Smolak Farms is excited to be hosting the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee through the month of August. The Firehouse Center for the Arts is a non-profit center for the art that is supported by local communities. We are thrilled to open our Farm to these incredible young spelling stars.
The second CSA Share was delivered this past week and it featured some incredibly fresh fruits and vegetables including: Cherries Garlic Scapes Head Lettuce Kale Scallions Every week you will receive an email from us with a list of your expected share items and some fun recipe inspiration! You can also access all of our emails and CSA recipes online.
Grab the kids and join us for a fun morning of birding, crafting and snacking! Beginning at 10:00 a.m., we will be painting our own bird houses, taking a scenic tour of the farm while checking out the local birds and snacking on some yummy cider donuts! Each $20 ticket includes: 1 child admission Cider donut Animal feed Paint your own birdhouse kit Hayride around the farm. Adults are free for the event but will need to purchase their hayride tickets separately. The cost of an adult hayride ticket is $7.
Live music on the farm! Ryan Maher will be bringing his musical talents and charm to Smolak Farms on Saturday, June 18th as part of our Annual Strawberry Festival experience. Come enjoy a strawberry-themed beverage and live music from 11am to 3pm.
On May 5th at Smolak Farms, the North Andover Historical Society honored Michael with the Society’s Lifetime Preservation Award. The Lifetime Preservation Award was established in 2014 to honor North Andover residents who have shown an exemplary commitment to the preservation of the town’s historic heritage and/or open spaces. Here is what the North Andover Historical Society said about Michael's impact on the local community. "Michael lives at the family farm acquired by his grandparents in 1927. After his father’s death in 1971, he ran the farm with his mother part time while in college. He has run it full [...]
Welcome to the family! Some adorable creatures arrived this spring! The ancestors of these Sebastopol Geese are from Crimea, and we are honored to bring a part of the Ukrainian culture into our Animal family. They are a bit tuckered out after their long journey to North Andover, so they will be tended to with love and care by our team before we introduce them to the rest of our animal friends and guests. Growing our farm and our animal community is a priority for us! We are pleased to announce that despite rising prices and inflation, we are able [...]
Hello Smolak Farms family! Can you believe it’s already August?! This summer is surely flying by. It has been a busy one here, and if we haven’t seen you yet, we hope we will before it’s back-to-school time, temps are dropping, days shortening, and the fall season settling back in. It certainly seems like summer just began, and yet here it is almost passing us by! A lot has been going on at the farm. We had one of our biggest strawberry crops ever, a long and abundant cherry-picking season, and now we’re working our way through PYO blueberries, raspberries, [...]
Apple Season is finally here, and we have got a spectacular crop for you this season! The Apple Crop Scout we have says that this is the biggest and the best apple crop he has ever seen in years. With these unusual times, we’re encouraging patrons to visit us during non-peak hours, to fully enjoy all the farm has to offer without all the crowds! So we’ve compiled our best list of reasons to come pick on a weekday, some serious, and perhaps some a little silly… enjoy! Reasons to visit and pick on a weekday Far fewer people to [...]
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 [...]