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Dave the oxen looking over fence
Photo by Janet Dudley.
News & Events

UPCOMING EVENTS
· Saturdays, June through October 2014
The Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market
9 AM to 12:30 PM
Homegrown and Handmade
The Dudley Farm Summer Market takes place every Saturday through October from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. It is a family-oriented gathering place held on the picturesque grounds of the historic Dudley Farm Museum. The Market provides the opportunity to purchase local and organic seasonal produce and handmade arts and crafts, while enjoying the beauty and serenity of the Farm as it was in the year 1900. In addition to the wide variety of fruits and vegetables offered, also available are baked goods, eggs, fresh cut flowers, herbs and potted plants, honey and maple syrup, jams and jellies, naturally-raised meat, and pickles. Our handmade items include hand-spun yarn, paintings, photographs, cards, jewelry, soap, woodworking, pottery, sewing, quilting and more. The market is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

· Show your support
The Big Barn Project (BBP)
The life and history of each farm revolves around its main barn. That’s where the animals are housed, the equipment is kept and the history of the farm is preserved. At the Dudley Farm Museum, the up to now, un-restored big gray barn, will now take on this important role.
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· Available…
Voices from North Guilford
Over eight years in the making, the book Voices from North Guilford has been published and is available for purchase at The Dudley Farm Museum. Click here for details.


RECENT EVENTS
· Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12 to 4 PM

Celebrate 375 years of Guilford History
Admission is $3.75 per museum for adults, children free.
Family program to highlight 375 years of Guilford History will feature special demonstrations and activities at each museum. The Dudley Farm Museum will highlight handspinning and fiber processing, candle making demonstration, household chores (laundry and butter making), gardening and farming activities and live oxen demonstration featuring Bob and Dave, The Dudley Farm Museum Brown Swiss oxen. Children (and families) encouraged to dress in period costume. The Dudley Farm Museum will also hold Farmers’ Market on Saturday as usual and encourage vendors to stay later if they wish.

· Saturday, April 26, 2014
Rain Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Please note this event has been rescheduled for May 3rd.
Community Tag Sale
8:30 AM to 2 PM
Spaces are $20 and you will need to bring your own tables and chairs.
Set-up on Saturday morning must be completed by 7 AM. Early set-up on Friday Evening is at 6 PM. Food & beverages, including coffee & baked goods, will be available.

Donations accepted for gently used items in good condition for the Dudley Farm Tag Sale Table. Please make an appointment to drop off donations. No clothing please. All proceeds from Farm Table benefit The Dudley Farm Museum. For more information or to reserve a space call Jerri Guadagno at 203–457–0770 or email info@dudleyfarm.com.

· Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Dudley Farm Museum Spring Clean-up Day
9 AM until finished.
It has been a hard Winter and Spring has arrived. It is now time to spruce up The Dudley Farm Museum grounds. Work will include cleaning up garden beds, raking leaves, picking up branches etc. Volunteers are needed to help with the clean-up.

Please bring your gloves, rakes and other handy tools. Coffee and donuts will be provided.

· First Saturday of the month, February through May 2014
February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3

Winter Market
9 AM to 12:30 PM
The Winter Market will be held in the Munger Barn and features baked goods, eggs, fibers, handmade art and crafts, honey, jams and jellies, maple syrup, naturally-raised meats, pickles, soap and seasonal vegetables. Craft vendors alternate months during the Winter Market. Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather; there are no snow dates.

For the last two Winter Markets, both the first and second floors of the Munger Barn will be utilized, weather-permitting. This will provide more space for more vendors and their homegrown and handmade goods.

The Summer Market begins on Saturday June 7th and runs through October.

· Saturdays, December 7 and 14, 2013
Holiday Open House & Market
9 AM to 2 PM
The Dudley Farm Museum and Farmers’ Market invite you to celebrate the 2013 holiday season on two Saturdays in December. On December 7th and 14th, from 9 AM to 2 PM, the Museum will be open for their Holiday Open House and the Munger Barn will be open for the 18th annual Holiday Market.
There is no snow date for December 14th.

Open House
Tour the Farmhouse decorated for the holidays and enjoy complimentary mulled cider and cookies served in the dining room. Also featured in the Farmhouse are the annual cookie bake sale, to benefit the Museum, and drawings for the seasonal centerpieces on display. Saturday, December 7th ONLY, visit with St. Nicholas, and listen to holiday music played on the bowed psaltery; also hand-dipped candles will be for sale that day.

Farmers’ Market
Over 30 vendors will fill the Munger Barn both days with holiday treats and treasures. Featured this year are baked goods, eggs, fibers, fresh holiday greens, wreaths, trees and decorations, handmade art and crafts, honey, jams and jellies, maple syrup, naturally-raised meats, pickles, and soap.

