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It's finally starting to look like spring, with dogwoods, daffodils, and dandelions all in bloom! Things are blooming at Hilltop Farm too, with several exciting events coming up... 
"Monster" Tag Sale and Flea Market 
Saturday, May 19 from 9am till 3pm

Where else can you visit 50 different tag sales, crafters, and vendors at a single location?
 
Make plans now to join The Friends of the Farm at Hilltop, Inc. for a community tag sale in front of Suffield's "Monster" barn on Saturday, May 19, with gates opening at 9 am. Rain date is Sunday, May 20.
 
Hilltop Farm is a GREAT place for a tag sale! Our big white barn is located at 1616 Mapleton Ave., on Rte. 159 in Suffield, CT, just south of the MA border. There is easy access from Agawam, Windsor Locks, and Enfield, plus there is plenty of free parking.
 
The event really will be a "Monster" with a good mix of crafters, entrepreneurs, and tag sales. Folks will be selling antiques and rustic decor, books, jewelry, fashion accessories, and personal care products. There will also be lots of crafters selling their handmade products, we even have a chainsaw carver! Last, but certainly not least, this is a tag sale so there will be plenty of household items for sale. 
 
Tonka trucks will be out in our big sand pile to entertain the kids and we expect to set up a scavenger hunt for them as well. JLM Knockout Dogs and Nana's Ice Cream will have their trucks at Hilltop for visitors who are looking to grab lunch or a snack.
 
Visit www.HilltopFarmSuffield.org/TagSale for more details. 
 

5th Annual Bald Eagle Golf Outing
at  Suffield Country Club on Sunday, June 24th

Make plans now to join The Friends of the Farm at Hilltop (FOFAH) for our fifth annual Bald Eagle Golf Outing on Sunday, June 24.

The event, to be held at the Suffield Country Club, is a major fundraiser for FOFAH. Proceeds will be used to pay for structural improvements to make it possible for the historic dairy barn to be open and accessible for public events.

Registration and lunch for the 18-hole scramble format golf outing will begin at 11:30 am followed by a 1:00 pm shotgun start. Golf will be followed by a reception and dinner at the Suffield Country Club's Sunset Tavern around 6:00 pm. 

For a $200 donation, each player will receive lunch, golf, reception, and dinner. There are also Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsorship levels available. Non-golfers who are interested in coming only for the reception and dinner are also welcome. Dinner-only tickets are $50 each. 
 
Please come join us for a fun afternoon of golf
while supporting a great, local cause!


Visit our website at HilltopFarmSuffield.org/Golf for more details,
or eMail info@HilltopFarmSuffield.org for a reservation.

Golfers who register before June 1 will receive a free mulligan!
 
  There are still community garden plots available at Hilltop Farm!
Visit our website at HilltopFarmSuffield.org/garden for more details,
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Summer Nature Kids
Flowers, Feathers, Fins & Fur

Programs instructed by certified Connecticut Science Teachers and a State Naturalist.
 
--Little Bugs - Ages 4-6
An engaging & fun introduction to ecology. Tuesdays, 10 am - Noon
July 10, 17, Aug 7 and/or Aug 14 
Fee: $20 each Session
 
--Nature Explorers - Ages 6-9
An introduction to exploration of the ecology of grasslands and meadows. Birds, bugs and mammals will be discovered, explored and documented.
Monday thru Friday, 9 am - 1 pm
Session 1 - July 30 - Aug 3, Session II - Aug 6 - Aug 10 
Fee: $150 each session
 
--Hilltop Adventurers - Ages 10-12+ 
Explore the habitat of plants, birds, mammals, insects and invasive pathology.
Monday thru Friday, 9 am - 1 pm Aug 13 - Aug 17
Fee: $175 each session 
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Art at the Farm

Jewelry Making 
Directed by professional jewelry artist and Suffield Art Teacher, Sharon Bowe, participants will create at least 6 pieces of hand crafted jewelry.
July 10 - 26 (Tuesdays &Thursdays) 9 am - 10:30 am Fee: $120
All supplies and materials are provided.
Go to www.HilltopFarmSuffield.org/Jewelry to download an application. 
 
Upcoming Events
  July
- Vintage Motorcycle Rally &
George Hendee Appreciation Day
Saturday, July 21 between 11 and 3
Ride in for a tour of the farmstead, visit with your friends, and grab lunch at one of several food trucks that will be onsite.
Non-riders are welcome to come check out the gorgeous bikes!

- Cinema Under the Stars
Saturday, July 28
Enjoy a family movie while you listen to the peepers.

  August  
- Paddle Faster Bluegrass Festival 
Saturday, August 18th 
A full day of music and fun starting at 10 am!
 
 
September
- Harvest Dinner Fundraiser
Saturday, September 1
Great food, great music, and great friends

- Farm Fest
Monday, September 3
A family fun day at Hilltop Farm
  jack-o-lantern-2.jpg October 
- HalloweenFest with the Suffield Girl Scouts 
Saturday, October 20  
Trick or Treat at the farm 
Volunteer Work Days
Work Days are held from 8am till noon on the second Saturday of each month. Meet new people, enjoy the farmstead, and make a difference.
 
FOFAH is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Hilltop Farm into an educational and recreational resource for the community. All donations go to the improvement of the farm. Many thanks to the volunteers for their dedication and community support that has allowed FOFAH to advance the restoration of the Hilltop Farmstead.