Thursday, May 3, 2012

Farm Events

2012 Starbrite Farm Event Schedule

June 9 and 10, Farm Visit 11:00AM.  
This will be a potluck picnic with grills available for folks to bring hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, etc. to cook. There will be tours of the fields in the afternoon. Saturday the 9th will be the primary day for the CSA groups with Sunday the 10th as a rain date and for those who would like to visit but cannot make it on Saturday. I will be inviting customers from my markets on Sunday as well. There is a u-pick strawberry farm nearby if folks would like to come early to pick strawberries for themselves. We will also try to recruit some volunteers to pick some for a shortcake dessert. More details will be provided as the date approaches.

Work parties and volunteer days:
I know there are many people who would like to come out to lend a hand and I certainly can use the help. We will have 2 work parties in the spring, before deliveries begin. These will be major events when we will need as many hands as possible to assist in covering my 2 high tunnel greenhouses. On weekends both before and during the delivery season we will have volunteer days. These will be to help with transplanting, cutting up seed potatoes, and harvesting labor intensive crops like peas, and beans.  For these volunteer days members should notify me directly by e-mail of their intention to attend. Please send me an e-mail during the week prior to the event and not weeks or months ahead.  

Saturday, May 12, 10:00 AM
Work Party at Good Hand Farm to cover the greenhouse. Members should meet at my house- 141 Brighton Rd. Andover, NJ 07821
If you arrive late, we will be working down the street at 110 Brighton Rd.  You will see the greenhouse inside the deer fence, on the north side of the barn. Please do not enter the paved driveway between the house and the barn.  Bring gloves!

Saturday, May 26, 10:00 AM
2nd Work party at Good Hand Farm to cover a high tunnel greenhouse that we have moved from it’s original location in Hardwick Twp. See info above for May 12. Bring gloves!

Volunteer days
These will be on Sundays at 10 AM (except 4/29), Meet at 141 Brighton Rd., Andover
Sunday April 29, 1PM. Help cut up seed potatoes and help with greenhouse transplanting.
Sunday May 6 and May 20, 10AM. Help with transplanting or greenhouse construction.
Sunday, June 24 and July 1, 10 AM- Help with pea picking.
Sunday, July 8, 10AM- Help with the garlic harvest.
Sunday, July 22 and 29, 10AM- Help with bean picking.
Sunday, August 5- Help with onion harvest

2012 Balkan Wassail at Breezy Hill Orchard

Come to this extraordinary event on Saturday, May 12th and help us celebrate Spring during this ancient Celtic tradition.  We'll sing to the apple trees for a bountiful harvest, dance to the beat of Balkan Brass Band music by Zlatne Uste, sponsors of the incredible Golden Festival in NYC and long time farm friends, and feast on a sumptuous menu of local, Hudson Valley food, wine and cider.

Seido Salifovski will join us with Romskiboji playing Macedonian Romani (Gypsy) Music, and Carl Linich will be performing Georgian music with the Bard Georgian singers.  Steve Kotansky will teach Balkan dance and Seido will do a drum workshop.  Other surprises to be announced so stay tuned to our Facebook page for details.

Our wood-fired pizza oven will be fired up and going strong, and our fantastic artisan hard ciders will be available for tasting if you are over 21.  Vegetarian options available.

Adults - $50 ($60 at the gate)
Kids 6-18 - $15
Kids under 6 - Free!

To Rsvp, call the farm at 845-266-3979 or join our Facebook event page.  Get your tickets now!

Visit to purchase tickets via Paypal. Please call ahead of you are planning to camp at the Orchard. (Add $10 per person for camping.)

Breezy Hill Orchard
828 Centre Road
Staatsburg, NY 12580
Tel: 845-266-3979