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April 30, 2016   1:00-2:00 "To Prune or not to Prune” you know you should...but where do you start? Join DJ Boyd at the Boyd Family Farm for a free beginner course on pruning your fruit trees and berry bushes.  Correct pruning not only enhances the shape and health of the plant and tree but also will encourage fruit development and ripening! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618

April 30 – May 1, 2016 all day “What’s a Community Supported Agriculture Farm Share?”  Don’t miss the signup deadline which is May 1st 2016! Benefit from the freshest food possible for your body, stimulate the local economy and save precious fossil fuel… be a part of The Boyd Family Farm CSA and Farm Share. Find out how the CSA can save you money.  125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618

May 6, 2016   11:30-1:30 “Tired of Mud Season & Can’t Get Away?”   Join us in the greenhouses at the Boyd Family Farm for some GREEN THERAPY …breathe deep…and walk through the greenhouses full of color and texture! We would love to introduce you to the new flower varieties we are growing this year! Park in the lower lot and walk up to the Upper Greenhouse for a sneak peek on what the season has to offer!  125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618

May 7th - 8th, 2016 10:00-4:00 – “Plant your own Flower Container for Mom!”  Let us introduce you to all the new hanging basket flower options at the Boyd Family Farm!  Wide range of colors, textures and combination’s available!  Mother’s Day Gifts also available including Hanging Baskets, Pansy Pots, Moss Hangers and Wall Sconces!  Bring your own containers or purchase new ones!  We also have Gift Certificates for your Favorite Gardener! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618

May 14, 2016 10:00-4:00 “Plant your own Containers” -Barrels, Urns, Clay Pots and Moss Hangers add color and joy to our homes. Combining vegetables, herbs, cascading ever blooming annuals and perennial grasses for height and drama will create living art forms to enjoy for months. Get adventuresome at the Boyd Family Farm and make your container combos unique! Bring your own containers and or our purchase some of ours and plant them here! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618

May 29, 2016 The 29th Annual GREAT DUCK RACE to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation! Join in the fun - all proceeds to help grant wishes for ill children.  Games, Face Painting, Music, Bake Sales.  Cheer on your duck.   Tickets available on the bridge in Wilmington center at 10:30 AM.  802 464 5618 for more information. The week before tickets can be purchased at The Chamber of Commerce or Boyd Family Farm

June 12, 2016   10-11 “Landscaping Ideas” Talk to us about your landscaping needs and let us introduce you to the new varieties of Perennials, Shrubs & Trees to spruce up the yard…many new Zone 4 varieties available. Need privacy or something to provide winter interest or just want to hide the propane tank?  We have the answer! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618
June 18 & 19, 2016 “Fruit Trees & Berry Bushes for Fathers”  Fun for all generations! Join the grow your own movement!  Visit the Boyd Family Farm and learn how to plant a successful orchard or berry patch!  Learn the tricks of the trade regarding cross-pollination, soil type, proper watering and mulch!  Check out our Blueberry and Raspberry Fields! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT  (802) 464- 5618

June 18, 2016     10:00-1:00               Tonka Truck Mud Bog
Let the summer begin! Free family fun.  This farm filled activity is for children 10 and under! Bring your Tonka, monster or favorite truck and experience the best mud Vermont has to offer!  Washtubs provided for children & machine before the trip home!  Pack a lunch and a change of clothes for the children and chairs for the parents are suggested. The Boyd Family Farm. East Dover Road Wilmington, VT. 802 -464 -5618.
June 26, 2016 all day “Roses, Roses, Roses” Come see the selection of Zone 4 roses at the Boyd Family Farm.  Exciting new colors and varieties that will perform effortlessly to make your yard a masterpiece.  These tried and true cultivars are a worthy addition to your garden.  125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT  (802) 464-5618
July 16, 2016   2:00- 3:00 “Rock Garden and Stepable Selections” Stone Walls, Steps and Walkways are picturesque Vermont with patios of marble; stone and brick gracing the landscapes of many homes as well.  How to show off the workmanship and enhance the look with a country elegance that’s all natural!  Stepables are a group of low growing plant material designed to tolerate traffic and hold up to our harsh winters!  They are fun to walk on and can help keep stonework weed free! Join us in the shade garden at The Boyd Family Farm 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618
July 11 – July 15 2016 Full Day Magical Earth Retreats Camp Children from 6-12 will be introduced to the nature that surrounds us through the use of exercise, art, music, writing, science, reading and much more. For more information, please email The Boyd Family Farm 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618

July 21, 2016  “Pick Your Own Blueberries” Our Pick Your Own Berry Fields are ripening fast.  Call the Boyd Family Farm for the reading on our ripablity meter! Great family fun. Wonderful photo opportunities. Handicap accessible rows. 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618
July 23, 2016    1:00 – 4:00 Watercolor Painting with Jane May Jones  - Watercolor painting, simple and fun with Jane May Jones. Participants in this workshop will paint an original watercolor. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. $25.00 The Boyd Family Farm 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618
July 29, 2016 5 –8 pm Opening Ceremonies of the 9th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival Gallons of Blueberry Jell-O to slide on, swim in, play in, many new activities this year. Outdoor food concessions. Location to be announced! Call Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce 802 464 8092 or
July 30, 2016 8 to 11 am Blueberry Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Rotary. Blueberry pancake breakfast with VT maple syrup and breakfast meats. At the Matterhorn West Dover VT.  Donations required. 802-464-8092

