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Earth Day Sunday Update & Gardening Workshop Announcement

Posted 4/22/2017 10:09am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.
Looks like we are going to have a beautiful spring day for Earth Day Sunday! 
So put away that adorable matching raincoat, rainboots, and umbrella set you just purchased for this event. Save it for the next rainy day!
Sunday, April 23rd: 10am to 2pm
White Barn Farmstand in the Barn w/ Jordan Brothers Seafood
There will be Family-Friendly Activities to celebrate Earth Day 
AND an Eco-Friendly Local Business Fair

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10am to 2pm ~ going on the whole time ~
Pop-Up Farmstand in the barn at White Barn Farm 
458 South St. Wrentham, MA 02093
overflow parking across the street at the site of the summer farmstand 
For Edibles, we will have:
  • Loads of beautiful tender, first-cutting Arugula & Mustard Mix
mustard mix   

  • our final Spinach harvest
  • Fresh Parsley and a wee bit of Basil from the greenhouse
  • a smattering of tiny French Breakfast Radishes and overwintered Scallions
  • Fabulous Birchwold Farm Eggs from right down the road in Wrentham
  • Fat Moon Farm Mushrooms - your choice of the pints we usually sell or an 8 oz bags with a gourmet mix
  • Franklin Honey - yes! local, raw, good tonic for allergies. plus their lovely soaps
  • Sheldonville Roasters Coffee Beans
  • Harms Family Farm Massachusetts Maple Syrup
  • Fairland Farm Dried Cranberries - (yes - gluten free to the person who emailed me and i never responded but did finally find out!)
  • Full Sun Canola and Sunflower Oil
  • Pat's Pastured Ground Beef (frozen.  1 lb packages)
  • Burnshirt Valley Farm Heritage Breed, Pastured Pork (frozen. Hot Italian or Sweet Italian Sausages, Cutlets, Kabobs, Chops, Ribs)
  • High Mowing Seeds for Sprouting (edible if you add water & light, at least)
  • Baer's Best Dry Beans
  • Iggy's Bread, including Sticky Buns; Plain, Almond, & Chocolate Croissants
  • Jordan Brothers Seafood will be there from 10am to 2pm, too!
  • I forgot to place an order with Narragansett Creamery - so no cheese or yogurt this time. sorry!
  • and celery root, of course!
For Gardeners, we have:
  • High Mowing Seeds
  • Vermont Compost products (I erroneously reported in a previous email that 20 Qt bags of compost were $20 - but they are $10. the 20 Qt bags of potting soil are $20) 
  • Neptune's Harvest Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer
  • and Check out the Garden Like a Pro Workshop we are offering next Saturday, April 29th, 10am - 12pm! (description below)

* Live, acoustic guitar by local musician, Ben Blakesley, all the while!

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Earth Day Sunday Activities
$10 Parking/Admission/Suggested Donation - comes with 5 Free Tickets!
- no admission/suggested donation if you just want to shop at the farmstand -
Participate in Each Activity for one ticket
(additional tickets can be purchased for $2 each)
  • Just Added!!! MULCH MADNESS COMPETITION. A wheelbarrow race that does not involve walking on your hands! Shovels and Wheelbarrows provided. Your energy is the missing ingredient! If you can't stand the idea of pedaling away on a stationary bicycle that doesn't even generate electricity on Earth Day Weekend - this is your call! Our fabulous office assistant, Erina, who also competes in crazy Spartan obstacle course races (OCRs) during her free time, will be holding the stopwatch and recording the current record holders in all sorts of categories. Prizes for breaking the current record! Anyone who delivers at least one wheelbarrow of wood chips to the pathways of our first-ever planting of strawberries (for pick-your-own 2018 if all goes well) - gets a free raffle entry.
  • If you are wearing high heels or wish to not mulch for any other reason - raffle tickets are $5. Buy your raffle tickets with Erina at the Mulch Madness Competition zone. Winner drawn at 2pm sharp and notified by email or text.
  • What does the raffle winner win, you ask? A Spring CSA Share at White Barn Farm ($100 value)
  • Facepainting with Becky Garcia Sheerin - true artwork - not just for kids!  
  • Plant a Seed in a Pot to bring home - with White Barn Farmers, Laurene & Marcia
  • Seed I.D. Challenge - with prizes!

  • Photo with a Tractor - digital copy sent straight to your email
  • Learn to Clean Green:  "make n' take" table - make a bottle of non-toxic, natural and effective multi-purpose cleaner with Dr. Faith Miller
  • Craft! Make a flower with wool scraps or a tee-shirt yarn braided wrist band with Kelsey from Hyphen Designs. She will also have her fun, upcycled tee-shirt-twirly-skirts and other beautiful upcycled fashions for sale.twirly skirts
  • Guided White Barn Farm Tours: 
    • 11am with Farmer Chris or
    • 1pm with Farmer Christy

 Confirmed for the Eco-Friendly Business Fair:

  • FOREST friends of restoring enduring shade trees (actually not a business)

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 Our First Workshop Announcement -

Garden Like a Pro: Inside a Professional Gardener's Tool Bucket:

Saturday, April 29: 10am - 12pm

Walk through the perennial gardens at White Barn Farm and learn the tools and techniques used by a professional gardener to make your landscape the envy of the neighborhood.  Learn what to do in the garden right now that will make it thrive all season long.  Find out the best local sources of organic fertilizer,  compost, and mulch, and discover which are the few garden tools that you really need (hint: you can fit almost everything you need to care for a garden in a 5 gallon bucket!).

Catherine Volić, a landscape designer and professional horticulturist, is the owner of Sweetgum Horticulture in Natick, MA, a company whose focus is sustainable garden design, fine garden care, natural outdoor play spaces for children, organic vegetable gardens and coaching in fine gardening skills.

Cost is $45 and includes a $10 gift card to spend at White Barn Farmstand (we sell seeds, compost, organic fish&seaweed fertilizer)

To run the workshop we need at least 5 attendees, class size limit is 12

Sign Up Here

seed i.d. challenge