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Our events are very popular with old and new customers. Before coming to an event, please check the web site or call us at 978.369.4494 for any changes in the schedule.

Click here to see some photos from our past events »

Please click here for information about our 2016 Cooking Classes for kids & adults »

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Father's Day Weekend!
Saturday, June 18, 9 & 11 am

Farm Tours with Steve Verrill - FREE

Hop on the hay wagon & ride through fields where the food you eat is grown! Steve will describe the preparation, planting, cultivating & harvesting of crops; introduce you to farm equipment and share tips gleaned from years of farming. Questions encouraged! Fun for all ages!
  • Meet at the stand at 9 am or 11 am. Tours approximately 45 - 60 minutes.
  • No reservations necessary.
Dom's Demo at the Stand!
Sample fresh grilled meats from Dom's - a family owned, local purveyor specializing in meats since 1936! A selection of Dom's meats for sale at the stand.

Saturday, June 25, 11 am - 3 pm
Strawberry Festival & Dessert Contest

Pick-Your-Own strawberries in fields by the stand
Food served a la carte
  • Strawberry Shortcake - Verrill Farm strawberries, made-from-scratch biscuits & fresh whipped cream
  • Hot dogs, hamburgers & more, beverages
Free Entertainment by singer John Fitzsimmons

Activities - there is a small fee for these:
  • Hay rides
  • Pony rides

Strawberry Dessert Contest - FREE Entry!

Verrill Farm welcomes local chef Bill Flumerfelt as celebrity judge! He will be looking for signature strawberry desserts including cakes, pies, cobblers, crisps, puddings, etc..

Judging in 2 categories: adult and 16 & under
11 am -1 pm: bring your entry (name & phone number attached) & the recipe
1:15 -1:30 pm: judging & prizes awarded

Chef Bill Flumerfelt returns to Verrill Farm as a judge having spent a year in the kitchen early in his career. 'I had worked in restaurant kitchens for a while and wanted to get a first hand understanding of seasonality which you can only get by working on a farm - I was lucky enough to end up in the Verrill Farm kitchen learning from Steve, Joan and Jen!' Ultimately Flumerfelt realized he missed being in a restaurant kitchen and returned to that world having gleaned information about crops and growing he uses to this day.

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Saturday, July 16, 9 am - noon
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast & Pie Eating Contest

Pancakes studded with local berries served with Massachusetts made maple syrup, bacon or sausage, juice & milk or coffee
  • No reservations necessary
  • $8.50 for adults. $4.50 for kids under 10
  • Live Music by The Yankee Stompers
  • Hay rides - $1

11 am - Pie Eating Contest - FREE entry!

Come prepared for fun whether entering or cheering contestants on!
  • 8" pie for adults, 5" pie for kids.
  • the first to finish - no hands allowed - wins!
Tuesday, July 19, 5:30
Twilight Farm Tour with Steve Verrill - FREE

Tour fields riding on the hay wagon & learn about growing the local crops you love!
  • Sample hors d'oeuvre made in the stand kitchen following tour
  • No reservations necessary!
Wednesday, July 27, 6 pm
Field to Fork mid-Summer Crop Dinner

Verrill Farm chefs prepare a 3 course dinner inspired by our own just-picked crops.

Depending on crop availability, this is the menu being planned:
Appetizers: Blueberry & Brie in phyllo cups; Spinach & Fontina flat bread with dill & EVOO

Main Course: Tabbouleh & vegetable salad; Arugula salad with beets, oranges & goat cheese-raspberry vinaigrette; Grilled tilapia with caponata; Brown rice pilaf with zucchini, summer squash, celery, onions & herbs; Braised Swiss chard with peppers, sunflower seeds & raisins

Dessert: Plum upside down cake with Elderflower Chantilly cream
  • Cash bar serving wine & beer
  • Live Music by Guitarist Enrique
  • $48 per person
  • Reservations required. Please call 978.369.4494.

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Saturday, August 6, 6 am
Corn Picking - FREE

Join Steve Verrill & the farm crew for an early morning, hands-on experience
  • No reservation necessary
  • Meet at the farm stand at 6 am. Events lasts 1 - 1.5 hours.

Sunday, August 21, 11 am - 3 pm
Corn & Tomato Festival

Our signature summer event features samples of our farm grown tomatoes & corn!
  • Tastings & Samples: $9.00 for adults. $5.00 for kids under 10.
  • Taste 30+ varieties of tomatoes & 6+ varieties of corn
  • Sample dishes made in the farm stand kitchen using these two popular crops!
  • Additional food & beverages served a la carte
  • Live Music by Monadnock Blue Grass
  • Entertainment & activities

Wednesday, August 24, 6 pm
Field to Fork Late Summer Crop Dinner

Verrill Farm chefs prepare a dinner inspired by our own just-picked crops
  • Cash bar serving wine & beer
  • Live Music by Guitarist Enrique
  • $48 per person
  • Reservations required. Please call 978.369.4494.

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Sunday, September 11, 11 am - 3 pm
Farm Day, BBQ & Apple Pie Contest
  • Farm Tours
  • Traditional BBQ made in Verrill Farm's smoker, sides & desserts
  • Live Music by Boston road Bluegrass
  • Activities
    Hay rides - $1
Apple Pie Contest
11 am - 1 pm: enter your best/favorite Apple Pie & please bring the recipe
  • Attach your name, plus cell number or email, to serving dish!
  • 1:30 - judging & winner announced!

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Saturday, October 8, 11 am - 3 pm
Annual Harvest Festival & Benefit
for Emerson Hospital's Pediatric Care Unit

Fields surrounding the farm stand are transformed into an old-fashioned fair ground.

This fun for all ages benefit event includes:
  • Activities & games
  • Raffle
  • Food
Proceeds from activity, game & raffle tickets, as well as food purchases, go to Emerson Hospital's Pediatric Intervention Team to provide Coping Kits for children at the hospital.

The kits contain items & activities that are used to help children & caregivers cope successfully with the hospital experience.
Friday, October 21, 6 pm
Field to Fork
- A candlelight Harvest Dinner in our heated, decorated greenhouse.

Verrill Farm chefs prepare a dinner inspired by our own abundant Fall crops
  • Cash bar serving wine & beer
  • Live Music by Guitarist Enrique
  • $55 per person
  • Reservations required. Please call 978.369.4494.

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Saturday, December 3, 3 - 5 pm
Visit with Santa

The heated greenhouse will be decorated with greens, poinsettias & lights - a perfect backdrop for Santa's annual visit!
  • Bring a list & take a picture with Santa
  • Complimentary refreshments

Gingerbread House Workshops

Saturday, December 3, 9:30 & 11:30 am
Sunday, December 4, 9:30 &11:30 am, 1:30 pm
Tuesday, December 6, 3:30 pm
Saturday, December 10, 9:30 & 11:30 am, 1:30 pm

These popular workshops are fun for all ages Farm stand bakers are on hand with decorating tips or just let your imagination take over!

$35.00 fee includes:
  • assembled, undecorated gingerbread house on a 12" cardboard
  • frosting (gingerbread and frosting made in the farm stand kitchen)
  • candy for trim
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Adult comes at no additional charge. Please, only one adult per child.
  • Reservations required. These classes fill up quickly so we recommend calling early!
To sign up, call 978.369.4494.

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(5:00 PM Sundays January, February)
Closed on some holidays
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