Reflecting the seasonality of farming, Verrill Farm 2018 birthday events have been in Spring, when nature kicks off the growing season; Summer, when Verrill Farm’s first crop, strawberries, peaks; and now Fall – with an agricultural theme including wagon tours of the fields, PYO veggies, visits with 4H’ers & their animals and the popular Apple Dessert Contest.
‘Think fall, think apples, think dessert!’ says Jennifer Verrill Faddoul who oversees the expansive farm stand bakery. Years ago, Jen started baking pies and desserts for area restaurants. When the farm stand was built and as demand for pies and desserts grew, production became exclusively retail.
‘We use lots of favorite recipes in the kitchen,’ says Jen, ‘from family, from our kitchen staff and some we’ve just picked up over the years! The annual Apple Dessert Contest gives everyone the opportunity to dip into their own ‘recipe box’ and bring us their best! We love the contest and think it is part of farming tradition!’
September 15, 6:00 am
Corn Picking with Steve Verrill – FREE
Tour leaves the farm stand at 6:00 am sharp and last approximately 1 hour.
Join Steve & learn about this year’s flavor-packed selection of corn varieties before the hands-on picking experience! Each family leaves with a dozen ears of PYO corn! No reservations necessary – just be at the stand at 6:00 am!
Saturday, September 15, 11 am – 3 pm
Farm Day & Apple Dessert Contest
A Fall celebration of local farming & 100 years of Farm to Table at Verrill Farm! A fun day of farm tours, demonstrations & activities.
• food served a la carte
• music by the Sky Blue Boys
• Lil’ Folk Farm – Petting Farm
• Giddy Up Pony rides – there is a small fee for these
Special farm activities
• picking vegetables in the field
• farm tours on the hay wagon
• visits with 4h’ers & their animals
Apple Dessert Contest
Dip into your ‘recipe box’ and enter your favorite pie or other apple dessert in our annual contest. Winner takes home a prize and bragging rites! All ages welcome.
• 11 am – 1 pm – bring your best apple dessert (name & recipe attached)
• 1:30 pm – judging & winner announced
11 Wheeler Street