Golden Acres Farm

Golden Acres Farm

certified organic produce

EVENTS

Saturday, June 15th

Wine Tasting: A Journey of Senses with Sommelier Rose Thomas Bannister

TIME: 4p – 6p

$55 pp Wine tasting includes 3 pours (3 different wines).

Reservations required (click here)

Cheers!  Cincin!  Salute!  

Join us in the picturesque setting of the farm as we learn how to taste wine from sommelier instructor Rose Thomas Bannister.  She believes that wine tasting has its own language and vocabulary and that the purpose of wine knowledge is greater enjoyment and a deeper connection to the land.  We will share charcuterie nibbles as she teaches techniques for a deeper connection with your own senses and cultural memories.   

Connecting to Local Culture through Wine and Language Is the mission of wine educator Rose Thomas Bannister’s media project, Modo di Bere. “Modo di Bere,” way of drinking, is a pun on the Italian word for a saying, “modo di dire (way of speaking.”  This multilingual podcast and YouTube travel show is her way of opening up the wine world concept of terroir, or sense of place, to include the local language. 

Working with winemakers from Italy, Spain, Austria and the US over the course of her wine career has made Rose Thomas a passionate advocate for sustainable farms whose products contain stories about human history and nature that we can smell and taste.  No special skills are required, just a mouth and a nose and to be ready to enjoy yourself!

Come early if you want the opportunity to pick organic strawberries or browse the farm shop! (please check website for U-Pick field updates)

Thursday, June 20th

Celebrate Summer’s Solstice and Slow Down with Slow Foods on the Farm

Join us for a Slow Hour!

TIME: 4p – 7p

Bring the whole family, the strawberry fields are ripe and ready for picking! You’ll see the benefits of fruits harvested from pesticide-free healthy organic soils.

Your (adult) ticket includes:

Pick-your-own quart of organic heritage strawberries

Nibbles of “berry delicious” snacks provided by Main Road Biscuit Co

Taste of local wines from Long Island Wine Country Vineyards (over 21 only) in a collectable SFEE wine glass

Discount at the farm stand

A complimentary SFEE canvas tote bag to carry home all your farm goodies

Lawn games and lots of family fun

Reserve your tickets now!

Discounted kids and SFEE member pricing available.

RSVP HERE

Saturday, July 20

Let’s All Compost!

9a-10:30a

Free Class

  • Launch of Food Scrap Drop-off Pilot 
  • Kids Table – Seed Ball Making
  • Family Farm Tour

Why Compost?  Join us to learn about the many ways North Forkers are composting to keep food scraps out of the landfill and instead enrich our soils!  Learn about different options available to help us all “close the loop” and the launch of a new food scrap drop off pilot at Golden Acres Organic Farm in partnership with ReWild North Fork.  Family activities include: seed ball making and family farm tour.

Farmstand will be open!

FREE

Saturday, July 13th

Sparkling Nights: Silent Disco at Golden Acres

TIME:  7p – 10p

$25pp

Reservations Required (click here)

Surrender to the rhythms and dance the night away under sparkling lights at Golden Acres, choosing between three different musical stations so that the music is always something inspiring to you! Headphones light up according to the station you’ve selected so that friends can switch over if you indicate you’ve got a winning song coming on!  

Come and experience the enchantment of Golden Acres as the evening sets in, with fireflies twinkling and the stars shining above. This event is open to all ages! Bring along your favorite beverage and snacks, and enjoy a peaceful picnic amidst the tranquil beauty of the farm. Light refreshments will also be available for purchase. 

$25 per person

Thursday, August 8th

Annual Summer Honey Harvest Party

TIME: 4p – 6p

$35pp (includes jar of honey)

Discover the wonders of pollinators at our farm and engage in the extraction process! Collect pure, raw honey straight from the source, like liquid gold pouring from the spout. 

Join us for an immersive beekeeping experience led by Master Beekeeper Chris Kelly and our farm beekeepers from The Golden Apiary, Kelly and Amy. Gain insights into the captivating world of honeybees and their vital role in our ecosystem and on our organic farm.

Afterward, dive into the hands-on adventure of processing farm-fresh honey! Experience the extraction method firsthand, using centrifugal force to extract honey from the combs. Then, fill your own jar directly from the spout to savor at home.

This is a ticketed event. Reservations required. Light refreshments will be served, but feel free to BYO picnic to enjoy before or afterwards. We also encourage a lawn/bag chair or blanket for seating. 

$35 per person

SEPTEMBER 19

Preserving your Organic Harvest

TOMATO CANNING HANDS ON

This program focuses on what you can do with your seasonal harvest to preserve it for the entire year. Topics covered include: canning foods, storing root vegetables, fermenting, freezing and dehydrating. During this class Renato will demonstrate how to can tomatoes, and make delicious crispy dill pickles. He will have healthy tasty samples for all participants. 

$25 per person

October 5

The Organic Winter Garden – Big Gardens in Small Places

It is amazing what you can grow in a small kitchen garden, deck or patio. This program focuses on how to create a productive organic vegetable garden in a compact space.

Topics will include:

• Selecting the correct site
• Trellises for vertical growing
• Design and layout
• Plant selection
• Container gardening
• Starting seeds
• Composting
Watering techniques

$25 per person

November 2

Making Fermented Food

HANDS ON

Learn the importance of having fermented foods in your diet. The body has 10 times the number of bacteria to human cells. All illness comes from the ability for our gut to process food. In this program, Renato will be demonstrating how easy it is to make your own SAUERKRAUT, KOMBUCHA, and SOUR DOUGH BREAD right in your own kitchen.
Discussion will include the variety of vegetables that can be fermented, and how to plan to grow the vegetables you will eventually ferment. The demonstration shows the step-by-step process of assembling all the ingredients into the finished product. Tasty samples will be available.

$25 per class