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Dave the oxen looking over fence
Photo by Janet Dudley.
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2014 EVENTS
· Saturdays, December 6 and 13, 2014
Holiday Open House & Market at The Dudley Farm Museum
9 AM to 2 PM
The Dudley Farm Museum and Farmers’ Market invite you to celebrate the 2014 holiday season on two Saturdays in December. On December 6th and 13th, 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 19th annual Holiday Market. 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. Each Saturday, visitors may enter a free drawing for a chance to win 1 of 3 holiday centerpieces made by Janet Dudley and Michael Russo.

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. Contact the Museum at 203-457-0770 or the Market at 860-349-3917 for more information. No snow date for December 13th Event.

Six photos of wreath making demonstration.
Photos by Barbara Hanson.
· Sunday, Decemer 7, 2014
Wreath Making Party
2 to 4 PM at The Dudley Farm Munger Barn, lower level,
Join wreathmaker Janet Dudley to create your own special holiday wreath from fresh local evergreens.

Refreshments provided. Bring your family and friends. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Garden gloves and small garden clippers suggested, but not required.

Registration is needed for this event. Please call 203-457-0770 DFM, Janet Dudley 203-453-6760 or email DFM at info@dudleyfarm.com

Suggested $5.00 donation to The Dudley Farm Museum. $20.00 materials fee includes everything you need to make a 12" wreath - (wreath ring, bow, pinecones).

· Now on display…
Museum Exhibit for October
The Dudley Farm Museum display for October is “It’s Getting Cold: Coats, Cloaks, Capes and Carriage Robes from the 19th Century.” The Dudley Farm Museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 PM. Adult admission is $3.00. The Dudley Farm — 2351 Durham Road, Guilford CT 06437 — phone 203–457–0770.

· Saturday, October 25, 2014
Last Farmers’ Market & Halloween Party
9 AM to 12:30 PM
Vendors in Halloween costumes.
  
Photo by Barbara Hanson.
Join us on Saturday, October 25, for the last day of the 2014 Summer Farmers’ Market at the Dudley Farm. From 9 AM to 12:30 PM, the Farmers’ Market will offer seasonal produce, mums and cut flowers, eggs, baked and canned goods, naturally-raised meats, honey and maple syrup, and handmade art and crafts. In addition, you are invited to celebrate the season’s end with a special self-guided Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Trick-or-Treat fun with our costumed vendors.

Children are encouraged to wear costumes and adults are welcome to join in the fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The market is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather and there is no rain date for this event. Contact 860–349–3917 for more information.

· 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.

· Saturday, October 18, 2014
Rain date: October 25, 2014

Harvest Day at The Dudley Farm
9 AM to 2 PM
Join us on Saturday, October 18 for Harvest Day at The Dudley Farm. From 9 AM to 2 PM, the Dudley Farm Museum and the Farmers’ Market will celebrate the Harvest with family fun and autumnal delights. This year we invite you to join us for food, music, activities for children and demonstrations of early 19th century skills. Rain date is October 25.

At the Market
We offer seasonal produce, mums and cut flowers, eggs, baked and canned goods, naturally-raised meats, honey and maple syrup, handmade art and crafts. In addition, a number of Market vendors will demonstrate their specialties throughout the day and other presentations are scheduled as follows (times are approximate and subject to change):
10 AM – Soap making
11 AM – Raising meat naturally
12 PM – Beekeeping
1 PM – Canning

Around the Farm
The Dudley Farm Museum offers spinning and blacksmith demos, working the oxen, and brewing beer. There will be an art project for children using pokeweed ink and twigs; dyeing of wool with pumpkin and pokeweed; popcorn, corn shelling & grinding. “Treasures from the Dudley Farm Attic – Revisited” will have items for sale, including many from the 19th century. The Farmhouse will be open for tours, where “It’s Getting Cold: Coats, Cloaks, Capes and Carriage Robes from the 19th Century” will be displayed. Lunch from the grill will be available.

· Saturday, September 13, 2014
Special Event at the Farmers’ Market
9 AM to 12:30 PM
Two fairy houses
  
Photo by Barbara Hanson.
Join us for our first “Fairy Festival.”
Children, accompanied by adults, are invited to follow the Fairy Trail, build a Fairy House, decorate a wand, and/or create a crown with guest author Cheryl Kling.

Vendors can participate by creating a Fairy House or Garden to be displayed at their tables or along the Trail; gathering natural materials such as acorns, feathers, and pinecones for decorating the Fairy Houses. Contact vendors Cindy or Tricia if interested in helping with the event.

Spritely costumes are encouraged.

· Now on display…
Museum Exhibit for September
The Dudley Farm Museum display for September is “Plain and Fancy: 19th Century Chamber Pots.” The Dudley Farm Museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 PM. Adult admission is $3.00. The Dudley Farm — 2351 Durham Road, Guilford CT 06437 — phone 203–457–0770.

· Saturday, August 16, 2014
Special Events at the Farmers’ Market
Enjoy 3 presentations by our local growers & beekeeper; times are approximate:
10:00 AM - Susan Willis - Organic Gardening
10:30 AM - Cathy Provencher - Sprouts
11:00 AM - Walter Pond - Beekeeping

· Saturday, August 16, 2014
The Dudley Farm Museum at the North Guilford
Congregational Church Fair

Join us in celebrating our local heritage at the North Guilford Congregational Church old-fashioned Fair on historic Meeting House Hill in North Guilford, 10 to 4 Saturday, August 16th.

The Dudley Farm Museum is a big part of the North Guilford community and joins the Churches in North Guilford this year with “Treasures from the Dudley Farm Attic.” There will be items for sale dating from the late 1800’s up to approximately 1960, including early canning jars, crockery, vintage suitcases, postcards, newspapers about the ’38 Hurricane, early military items, china—and much more. Proceeds will go to support the “Big Barn Project.” Take a look—and you just might find that vintage item you’ve been looking for. Additionally, selected quilts from the Dudley Farm collection will be included in the Church’s annual quilt exhibit held in the Sanctuary.

We are proud of our North Guilford roots, and each year the Fair features exhibits reflecting our heritage. So come stroll through the quilt exhibit, see a wool spinning demonstration, or tour the Church and Old North Cemetery grounds. And don’t forget to purchase some prized “Treasures from the Dudley Farm Attic!”

· 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.

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