Monday, August 22, 2011

Pete's Greens Farm Picnic and More - Saturday August 20

Saturday August 20 Pete's Greens Annual Farm Picnic
Join us for our annual farm party this Saturday!

We look forward to this day each year. Our farm party gives us opportunity to connect with our neighbors, CSA members and friends and visitors and enjoy a good local meal together. Come out to the farm this weekend and see the growing fields, check out the new barn we are building, learn about what we do, how we grow, where we process and store vegetables.

Pete will be giving tours of the farm and our new building. The Mud City Ramblers will play music for us. And we are cooking up some great food for the occasion.

Very much looking forward to connecting with everyone and having some fun. You are welcome to bring a local dish to share, or just sample ours!

The schedule:

1:00 pm - farm tour

2:30 pm - farm tour

3:30 pm - music

4:00 pm - Picnic and social time

Pete's Greens Localvore Farmstand

We'll have a volleyball net up and hopefully badminton and bocce ball too for those of you who have a competitive streak (we do!).

Craftsbury Center Cycling Tours - Saturday
How about jumping on your bike for the afternoon and cycling around to visit farms in the area before coming to the farm feast?

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is guiding cyclists on bike tours - a shorter 15 mile ride, and a longer 30 mile ride. The rides pass by farms and area businesses and both end at Pete's Greens in time for the food and music and a special cyclists tour with Pete. Check out the ride details here.

Special bike tour pricing for CSA members!
Use the code "pgCSA" when registering for the ride and you will get 50% off the registration fee.

Volunteers for the bike tour ride free!

Other Open Farms, Wine Tastings, and Brewery Tours on Saturday

If a bike tour isn't your thing, you can also tour other area farms and businesses on your own. Sample special honey wines at Caledonia Spirits in Hardwick. Visit a worm composting farm. Meet the fiber animals (sheep, goats, angora rabbits and llamas) and visit the rest of the animals at Agape Hill Farm. Learn how to make sweet maple cream at Echo Hill Farm, or visit Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greeensboro and sample some mighty fine beer.

This is just a sampling, visit the Kingdom Farm and Food Days website for details.

And if you still need more entertainment, Circus Smirkus is around the corner!

The final shows of the season are this weekend, with a 7 pm show Saturday and 2 shows on Sunday. Tickets still available for this fabulous circus featuring amazing and entertaining performances by some a troupe of incredibly talented and hardworking youth. Truly fun for all ages. Tickets still available for these final shows in their own performance barn in Greensboro.

Tix at and at 1-877-SMIRKUS (1-877-764-7587)

Sunday August 21

High Mowing Seed Tours, Workshops, NECI Local Foods Showcase

High Mowing Seeds trials garden will be open for self-guided and hour-long guided tours throughout the day. There will be many workshops on seed saving, pest and disease identification, fermenting fresh vegetables, and more!

The New England Culinary Institute (NECI) will present an amazing array of locally produced food in Sunday afternoon’s Local Foods Showcase which will get started at 4pm. This is an extraordinary chance for visitors to taste some of the finest Vermont-made food products and culinary delights prepared by NECI students and chef Ryan O’Malley. The annual farmer mixer and bonfire will begin immediately following dinner.

Visit High Mowing's blog for more info on the High Mowing event.

For more information about Kingdom Farm and Food Days, please visit the KFFD website.
We hope to see you this weekend!

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