Foraging Walks With Russ Cohen
Wednesday, June 20th or Tuesday, July 17th
The Greater Boston area is home to over 150 species of edible wild plants, many of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of "Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten", on an hour ramble through Allandale Farm to learn about at least two dozen species of edible wild plants. Pending favorable weather conditions, several edible mushroom species may be encountered as well. Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with information on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods. General guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging will also be discussed. Tickets are $20 each and space is limited! Click here to sign up!
Birthday Parties on the Farm
Looking to have a one-of-a-kind, outdoor birthday experience for your child? A birthday party at Allandale Farm means exploring the farm like never before! We are now offering two hour birthday packages customized to your child and party needs. Email Emily at email@example.com for more information.
Story Time on the Hill
Every Wednesday, June - September
10:30am - 11am
Join us every Wednesdays from June-September on the farm for story time. Free!
Conifers for the Small Garden with Christie Dustman
Saturday, May 5th
Anchor your space or ornament it with a sculptural evergreen. An active member of the American Conifer Society, Christie regular uses these beauties in her design work. Come learn the virtues of this broad and varied family of plants. This event is free and open to all!
Foundation Planting with Christie Dustman
Saturday, May 12th
Smart selections for beds near buildings. Foundation plantings increase the beauty of your home but can offer some unique challenges. Demystify the process with Christie as she shares some appropriate plants and design strategies for this common project. This event is free and open to all!
Sunday, October 8th 2017
12pm - 3pm
Allandale Farm is hosting our 3rd annual Chili Cook-Off! This event will benefit our dear friends at Lovin' Spoonfuls, a local food rescue organization. We are looking for interested chefs (aspiring or actual) to fire-up those pots and join the contest. The first prize winner will receive bragging rights and $100 in farm bucks. Other prizes will be awarded to worthy runners-up. The Farmstand is brimming with at least ten varieties of our own chili peppers, if you're looking to hyper-localize your concoction. Please pre-register as space is limited to 15 participants.
Saturday, October 14th 2017
11am - 1:30pm
There are many readily available medicine roots that offer the human body deep nourishment and vitality. Fall is the traditional time to unearth these underground botanical treasures and to incorporate them into our daily lives to help us stay strong and nourished throughout the winter months. In this fun and informative workshop we will discuss, taste, and experience several wild and cultivated medicinal roots such as burdock, dandelion, yellow dock, chicory and astragalus. You will learn about their medicinal value and how and when to use each at home. We will also sample a special root-based chai tea blend in class! $25 per participant and space is limited.
Our Friends on the Farm:
Every Wednesday in the farm parking lot, Year-round
2pm - 6pm
We spell fish F-R-E-S-H when Taylor's on the farm! Stop by to pick up the daily catch.
Look For Patti on the farm in 2018 when we reopen for the season!
Patti specializes in hand sharpening kitchen knives, both serrated and straight edge, as well as other cutting tools. Look for her mobile workshop in our parking lot.