New on the Farm

A Better "Black Friday"

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November 29th, 10:00 am to 12:30 am


Loking for an alternative to the craziness of Black Friday?  Join certified forest therapy guide Kirsten Snow of Blue Stone Journeys for a gentle nature therapy walk.  You'll tune  in with all your senses to experience nature and her many gifts.  The  2 1/2 hour walk will cover about a mile in distance. 


There is no pre-established price for this "Gift of Nature" walk: you choose the amount that feels comfortable for you.  A portion will be donated to Holly Hill Farm and a portion will be donated to Blue Stone Journeys’ “Walk it Forward” fund, which provides nature therapy to those in need who don’t have the resources available.   Reservations strictly required!

Breakfast with Benji

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Sunday December 1st 8:30 am


When was the last time you had breakfast with a donkey?  Benji, a rescue, is Cohasset's favorite Miniature Sicilian Donkey.  He lives at Holly Hill Farm and loves visitors and being taken for walks in the woods. 


    Join us at 8:30 am (weather permitting) for light breakfast treats and a chance to really get to know Benji  and some of his barnyard friends, including a chance to walk with him on our conservation land.


This special event will take place on Sunday, December 1st at 8:30 am.


$10 per family and registration is required.

Holly Day Fair

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Saturday December 7th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


It's a Cohasset tradition!


Our cozy heated greenhouse will be transformed into a holiday fair, with unique gifts made by local artists and artisans.   


You can participate in our wreath-making workshops and come away with your very own fragrant, fresh wreath  made from greens sustainably sourced from our land.  


Plus, hot coca and treats,  photos with Santa against our very picturesque and rustic setting, and visits with our sweet goats.  


This event is free and fun for the whole family.




Giving Tuesday

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December 3rd 9:30 - 12:00 noon


Giving Tuesday is a national day of philanthropy which takes place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving each year. 


This year, we are asking for your help to donate something that maybe more precious than money:  your time.   We will:


-Clear fallen branches to keep our wildlife trails clear for hikers and bird watchers


-'Tuck in' the garden beds and farm fields  for the winter 


-Cook hearty soups to donate to our neighbors in need at local food pantries as part of our Farm to Food Pantry program


Can you help?   Please dress for the weather and meet in our driveway at 9:30 am.


Our conservation land

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Open 365 days a year


Together with the Trustees, the White family  preserved the stunning land that is home to Holly Hill Farm... forever.  We maintain 140 acres of nature trails that are open to the public 365 days a year, from sunup to sundown.  


You'll discover wetlands, farm fields, a peak of ocean harbor views, ancient ferns and spring ephemerals --and the stunning ice pond, a favorite swimming spot for dogs this time of year .


We sell trail maps at the farm stand on weekends and in the friends' office in the farmhouse during weekday work hours.   


We invite you (and your four legged friends) to enjoy this regional treasure for hiking, picnics, birdwatching and more.


Compost

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New solar-powered system installed 


Did you know that we are currently saving 1,000 pounds of food waste each week from the waste stream?  

Thanks to generous donors and a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, this summer's installation of a new solar-powered compost system was the realization of a long-held dream. 


The new system is an aerated static pile composting system, which is a way to quickly biodegrade  organic material without much intervention from humans, meaning it frees up our farmers'  time to grow crops!


These sorts of composting systems work by maintaining the proper moisture and oxygen levels so that the microbes that break down food waste can operate at maximum efficiency.    




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