Come and enjoy all that is happening all Summer at Hilltop Farm!

 Vintage Motorcycles  are  
Coming to Hilltop!!

If you love motorcycles, then you will want to be at Hilltop Farm on Saturday, July 23rd. We are once again hosting the popular 
Hendee Day & Vintage Motorcycle Rally.   Bikes of every make and model are welcome! 
Gates open to the public at 10:00am. 

Vintage and new Indian Motorcycles along with other beautiful and interesting bikes will be on display. There will be food trucks and vendors, and motorcycle judging will begin at 1pm with awards for the 10 winners!

July 23rd weekend boasts two other exciting events for Indian Motorcycle fans. Indian Motorcycle Day is at the nearby Springfield Museums on Sunday, July 24th. There you will find the largest collection of Indians and memorabilia in the world! Also Indian Motorcycle of Springfield will host their annual Indian Motorcycle Come Home Day rally from July 22nd to July 24th.
Meet people associated with early Indians and George Hendee and see their memorabilia on our beautiful, historic property.  In past years, riders of all brands of motorcycles new and vintage have attended as well as people who enjoy being at the farm and getting to see bikes.

A donation of $10 per bike or car is suggested.

Congressman Joe Courtney Visits Hilltop Farm

                                                                                                           Photo courtesy Ray Pioggia
On the porch of the Farm Administrator's House 
left to right: Howie Orr, First Selectman, Melissa Mack, Congressman Joe Courtney, Selectman Mel Chafetz, Selectman Crystal Holmes, Ray Wilcox and Patrick McMahon, Suffield Economic Development Director. 

Joe Courtney came to Suffield in late June to tour Hilltop Farm.  The Congressman has been to the farm in the past. On this visit, Board members were able to show the congressman the progress that has been made on the restoration of the houses at Hilltop, especially the house that was occupied by the Farm Manager. For many years the houses have been empty and now are being rejuvenated with the assistance of a CT STEAP Grant.  
FOFAH sponsors events that bring people from all over New England to Suffield. 
The restoration of the Farm and the Barn lets visitors experience life on a New England Dairy Farm.
Summer Nature Programs

Kids will explore the  wetlands, woods, and meadows at Hilltop Farm in the summer programs offered by FOFAH. Young explorers (ages 4-12) will have 5 days of jam-packed fun. Each day has a distinct theme and kids will create a field guide that explorers can take home. This program is offered for 4 different weeks.  Ages 7-9 will run for the weeks of 7/25-7/29 and 8/1-8/5. Ages 10-12 will run the weeks of 8/8-8/12 and 8/15 to 8/19.

Daily Themes:
Monday - Capturing and identifying insects
Tuesday - Pressing and Identifying Plants
Wednesday - Exploring bees and dissecting owl pellets
Thursday - Biodiversity of insects, plants, and animals
Friday - Managing "invasive organisms" found at Hilltop

2-hour programs for 4 to 6-year olds are also scheduled where explorers will dive into the forest, wetland, and meadow habitats at Hilltop Farm. One habitat will be covered each session (August 2, August 9 from 10am to 12pm). Cost is $10/session. Sign up for one or both.

See the Hilltop Farm Website for details Hilltop Farm, Suffield, CT - NatureKids

Get Ready for the the Annual Harvest Dinner 
               & Silent Auction on September 3
Tickets are now on sale for the  Annual Harvest Dinner & Auction to benefit FOFAH's restoration of Hilltop Farm. 

Join us for our annual event and help us celebrate our beautiful Hilltop Farm over dinner while  bidding on interesting auction items  under a huge tent. Each year, over 350 people enjoyed a farm fresh dinner-many of the ingredients are supplied from local Partner Farmers and Producers! Again this year, the farmstead feast will be prepared by Chef Joe Ravalese of the Country Diner. BYOB and prior reservations are required.

Seating is always limited for the  Harvest Dinner , so please purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Reserve your Table of 10 for $750. An Individual ticket is $75 (May 1- August 15). After August 15, as available.  You may purchase tickets by mail from FOFAH,  Inc., PO Box 372, Suffield, CT 06078 or

The  Silent Auction always features the works of of local, artists, fr ie nds and
 businesses. A listing of featured auction items will be available  later, in August on the  website.

Farm Fest 2016
Our 14th Annual Farm Fest is planned for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5 10-3. This is our fun, free, family event for the community to experience the beauty of Hilltop. Again this year, Wingmasters, Birds of Prey will be performing, as well as pony rides and animals. Kids Barnyard and other play areas. Exhibitors, crafters and fun activities are part of the day.

There is also our famous
Cow Chip Bingo event. The cow determines the winner by making the first "deposit" on one of the squares in the field that has been marked out as a bingo card. Chances on each square are sold for $10. The winner receives $1000! Kids and adults love this event.
Farm Fest is free, however, parking is a $5 suggested donation.

T hank You's

We are esp ecially  appreciative of all the individuals and businesses helped to make our Annual Bald Eagle Golf Tournament such a  success.  Many thanks to everyone who golfed, supported us with tee sponsorships, and who came out to work at the event! A special thanks goes to Windsor Marketing Group (WMG) of Suffield who organized this event.

In June, some major landscaping was installed. Baker Nursery of Suffield and Connecticut Mulch Distributors of Enfield for donating plants, landscaping materials, and labor for the new landscaping around the Herdsman's and Administrator's houses. Their generosity and expertise helps to make Hilltop beautiful.

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.