Sunday, August 26, 2012
2ND ANNUAL DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
AT WOBURN FARMER’S MARKET TO BENEFIT NORTHEAST ANIMAL SHELTER
10 AM to 2 PM
The Woburn Farmer’s Market at Spence Farm will be hosting “The Dog Days of Summer”
While many patrons of the market routinely bring their dogs with them each Sunday, this week we are encouraging folks to please do so. Representatives from Northeast Animal Shelter of Salem, MA will be on hand at the market to inform people about their animal shelter and pets that are available for adoption. They will also be accepting donations of both monetary and “in kind” gifts. Some of the much needed items at the shelter include high quality canned and dry dog and cat food, nylabone chew toys, dog kongs, gift cards to local supermarket and pet supply stores, cloth towels and blankets.
For a complete list of items that are needed at the shelter, please visit their website at neas.org. We are thrilled to have Northeast Animal Shelter at the Farmer’s Market, as many folks from Woburn and surrounding communities have adopted their pets from this wonderful organization. In addition to the Northeast Animal Shelter booth, the day will also include a mini, enclosed dog park for shoppers to allow their dogs to play in and it will feature a wading pool for those dogs who want to take a dip to cool off. The market volunteers will also be cooking and selling hot dogs for a small fee in keeping with the “dog days” theme. Please spread the word and stop by the Farmer’s Market on Sunday, August 26th to help support Northeast Animal Shelter. The Woburn Farmer’s Market is located at 41 Wyman Street (former Spence Farm) in Woburn.
Come on down to the farm, celebrate the end of Farmers Market Week and enjoy the freshest produce, baked goods, meats, seafood, cheeses, coffee, chowder, spices and much, much more straight to Woburn from the farms, ovens, homes and ocean! We also have the finest artisans in the area.
Please check out our 1/2 mile walking path around the farm & pond as well as our orchard area that was planted on August 3rd.
Woburn Farmers Market
Workshop and Demonstrations
at Spence Farm, Summer-Fall 2012
July 22 -- 2:00 PM from Soluna after the Farmers Market -
Learn about Reused & Recycled Objects for the Yard & Garden (free).
Aug 5 -- 11:00 AM Soluna Farm Demonstration at the Farmers Market -
Pesto, Sauces & Condiments form Fresh Herbs (free).
Aug 12 -- 2:30 PM Soluna Farm Workshop after the Farmers Market -
Composting Basics (free).
Aug 12, 2012 at Soluna Farm in Winchester
accross from 720 Washington St, Winchester, MA
Workshop starts at 2:30pm after the Farmers Market
Please park on the north side of D Street and walk over to the garden entrance.
Please do not park in any residential driveways or on Washington Street.
Enter garden via a dirt road located between 711 and 727 Washington Street
, and across the street from 720 Washington St.
Please do not park in the driveways of any of these houses
Sept 9 - 11:00 AM Soluna Farm Demonstration at the Farmers Market -
Pickle Making (free).
Sept 12 -- Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - From Soluna Farm -
Learn about Preserving the Summer Harvest (free).
Oct 14 -- 2:00 PM After the Farmers Market from Soluna Farm -
Learn Root Cellaring Without a Root Cellar (free).
at Woburn’s Spence Farm
Woburn’s Spence Farm and the Medeiros Crew have conducted old television, monitor & appliance recycling drives for non-profit organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Lions Club, WREN and others. An excellent opportunity to recycle and save some money.
We have had a number of Red Cross blood donation drives. The Red Cross team takes over the building, setting up their computers, beds and equipment in an impressive display of efficiency. They then tend to each and every donor with equal care and professionalism. If you care to donate, more drives will be held in the future.
Five K road race on July 4th, 2012 in memory and celebration of the Shamrock Running Club founder, Bill Feeney. Bill was a mentor, coach and friend to the Shamrocks and lives on in the friendships forged through his club and throughout the future miles and hearts of many runners he has encouraged.
