CSA Harvest Fest
12:30 – 4:30PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019
592 Puncatest Neck Road, Tiverton RI 02878
I have no idea how many people are coming and it’s driving me nuts! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6gmY23p0rl6yH8fKcKr_2UHPqf-MwiSQLtBXust16_rvhiA/viewform
There will be an ongoing bonfire, giant Farm Jenga, off road farm tours, a kids area, kids games, adult games, a collective community toast, baby goats, and maybe a scavenger hunt! And our two featured farm dishes are being prepared by two of our favorite farm chefs – Sarath Suong and Sareoup Voeul. Because we were late in organizing this event, we expect the turn-out to be less, and for this to be a smaller, cozy event.
12:30 ideal arrival time – you will be greeted here and instructed on where to park.
Bring your dish/contribution to the Potluck Tent and make sure it’s ingredients are labeled
Catch a tour with Kohei on the Kubota tractor or Martha on the Gator utility vehicle, or just walk the property and enjoy!
Food should be ready to eat around 2pm (Tours will end around 2:30). We will have tables and chairs under a large Dining Tent.
At 3pm, we will gather for a community toast and celebration and we will then do a few farm games.
4:00 is the ideal time to start packing and cleaning. We want to get most of everything put away before sunset, and we do have Monday’s CSA HARVEST in the morning.
Mild and overcast with a high of 69 and a low of 63, with a chance of rain at only 10%. Sunset is at 6:18PM. Low tide is at 9:04am, high tide is 3:13PM. If you do happen to go quahogging or fishing, please consider bringing your bounty to our grill!
WHAT TO BRING
- Warm clothes for a crisp autumn farm night. We always have a breeze here at the farm.
- A suggested donation of $10 per person – to cover the costs of our two main dishes, the port-o-potty and other expenses we had in throwing this event
- Something to add to the potluck – a sweet dessert, an entrée, a side dish, beverages, etc
- A blanket for you and your fam/friends
- An extra chair couldn’t hurt – but we hope we have enough
- Buy spray? Maybe. But we expect the bug/mosquito pressure to be low due to the colder temperatures (luckily, Tiverton is not specifically a EEE hotspot)
- Bring Your Own __________! Make this your event, bring your own ______________ (frisbee, guitar, harmonica, sage, _________ ).
DO’s and DON’Ts
Please help reinforce these rules as I’m sure that less than a quarter of us will read this
NO DOGS! Unless you have no other choice, and you must contact us to RSVP your doggie’s attendance
SMOKING. All smoking of tobacco products must be confined to the West side
(facing the entrance/road) of the wrap-around-porch of the farmhouse, where you will find some ash trays. Other types of smoking must be done far away from children.
PORT-O-POTTY. Please everyone use this. LOL. Our septic system is not yet designed to have the capacity for you all. I mean that’s a lot of shit.
DO WALK AROUND THE FIELDS. Of course be conscious of not stepping on beds. Do not pick anything. Sometimes things are in abundance, and sometimes they are not and harvest turns into what feels like a foraging fight for survival!
DO WALK DOWN TO THE WATER and visit our campgrounds. Please stay out of the butternut squash field on your way.
NO advanced CSA pick-ups at the farm today – please pick up your CSA on Tuesday at your drop off location
Please try to avoid coming in your car alone – PLEASE carpool – offer someone a ride or catch a ride with someone – we have limited parking spaces.
OTHER THINGS TO DO
This is beautiful and sacred land! Consider coming early and walking along Fogland beach or the Seapowett salt water marsh (both are 2 minutes from the house). If the clouds clear, consider staying and watching the sunset over Fogland beach.
Look for mushrooms us just enjoy the hike along a 2 to 4 mile loop (you can choose a shorter or longer loop) through Weetamoo Woods – the entrance is less than two miles from the house. Trails are well maintained and clearly marked. Best and closest entrance to the trail is on East Road (Puncatest Neck Road becomes East Road at the Tiverton Four Corners intersection).
Drive along the coast on route 77 past Tiverton and into Little Compton to enjoy the views, and stop at a few farm stands. Lots of fruit, pumpkins, etc.. at two farm stands sitting opposite each other – Walkers Road Side and Young Family Farm.
NOTE: Puncatest Neck Road is the same as Puncateest Neck Road which is the same as Neck Road.