Moulton Farm Spring Open HouseName: Moulton Farm Spring Open HouseDate: May 4, 2019Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDTEvent Description:
A full day of fun and informative events is on hand for Saturday, May 4, at Moulton Farm’s spring open house. The event starts at 10 am and runs until 3 pm with a variety of events scheduled through the day related to food, farming and gardening.
Starting at 9 am the Granite State Draft Horse and Pony Association will hold a spring plowing contest in the farm’s field. Teams of horses and ponies compete in a skill that was so crucial to farmers and New Hampshire history. The event is estimated to run until approximately 1 pm depending on the number of teams competing.
Explore the farm at 10 am with a guided walking tour around the farm lead by two of the farm’s managers. This exploration will take you into the farm’s fields, highlight what the farm is growing, the new things they are trying this year, and what old favorites they are bringing back. Part of the tour will also include discussion of how the farm deals with the many critters (aka deer, birds and other pests) that like to feast on crops and gardens.
At 1 pm the free “Good Gardening Workshop: Companion Planting for Containers” will be presented by a member of the farm’s garden center team. The session will be filled with ideas and tips that will get you thinking about the possibilities for your porch, deck and patio even if you don’t have the space or time for a garden.
“Hydrangea Mania" comes to the farm at 2 pm with another free workshop that will help attendees decode the secrets to getting the best from your hydrangeas including how to prune them and fertilize them in the spring.
In addition to the above events, there will be food sampling featuring items from Moulton Farm’s farm kitchen and bakery as well as items and displays from small producers who sell their items at the farm’s market.