CWW: Open Farm and Food Days this weekend

Mass Local Foods is sponsoring their first Open Farm and Food Days the weekend of May 12-13.

The following is a list of farms that are participating.

Kalon Farm
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

220 Soap
66 Village Court
Tours of Stephanie Henry’s soap making studio

Robinson Farm
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.

Open Meadow
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 – (978)249-3464
Open Sat. noon to 4 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Diemand Farm
26 Mormon Hollow Rd. – 978-544-3806
Open Sat. & Sun. 10a.m.- 2 p.m.

West Boylston
Buzz Brand Honey
243 Lancaster St.(Route 110) – 508-835-8870
Saturday, May 12 10 a.m.-2p.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.

Acoustic Java
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.

CWW: Give Away Your Stuff Day

Saturday, May 12 is the official Give Away Your Stuff Day.

Once again, the Sawyer Hill Ecovillage in Berlin is going to be having a multi-family giveaway in honor of the day.


Going out on the tag-sale circuit this weekend?  Swing by Sawyer Hill Ecovillage ( for completely free stuff, as part of our annual celebration of Give Your Stuff Away Day!

GYSA is a national/international holiday which has been spreading the last few years — for more info, see  — and in most places, it involves goods being set out at the curb.  Because our ecovillage is built around pedestrian pathways, we use the pathways instead.  Come visit our neighborhoods, looking for goods along the walking paths.  (They’ll be in boxes or spread out on blankets/tarps as at a yard sale; items on or near porches, in carports, and in other areas are NOT okay to take.) 

If it’s raining or threatening to, we’ll consolidate all the free stuff at the Mosaic Common House, 22 Village Lane. The giveaway begins at 9 am and lasts till 1 pm.

(I will likely NOT go, but if anyone does go and can pick up books to donate to the Give and Take at Union Station, I would appreciate it!)

Don’t peek

Someone doesn’t want you peeking at the new downtown escape route through the old mall:

The T&G has already published a photo today taken from a hgher vantage in the Sovereign Bank tower, so the curtain here is fairly pointless.