December is a wonderful month to visit Chip-in Farm! As winter approaches animals grow long coats and settle into hay beds in the barn to stay warm, and our farm store is stocked with local root vegetables, apples, cider, and our freshly laid eggs.
We welcome your visit during our regular business hours of Tuesday – Sunday, 10AM – 5PM. In addition, please join us for some of these special December events:
Farmer’s Helpers Saturday Programs
Farmer’s Helpers programs teach children about farming through stories, games, crafts, real farm work and caring for farm animals including baby goats, cows and our miniature horse and pony.
This winter, we are introducing weekend programs. Classes meet on Saturdays starting December 9. There is a Little Farmer’s (ages 3 – 5) morning session from 10AM-12PM, and a Farmer’s (ages 5 – 9) session in the afternoon from 1PM-3PM. Register for a single class or the entire session via the Bedford Recreation Department website, https://bit.ly/46AQE39.
A Visit from the North Pole!
Join us on December 10th from 11AM – 1PM for some holiday cheer, with a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, mini reindeer, and elves! Warm up with hot cocoa while enjoying activities which will include pony rides and letters to Santa.
There is no charge for the event, but a suggested donation of $20 per family to benefit Home at Last Farm is welcome. They are a nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates mini horses, donkeys, and ponies. Register for the event at https://bit.ly/3R0cyXH.
Bedford Minuteman Company’s Annual Luminaria Sale
Bedford has a long tradition of lighting luminaries along its streets near Bedford Common and throughout the town on Christmas Eve. This year Chip-in Farm will once again host the Bedford Minuteman Company’s annual luminaria sale. Each kit is $15.00 and includes 12 bags, votives and sand, and will be available throughout the month, while supplies last.
All proceeds from this sale will benefit the Bedford Minuteman Company’s Memorial Scholarship Program.
Festive Wreaths, Table Decorations & Greens
Once again Chip-in Farm will not be selling Christmas trees, but we will have a festive collection of lovely, locally produced wreaths, table decorations and greens to decorate your home and give as gifts.
The Chip-in Farm family thanks residents of Bedford and surrounding communities for their support throughout the year, and sends our warmest wishes during this holiday season.