May 13, 2017 Homesteaders Event

EXTENDED HOURS this Saturday: 5/13/17 10am - 4pm in honor of our first Homesteaders Event.

Homesteaders Event Speakers Line Up

10:30 Todd Sandstrom from South Shore Great Pumpkin Challenge
The local man know far and wide for paddling a pumpkin down a river will join the Saturday Marketplace event to talk about letting our kids get dirty and what it takes to grow something.

12:00 Peter Burrows from Brown Boar Farm
Brown Boar Farm  CEO Peter Burrows joins us for our Homesteaders Event. Peter's interest in farming goes back to his childhood in the suburbs of Boston. Growing up, he loved exploring the woods and pastures of his neighborhood, where one of his favorite stops was a local farm. Peter grew to appreciate the importance of preservation, especially in rural towns, after the fields and woods of his hometown were lost forever to suburban sprawl. Peter and his wife Regina passed on their love of the outdoors and gardening to their children, Meaghan, Sarah and Christopher, who enjoyed working in the family vegetable garden and taking care of their pet chickens. After Regina passed away in 2001, Peter and Christopher decided to combine their common interests in the outdoors and the environment and purchased the land in East Wells that is now the home of Brown Boar Farm.

2:00pm Chicken Talk with Meghan Riley from Soule Homestead Education Center
Soule Homestead Education Center is a non-profit education center in Middleboro, MA providing environmental programs, craft workshops and cultural events. Megan Riley will be joining us on Saturday to talk all things Chicken related.

Fun for the Kids

11:30am - 12:30pm Kids Hour Magic Show with The Great Rolando
Kids love local Magician and Balloon Sculptor The Great Rolando! He'll be with us on Saturday for an hour or so of pure, innocent fun!

Lots of Furry Footed Friends
Local 4H members and homesteaders will have many of their fuzzy friends here at Simpson Spring. Fun for kids of all ages (and adults too!)!

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    Good Eats

    Cape Cod Kettle Corn
    Some of the best tasting Kettle Corn North of The Mason Dixie Line. 

    Fiamma Bella Wood Fired Pizza
    Their ovens are custom-built from bricks, concrete, and stainless steel. Fiamma Bella produces food of the highest quality, made from local, seasonal, superb ingredients. Instead of offering a lot of mediocre choices, Fiamma Bella has an intentionally small, thoughtful menu of sweet and savory foods that our chef/owner, Melanie Ciccarelli, continues to perfect. They are a mobile wood fired catering company and will be making made to order pizza all day!

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    Dolce Cupcakes

    • Cookies: Whoopie pies, Almond Joy bites 
    • Cake truffles
    • Cupcakes: Carrot Cake, Strawberry w/ white Chocolate, Hostess w/mostess, Mocha Maddness, Oreo, Peanut Butter Cup, Double Chocolate,  Madagascar vanilla.  

    Homemade Heaven Bakery
    Will be at our Homesteaders Event with 

    • Gigantic cinnamon rolls
    • Popovers
    • Cookies: chocolate chip, oatmeal, brownies, carmelitas, anisette, & peanut butter.
    • Personal sized pies
    • Calzones

    Smackadoodle
    Returning to the Marketplace this Saturday, Smackadoodle will have: 

    • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 
    • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup 
    • Caramel Apple Pie