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For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: March 7, 2015

 

Celebrate Spring at Maple Magic Day, Natick Community Organic Farm, March 7th, Natick, MA

 

Founded in 1975, the Natick Community Organic Farm is a non-profit, certified-organic farm providing productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education for all ages.

 

 

Natick, Massachusetts, February 12, 2015 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - Forget about all the crazy snow and celebrate the true beginning of spring at Natick Community Organic Farm's Maple Magic Day on Saturday, March 7th, Natick, MA.
 
Pancake Breakfast
Maple Magic festivities begin with the Farmís annual pancake breakfast in the cafeteria of Memorial School from 8 AM to 11 AM at 107 Eliot St. Natick, MA. Breakfast goers are treated to yummy wheat and gluten free pancakes smothered in NCOFís own maple syrup while listening to live music. Feel free to dance along; itís the perfect way to burn off that sugar rush! Check out the agricultural demonstrations, the nonprofit and local business fair in the foyer, and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of many fabulous silent auction prizes. Tickets will be sold at the door at $8 for NCOF members, and $4 for NCOF child members aged 4 to 8. Tickets are $10 for nonmembers, and $5 for nonmember children aged 4 to 8. Save a dollar off your admission by walking or biking to the event or taking the JFK Transportation courtesy site shuttle from the South Natick Baseball Fields between 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM. NCOF memberships may be purchased at the door.
 
Maple Sugaring Past and Present Tours
Maple Magic continues across the road from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Natick Community Organic Farm, 117 Eliot St, Natick MA. Take a maple sugaring tour, learn about Native American and Colonial sugaring techniques, and experience how NCOF boils sap into syrup in its wood-fired evaporator. Lunch of hot soup, cider, and bread and bottles of maple syrup will be available for purchase. Maple Sugaring Tours are $7 per person, or $6 for people who have first attended the pancake breakfast. This event will be held rain or shine.
 
More About Natick Community Organic Farm and Maple Sugaring
Founded in 1975, The Natick Community Organic Farm is a nonprofit, certified-organic farm providing productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education for all ages, year-round. Every February, NCOF hangs collecting buckets on hundreds of sugar maple trees throughout Natick, Wellesley, Sherborn, and Dover. Sunny days with temperatures  in the 40s and nights below freezing trigger the sap inside the sugar maples to run from the roots up to the buds. The Farm collects this sap with the help of youth and adult volunteers and concentrates it using its wood-fired evaporator. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. The start and length of the sugaring season is entirely weather-dependent, but usually lasts from end of February to the end of March. On average, the Farm produces 150-250 gallons of maple syrup a year, which it sells to the public to support its farming operation.
 
Educational Tours of the NCOF Sugar Shack
Visitors are welcome to stop by the NCOF sugar shack whenever steam is rising from the shackís roof, a signal that boiling is in progress. Forty-five-minute public and 75-minute school tours of the sugar shack are available to both individuals and groups of up to twenty people from mid-February through late March. Educational tours are $7 per person; there is no charge for kids under three. Advance reservations are required. Call the Farm to check availability or book a tour for your family or school group. Email Christine Schell at
christine@natickfarm.org or call (508) 655-2204.

 

Full Event Information: www.natickfarm.org/Pages/Maple_Magic.html

 

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Trish Wesley Umbrell

Email: trish@natickfarm.org

Phone: (508) 655-2204

 

Natick Community Organic Farm

117 Eliot St, Natick, Massachusetts, 01760

Web: www.natickfarm.org

 

 

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Massachusetts, Natick, Event Date: March 7, 2015

Natick Community Organic Farm to Feature Maple Magic Day, Natick, MA

Forget about all the crazy snow and celebrate the true beginning of spring at Natick Community Organic Farm's Maple Magic Day on Saturday, March 7th, Natick, MA. Maple Magic festivities begin with the Farmís annual pancake breakfast in the cafeteria of Memorial School from 8 AM to 11 AM at 107 Eliot St. Natick, MA. Breakfast goers are treated to yummy wheat and gluten free pancakes smothered in NCOFís own maple syrup while listening to live music. Check out the agricultural demonstrations, the nonprofit and local business fair in the foyer, and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of many fabulous silent auction prizes. Maple Magic continues across the road from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Natick Community Organic Farm, 117 Eliot St, Natick MA. Take a maple sugaring tour, learn about Native American and Colonial sugaring techniques, and experience how NCOF boils sap into syrup in its wood-fired evaporator. Founded in 1975, The Natick Community Organic Farm is a nonprofit, certified-organic farm providing productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education for all ages. Full Event Information: www.natickfarm.org/Pages/Maple_Magic.html

Event Name: Natick Community Organic Farm Maple Magic Day

Event Date: March 7, 2015

Event Location: Cafeteria of Memorial School,117 Eliot St., Natick, MA

Admission: Breakfast admission for members: $8 adults, $4 kids 4-8; nonmembers $10/$5; free kids under 3. Sugaring tours, $7/person. No charge for babes in arms.

Web: www.natickfarm.org, Phone: (508) 655-2204

 


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