To begin with, there are a few things you may already know. You may already know that Maple Sugar Weekend is March 27 and 28. And you may already know about Harrisons Poultry. But what you may not know yet is that the folks at Harrisons Poulty have been hard at work over the past few months getting ready to open their new sugarhouse for the 2010 NH Maple Sugar Weekend. It’s called Sweet Water Maple House, 264 Tower Hill Road, Candia. They will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days of Maple Sugar Weekend. There will be lots to do and try including maple syrup, maple candy, maple cotton candy, campfire sing-alongs, farm tours, and more. As well as demonstrations of tree taping and maple sugaring methods (old and new).You can visit their website, www.sweetwatermaple.com, for more information. Or visit the New Hampshire Maple Producers website to see all the sugarhouses that will be holding events on NH Maple Sugar Weekend.
Archive for March 18th, 2010
The next York County Farmers’ Network meeting is coming up, Tuesday, March 23rd:
Program: Please join us for an informal evening with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s office. Learn about new and ongoing loan programs, the Farm Storage Facility Loan program, permanent disaster assistance program (SURE), and FSA insurance (NAP) for crops not insurable under federal crop insurance. There will also be an opportunity for informal discussions and to learn more about existing federal cost share programs, and to ask questions of the Congresswoman’s office regarding the farm bill.
Potluck Supper – The meeting will begin at 5:30 PM with a Potluck Harvest Supper and social time. The program itself will begin at approximately 6:30 PM.
All Farmers are Welcome. If you have questions, contact Frank Wertheim, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, York County at 207-324-2814 or 1-800-287-1535 (in state), firstname.lastname@example.org
Wentworth Greenhouses will have a class for children to learn about growing things on Sunday, March 28, 2010, from 11:00 to 12:00. It’s a great chance for your kids to play in the dirt while learning about interesting plants, like the sensitive plant and venus fly traps. The class will also talk about fun plants you can grow at home for free.
The coast is $5 per child and payment due at the time of registration.
For more information please see Wentworth Greenhouses website, or call them at 603.743.4919.