Things To Do

Local Author Book Signing Event - September 23rd, 2017

DISCUSSION & BOOK SIGNING EVENT with 3 BEST SELLING AUTHORS!

September 23rd 11am - 2pm @ Simpson Spring

Local celebrity authors Doug "VB" Goudie, Michelle McPhee, and Anthony Amore will be here for a book signing and discussion.

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ANTHONY AMORE, author of Stealing Rembrandts, is the Director of Security & Chief Investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where he is charged with the ongoing efforts to recover thirteen works of art stolen from the museum on March 18, 1990. A columnist & lecturer, he also provides analysis on issues related to security and terrorism for a number local and national news outlets.

MICHELE McPHEE, author of Maximum Harm, is an Emmy-nominated investigative journalist, and award-winning columnist. A veteran investigative journalist, Michele is the best-selling author of six true crime titles. She is a Boston based investigative producer for the ABC News Ross Investigative Unit and a contribtor to Newsweek, Boston and other national magazines.

DOUG ‘VB’ GOUDIE is a WRKO Morning Show Host, and author of ACK in Ashes, a novel about Nantucket’s Great Fire of 1846. This book tells the story of that fateful fire, and it also tells the stories of many of the men who would help see the island through its devastation.

Simpson Spring's regular Saturday Marketplace will be taking place beginning at 10am featuring organic and sustainably sourced meats and poultry, local bakers and food artisans and crafters and more! Admission is always FREE. 719 Washington St. South Easton. More at www.SimpsonSpringMarketplace.com

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

    Annual Marketplace Easter Egg Hunt

    In addition to our regular Marketplace Event, we will be hosting our annual Marketplace Egg Hunt! Bring the kids!  This year our egg hunt will take place in the fields behind Simpson Spring, which can be a little muddy. We recommend waterproof shoes or boots!

    Also this Saturday...

    • The Easter Bunny is here - bring your cameras!
    • Kids can enjoy playing with the Wild Wood Creations puppet theater .
    • Meet and greet with the local creators of some of your favorite Marketplace products including FitNuts, Sacred Cow Granola and To Die for Dips!

    Plus we are stocked with Simpson Spring Water, Old Fashioned Soda, Craft Seltzers and your favorite organic and sustainable sourced meats, Sophia's Greek Yogurt, artisan baked goods, healthful snack items and so much more!

    St. Patrick's Day Marketplace 3/11/17

    SATURDAY MARCH 11, 2017

    Pregame for St. Patrick's Day at our Saturday Marketplace Event featuring:

    • Irish Music and Sing-Along with Matt Browne
    • Leprechaun Hunt and Kids Crafts starting at 11:30
    • Corned Beef and Cabbage Reubens, Shepard's Pie and Smoked Brisket, and Colcannon available for purchase from tasteful Adventures
    • We will also have Simpson Spring Irish Floats and Irish Soda Bread

    Tour Simpson Spring's Historic Museum

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    While the Simpson Spring we know today is a thriving bottler of the highest quality pure spring water, and old-fashioned craft soda, and the incubator of local food producers and entrepreneurs across New England, the building itself has been in operation since 1878. Travel back in time in the oldest bottling plant in the country! See remnants and artifacts from the factory's salad days in the 1930's and 40's when they were distributors of the beloved Moxie soda and experience the part they played in the early days of the soft-drink revolution. Hear stories about R.H. Macy and their influence on Coffee Soda and learn real story behind a brief stint they had with a well-known cola company.

    The spring itself dates back to 6000BC. While you are on a tour of their historic building, you will actually get to see the spring where all of their water comes from - You'd be hard-pressed to find another water company that would be able to finagle a thing like that!

    Tour participants will also spend time in the Simpson Spring laboratory where the historic flavors you enjoy today were first created.

    Free tours of the Simpson Spring historic museum happen every Saturday at 11:00am and 1:00pm or any time by appointment, call 508-238-4472 to schedule.

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    Keep Easton Beautiful - Spring Clean Up

    Keep Easton Beautiful, in conjunction with The Easton Shovel Town Cultural District, is thrilled to announce The Beautify the Barrel Campaign. As part of Keep Easton Beautiful ‘s Second Annual Spring Clean Up, the two groups are sponsoring a trash barrel painting/decorating contest for local artists with first ($250), second ($100) and third ($50) prizes, as well as a People’s Choice Award.

    Keep Easton Beautiful Co-Founder Kristen Stone said, “We are very excited to be partnering with the Cultural District and local artists. It is our goal to raise awareness of the litter problem in Easton in a positive way. Beautify the Barrel is one aspect of that effort.” Artists will be given freedom to create within guidelines designed to promote keeping our environment clean and beautiful. After the contest, the barrels will be strategically placed around Easton to encourage residents to dispose of their trash in a responsible manner.

    “Art can be a constructive influence in our community and on our culture. Beautify the Barrel is a fine example of that influence and The Cultural District is pleased to be a part of that.” said Carolyn Cole, Project Advisor and Artist Liaison, Chair of the Easton Shovel Town Cultural District.

    In keeping with its commitment to serve the community through local projects, activities and events, Easton Grange 196 has generously provided barrels for the contest. The groups are also pleased to announce that the barrels will be judged by prize-winning local photographer, Rich Hudson, award winning artist, art juror and co-owner of Turning Point Design, Allison Krajcik, as well as, Chair of Easton Shovel Town Cultural District, Carolyn Cole.

    Keep Easton Beautiful will hold their Second Annual Spring Clean Up on Saturday April 22nd 2017 from 8 – 11:30 am followed by an after party where Beautify the Barrel prizes will be awarded. "Last year, despite cold and rainy weather, 232 volunteers came out to help us clean up our roadsides. We actually removed 8,000 pounds of trash from our community!” said Keep Easton Beautiful Co-Founder Elaine Anderson Sears. For more information or to register for: The Beautify the Barrel Campaign or The Second Annual Spring Clean Up, please contact:  beautifuleaston.weebly.com