Farm Events

Freedom Food Farm is a community focused farm. Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program supports the farm and we offer free access to pick-your-own vegetables, strawberries, herbs, flowers, etc. and workshops/educational events on the farm in return. We believe in building community through food, education and farm events for all ages for farm customers and our neighbors. We welcome anyone to come to the farm to visit during regular farm store hours or for one of our upcoming events. 

Learn about upcoming farm events below!

For event updates & reminders: join our farm newsletter list or follow the farm on facebook.


 

2018 Event Schedule

MAY & JUNE

  • Farm Store Opening Day - 5/19 from 10am-2pm

    • Free hayrides & farm tours to celebrate the start of the season!

  • Annual Spring Plant Sale - 5/25 & 5/26 from 10am-6pm

    • Get your garden off to a healthy start with organic vegetable, herbs & flower seedlings!

  • Farm Movie Night - 6/8 at 7:30*

    • Food, Inc. - a film that looks at factory farming and alternatives we all can participate in.

  • CSA & Farm Member Appreciation Day - 6/9 from 11am-2pm

    • Join us for Wood-Fired Farm Pizza + Meet Your Farmers + Kid's Garden Planting!

  • Pastured Animal Hayride & Tour - 6/16 from 2-3pm

    • Learn about pasture-raised livestock from our farm's owner Chuck Currie!

JULY & AUGUST

  • Farm Movie Night - 7/13 at 7pm

    • Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective - a film about resource regeneration through ecological design.

  • Kid's Garden Story Hour - 7/18 from 10-11am

    • Join us for an outdoor story hour at the kid's garden! Free & fun!

  • Wood-Fired Oven Building Workshop - 7/28 from 9am-2pm

  • Farm Movie Night - 8/10 at 7pm

    • Dirt! The Movie - a film about soil, earth, dirt and it's importance to life!

  • Kid's Garden Story Hour - 8/29 from 10-11am

    • Join us for an outdoor story hour at the kid's garden! Free & fun!

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

  • Wholesome Hound Workshop - 9/8 from 11am-1pm

  • CSA Potluck + Community Meeting - 9/15 from 4-6pm

    • End of the summer community potluck & farm member meeting. RSVP!

  • Acorn Foraging Workshop - 10/6 from 2-4pm

  • Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins & Hayrides - 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 & 10/27 from 12-4pm

    • Free hayrides around the farm & pyo pumpkins cost $1/lb.

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Learn more about our 2018 workshops below >>


Hayrides & Farm Tours

We offer hayrides and farm tours a few times throughout the summer season!

Farm Store Opening Day: Hayride Farm Tours - Saturday, May 19th
CSA Appreciation Day: Walking Tours - Saturday, June 9th
Pastured Animal Tour & Hayride - Saturday, June 16th
PYO Pumpkins & Hayrides - Saturdays in October, from 12-4pm

If you'd like to schedule a farm tour for your group, we do a few additional tours per season. We offer both hands-on tours for kids and can cover specific topics for adults. 
Contact us to learn more!


2018 Workshops

Our farm offers workshops on sustainable living, farming, gardening, homesteading, herbal medicine, natural health, clean eating, food preservation, seasonal cooking, foraging and nature inspired art. Workshop topics vary from year to year.

If there is a workshop you'd like to teach or something you'd like to learn about - contact us

>> Note: We are still finalizing our 2018 workshop series, so hopefully we'll have a few more workshops to come! 

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Wood-Fired Oven Building Workshop
Date & Time: Saturday, July 28th from 9am-2pm

Workshop covers how to make a wood-fired oven made only with clay and sand. We'll build the oven in one day and will be making pizza with farm grown ingredients in the oven at end of the workshop. This is the simplest of ovens that anyone can build in their backyard.

About the instructor: Martin Pearson is a master stone mason, oven craftsman and self-sufficiency expert. Martin has been building custom soapstone fireplaces and wood-fired ovens for over 35 years across the country and internationally. Martin owns and operates Stone Comfort Fireplace Gallery in Plainville, MA. 

Cost & Registration: Workshop is $60 per person or $30 (half-price) for our summer CSA members. Limited space, please e-mail us at freedomfoodcsa@gmail.com in advance to reserve your space. Please note: workshop payment is required in advance.

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Wholesome Hound Workshop: Canine Nutrition and Health
Date & Time: Saturday, September 8th from 11am-1pm

Learn the ins and outs of the dog food world and how feeding comercial diets impacts canine health. Participants will learn how to incorporate fresh farm ingredients into their dog's food, the benefits of feeding ingredients that are produced close to home, and holistic options to aid in the management of common canine ailments.

About the instructor: Liz White is a certified trainer and canine behaviorist with 10+ years in the animal care field. She loves putting her passions for local, organic, sustainable foods and animals together to help humans and their furry friends all feel their best. Liz co-runs Sweetwolf Training & Nutrition - they make incredible raw dog food, with sustainable ingredients they grow & raise!  

Cost: Workshop is $10 per person (sliding-scale) or free for our summer CSA members! 

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Acorn Foraging Walk & Workshop
Date & Time: Saturday, October 6th from 2-4pm

Workshop activities will include acorn gathering "how to", walk through the beautiful woods at Freedom Food Farm and processing demonstrations. There will be acorn foods to sample and recipes to share. Topics of discussion will include New England Oak Ecology and other forest news. We will identify how to tell a "good" (for eating) acorn from a "bad" one. Tools and techniques for gathering efficiently, with a light footprint will also be discussed. 

About the instructor: Workshop & walk are given by Daniela from the New England Acorn Cooperative.

Cost: Workshop is $10 per person (sliding-scale) or free for our summer CSA members!