Despite the wintery weather, spring is coming to Hilltop Farm. Come and explore the all that happens during the change of seasons! ....This weekend and beyond!

Come to a 
Wassail Celebration!

This Saturday afternoon, March 10, FOFAH welcomes the community to a  Wassail  Celebration. 

FOFAH has scheduled a  Wassailing the Orchard Celebration at 1:00 PM where friends and community will come together to bless the trees and living things in the new orchard. The ancient tradition of Wassailing, which includes singing to bless land, trees, bees and livestock.  

We will learn blessing songs for the apple trees and other farm critters, and then process to the orchard to Wassail the trees! Children and families are most welcome (though there will be some quiet listening time). Dress warmly for the weather and bright colors and bling of any sort is most appropriate!  The Wassailing Celebration will be led by Sarah Stockwell-Arthen of EarthSpirit.  

For the past several years, FOFAH volunteers have been clearing and preparing an area in the "Secret Garden", developing the area into an orchard. The plan is to grow heritage apples for cider making as well as the replanting of  several varieties of berry bushes. Through several grants from the North Central Connecticut Health Department- Fruit Trail Grant, FOFAH has been able to improve the soils and create the orchard. 

Please register for the workshop,by calling 860-758-0668.

Upcoming Events

- Earth Day
Sunday, April 22 
Celebrate the beauty of Suffield at Hilltop Farm. Enjoy an afternoon of kite flying with Suffield Girl Scouts!

Monster Tag Sale and Flee Market
Saturday, May 19 
Rent a space or find a treasure.

Volunteer Work Days
Work Days are held the second Saturday of each month. Met new people and enjoy the farmstead, and make difference.

2018 Community Garden Plots 
Information and applications are now available for a garden plot.


Programs for Learning
Outdoor Learning with Adult & Child Ages 18 Mos. - 8 yrs Thursdays, 1.5 hrs March 22- June 21. to enroll.

Summer Nature Kids

Flowers, Feathers, Fins & Fir 
Programs instructed by certified Connecticut Science Teachers and a State Naturalist.

--Little Bugs - Ages 4-6
An engaging & fun introduction to ecology. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 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 - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 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 - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1p.m. Aug 13 - Aug 17 Fee: $175

Art at the Farm 
Jewelry Making 
Directed by a 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 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Fee: $120, all supplies and materials to enroll. 

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.