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20 January, 2020

Announcing: Smolak Farms Kids Club

2020-01-20T14:30:54-05:00January 20th, 2020|Education, Festivals / Kids Activities|

We are so excited to announce a new offering for 2020 and beyond: our Smolak Farms Kids Club! For those local to the area, or who frequent the farm, this membership program offers lots of great exclusive offers and discounts for all purchases and activities around the farm. What’s Included: Free admission to all non-holiday Story & Craft events 5% off fruit picking 5% off birthday parties 10% off special activities (i.e. cupcake decorating, Breakfast w/Mrs. Claus, Easter Egg Hunts) 1 dozen free donuts on your birthday Invitation to a special member only event opening day of the Smolak Farms [...]

6 January, 2020

Farmer Smolak Update: January 2020

2020-01-20T14:23:51-05:00January 6th, 2020|Farmer Smolak|

A Look Back at 2019 for Smolak Farms As winter continues to strengthen its grasp on us, we have a chance to pause and reflect on this past year, and to think about the year ahead. First of all, I would like to deeply thank all of you, our customers, for helping us to continue in business for the past year, and hopefully well into the future. If it were not for all of you, we would not be here. Secondly, I would also like to deeply thank my staff for their hard work and patience during this past year. [...]

16 December, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: December 2019

2020-01-20T14:24:34-05:00December 16th, 2019|Farmer Smolak|

Christmastime at Smolak Farms The Christmas Season is now upon us, with all the happiness and joy that it brings. Our holiday season, although shorter than last year, started off with a bang and has yet to slow down. We were fortunate enough to welcome Channel 5 WCVB to the farm in early December to do a story about the Christmas tree shortage, and they were able to include some footage from the St. Bernard Club of New England visit – one of our most popular holiday events! (You can see the Channel 5 video piece here.) It is just [...]

12 November, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: November 2019

2019-11-14T10:29:54-05:00November 12th, 2019|Farmer Smolak, Uncategorized|

The Changing of Seasons at Smolak The apples are off the trees and the frost has fallen on the few remaining pumpkins. This fall we were very fortunate with the weather and had a busy and consistent season. At a farm like ours, we are very dependent on these weekends in September and October to create a positive balance sheet ahead of the slower winter months. We had some challenges to deal with in 2019 besides the weather in terms of being very affected by the gas crisis as well as some structural and permitting issues, so we're glad to [...]

21 October, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019: Turkeys, Pies, Sides and Meal Kits available for pre-order

2019-10-30T12:03:34-04:00October 21st, 2019|Farm Stand, News and Announcements|

Our Thanksgiving offerings are now available for pre-order! We're offering Turkeys, Pies, and a variety of Sides and Meal Kits to make your holiday delicious, and to remove the stress! We offer Plainville Farms turkeys. They are all-natural, free range birds that are humanely raised and hormone free. Turkeys are $3.89/lb and a $20 non-refundable deposit is required. Turkeys will be available for pick-up on Monday, November 25. Our bakery staff bakes up a variety of homemade holiday pies, including fruit pies with a crumb topping or double crust, as well as pecan and pumpkin. Apple crisp and donuts are also available [...]

16 October, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: October 2019

2019-10-16T12:16:06-04:00October 16th, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Fall on the Farm and Halloween Hayrides The warmth of summer is quickly turning into the cool crisp autumn that many of us New Englanders love. We have been very lucky with the weather this year, as it has been bright and sunny, especially on the weekends. Apple picking has brought in many folks to pick pumpkins and enjoy all of the other offerings the farm provides this time of year. Our Halloween Character Hayride is in full swing with Bert and Ernie, Big Bird and many others greeting children and Trick or Treaters as they ride through the Farm. [...]

26 September, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: September 2019

2019-10-08T12:15:55-04:00September 26th, 2019|Farmer Smolak|

Fall is here, and so are our Fall Festivals! We are in the early-to-mid stages of apple season, and this year's crop is fantastic. The amount of rain, sunshine, and culture this year have given us one of the best crops we’ve ever experienced. Our peach and blueberry crops were also some of the best we’ve had this year. What a season it has been! We introduced a new Beer, Wine, and Food Tent to our fall festivals this year, and the addition has been very well received. Last week, we added a 10-foot screen to the tent for loyal Patriots [...]

26 August, 2019

Job Openings – August/September 2019

2019-08-26T11:15:29-04:00August 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

As you might expect, fall is a very busy season for those who work on a farm! With a bounty of apples and pumpkins and cider donuts and lovely fall weather, it's a great time to enjoy the outdoors in New England. As such, we're looking for some seasonal (and some ongoing) help on the farm! Please see below for our open positions. We look forward to hearing from you! Fall Festival Help, Birthday Party Hosts, and Educational Tour Guides Farm Stand Shift Leaders Production Bakers for FT or PT hours Event Staff - Set-up and Closing Assistant Manager, Education [...]

23 August, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: August 2019

2019-08-23T14:36:09-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Fall is coming! As summer starts to wind down, we’re enjoying an abundant, very sweet and very tasty crop of peaches and plums. We’ll soon wrap-up our successful Whim Dinner Series, and while it’s always bittersweet to move out of this season, we have much to look forward to. The apple trees are laden with fruit, and in fact due to ample rain, heat and sunshine these last months, it looks to be one of the best apple crops we’ve ever had!   Our animal area has some new additions, including Australian Swans, Nubian goats, Heritage Breeds of Turkeys, and Muscovey [...]

31 July, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: July 2019

2019-07-31T16:33:02-04:00July 31st, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Mid-Summer Updates: Staff, Crops, Whim and More The summer is passing quickly, and soon there will be the feel of fall in the air. The crops are growing well, and the peach and apple crops especially look wonderful this year. We should have a heavy apple crop this fall! Early crops faced some challenges this year with the weather, but we’re finally moving out of that season and into a more abundant one.   We’re excited to welcome some new faces into various roles at Smolak Farms, and familiar faces into new positions! Tricia Dunphy, who has been busy in [...]