This Week at the Farm: Labor Day, Perennial Sales, Fall Hours
Today is the last day of August, but summer isn’t over just yet. There’s still time to start (or continue) preserving the season’s bounty. Summer veggies like corn, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers will be harvested into September. Freeze or can them on their own, or make tomato sauce, salsa, or zucchini bread and freeze some for later! You’ll love the taste of summer these veggies will bring to your meals through the fall and winter.
NEW Café Hours
Starting on Monday and through the end of October, the Hello Café is closing at 3:00 p.m. during the week. We’ll serve the remaining baked goods as well as regular and decaf drip coffee in the farmstand from 3:00–close. Weekend café hours will remain the same (8–5). View our fall farmstand hours here.
Fall Plants and Perennial Sale
Fall plants are popping up in the outdoor garden area, so you can add color to your gardens with mums, decorative kales, and ornamental peppers. To make room for more plants arriving soon, all perennials are 35% off through the end of the season. Stop by this weekend and get first pick—the weather is going to be perfect for planting.
From the Kitchen
Our kitchen staff spend a lot of their time preserving the season’s harvest, and this time of the year is no exception. They’ve recently been canning juice made from apples and pears harvested in our orchard and pressed by Will. Keep an eye out for more delicious, shelf-stable foods in the coming weeks and months!
Now Hiring: Fall Staff!
We’re hiring staff to help us in the fields, farmstand, and kitchen this fall. Many of our staff have headed back to school, and we could use a few more hands!
Now Booking: School Field Trips
In October, we welcome school groups to the farm to pick pumpkins and learn about their life cycle. Tractor-drawn wagon ride included.
Farm Science for Homeschoolers
Homeschool students are invited to join our experienced educators for lessons on a variety of topics such as food miles, birds, and medicinal and native plants. This session, the group is split into ages 6–8 and 9–11 to allow for more age appropriate topic exploration. View the learning objectives here.
Join us for an Open House on Wednesday, September 11 from 1–3 p.m., to learn more about the program and to meet our educators.
Labor Day brings parades, barbecues, and a day off for many people across the country. We’ll be open all day on Monday, harvesting fresh produce, setting up the farmstand, and serving coffees and delicious baked goods. See you at the farm!
–From all of us
August 31: Norwich Farmers’ Market, 9–1.
September 1: Knife sharpening at the farmstand, 10–2.
September 2: Labor Day; Farmstand open 9-6, Hello Café closing at 3
September 3: Little Farmers drop-in class for children ages 2 to 5, 10–11 am.
September 5: Lebanon Farmers Market, 4–7 pm.
September 11: Homeschool Farm Science Open House, 1–3pm.
October 13: Pumpkin Festival, 10–3. [Volunteer]