In May of 2012 we hosted a second annual kids' Triathlon combined with our Spring Fair & Pony Plop contest sponsored by Be Well Woburn & the Malcolm White Elementary School. After the race the fair was on - pony petting corral, bouncy house, face painting, crafts, games, martial arts, food, drinks and vendor samples made for a fun day.
In recognition of Autism Speaks & Autism Awareness Day in April 2012, Mayor Scott Galvin, the Woburn Agricultural Commission & our farm volunteers lit the farm building blue and kept it lit for the entire month.
Old time traditional square dancing was brought back by the Burlington Real School of Music in the spring of 2012. Everyone enjoyed the foot-stomping, rollicking, barn-shaking dance parties.
On Oct. 23, 2011 the second annual Harvest Festival was held in conjunction with the last outdoor farmers' market of the season. Free activities for the children included pumpkin decorating, bouncy house, petting zoo, corn maize, helium balloons and hayrides for the entire family - ALL at no charge. Food and beverages were available and consumed in large quantities! Live music was provided by the band “Seen Better Days” featuring Woburn’s own Chris DiFraia. Everyone left happy!!
Oktoberfest 2011 was for sure one of the most fun events we have sponsored. King Ludwig's band entertained with lively Bavarian music including sing-alongs, dancing, Alp horns and more. Knockwurst, bratwurst, hot dogs, giant pretzels, beer & Tyrolean hat decorating added to the festivities, and we hope to make it an annual event.
Reboot fitness class class sponsored by Be Well Woburn. Zumba combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system!
Sponsored by Be Well Woburn. Afro Flow Yoga infuses electrifying dance movements of the African Diaspora flowing with a meditative yoga sequence of of gentle yet powerful stretches.
The Thai TV network filmed a cooking demonstration for a segment on one of their programs in the summer of 2011. We all learned a little bit more about Thai cuisine that day and got some international exposure as well!
Moms, daughters, sons, friends, aunts, and grandchildren enjoyed a healthy night out at the 2011 Mothers’ Day Pilates event sponsored by Be Well Woburn.
Earth Day Celebration 2011. The city gathered together to celebrate Mother Earth at the Farm with the Boys & Girls Club Triathlon, hay rides, pony petting corral, bouncy house, crafts and games.
Woburn's Spence Farm participated in the 2010 Christmas Holiday House Tour. The farm stand was decorated and hay rides, warm beverages and snacks were provided for those who stopped by.
The 2010 Fall Festival / Pumpkin Fest was a total joy. Hundreds showed up for the free pumpkins and decorating materials for the kids, along with food, bouncing, miniature horses, goats, and hayrides!
April 16 through August 29- 2012 Spence Farm Communities Take Root Program- Please vote daily for our orchard project grant: http://www.communitiestakeroot.com/
Appliance Recycling Collection (benefitting Joyce Middle School) - Saturday, April 21- 9:00A – 1:00P
Family Square Dance Series, Friday, April 27- 8:00P – 11:00P
American Red Cross Blood Drive, Saturday, April 28- 9:00A-2:00P
Indoor Market (every other week) Sunday, April 29- 10:00A-2:00P (every other Sunday)
Indoor Market (every other week) Sunday, May 13- 10:00A-2:00P (every other Sunday)
Appliance Recycling Collection- Saturday May 19- 9:00A – 1:00P
2nd Annual Be Well Woburn Children’s Triathlon and Spring Festival May 20 starting 8:00A
Family Square Dance Series, Friday, May 25- 8:00P – 11:00P
Summer Festival & Outdoor Farmers Market Starts Sunday, June 10- 10:00A-2:00P every Sunday through October
Appliance Recycling Collection- Saturday, June 16- 9:00A – 1:00P
Outdoor Farmers Market Sunday, June 17- 10:00A – 2:00P every Sunday through October
Family Square Dance Series, Friday, June 22- 8:00P – 11:00P
Outdoor Farmers Market Sunday, June 24- 10:00A – 2:00P every Sunday through October