Published DateMEREDITH — Welcome spring and enjoy food, flowers and more at Moulton Farm's annual open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.
"There's no doubt that the winter was a long one," says John Moulton, the owner of the farm that's been in operation since the 1890's. "But our greenhouses are full and our farm kitchen is back in operation. Spring has finally come."
This year's free event will feature both food and knowledge. The farm's chef, Jonathan Diola, will be preparing foods featuring some of the produce grown on the farm as well as the seafood and sustainably raised meat available at the farm. Tricia Lutkus, the farm's head baker, will be offering samples of some of the baked goods available from the farm, as well as showing off some of the custom decorated cakes she has created for farm customers.
Throughout the day products from local vendors will be available for sampling. Cider Bellies will also be introducing new toppings for their delicious doughnuts.
Kelly McAdams, from the University of New Hampshire's Cooperative Extension, will be at the farm from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer gardening questions. She'll also be talking about solutions to the downy mildew problem and impatient alternatives which will be available from the farm. Farm staff will be available to answer questions about the environmentally friendly techniques used on the farm and how they can be used in home gardens. They'll also be discussing the many varieties of plants and soil amendments available in the farm's yard and greenhouses.
In addition to the samples and free workshops, with the first 100 purchases of the day the farm will give out $5 in "bonus bucks" good towards a purchase during a future visit.
John Moulton is one of the people who will be answering gardening questions during Moulton Farm's annual open house on Saturday, May 4. The event, which will also feature food available from the farm kitchen and local vendors, is free and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Courtesy photo)