EarthFest 2018

Join us for our 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration at White Barn Farm

Learn, Create, Challenge Yourself, Get your Face Painted and Pet a Goat!

Celebrate all of the magic that Mother Earth provides us, connect with your local producers and the community we have cultivated here on this tiny point on the planet!

This IS a fundraiser (for the farm), so we will be selling tickets to participate in most activities (carnival style). The parking fee is $10 and includes 5 tickets. In honor of Earth Day, Walkers and Bikers get 5 FREE tickets! Otherwise, Activity Tickets are $2 each. Bring Cash! We can charge your credit card if you are buying $10 or more.

Katy Riley, farmer at Treehouse Farms and talented artist, made our supercool poster:

 

  • Our farmstand will be open during the entirety of the fest. In addition to the very first spring crops like tender arugula, baby kale, mustard mix, and French Breakfast Radishes, we will have Vermont Compost potting soil, compost plus, and more. High Mowing Seed packets will be in stock for seeding in your garden and Neptune's Harvest Fish&Seaweed emulsion will be for sale, too. Perennial plants grown at White Barn Farm will be for sale and perhaps a few little annual veggie and flower seedlings will be ready as well!

 

THIS JUST IN!!! BRING YOUR APPETITE:
 Marty Pearson- WOOD FIRED PIZZA
If you were at our winter market celebration you remember this pizza! If you weren't - come on down this Sunday to taste the best PIE around!
  • Pet Chuck the Goat and Thunderchunks the Rabbit, from Treehouse Farms of Millis. We are loaning Farmer Katy the White Van so she can bring a mobile petting zoo.

 

  • Fairmount Fruit Farm- CJ has been providing us with those delicious Honeycrisp apples all winter long. Meet the man behind your fruit!

 

  • Hand Crank the Popcorn Sheller to get those delicious seeds free from the cob. So much fun you won't know you're doing work! 

  

 

  • Visit White Barn Farm's greenhouse and plant a seed in a pot to take home. Experience the magic of seeds on your windowsill at home!

 

  • Challenge yourself to identify vegetable plants in their seedling stage, double down by naming their plant family . . . 

 

  • The talented Becky Sheerin (aka Ally Garcia's sister) is returning this year to do her unbelievable FacePainting. Art, Folks! Just Amazing.

 

  • Mike Moran, the man behind Mike's Micros and Common Acre Farm in Mansfield, will be demonstrating his micro green growing process and selling his nutrient dense little micros for your health and enjoyment!

 

  • Another talented mama will be returning to offer an upcycled craft. Kelsey, the mastermind of Hyphen Designs, brings new life and beauty to cast off fabrics to create adorable T-shirt twirly skirts, beautiful embroidered sweaters, wool jumpers, headbands, even pants made out of men's ties! Last year she offered a craft making a flower using old buttons and wool scraps. Not just for kids! Experience the reward of creating something beautiful with your own hands.

 

  • Luke and Sonya Harms will be there sampling their Maple Syrup and talking about the sugaring process. Take this opportunity to meet the people behind that delicious Massachusetts Maple we sell at the farmstand!

 

 

We have several Educational Sessions throughout the day:

  • 12:30 pm: Farm Tour. An all-terrain walking tour (=no high heels but waterproof footwear encouraged) of the early spring fields at White Barn Farm. We will also take a look at our equipment and implements. 

 

 

  • 1pm: Compost Tea Brewing The Compost Plant -  Jay from The Compost Plant team will be leading a compost tea workshop and giving out free compost tea. BYOJ....bring your own jug. Rhody Gold bags for sale as well.
     
  • 2pm: Mushroom Log Inoculation with Farmer Sam of Crystal Springs in Plainville. Sam has been growing the oyster mushrooms you may have purchased through our online market this winter.

 

  • 3pm: Beekeeping Basics with Roger and Lauren from Franklin Honey,  the beekeepers and soap and hand cream and lip balm makers behind the wonderful bee-based products you find at the farmstand.

 

  

  • Pamela Ruby Russell - A farmstand patron and friend since the beginning, she will be bring her photographs for sale. This woman embodies the sun, moon, and the stars with her artistry.

 

 

  • Wrentham Technology Class POSTER WINNERS- Wrentham Elementary Technology teacher, Mrs. Moon, of Dancing with the Stars/Awesome 6th grade teacher/married to the much adored PE teacher, Mr. Moon, fame - gave her students a White Barn Farm EarthFest assignment. Mrs. Moon's classes have been working hard to put together a poster that represents EARTHFEST and White Barn Farm.  The contest winner and runners up will be revealed and on display at the EarthFest!