Members of the public are encouraged to get out a sun hat and grab a passport for the Somerville Farmers Network’s day of farm fun on Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. One can travel to seven diverse farms in the Somerville area, and experience a world of delights within a 10-mile radius.
Each farm is unique, with a culture and style all its own. The locals are friendly, and love to welcome visitors to their farms. Bring the farm passport and map, downloadable at somervillefarmersnetwork.com, or pick one up at any of the farms.
After touring the fields and gardens and visiting the animals in the barn, get the passport stamped. Visit at least four farms and be entered into a drawing for a free Somerville Farmers Network sweatshirt.
Kids have a special passport program of their own. The first 50 kids at each farm will receive a free coloring page featuring one of that farm’s crops or animals. Collect all seven for a complete guide to Somerville farms. Bring your daddy with you on a fun Father’s Day outing and he’ll also receive a chance at a free T-shirt.
The Somerville Farmers Network is a unique organization dedicated to reviving small farm heritage through work-shares and community building. Many of the farms are on historic farmland, and the farmers are committed to preserving them as working farms.
Everyone is invited to become part of the community. Somerville has always been a small town and the residents still make time to stop and visit with their neighbors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The rain date is Sunday, June 17; call 549-5089 or check online to find out if the event has been postponed.
One should not miss this chance to experience the unique culture of farm life and explore the diversity between farms in the “tiny but tasty” Somerville area.