their wonderful businesses, projects or organizations!  Come share your work with our community and help make the 2015 Spring Fest the best one yet!

If you are interested in being a vendor, please get in touch with Meryl at: mlatronica@ttor.org
for all the details!

the joy of the spring fest!

fun for all!

always good pottery at the powisset spring fest!