Thursday, December 1, 2011

Winter Preperations

In anticipation of Mother Nature's winter wrath, we are keeping busy cutting, splitting, and stacking wood to heat our family farm house and kennel. Although the season has been unseasonably warm, we know too well this can change in an instant! The wood supply for the sugar house is next on our list so we can make our delicious maple syrup. We also have several heifers who are short-bred to our new Angus bull, "Cabot". We are looking forward to the new babies in late spring! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great 2012.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Gaines Farm Haunted Hayride & Maze

Join us for the annual Vengeance in the Valley at Gaines Farm. This year you had better come prepared! Don't turn your back and don't close your eyes or you could be the next victim!


Vengeance in the Valley is open from 6:30 to 10:00 on the following nights:
October 14 and 15
October 21 and 22
October 28 and 29

Weather Permitting


Haunted Hayride $9.00 per person
Haunted Maze $8.00 per person
SAVE $2 when you do both!
Together $15.00 per person
Reservations are not needed.
Tickets are sold during events.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Our 2011 corn maze design is a tribute to Guilford, Vermont's 250th anniversary!

Twilight Maze Walk

Come to the Gaines Farm on Saturday evenings to enjoy a night under the stars at our Twilight Maze Walk!  This non-scary event is a fun time for all ages.  Walk through the maze with your friends and family then star gaze by our cozy bonfire with a cup of hot cocoa.  Good times are sure to be had!
Saturday Evenings

September 17th - October 8th

Tickets sold 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM - $7 per person

Refreshments available

Please bring a flashlight!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Big Day at Guilford Fairgrounds

Come One! Come All!

On August 13, 2011, join our Gaines Farm contingent for the Big Day at Guilford Fairgrounds parade, barbecue, and fireworks in celebration of Guilford's Sestercentennial (that's 250 years to you and me). We'll bring the horse & buggies, you bring the cheer!



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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Strolling of the Heifers offers the inaugural Tour de Heifer

This year, on Sunday, June 5, Strolling of the Heifers offers the inaugural Tour de Heifer, a trio of scenic farm-to-farm bicycle rides tailored to all levels of cycling ability, with routes ranging from 6 to 60 miles. The routes feature incredible views, farm and woodland terrain, New England villages (one with a covered bridge) and much more. Come to Brattleboro for the parade and expo, and stay for the Tour de Heifer! 

16-mile Scenic Farm Loop:  All are invited for this local bike ride, which starts at 10 a.m. We will ride north from the starting point at Gaines Farm on Route 5. (Riders may ride their bikes to Gaines Farm, but there is parking available there as well.) When we arrive in the village of Algiers, we’ll be greeted with volunteers handing out snacks and water, and live music.  Then we will take a left on the Guilford Center Road, pass the Blueberry Haus farm, and follow until the first left, where we will ride out the gorgeous Weatherhead Hollow Road to Franklin Farm for a break. We will take a left on the Keats Brook Road, and ride alongside the beautiful Keats Brook, then left on Route 5 and back to the Gaines Family Farm. For a hearty, farm-fresh lunch and fun events for the whole family, return to the Franklin Farm after the ride by car, van shuttle or bike.

6-mile Farm-to-Farm Family Ride:  This fun and safe ride will begin at Gaines Family Farm on Route 5 at 11 a.m. Riders will head south to Keats Brook Road, then turn right along a winding dirt road which comes out at Weatherhead Hollow Road and the Franklin Farm, which will be the site of a lunch of healthy local foods and other fun events for the whole family. The ride returns to Gaines Farm after lunch.

An alternative for walkers: 3-mile Farm-to-Farm Stroll:  Start at Gaines Farm at 10:30 a.m. Same 3-mile route on a winding dirt road to Franklin Farm as the Family Ride, one-way only; lunch at Franklin Farm; return to Gaines Farm by shuttle van (or stroll back!).

Additional activities:  Arrive early for breakfast and farm tours at Gaines Farm; stay late for a mountain bike ride (on your own) up to Sweet Pond from Franklin Farm. Make a full day of it!