A Celebration of Spring for All Ages

On Saturday May 4th, we celebrated spring by reconnecting with the land and community through planting, sharing a meal, and expressing gratitude for earth’s renewal.  There was a wonderful turnout of friends and volunteers to see the progress and changes that have occurred over the last year at Colchester Neighborhood Farm.

Activities included planting, potluck lunch, visiting with our young cashmere goat kids and the other animals, creating clay art projects, growing a sunflower project, getting away from it all by taking a quiet walk through our labyrinth, Kerrie tending to her new hive of honey bees, and a perennial plant share.

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Annual Harvest Gathering for CSA Members & Supporters

On Sunday, October 21st, Colchester Neighborhood Farm held its Annual Harvest Gathering Open House.  There was a wonderful turnout of CSA Members and Supporters.

The Open House included a Potluck Lunch of favorite dishes for sharing.   There was also Tours, Yoga in the Field, a Cooking Demo, Donor and Supporter Recognition, a Beekeeping Presentation, & more…  Hayrides and Music were ongoing throughout the day!!

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CONGRATS to the Soule Homestead

CONGRATS  to the Soule Homestead for being able to carry on in providing wonderful experiences to the community!

The Soule Homestead Education Center, which has leased the Soule/Guidoboni Farm at 46 Soule St. in Middleboro for the last 20 years, was granted another 10-year lease by a unanimous vote of the Board of Selectmen on Monday.

A Look Back at 2011…

Now that we’re into the short days and cold temperatures of the winter season, here’s a look back at the successes of the sheep, chickens, and rabbits.  The pictures below are a display of all the ribbons won by the farm animals during the summer 2011 show season.  CONGRATULATIONS!!

Harvest Fair and Folk Festival

If you were at our 6th Annual Potluck gathering last October, you may remember hearing Sue Anderson & Frank Albani on the sound stage.  Fortunately, you can hear them again!  They will be playing at the Beal House (South Shore Folk Music Club) in Kingston on Friday, Sept. 16th.
After they play for about 30 minutes, there will be an open mic segment then The Perrys will play, then more open mic. 
The show starts at 8pm and there’s an $8 cover charge. 
Visit the South Shore Folk Music site (ssfmc) for more info on traditional and contemporary folk and acoustic music.

Most of you know that Frank is Farmer Frank Albani, Exec Director and great grower at the Soule Homestead.
We occasionally have some of Frank’s produce in our CSA share. We plan to have some of his eggplant this week.
Sue Anderson is an administrator at the Homestead as well as teacher of the basket weaving classes that we held here at CNF last fall. 

Help Soule Homestead celebrate their 20th anniversary by attending the Harvest Fair and Folk Festival next weekend~~see their site for details; www.soulehomestead.org