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 🙂
Collopy Christmas tree sales is officially closed for the season! Thank you so much for all your support!! What an amazing 3+ weeks it’s been. It was great to see so many returning faces and meet so many new neighbors. Don’t forget to keep that tree watered! Look for photos soon.
Sally & Bruce
Fabulous few weekends at Collopy Family Farm. Thanks for all your support!! We’ll be open this weekend with a limited selection of trees, about 30+, from 6-9 feet. Hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes will make your visit warm and yummy!
Sally & Bruce 🙂
Grand central, or should I say “green central” Yup, that’s a glass of wine. I know what you’re thinking – but hey – I’m working hard and can’t keep stopping to refill.
Cheers, Sally & Bruce 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope the weather won’t affect your plans too drastically. For Christmas tree farms, we’re lucking out with a good opening weekend. We’ll open the Friday after Thanksgiving and every weekend thereafter until sold out, 9 a.m. until dusk. You can pick out your tree, grab a beautiful wreath or kissing ball, maybe an organically raised chicken, some jam for yourself or a friend. Trees are $40 and include shaking, and, if you choose, wrapping. Complimentary cookies and cocoa! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Sally & Bruce
Yesterday we lost Sugar Bear. We knew he was sick when he arrived one year ago, but didn’t realize how bad he was. We (Vets and us) did our best to heal him, but….Cinnamon is taking it real hard and missing his brother very much.
Sugar Bear (left) with Cinnamon