· Saturdays, June through October 2013
Saturday’s Gathering Place
9 AM to 12:30 PM
For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. –Edwin Way Teale

Gather together at the Farmers’ Market every Saturday through October to enjoy the bounty of the harvest. Between 9 AM and 12:30 PM, you can purchase local and organic produce, including squash, root crops, pumpkins and potted mums. The Market also offers cut flowers, baked and canned goods, eggs, honey & maple syrup, jams & jellies, locally-raised meats and handmade art & crafts.

Be sure to join us on Saturday, October 19 for Harvest Day. From 9 AM to 2 PM, the Dudley Farm and the Farmers' Market join together to celebrate the Harvest with family fun and autumnal delights. The rain date is Saturday, October 26.

October 26 is also the last day of the Summer Market and we will close the season with a “Boo.” From 9 AM to 12:30 PM, Market vendors are planning trick or treat surprises at our first Halloween Party.

· Saturdays, June through October 2013
Saturday’s Gathering Place
9 AM to 12:30 PM
Enjoy homegrown produce and handmade crafts at the Summer Farmers’ Market. The Market is a family-oriented gathering place held on the picturesque grounds of The Dudley Farm Museum every Saturday from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. We offer a wide variety of local and organic fruits and vegetables, such as beans, blueberries, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, peas, peaches, plums, shallots, sprouts, summer squash, tomatoes, and zucchini. We are proud to also feature baked goods, eggs, fresh cut flowers, handmade art & crafts, herbs & potted flowers, honey & maple syrup, jams & jellies, naturally-raised meat, pickles and more.

· Saturday, April 27, 2013
Rain Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013

Community Tag Sale
8:30 AM to 2 PM
Spaces are $20 and you will need to bring your own tables and chairs.
Set-up on Saturday morning must be completed by 7 AM. Early set-up on Friday Evening is at 6 PM. Food & beverages, including coffee & baked goods, will be available.
Donations accepted for gently used items in good condition for The Dudley Farm Tag Sale Table. Please make an appointment to drop off donations. No clothing please. All proceeds from Farm Table benefit The Dudley Farm Museum. For more information or to reserve a space call Jerri Guadagno at 203–457–0770 or email info@dudleyfarm.com.

· Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9 AM until finished.
Rain Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 11 AM until finished.

The Dudley Farm Spring Clean-up
It has been a hard Winter and Spring has arrived. It is now time to spruce up The Dudley Farm Museum grounds. Work will include cleaning up garden beds, raking leaves, picking up branches etc. Volunteers are needed to help with the clean-up.
Please bring your gloves, rakes and other handy tools. Pizza and beverages will be provided for volunteers at lunchtime.

· Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Dudley Farm Community Garden “On The Fence” Meeting
7 PM in The Munger Barn
This meeting is a follow-up to the discussion that was started at The Dudley Farm Community Garden Annual Meeting/Potluck regarding the proposed Deer Fence to surround The Dudley Farm Community Garden. If time allows we will also discuss completing the Garden Shed and installing a compost system. Please bring your thoughts and ideas for the upcoming growing season.
Please Note: This event is only open to The Dudley Farm Community Garden Members and The Dudley Foundation Board Members.
For more information please call 203–457–0770 or email info@dudleyfarm.com.

· Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Dudley Farm Community Garden Annual Meeting/
Potluck Dinner

6:30 PM in The Munger Barn
Please bring your own place setting and a main dish, beverage or dessert to share. Following the supper there will be a seed exchange and a discussion that will include the deer fence, compost system and other garden projects. Please bring your ideas for the upcoming growing season.
Please Note: This event is only open to The Dudley Farm Community Garden Members and The Dudley Foundation Board Members.
Please RSVP by calling Judy Stone at 203–457–0770 or emailing info@dudleyfarm.com.

· Saturday, February 2, 2013
· Saturday, March 2, 2013
· Saturday, April 6, 2013
· Saturday, May 4, 2013
Winter Market 2013
9 AM to 12 PM
The Dudley Farm Museum Winter Market will be held the first Saturday of each month February through May, from 9AM to 12 PM in the Munger Barn. We offer baked goods, eggs, handmade crafts, jams and jellies, naturally-raised meats, pickles, winter vegetables and more.
Craft vendors alternate months during the Winter Market.
All Winter Markets are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

· Sunday, February 24, 2013
Book Signing: Voices from North Guilford
2 to 4 PM Breakwater Books, Guilford, CT

· Saturday, February 16, 2013 11 AM to 6 PM
· Sunday, February 17, 2013 11 AM to 4 PM
Book Sale: Voices from North Guilford
Hyland House Antique Show
Adams Middle School, Guilford, CT

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