News & Events
HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING “DOWN ON THE FARM”
FRIDAY, APRIL 18th – KITE MAKING WORKSHOP
5:00 pm- 6:00 pm Kite Making Workshop
6:00 pm- 7:00 pm Kite Lecture with Don McCasland, Kites Over New England
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Kite Making Workshop
Mount Hope Farm welcomes Kites Over New Englandfor a kite making series for kids. Two workshops and one lecture open to all kids. Join us in the Barn at Mount Hope Farm and get your spring kite ready for flying.
Early workshop (5 pm -6 pm) invited to stay on for a lecture highlighting fun kite facts and history scheduled for 6 pm to 7 pm. Or start out with the lecture at 6 and build your kite afterwards from 7 pm to 8 pm.
Workshop fee is $10 per person with kite kit included. Children must be accompanied by a parent and space is limited. Learn the basics of how to build a kite on your own- Decorate your kite and be ready for that next windy day and take it out for a test “drive”.
Workshop $10 per person with kit included. Space is limited, please call 401-254-1745 to reserve your space
SATURDAY APRIL 19TH – SPRING FLING AT THE FARMERS MARKET
The Mount Hope Farmers Market welcomes kids of all ages to our Spring Fling Market. Visit the 4H table and cuddle up to live bunnies or make your own “peep” lollipop complete with sprinkles! Spend some time at the Kites Over New England exhibit, buy a kite kit and build it right away then take it out for a trial flight in our kid friendly field ( kits available for purchase). Grab your basket and join us for an Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt in our Barnyard AND in our Market. Stroll down to our lower field and watch Kite Pro’s and experts fly demo kites certain to add that perfect blast of Spring color! Market open from 9 to 1 and kite flying continues until 2:30. (All kite flying activities are contingent on good weather)
Tour the barnyard and visit with our goats, chickens, and sheep – pet our Barn Bunnies and visit with our 4H Club kids to learn more about how to raise and care for rabbits. Make yourself or someone you love a tasty peep lollipop complete with colored sprinkles. Fly a kite in our Kid’s Kite Field or walk down to our Pro Field and see kites of every size soaring over Mount Hope Farm!
SATURDAY APRIL 26TH – MOUNT HOPE FARM CELEBRATES EARTH DAY
Join the Mount Hope Farm 4H Club for a coastal cleanup in honor of Earth Day. Register at the Mount Hope Farm table to pickup your map and clean up assignment. Table information will include fun interactive displays on how YOU can help keep the Mount Hope Farm (and the Planet) clean and healthy. Dip your hands into our colorful paints and add your handprint to our new recycle and trash bins for use on our trails. Then join us for a beautiful walk along the trails and shores, picking up as we go! We’ll be dedicating our new Trail-Trash Bins at the close of clean up and want YOU in the picture. All kids participating will receive a Certificate of Service and an organic re-useable string bag to take home! This MHF event is sponsored by a RI Department of Environmental Management Grant.
Learn some fun “stuff” about how trash impacts the world around us- Get your hands dirty in our “decorate the Trail Trash Bin sign in”! Walk along the water and see Spring arrive- See something that doesn’t belong there? Put it in your trash bag and get it OFF the trail! Pose for our Group Shots and be a part of keeping Mount Hope Farm clean!
SUNDAY, MAY 11TH – MOTHER’S DAY @MOUNT HOPE FARM
Treat your mom to a fresh & delicious brunch this Mother’s Day. Farm-fresh breakfast, family photo opportunities, kid-friendly atmosphere. Two seatings are available, 10am and 12:30pm. Reservations required. Please call 401-254-1745.
$39.95 adults, $18.95 children (12 and under) + 8% sales tax.
SATURDAY, MAY 31st – SHEEP SHEARING & SPINNER’S PICNIC
Join us as our Mount Hope Farmers Market moves outdoors for the summer season! Live music, fresh local greens all set the stage for our Annual Sheep Shearing. Our English Southdowns are in need of a trim and star shearer Andy Rice from Vermont is the man for the job! Andy offers practical and fun historical info on the how, why and history of shearing. Come see the show and then enjoy the colors and skills of local spinners who use their magic to spin wool into something wonderful.
Get up close to our beautiful sheep and feel their wool. Visit with other Mount Hope Farm animals, get involved in our kids craft table…visit the 4H bunnies or Mount Hope Farm’s Nigerian goats. Fun for kids of all ages.
Dance Night @the Barn!
July 11th 8pm – Holiday Dance
Holiday? Which Holiday? All of them! Join us as your favorite holiday and enjoy light refreshments, cash bar with a signature ‘holiday’ drink. Prizes will be awarded for best costume!
Mount Hope Farmer’s Market Is Indoors
Just because the weather is cooler you don’t need to miss out on all the freshness at our Farmer’s Market! Starting Sat, Nov 2nd our Farmer’s market moves into our heated barn for the season. Enjoy all your favorite vendors along with music & fun while staying cozy throughout the cooler seasons.
Lots more happening all year long.
For Info: jbri...@mounthopefarm.org