The Plympton Agricultural Commission invites the public to “Come on out to the Farm” on Sunday, June 26, from noon to 3 p.m. There will be town-wide tours at no charge for the entire family. Come to experience the agriculture that abounds in the heart of Plympton, meet the farmers, and be inspired.
There will be demonstrations at Orion Acres on Elm Street, a 25-acre sheep farm where owner/farmer Linda Shauwecker produces fine Cotswolds and Cheviot wool. Linda will shear a lamb at noon and speak about wool fiber and will have some woolen products for sale.
Jeff LaFleure of Mayflower Cranberries, will give a “Cranberries 101” talk at 2 p.m. You will see bogs in bloom on the oldest working cranberry bog in Plympton.
Reunion Farm is in the very heart of Historic Plympton Village. Geraldine and Macaela Burnet are fourth and fifth generation horsewomen. They train horse and rider, and board horses as well. Rick Burnet will be around town on the John Deere if the sun is shining, and you are welcome to watch the operation and even help stack some hay!
Russ Keirstead on Crescent Street’s Keirstead Farm, grows raspberries, cuts hay, and works on his family’s antique farm. Stop by to learn from Russ about growing your own raspberries.
Sunrise Gardens has been operated by the Harlfinger family in Plympton for the past 47 years. Come visit and let Dick and Pat give you a tour of their commercial greenhouses and their ‘mum field.
Just Right Farm is a 300-year old farm that grows produce for its farm to table restaurant. Talk with Kimberly about starting seed, vegetable gardening, and recipe ideas for your own produce.
Call 781-936-5330 for more information.