Exploring How Food Grows Programs offered at Moulton Farm (395 w/ 2col Moulton)

MEREDITH — Moulton Farm is bringing back two popular programs enabling the public to explore the farm that has been producing food for more than 100 years.
"Last year we invited the public to get a 'behind the scenes' view of the farm through our 'Walk and Talk' series," says John Moulton, owner of the Meredith farm. "It was very popular and gave a lot of people the opportunity to see how we grow food and some of the methods we use to preserve the soil for future generations. We're happy we can do this again this year." The sessions are free and will be held on the second Tuesday of the month from June through September.
The first 'Walk and Talk' session will be on Tuesday, June 11 at 6 pm. In addition to walks in the fields, some sessions will feature special activities. Sessions start at the farm stand and last approximately one hour. The events are rain or shine and sturdy footwear is strongly suggested. "Join us one time or for every session," invites Moulton. "The farm is always changing and nature is always making life interesting in one way or another."
The farm will also continue its popular 'Little Sprouts' program which introduces young children to how food grows. Children ages 5 through 9 can help plant, maintain, and harvest a vegetable garden. As part of the once a month Wednesday morning sessions children will learn about gardening methods, bugs, worms, watering, and sun. There is a small fee for the program and advanced sign up is strongly recommended. Children can attend one session or multiple sessions. The first session is on June 26.
Additional information about these programs is available by calling the farm at 279-3915, or on the farm's website at www.moultonfarm.com. Moulton Farm is located at 18 Quarry Road off Route 25 in Meredith. The farm practices sustainable agriculture and is dedicated to providing the highest quality fruits and vegetables while preserving its rich soil for future generations. In addition to growing its own produce, the farm offers plants, garden supplies, baked goods and a quality selection of cheeses, meats, and other items from northern New England producers.

Enabling adults and children to learn more about how food can be grown while preserving the soil for future generations is the aim of two programs at Moulton Farm. Owner John Moulton is shown leading a tour. (Courtesy photo)