Spring on the Farm 2023

Well, although we didn’t have a very harsh winter in PA, I think we are all ready to start thinking about Spring and warmer weather.  Here at the farm, Spring chores have started, and events are on their way.

Harvesting gourds

This past week, we have started gathering up last summer’s crop.  They are now dry and ready to be crafted.  A few nights a week, we have a great group of high school students come to start walking the long rows of gourds to pick them up.  This will take a few weeks considering there are thousands of gourds out there laying just waiting to be made beautiful.  The gourds that are being collected will then go into bins that will be brought up to the buildings to be sorted by shape and size.  From there, these dirty, moldy gourds will be stored in our gourd buildings until they are ready to be washed, crafted, finished and shipped to their forever homes.


Spring Festival

We are also planning our next outside event, the Spring Festival.  This event will be held on April 15th which will include our Spring Oops Sale, Food Trucks, Paint Your Birdhouse and the Artisan Craft Show.  The Paint Your Own Birdhouse will run from 10:00am-3:00pm and the cost is $10.00.  This is a great time to come and make a wonderful, natural home for your backyard bird friends.  I know here at the farm, birds are starting to look for the perfect birdhouse. Upper Frankford Fire Company will be here serving delicious Chicken BBQ Dinners and we will also have Redemption BBQ and The Sweet Patch to take care of all your hunger needs.  The Spring Oops sale will be held inside the building for you to get some great decorations for Spring at a discount.  Lastly, the Annual Egg Hunt will be held and although the first two hunts are filled, we still have some openings in the 2:00pm hunt.  For more information on what Artisans are coming and to register for the egg hunt, please click here, Spring Festival – Meadowbrooke Gourds (mbgourds.com).

Spring Sale

Need some last minute Spring gourds or décor, you are in luck! We will be holding our Spring Sale both online and in our Gift Shop from March 24 through March 31.  Our Spring gourds will be on sale both online and in our Gift Shop.  The Gift Shop will also have all their Spring décor on sale.  Some items are low on stock so don’t wait if you see something that you just must have.

Our upcoming events

Lastly,  we have all the dates for the future events at the farm so that you can start planning way ahead of time and mark them on your calendar.  Here they are:

  • Summer Celebration/Oops Sale: July 15
  • Sunflower Festival: September 23 & 24
  • Fall Create Your Own: September 30, October 1, 7 & 8
  • Winter Create Your Own: December 2, 3, 9 & 10

We will update our website as details become available.  Well, that is all for now, looking forward to a great 2023 and hope to see all of you at the farm!