Best of Blandford

Be a Blandford VIP and experience all the “extras” Blandford has to offer!

Devour 21-weeks of farm fresh veggies with a half share of our 2019 Summer CSA.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a model that builds relationships between community members who love locally-grown foods and the farmers that grow them.

As a member of Blandford’s 2019 Summer CSA, you’ll receive fresh and healthy produce weekly from the Blandford Farm. We are Certified Naturally Grown, which means we grow all our produce using clean, organic practices: no harmful chemicals.

The summer CSA runs 21 weeks from early June to October. You’ll receive about $15 worth of seasonally appropriate produce each week; more than enough for feeding a couple or a small family. Get everything from kale to tomatoes and melons to carrots.

Restrictions: Purchaser must provide Blandford with contact and pickup information by January 31, 2019 to reserve their share. Shares can be picked up Tuesdays at the Blandford Farm from 4:00pm-6:30pm OR at the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market from 8:00am-1:00pm on either Friday or Saturday. A consistent pickup location is required.

More information available HERE.

Stock your freezer with fresh pork from the Blandford Farm.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get locally and humanely raised pork. Blandford will be harvesting its hogs in a few weeks’ time. Get a half pig share – processed and ready to eat or freeze. Consume it yourself or share it with family and friends.

Each half share typically includes between 75-100 pounds of meat. Curious what cuts you’ll receive? One 2017 half share featured:

• 3 pork roasts (3 lbs each)
• 1 pork loin roast (4 lbs)
• 12 packages of ground sausage (1 lb each)
• 14 packages of bacon (1 lb each)
• 4 packages of chops (2.5 lbs each)
• 3 packages of spare ribs (2 lbs each)
• 4 hams (4 lbs each)
• 2 packages of brats (1 lb each)

All shares are a little different and are based on your personal preferences. You will work directly with our expert meat processer to determine cut, smoking, and processing details.

Restrictions: This certificate covers the cost of the pork. Purchaser will cover the cost of the processing – typically $75 to $100 depending on cut/smoking requests.

Treat your favorite animal-lover to a private Wildlife Care Experience.

Spend two hours in our Wildlife Department learning about the animals, helping with feeding, and trying your hand at essential care activities. This unique experience is great for kids or adults. Give it as a gift or use it yourself!

In addition to the private experience, participant receives a screen-printed Blandford shirt and a photo take with the wildlife ambassador of their choice.

Restrictions: Experience must be booked ahead of time with Blandford’s Registrar. Package is designed for 1 participant. If participant is under 12 years of age, an adult is required to stay to help supervise the activities.

More information available HERE.

Take a private walking tour of the property with our Master Naturalist.

Meander through the meadow, skirt the swamp, muck in the marsh, and frolic through the forest with a Blandford Naturalist. This private walking tour is a great way to learn about all the trees, flowers, animals, herptiles, and birds that call Blandford home.

This tour for 10 can be scheduled for any season and can be catered toward your interests.

Restrictions: Experience must be booked ahead of time with Blandford’s Registrar. Private tours are not available during Sugarbush (March) or on holiday/special event weekends.

Experience Sugarbush and try our new Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup.

Join us for our 49th Annual Sugarbush Festival in late March and celebrate the sweet arrival of Spring. Learn the process of maple sugaring through Sugarbush demonstrations: identify what characteristics make up a maple tree, experience hands-on tree tapping, explore historic pioneer and Native American sugaring techniques and end it all with a taste test in Blandford’s Sugarhouse. Make it an all-day event with draft horses, maple cotton candy, games, wildlife encounters and lots more family fun!

This package includes 4 tickets to the Sugarbush Festival. You’ll also receive a bottle of our limited release 2018 Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup. Harvested from the maple trees at Blandford, processed in our historic Sugarhouse, and aged in a bourbon barrel from Long Road Distillers, this syrup is a local, one-of-a-kind treat!