Collopy Family Farm will be open for Christmas tree sales this weekend. Saturday from 9-4p.m. and Sunday from 9-3p.m. About 100 trees (6’+) available this year, first come, first serve. Hundreds of 5 footers available. Trees are $45 and include shaking and wrapping, if you’d like, and the 4 CCCC’s – Cocoa, Cookie, & Candy Cane. Wreaths and Kissing Balls also available, along with jam and meat chickens. Hope to see your smiling face soon!
Have you ever seen a loon waggling it’s foot? It can mean they’re stretching or cooling off – loving the loons on Fairfield Pond.
August 22nd is your last call to attend our farm to table fabulous five course meal, and a chance to see a loon waggling it’s foot! See a post or two down to sign up.
Sally & Bruce :)
Do you love delicious local food? Does dining by a gorgeous pond, hoping to have a heron, eagle or osprey fly by sound enticing? Does the call of loons put a smile on your face? Well then, join us on beautiful Fairfield Pond for a fabulous five course meal and educational tour. After the tour, mingle and enjoy the swings, campfire and views while sampling local cheeses, honey, breads and jams. These wonderful appetizers will get you excited anticipating the delicious local food to come. Open the attached flyer for menu details and more.
Dress is casual comfortable. Evening temperatures tend to be cooler at this time of year.
Register through Event Brite, see link below.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Sally & Bruce :)
Does melt in your mouth, organically raised chicken sound good to you? “Mikey” tried it and “he likes it”, or was that cereal? Give it a try and see if you like it too! We take great pride in how our birds are raised and cared for. Each chicken comes with a fabulous recipe and small herb packet. Give us a call at 233-4805 to order.
Did you miss us? Wondering what we’ve been up to? This past winter into spring we had the good fortune to receive a grant from a combination of sources: 1) The Intervale Center’s Beginning Farmer Coaching and Business Planning where I had the amazing support and guidance from Maggie Donin, Beginning Farmer Specialist. The work involved identifying strengths and weaknesses, setting goals and creating a vision, financial analysis, and more. Maggie worked me hard with many homework assignments and meetings and it was amazing! We learned so much and have been working on many changes to our farm as a result of it. 2) The Canaday Family Charitable Trust grant provided to Shelburne Farms and the USDA Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program, secured through the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. Vera Simon-Nobes, the Farm-Based Education Network Coordinator and VT Farms Agritourism Project Coordinator with Shelburne Farms provided us with assistance in agritourism planning. Objectives here are to increase the number of Vermonters and tourists who value local, sustainable agriculture, cultivate relationships with Vermont farmers, and make a positive impact on Vermont’s food and farm economy. Vera provided several on-site farm visits to assess agritourism options, including farm dinners and kayak rentals. It also included expert reviews of our trees and berries. Our heartfelt thanks go out to them for all their hard work and assistance! We have learned so much through this experience! Our first goal as a result of this grant is offer our first farm to table dinner. Details coming soon!
Awww, finally!! Hope you enjoyed the last few days and are anxiously awaiting when we’ll get more like them. Saw this amazing sunrise site a week ago and just had to capture it and share. Checked in with Sharon Meyer and she confirmed that it is called a “Sun Dog”. What a great way to start the day!
Sally & Bruce :)