Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Farm Scoop: Holstein Baby Calves, 2012 Sheep Shearing Festival, 2011 Volunteer Appreciation Party, TELUS Work Event and more...

Farm Scoop - June, 2012

Introducing Foster Calf Project: Holstein Cows, provide most of the dairy supplied in supermarkets today

Maplewood Farm is pleased to announce that they will be fostering adorable Holstein Baby Calves on an ongoing basis starting this Saturday June 30th, 2012. The Foster Calf Project works such that every 3 months Maplewood Farm will return a set of baby calves home in exchange for a set of new ones.

Farm staff are super excited to welcome these adorable black and white spotted additions and hope to make them feel right at home during their entire stay.

2012 Sheep Shearing Festival was Awesome!

We had over 1400 people drop into the farm on Sunday May 27, 2012 to check out the Sheep Shearing Festival.

Our Thank You:

Sheep Shearing, Lorea Tomsin.
Duck herding, Bill McCallion.
JRFM for broadcasting live on site.
Horse Demo’s, Jim and Bev Adams.
Children’s wool crafts, Baaad Anna’s.
Juice Caboose for quenching visitor’s thirst
Wayne from Metro Catering for serving up some tasty grub

“Thank you to the Maplewood Farm Team for all the hard work in the setup and take down involved in putting on this event as well as the volunteers and community for once again making it a spectacular one. We hope to make this event bigger and better for the years to come”, said Derek Palmer, Maplewood Farm, Manager.

Special thanks to Farmer Court for all of her efforts in the organization of this event.

Some memorable photo moments from the Sheep Shearing Festival.

Reserve a Kids Birthday Party With Us (with or without Pony Rides) - Hurry, Last Year Sold Out!

With summer here, kids birthday party slots are filling up quickly. For the price of admission you have the run of the farm and use of the picnic tables on a first come first serve basis. Guests may pay individually or for a $100.00 deposit we will keep a roster of all your guests for payment as you leave. There is a 1500 square foot gazebo which contains approximately half of the picnic tables under cover. You may bring any size gas (barbeque charcoal briquettes not allowed). Also, there are no electrical outlets or refrigeration available. You can bring your own food or have it delivered. Remember, whatever you bring must be in strong containers or the crows and squirrels will have a feast.

Normal admissions apply Adult $7.25, Child/Senior $4.25, 18 months and under are free. HST is included in these prices. Payment may be cash, cheque, debit, Visa or MasterCard, American Express or Farm membership.

Please let us know you are coming even if you are not booking a pony ride for a birthday party held at the Farm. Pony rides are available for $90.00 per hour which can accommodate up to 12 children. Please prebook and prepay.

To avoid disappointment book a spot today by calling 604-929-5610 or email info@maplewoodfarm.bc.ca.

2011 Volunteer Appreciation Party

In 2011 Maplewood Farm hosted their first annual volunteer appreciation party to show thanks. Scott Hjortoy, Maplewood Farm volunteer, for 18 years was recognized. Check out the party photos!

Currently, Maplewood Farm has roughly 35 active volunteers involved with anything from filling bird seed bags, cleaning stalls, bedding stalls, and grooming animals. If you are interested in volunteering at Maplewood Farm, please email info@maplewoodfarm.bc.ca.

Thank you TELUS Staff and Families for giving back and supporting us!

We want to once again thank 60 TELUS Staff and their families as part of the TELUS Work Event for giving us a hand on Saturday May 26th, 2012 with

painting our pony barn
resurfacing goat hill
resurfacing our duck pond
removing invasive plants
placing wood on 8 of our benches

We could not have completed so much in one day without you! If you or your company are also interested in helping out on the farm, email info@maplewoodfarm.bc.ca for details on how to go about this.

View photos and Telus volunteer comments here!

Farmers Market Reminder

Every Saturday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm visit the Farmers Market at Maplewood Farm. A farm visit is not required to access the market. The market will occupy the south end of the farm’s parking lot. Additional parking has been secured across the street at the school (32 additional stalls plus the gravel field).