Saturday, April 20, 2013
Transition Wayland and the Wayland Green Team are organizing a series of open houses April 27-28, that will celebrate Earth Day and allow residents to get to know the green efforts of their neighbors.
Saturday, April 20
Editor's Note: This is the 10th in a series of articles contributed by Transition Wayland and the Wayland Green Team inviting residents to an Earth Day weekend with Open Houses all over town. Each week until then, you'll learn about another event at a different location. This week we discuss how you can get ideas for your own house energy improvements from the many strategies used in the open houses. The following article was written by Andrea Case and Pauline Henderson. Here in Wayland, we value our open space and conservation land. It gives our community its bucolic and peaceful atmosphere, reminding us of times past. But Wayland in the 18th and 19th century was not a semi-rural suburb. The rock walls traversing our woods show that a lot…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
It's another edition of You Ask, Patch Answers.
With You Ask, Patch Answers, we take readers' questions, no matter how strange, and do our best to track down the answers. No question is too small, so we were thrilled when we got this light-hearted question recently. "My friends and I have been wondering where the cows from Hamlen Farm have been during the winter... Surely not big news but my 2-year-old keeps asking." We took "Hamlen Farm" to actually be Mainstone Farm and went right to the source for the answer. Pauline Henderson, owner of those cows at Mainstone Farm, assured Patch that the cows are safe. "In the late fall, early winter, we put them on winter pasture," Henderson said. "It's closer to the houses. It's easier for us to care for them." Henderson said the winter pasture …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Two share sizes are available for the Wayland farm.
There's something so romantic about going to a farm to pick up your vegetables, fruits, beef and pantry staples. It's fitting, then, that Mainstone Farm announced the application period for its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares just 10 days before Valentine's Day. OK, perhaps connecting a farmstand to Valentine's Day is a stretch, but the point remains: Now is the time to apply for a Mainstone Farm CSA if you hope to have one this year. According to the announcement, "act fast, as it fills up quickly!" Two share sizes are available at Mainstone Farm, a $300 and a $400 share. Both also include a 3 percent return, meaning a $400 share is actually worth $412 in Mainstone Money. In addition, if you're a returning Mainstone CSA …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Pumpkin season has arrived.
Whether you're looking for the perfect pumpkin to carve, decorate your home with or whip up into a pie, this week's Patch Picks selections have got plenty of bright orange orbs for you to choose from. 1. Mainstone Farm Address: 103 Old Connecticut Path, Wayland The buzz: Mainstone has a pumpkin patch, or you can buy a pre-picked pumpkin. The farm stand also offers fresh veggies and meat. 2. Pickard Farm Address: 160 Great Road, Littleton Phone: 978-486-4141 The buzz: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine. The Pickard Farm pumpkin patch is near Kimball Farm Ice Cream Stand and Witch's Woods. 3. Hanson's Farm Address: 20 Nixon Road, Framingham The buzz: Hanson's Farm offers a large crop of pumpkins and gourdes, Native corn and corn stocks…