Pumpkins, Farm BINGO, Stock Up on Baked Goods
Before we get to farm updates and fun activities, we want to thank everyone who came out to the farm last weekend for Pumpkin Festival. This community is really something, and we’re so grateful to be a part of it. Thank you for your continued support!
One more thing to note: a lot went into putting on this festival, and it’s worth mentioning all of our crews’ hard work. From setting up the pumpkin patch to putting together educational activities to making all the food and baked goods for hundreds of people. This event couldn’t happened without the help of so many people (and especially all of the wonderful volunteers!).
Did you miss out on the fun last weekend? Or wish there were more activities for you to do here?
From now until the end of the month, stop by the farm any day and play Farm BINGO for a chance to win a free Cedar Circle Farm t-shirt. All you have to do is complete at least 5 activities on the BINGO sheet (we have some available in the farmstand) to make a line horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Then fill out the information at the bottom and bring it to the farmstand to be entered in a raffle to win a shirt. We’ll draw the winner on on October 31st, our last day of regular hours for the season.
This morning’s Little Farmers class for kids ages 2-5 and their parents or guardians will be all about pumpkins. We’ll go on a wagon ride down to the pumpkin patch and every little farmer will get a small pumpkin at the end of the class!
Also, we still have spots available for our Backyard Chickens class this afternoon. If you’re interested in raising chickens in your backyard and want to learn more about it, please feel free to drop in at 2pm. $6 per person, free for kids under 5.
Now that it both looks AND feels like fall, it’s time for everyone’s favorite fall activity: pumpkin picking! The patch right here at the farm in East Thetford is open daily through the end of October. Pumpkins are 50¢ per lb (and certified organic!). Come stock up while the weather is nice – Halloween will be here before we know it!
From the fields
Farming requires constant weeding, planting, harvesting, and processing.
In the fall, there’s a lot of emphasis on root vegetables and storage crops. This week the crew harvested sweet potatoes, which you may see in the farmstand as early as next week, and started working on storage potatoes. We’re excited to have more varieties available to you!
With the colder weather coming, the lettuce mixes are now being planted in the hoop houses. Despite the impending frost and eventual snowfall, we’ll be able to harvest greens for at least another 6 weeks. Can you believe it?
From the kitchen
Now that the Pumpkin Festival is over, the kitchen is back to focusing 100% on making delicious food for you. Plum jam, plum preserve, plum jelly… tomatillo salsa, soups, and krauts are just a few things you’ll find in the farmstand this week.
After the cafe closes at the end of the month, we will not be selling certain baked goods (scones, muffins, etc.) in the farmstand regularly. However, we would like to offer the option for you to pre-order larger quantities. We’re also considering extending our offerings through the winter.
Take this survey and let us know if you’re interested in either of the two options.
The farmstand and Hello Cafe are open regular hours until October 31. Starting Friday, November 2, the farmstand is open 3 days a week – Fridays 12-6, Saturdays 10-3, and Sundays 10-3. The Hello Cafe will be closed for the winter starting on November 1.
*Special hours the week of Thanksgiving: Monday 12-6, Tuesday 12-6, Wednesday 10-3
- Saturday, Oct. 13 – Little Farmers (10–11am, weekly), Backyard Chickens class (2–3:30pm)
- Sunday, Oct. 14 – Knife Sharpening (10am–2pm)
- Monday, Oct. 15 – Cooking for Middle Schoolers (3:30-5:15pm)
- Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Little Farmers (10–11am, weekly), Homeschool Farm Science (1-3pm)
- Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Last day of regular hours, Farm BINGO raffle!
- Friday, Nov. 2 – Fall hours begin