The Historic O'Neil Farm is hosting the "Food For Thought Family Fair" sponsored by the 2015 Duxbury Food and Wine Festival organization. Farm Day will include annual milking demonstration, calves, bog-stomping music by the "Wildcat Bogstompers", kid's crafts and old-fashioned games.
In addition, "Food For Thought Family Fair" will include farmer's market vendors and free talks on topics centered around thoughtful farming and thoughtful eating.
Save the date and we look forward to seeing you there.
During June and July the farm hosted the kids at Hope Christian Academy, a homeschool group, young adults from the Latham Center in Brewster, and two groups from Duxbury Senior Center.
June 26 was a beautiful day for a walk in the woods. Six guests joined us for a Walk & Talk along the Avery Trail. We all got an unexpected bonus when Carl joined us in the farmyard and answered questions.
July 10 we held the Day at the Dairy program where the participants enjoyed learning about the dairy while interacting with the calves.
For more information about our summer Walk and Talks and educational offerings visit our Programs and Events pages.
We are moving the timeframe of Farm Day activities to 11 am to 3 pm and hosting Duxbury Wine and Food - Food For Thought Family Event. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday September 19. Planning is underway and please contact us if you would like to help volunteer.
The Bay Farm Montessori 7th and 8th graders participated in an education program on the farm for the third year. The spent two days learning about the workings of the dairy and the O'Neil herd, haltering and walking calves, and making butter and ice cream.
We are pleased to announce the hiring of a part-time Education Coordinator.
Lisa Whalen has been volunteering with our Junior Friends programs for the past three summers, and has been a contributor to our newsletter. She comes to us with 30 years of experience in public education working in a museum where she developed programs, and conducted research as well as staff training. Her background also includes livestock handling and agricultural exhibits. In addition to coordinating our Education Programs this year, Lisa will be working with us as we research and publish the history of O’Neil Farm.
You will meet Lisa when you participate in one of our summer Walk and Talk or Dairy Days programs or join as at Farm Day.
These are the great Bay Farm Montessori 7th and 8th graders who participated in our spring experiential learning program. We enjoyed their enthusiasm as they worked with the calves and learned about dairy animals and farming. Maybe a future farmer in their midst.
Susan Schortmann - President