July 30, 2016 9th Annual Blueberry Festival Parade featuring local floats and marching bands 11:00 am. (Be seated along the parade route by 10:45) Join us for after parade festivities, craft fair, BBQ, contest for blue-inspired spectators, activities, music, vintage cars, FMI 802-464-8092 or 

July 30, 2016  6th Annual Blueberry Festival Craft Fair including Green Industry Products in Dover 10 am – 3 pm Dover Forge/One More Time Restaurant, RT 100, West Dover.
August 2, 2016 7:00-7:30 Blueberry Pajama Party & Story Time Wear your PJ’s. Great for ages under 8!  Storytime in the field!   Entry is Free! The pick-your-own fields will be open until dark regular market prices for PYO. 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington. 802- 464-5618 Like us on Facebook -
August 6, 2016; “rolling start” 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM “Country Roads” Ride & Rally for Antique & Specialty Cars & all Motorcycles - Will be Route Sheeted; Cars go one way, Motorcycles go the other Blueberry Treats after your Ride -Suggested Donation $20.00 per vehicle To Benefit West Dover Congregational Church And Deerfield Valley Rescue 464 2042 for additional information meet at 104 Route 100 West Dover, VT.
August 6, 2016 Blueberry Block Party 5 pm Wilmington at night takes on a smooth blue glow!!! Dance in the streets. Check out all the welcoming blue entryways, the Pie Eating Contest and look for businesses with the Blueberry Festival Participation posters in their window, they will have special deals for you. Sponsored by the town of Wilmington and Wilmington Works. Rain-or-shine. Bring your bubbles, hula hoops and street art chalk talent!!! FMI 802-464-8092

August 6, 2016 Blueberry Pie Eating Contest 6 pm at the Block Party in the front of the Cady 
and Dugan Building. Ages 4-12, limited to 30 children, first come first signed up. Sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers and the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber Commerce. 802-464-8092.

August 7, 2016 farm.o.l.o.g.y  –all day Learn about all the different varieties and how to plant Blueberry bushes from the Boyd Family Farm. Plant your own patch! The Pick Your Own fields are open. 125 East Dover Rd., Wilmington, (802)464-5618, Follow us on Facebook year round.

August 13, 2016 all day “Grow a Waterfall and other New Perennials” the new perennials at the Boyd Family Farm are breathtaking, adventuresome, hardy and any of them would be a colorful addition to your garden.  Let us share with you some of the new textures and colors now available to plant enthusiasts! Our Vermont Grown plants are as hardy as the hills! Take home a living souvenir and remember your time in Vermont for years to come! 125 East Dover Road Wilmington, VT. (802) 464-5618    
August 16, 2016 Celebrate Open Farm Week We are excited to build off of last year’s momentum, meeting our goal of strengthening consumers’ connections to Vermont land and farms, while teaching them how to access Vermont-grown food! Join us for our first Farm to Table Dinner in the garden next to the brook on East Dover Road.  Pre-Buy tickets at the Boyd Family Farm and participating restaurants and farms! Proceeds to benefit a local charity.       
August 18-21, 2016   99th Deerfield Valley Farmers' Day Fair a long standing local tradition which inspires neighborly competition, education in agriculture, wholesome entertainment, exhibits of area residents, and most importantly good clean fun!  Check our site from time to time for more news and updates to this year's fair!
August 22, 2016 “Pick Your Own Raspberries” The Raspberries at the Boyd Family Farm are ripening fast. With bushes ripe and ready for pickin’ call about the ripeability report. We hope to continue to pick Raspberries well into the fall! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618  
August 27, 2016    all day “Plants that make a Statement in a Shady Spot!” Join us at the Boyd Family Farm for this free workshop. Learn how to incorporate shade plants with color into the Vermont landscape or tree line. Cimicifuga, Hosta, Heuchera and Ligularia can’t be ignored as they positively command attention! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618
September 3rd-5th, 2016 “Farm Market Cooking Demonstration” –
Enjoy the bounty of the season at the Boyd Family Farm.  Freshly harvested summer squashes and greens cooked to compliment the lifestyles of busy cooks! Local Honey & Syrup! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618
September 3rd-5th, 2016 All Day “John Deere Fever & Vermont Products” Great fun for all ages!  Check out farm tractors of all sizes on display at the Boyd Family Farm!  Pick out the perfect fall decorations. Place your Holiday Wreath, Centerpiece & Tree Order! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618

September 4, 2016 5:30- 8:30” Soupstock and Fire on the Mountain” at the Boyd Family Farm! Pot Luck - Bring a pot of soup to share and then at 7:00 we will light the Bon-Fire bring your instruments and come play and enjoy the sunset with us up in the mowing! Young people under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own S’mores!!! All ages are welcome Drug and Alcohol Free event. The pick-your-own fields will be open until dark regular prices for PYO. 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington. 802- 464-5618 Like us on Facebook -

September 24, 2016 11:00-12:00 “Pruning Perennial Plants in the Fall” Visit our free workshop at the Boyd Family Farm.  Even in colder climates, it can be nice to leave some perennials standing throughout the fall and winter months. The seeds of some plants will attract and feed the birds.  Some hold snow like frosting and others provide winter color. 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618

October 1, 2016 All Day “Outdoor Photo Site with Fall Color” The Boyd Family Farm hillside panorama celebrates the colors of the season! Potted Mums, Ornamental Cabbage & Hay Bales available for Fall decorating. Bring your friends and your cameras.  125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618

October 8-9 2016 11:00 -3:00 “Pumpkin Carving” Pick out your perfect pumpkin at the Boyd Family Farm – all shapes, sizes and colors.  Do your carving with us and leave the mess behind.  125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 4640-5618