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Framingham Farm Day 2009

Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff at 8:07 pm on October 7, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham Farm Day is coming up on Sat Oct 17 10am-2pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy the fall weather at any or all of these real New England farms in the greater Nobscot area. Co-sponsored by Nobscot Neighbors and the Framingham Agricultural Committee.

- Baiting Brook Christmas Tree Farm, 32 Nixon Rd. - George and D.D. Harrington will give tours of a real tree farm, explain how Christmas trees are grown and why this is the greenest solution to holiday decorating. Tours every half-hour from 10am to 2pm, cider and doughnuts too. No charge.

- Stearns Farm, 862 Edmands Rd. - Plant garlic with farm manager, Kathy Huckins and friends, tour the farm and learn about Community Supported Agriculture and the importance of locally produced food. No charge. Established in 1723, this historic farm was operated by the Nixon family until 1900 and became Stearns Organic Farm in 1954 and today the farm provides fruit, vegetables, herbs and cut flowers to a full roster of CSA members.

- Hanson's Farm, 20 Nixon Rd - Navigate Tom and Matt's Corn Maze, take a hayride, pick your own pumpkins and raspberries, buy produce at the farmstand and picnic under the giant tent. From 10am the hayride plus corn maze is $6 per person, children under 5 yrs. no charge. The 152 acre farm has been continuously operated by five generations of the Hanson family. Open seven days a week from May to November, 9am-6pm (Sun until 5:30). Ask about the Haunted Hayride. 508-877-3058.

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