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Spring Foraging for Wild Edibles Saturday May 13th CANCELED Join local forager, Susan Pierson, to explore Snipes Farm for wild edible plants. We will learn the basics of plant identification and methods of seasonal foraging for wonderful foods in our own communities. We will gather greens and enjoy a simple recipe prepared together. $10
Land of Enchantment Festival Saturday May 20th 11am - 6pm Come to this fantastically fun and whimsical family event featuring a comical and entertaining performance by the pirates from The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told, an enchanting play in the woods, roving entertainers, hayrides, food trucks, vendors, moonbounces, face painting, balloon art and more! We encourage families to come dressed as pirates, fairies, princesses or wizards! Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and up.
Backyard Chickens Saturday June 3rd 10am-noon Learn the ins and outs of housing and care for your fine feathered friends. Explore ideal egg laying breeds, social behavior and sources for coop building materials, equipment and feed. Municipal law, how to keep your chickens and your neighbors happy will also be discussed. $25
Homebrewing: Fermentation of Fruits and Grains Saturday, September 16th 3-5pm Come to Snipes Farm for a fun and edifying class on fruit and grain fermentation. Join home fermenter, Phil Getty, and learn about the process and equipment needed to make your own wine, hard cider and to brew beer at home. We will press fresh apple cider and send each participant home with cider, yeast and instructions to make your own small batch of hard cider. Everyone will also enjoy a sampling of Phil's own fermented creations with light refreshments. $35
Kick Off to Fall! Family Fun on the Farm Festival Saturday September 23rd 11am - 6pm Mommy's Lil' Black Book and Snipes Farm and Education Center are excited to bring you our third annual Fall Family Fun Day on the Farm! Join us for hayrides to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard, make your way through the corn maze, moonbounces, a DJ, face painting, balloon art, farm tours, visits with farm animals, food trucks, children's canvas painting and more! Admission is $5 per person, ages 3 and up.
Oktoberfest October 21st 11am - 6pm Snipes Farm and Education Center and Mommy's Lil' Black Book are excited to bring YOU an Oktoberfest celebration that the entire family can enjoy! We'll have hay rides to the pumpkin field/apple orchard, corn maze,live entertainment, food trucks, a beer & wine garden (12-5pm), inflatables, balloon art, face painting, characters, vendors, trunk-or-treating (from 4-6pm while supplies last) and more! If your child is interested in participating in trunk-or-treating, please have them dress in their Halloween costumes! Admission is $5 per person, ages 3 and up.
Beekeeping Saturday November 4th 9am-noon Come to the Farm House at Snipes Farm for bee keeping class with Paul Scutt. Paul brings 25 years of experience to this introductory course for people considering keeping their own bees.The class will cover the basic principles of bees: their physiology, the sociology of a hive, hive construction and inspection and harvesting honey. Weather permitting there will be a walk to the hives on the farm. Refreshments will be served afterwards. $25