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Monday, June 21, 2010

Barrington Farm Tour Day

The 3rd annual Barrington Farm Tour Day is coming up on June 27th. Farms will be open from 10am-4pm and there are 8 farms to visit this year! Download and print a map and farm descriptions

Participating Farms 2010

#1 Warren Farm

30 Warren Road, 868-2001
Offering fresh picked vegetables in season and “pick your own“ vegetables, berries and flowers. We have fresh picked strawberries June thru October and handmade herbal soaps year round. Cut Your Own Christmas trees and handmade wreaths Nov -Dec. Tour the farm and eat strawberry deserts for a small fee. Common sense, sustainable farm practices.

#2 Sallie’s Fen Alpacas
97 Swain Road (come from Route 9)
Tour our alpaca farm. Meet our award winning livestock and cute crias (baby alpacas). We
have been raising these beautiful relatives of the camel for show and for their luxurious fiber here in Barrington since 1995. Learn about alpacas, watch a hand spinning demo. Available for purchase we have yarn grown and spun on the farm in a wide variety of natural undyed colors, as well as our hand painted options. We also have hand made scarves and hats made with our fiber, and New England made socks.

#3 Yellow House Farm
541 Route 202
We specialize in foundational breeds of heritage chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys for the
production of meat and eggs. Gradually we are developing a permaculture model to complement our breed preservation and hatchery efforts. We also cultivate many heirloom vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers, combining beauty and production. At Yellow House Farm we are developing a curricula of classes and seminars for our friends and neighbors to promote our collective efforts to create a more beautiful and sustainable local culture of awareness. Come and Enjoy!!

#4 Nippo Brook Farm
628 Mount Misery Rd.
Growing fresh vegetables in season, Nippo Brook Farm is committed to raising local food in a healthy and ethical way. Come tour our beautiful vegetable fields and ask the farmer for tips and tricks to growing your own food! Learn about heritage breed chickens and turkeys, and visit with the newest members of the farm, old fashion meat rabbits.  We look forward to seeing you!
Abram Pearson and Jessica Hebert

#5 Castle Anam Cara “The Castle”
20 Hansonville Rd.
The noted medieval living history residence of David O’Connor (Lord Duncan) and Loretta Salazar (Lady Espringale). In addition to stepping back in time 1000 years, you will see how committed David and Loretta are to solar, organic, self responsible and sustainable living: from organic food production and food preservation to organic mushroom growing, heating and cooking with wood and solar furnaces to irrigation with collected rain water. David is also the well known “Dr. Tomato” and partner in HEALTHY HOME HARVEST LLC - known for their organically grown vegetable and flower plants grown in their self built, fully insulated, petroleum AND bio-fuel free green house! Come see how you and your family can begin to move in a more self-reliant direction.  Please note you must sign a liability waiver to tour the grounds and Castle. (500 ft. from Greenhill Rd. intersection)

#6 Profile Alpacas
345 Dry Hill Road
Enjoy the day while taking a tour of our farm and viewing our Alpacas. Lear how their fiber is spun into yarn and what you can do with just the loose Alpaca fiber. See examples in our new farm store. Be sure to ask questions about how this fine fiber is so warm on those cold New England winter days!

#7 Lasting Legacy Farm
148 Second Crown Point Road
Come and enjoy this family farm that has been in existence since the late 1700’s. Raising farm animals as it once did for it’s family and neighbors we are always learning about farming an environmental friendly way, allowing the animals to do what they naturally do using their individual assets to work with mother nature at her best. Come and enjoy other aspects of agriculture here at Lasting Legacy. Taste the bounty of flavor in our burger raised on our farm while you have lunch with us!!

#8 Spring Harvest Maple Farm
220 Route 9 (Across from the police and fire station)
We are a producer of exceptional maple syrup and maple products. The sugar house will be open for tours and we will be available to answer questions. We will also have samples of maple syrup and other products. We have recently completed our second year of production with great success. The support from the local community is amazing and will allow us to expand for next season. Also, we will have maple syrup, maple cream, and maple candy available for sale. We look forward to seeing you.

Sponsored by the Barrington Parks and Recreation Department.
Download and print a map with farm descriptions to guide you throughout the day on June 27!


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