All events are held at the Holden Senior Center, 1130 Main St., Holden, MA unless otherwise stated.
May 20, 2019 – Memorial Day Program – Veterans
June 8, 2019 – Public Pitch Party – 6:30 p.m.
June 10, 2019 – Dairy Month – Salute to Cows and Milk, Election of Officers – 7:00 p.m.
June 24, 2019 – Learn About Turtles – 7:00 p.m.
June 29, 2019 – Agricultural Bus Trip (see details below, reservations required by 6/15) 8:00 a.m. – Bus departs Holden Senior Center, 1130 Main St., Holden
Please arrive by 7:45 a.m.
• Gore Place – the historic estate of Charles Gore, former Governor and a founding member of the MA Society for Promoting Agriculture, offers insight into the working farm with chickens, sheep, and produce as well as a tour of the historic mansion. Dating back to the 1700s, learn about the Leicester Longwool breed and how it differs from raising today’s modern breeds. https://goreplace.org
• Wilson Farm – A third-generation family farm in Lexington grows fruits and vegetables and sells them directly to the consumer in their large farm stand. In addition to seeing the day-to-day operation, lunch will be served and time allowed to shop for fresh produce. http://www.wilsonfarm.com
• Golden Skep Farm – Recently voted one of the best flower farms in New England by Yankee Magazine, the beauty of the daylily, hosta, and perennial gardens will be the scene as visitors are greeted by Carl and Elaine Wickstrom. Growing and marketing flowers will be explored. http://www.goldenskepfarm.com
5:00 p.m. Bus returns to Holden Senior Center.
Cost: $20 (includes bus driver gratuity, donations for hosts, morning snack & lunch), payable to Holden Grange at the time of reservation. There will be walking required. Please wear sensible shoes. Reservations are due by June 15th to: Louise Jordan, 51 Muschopauge Rd., Rutland, MA 01543
For more information, call 508-886-4037 or email [email protected]
Sponsored by Holden Grange with funding through the
Massachusetts State Grange Agriculture Education Grant
July 8, 2019 – Blueberry Month – Learn about Blueberries – 7:00 p.m.
July 13, 2019 – Public Pitch Party – 6:30 p.m.
July 22, 2019 – Mystery Ride and Out to Eat (email for time and details)
August 10, 2019 – Public Pitch Party – 6:30 p.m.
August 12, 2019 – Business meeting & Bingo Night – 7:00 p.m.
September 9, 2019 – Installation of Officers – 7:00 p.m.