Mass Local Foods is sponsoring their first the weekend of May 12-13. Following is a list of farms that are participating. We encourage you to make a visit and get to know these local farmers. Please check the websites of individual farmers and producers for directions.
28 Corey Hill Rd.
10:30-4 both days See the animals, shop at the farm store.
Hartman’s Herb Farm
1026 Old Dana Rd
Open Saturday and Sunday
66 Village Court
Tours of Stephanie Henry’s soap making studio
42 Jackson Rd
Farm store is open both days 7a.m. to 7pm.
High Meadow Farm:
28 High St
Sunday, May 13 farm tour at 1 pm to visit the animals and orchard. Plan on walking about 1 mile though a wooded trail and fields. You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy after the tour but plan on carrying it in a backpack to the picnic site.
5 Leominster-Shirley Rd
Sunday, May 13th from 9 a.m-1 p.m. If you would like to see how we feed the animals we will be doing so around 9:30. We welcome you to come see our cow pastures and wooded pig enclosures where we can answer any questions you may have about how we raise our animals. Directions: From Route 2 east or west take Exit 36 (Shirley Road); On Shirley Road take your 2nd left onto Chisholm Trail; go straight through the gate until you see the cows.
Sweet Water Sugarhouse
56 Brown Road
Open Sat. noon to 4 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
26 Mormon Hollow Rd.,
Open Sat. & Sun. 10a.m.- 2 p.m.
Buzz Brand Honey
243 Lancaster St.(Route 110)
Saturday, May 12 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Empty hive demonstrations
Maple Heights Farm:
70 Howard Rd.
Saturday, May 13 morning and evening
See baby chicks, pigs and cows; hay equipment demonstrations; walk around the farm and picnic on the nearby Midstate Trail.
932 A Main Street
Free Coffee Cupping Saturday. May 12 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, May 13 at 11 a.m.
Coffee cupping is a method of evaluating different coffees by carefully examining their distinctive characteristics, which include aroma, acidity, body, flavor, and aftertaste. Each characteristic is judged on a scale of 1 to 10 and the coffee is awarded an overall score. Coffees awarded a score of 80 or above are called “specialty” coffees. Also offering a free cup of coffee with the purchase of a pound of beans.