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10:30 am *canceled* Farm Tour and Tasting
10:00 am Seed Harvesting Workshop
1:00 pm Wild Seed Collection Workshop
2:00 pm Beekeeping Series: Honey Tasting
10:30 am Pumpkin Painting and Carving
1:00 pm Views, Brews & BBQ
10:30 am Farm Tour & Tasting
1:30 pm Homeschool at the Farm: Birdhouse Gourd Crafts
10:30 am Birdhouse Gourd Crafts
1:00 pm CSA Member Farm Tour - 1pm
4:00 pm Year End Volunteer Potluck
10:00 am Community Farm to Table
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Join our workshop to harvest native seeds and learn about Hilltop Hanover's living seed bank and native plant conservation nursery.
Attend this two hour participatory program to learn about "local ecotypes", tour our seed plots, and help us collect seeds from three local provenance native plant species.
Hilltop's Native Plant Program Manager, Emily Rauch, will explain how our farm-based native plant nursery is a full circle biodiversity initiative designed to protect existing natural habitats and conserve native flora specifically adapted to our ecoregion.
First, there will be a brief PowerPoint describing ecotypes, seed morphology, seed maturity and seed storage.
Following the seed harvest, join us for a discussion about using native plants in the local landscape while enjoying a cool herbal drink and snack.
$30 registration fee covers class, native seeds to take home, drink and snack. Farm-grown native plants from our native plant conservation nursery will be available for sale following the program.
Ages 13 and up
13+ must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Max family price $65.
This event has been moved to the rain date: Saturday, October 8th
Join Lindsey Feinberg, our seed collection specialist, in this hands on workshop!
You will learn to sustainably collect seeds from native plants without harming wild populations. We will cover techniques researched by scientists and implemented by the Bureau of Land Management’s National Seed Strategy.
The first section will go over how wild seed is used for banking and restoration. The rest of the class will be spent in the field. We will review how to use field guides to properly identify species, examine plant populations and determine whether they are suitable for collection. We will learn how to check seed for ripeness, take a herbarium specimen, and fill out a data sheet to record important information for future collections. Great for ages 10 and up.
Ages 10 - 14 must be accompanied by a participating adult
$25 per person
Max family price: $60
Rain date: Sunday October 9th
As a follow up to our Honey Harvesting class we’ll be having a Honey Tasting just in time for fall. Come learn about varietal honeys, why bees make it, and some of the amazing health benefits associated with honey. Participants will be treated to a variety of yummy honey treats. This is the last class of our bee-related series for 2022. The class will be presented by D. J. Haverkamp of Bedford Bee Honeybee. Registration required.
$40 Program Fee for adults, free for kids and teens accompanied by a guardian.
Max family price of $75.
Just in time for spooky season, come wander Hilltop Hanover’s pumpkin patch, select yours from off the vine, and decorate it however you please!
Little ones will paint, older kids can carve, and everyone will get creative.
Max family price $40
Walk through Hilltop’s fields, pumpkin patches, rows of kale, carrot beds, and more with Assistant Farm Manager Jess Farrenkopf by your side. Get up close and personal with our cows and goats, munch on some fresh basil and lettuce, and truly know your farmer, know your food.
$15 Program Fee, free for kids 5 and under accompanied by a guardian.
Max family price of $40.
Part of our monthly homeschool programming at Hilltop Hanover.
This month, we’re crafting birdhouses with gourds grown specifically for this purpose, in addition to an overview of the farm’s activity for the month.
Hands-on and engaging, as always! Ages 4 and up.
Max family price $70
Join us to create your own sustainably-grown birdhouse, working with gourds shaped specifically for this!
Suitable for kids of ages 4 and up.
Max family price $50
Our CSA Partner and Community level share holders are welcome to join us for a second members-exclusive 1-hr farm tour. Each Community & Partner CSA member may register for 2 spots.
Volunteers, it's time to celebrate!
Bring a dish you'd like to share, create and take home a Strawflower Craft card, or show off your Halloween costume a little bit early.
If you're curious about the volunteering experience at Hilltop, stop by and see what all the hype is about! We hope you can join us in toasting to a great farming year, and the force of what we can accomplish together.
Registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome.
Our monthly Farm to Table class, where families and friends come together to harvest, prepare, and enjoy the freshest meal possible – straight from field to belly! Menu changes depending on the season. All ages welcome & encouraged.
$20 per person.
Kids 10 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Kids 5 and under are free.
Max family price: $50
Community Work Days at Hilltop Hanover are all about sharing work and conversation, making the tasks and hours fly by. This month, volunteers are welcome to join us in the growing fields as we clear out crops that are finished producing by removing the plants and infrastructure, and prepare beds for winter rest. A great chance to be outdoors and learn alongside farmers and friends! Registration suggested, drop-in's welcome.
As Thanksgiving approaches, make farm-fresh, local, organic produce the centerpiece of your celebration by harvesting it yourself! Take a guided walk through Hilltop Hanover’s fields with a farmer, pick rich bunches of beets and collards, squash and carrots, onions and garlic, and more…!
Registration required - families encouraged.
Ages 5 and up.
Under 10 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Join us for a fun day racing around the Farm and the surrounding scenic trails, on what we hope will be a beautiful Fall day. Stick around afterwards for apple cider and donuts. Winners of the races will get to take home our biggest winter squashes. Sign-up soon and check out Hilltop like you've never seen it before!
$15 Kids Fun Run, 10 and under, at 8:00am
$35 Head for the Hilltop 5K at 8:30am
All race proceeds will be used toward our Food Sovereignty Program.
Find out more about the program here.
Please click the following link to register: