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Farm Fest

On Labor Day, September 4, The Friends of the Farm will host its 15th Annual Farm Fest. FOFAH invites you to join the fun at this free, family-oriented event. People will experience the region’s agricultural life and conservation; past, present and future. Annually, over 1500 people attended this great event at Hilltop Farm.

Exhibitors will include Wingmasters, Birds of Prey, Adam the Amphibian Man, and pony rides will be available. There will also be exhibits on cider making and cow milking as well as food trucks for refreshments. Activities and demonstrations are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and include children’s games, activities in the children’s barnyard, and the giant sand pile. Nature lovers will appreciate the butterfly garden and walks along the nature trails. For further information and directions, go to

Harvest Dinner, Dance & Silent Auction

This year FOFAH is celebrating 15 years as a local organization on Sept 2. FOFAH is also celebrating its beautiful Hilltop Farm, our local partner farmers, our friends at Chez Josef and that Broad Brook Brewery is coming to Suffield! FOFAH will be the first to welcome this new local business at the Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction on September 2.

Hilltop Farm becomes transformed into a wonderful spot to enjoy a farm to table feast. In this celebration, the chefs of Agawam’s Chez Josef will create a gourmet meal featuring fresh produce provided by our local “Partner Farmers”. Chez Josef has been an industry leader for over 40 years in our community. Our “Partner Farmers” are from Suffield, Enfield, Agawam, Granville and the area. In addition, Broad Brook Brewery will offer  tastings during the evening to guests.

At the Silent Auction fundraiser unique crafts, original art, gift baskets, goods and services are available to the highest bidder. Dance under the stars to the live music of “Out Of The Boxx”. They play great dance music – a mix of old school, new school, soul, funk, R&B and a little rock too.

This event is FOFAH’s primary fundraising event. Tickets are available until July 15 at an “Earlybird” price of $600/table of 10.Ticket costs are $75 each. The table of 10 price goes up to $750 after July 15th. To purchase tickets, or for questions, please call 860-758-0668 or go to Checks payable to FOFAH, Inc., PO Box 372, Suffield, CT 06078.

Summer Nature Programs

Our Summer Nature Programs offer children the opportunity to explore the out of doors at Hilltop Farm. Participants will experience nature, science, make friendships under the guidance of scientists and teachers. Our Nature Programs promote an understanding and love of nature. Summer programs include three age groupings and run from July 10-Aug 4. See

Jewelry Making Class

New this summer, a jewelry making class is being offered for ages 11 and older. Classes meet on July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Come learn with Mrs. Bowe, art teacher in Suffield Schools. She has created and taught jewelry making skills for 20 years. Students will learn comprehensive skills in designing and making bracelets, necklaces, polymer pendants and earrings. All students will make 7 pieces or more of jewelry! Each week a list of supplies and tools, with resources will be provided so that students may continue jewelry making on their own.

The fee is $150 per person for all sessions, and includes all supplies. You must sign up for the whole three weeks, even if you will miss a class. There are no refunds for missed classes. Limited spaces available. See

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