Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Farm Bulletin: A Ramble Through the Fields

As spring waves adieu and summer slides in with its promise of longer, warmer days, Anthony and Carol Boutard at Ayers Creek Farm host a ramble through their certified organic fields to highlight what you'll be seeing in the bins at their stand at the Hillsdale Farmers' Market this summer.

This Sunday, the 30th of June, Ayers Creek Farm will host another relaxed ramble in its fields and woods. We will start a little after 3 pm. It is a chance to see the crops growing and ask all those gnawing questions that are best answered in the field. Ask many questions and tell us many stories. We learn a lot when we host these rambles. The farm is a constantly evolving enterprise and you all have contributed so many ideas that we regard these walks as a consultancy of sorts.

A young tourist takes in the sights.

Please remember we are a working farm so the ground is uneven, and we will cover about a mile as we look at the various plantings. Wear study shoes or boots. The ramble will take place rain or shine, though the forecast looks good.

We work hard to create a Hymenopterous Heaven, so if you are allergic to bees and their ilk please bring along your sting kit.

Linda Colwell is helping us put together a light snack. For those with a sweet tooth, we will also be joined by our friends from Pies for Peace who will sell slices and whole pies made from the first harvest of our raspberries, loganberries and sour cherries.

Hope to see you all Sunday,

Carol and Anthony Boutard
Ayers Creek Farm, Gaston

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