Join Mr. Touhey, beekeeper at C&C Reading Farm, for FREE live demonstrations and educational fun for all. Explore the lives of bees and learn about maintaining hives.
C&C Reading Farm is pleased to welcome Spookley the Square Pumpkin™ to our farm this year!
C&C Reading Farm is partnering with Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the Official Spokes-Pumpkin for National Bullying Prevention Month, to raise awareness for bullying prevention. We’ll feature Spookley’s Storybook Trail in our mini corn maze during our fall season! Spookley’s story will help visitors, young and old, understand the importance of being tolerant and kind. When you visit our farm, you’ll also have the opportunity to pose for photos with a giant, inflatable Spookley and purchase the Spookley book or plush toy at our farm stand.
Spookley was first introduced to millions of children in the book The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, in which he is shunned by all of the round pumpkins until a mighty storm threatens to destroy the entire pumpkin patch and only Spookley, with his unique shape, can save the day. This fall, Spookley is returning as the Official Spokes-Pumpkin for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which sponsors National Bullying Prevention Month activities. “The culture of bullying won’t end until people across the country take action and show children and teens that they care,” says Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which is a division of PACER Center, a national organization. “We love the way Spookley touches the heart and the mind with his message of tolerance and acceptance.”
C&C Reading Farm is one of many family farms across North America that is embracing Spookley and his story. “Spookley is an adorable character with a wonderful message,” says Farmer Pete and Miss Lynn, Farmer/Manager. “We are delighted to share Spookley with our visitors to raise awareness for National Bullying Prevention.”
- Learn more about our Corn Maze and other attractions
- View Spookley activity sheets and other resources for teachers and group leaders
About Spookley the Square Pumpkin:
Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a beloved children’s character created by author and lyricist Joe Troiano. For more information about Spookley and his friends from Holiday Hill Farm, please visit www.holidayhillfarm.com.
About PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center:
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers educators, students, families, and individuals the tools they need to address bullying in schools, recreational programs or community organizations. For more information, visit www.PACER.org/Bullying or call 952-838-9000.
We’re now CLOSED for the winter. Thanks for a great 2017! We re-open May 1, 2018 and look forward to seeing you then!
Don’t forget, CSA memberships are now available for 2018 and make a great gift! Our CSA is available in the form of a convenient Harvest Card, which members can use at any time during the growing season to purchase grass fed meat, vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, honey, free range eggs, milk, and more!
We’re pleased to announce that our Farm Stand will be staying open later in the season this year – until mid-December! We’ll be offering Christmas trees, wreaths and other Christmas decorations, CSA Harvest Cards (great for Christmas gifts!), grass-fed beef from Shadi Oak Farm, and more! Stay tuned for details!
Memberships are now available for 2018 and make a great gift! Our CSA is available in the form of a convenient Harvest Card, which members can use at any time during the growing season to purchase grass fed meat, vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, honey, free range eggs, milk, and more!
Benefits & Highlights of C&C Reading Farm CSA Membership
- Massachusetts-fresh, high-quality produce offered during the growing season.
- Our CSA produce is Baystate Organic Certified and grown using conventional practices.
- Our CSA produce is CQP Certified.
- We have over 40 years of farming experience and have had successful CSA seasons since 2011.
- C&C Reading Farm takes pride in offering over 90% of our own products.
- Our high-quality produce and cut flowers are picked every morning from our fields to your table.
- Work is not required on the farm and we offer pick-your-own options.