Brookford Farm Events

Save the Date!

Shaker Village Heifer Parade

Saturday, May 2, 2015

10 am – 5 pm

*Parade will start at approximately 11:00

Celebrate the return of the spring to the Village pastures with a parade of Brookford Farm Heifers to their first spring grass. Maypole dancing, outdoor barn dancing, family crafts, music and food.  Parade will begin approximately at 11:00 am.

Brookford Farm Spring Open House

Saturday, May 16th 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us at the farm to welcome Spring! There will be food, music, tours, tractor rides and kids activities!

Canterbury Artisan Festival

September 12, 2015 10 am – 5 pm

Join us at The Canterbury Artisan Festival  celebrates traditional arts with a  juried Artisan Craft Fair and Farmer’s Market, music, artisan food and demonstrations.


QuarkFest 2014! 

Saturday October 11th   11:00am-3:00pm

Come celebrate the harvest at our Annual QuarkFest.  There will be many activities for the entire family to enjoy, including: hayride tours, creamery tours, food demonstrations, farm food for sale, live music, kids activities and, of course, the Quark Recipe Contest, where you could win a free Fall/Winter Vegetable Share.

What’s all the Quark about?

Quark is a German soft cheese that made by fermenting milk.  It is similar in texture to a soft cream cheese.  The Quark Recipe Contest is…

2014 Quark Contest Rules

  1. Bake a sweet or savory dish using Brookford Quark as the prominent ingredient, along with other local ingredients.

  2. Bring a recipe card to attach to the dish, do not put your name on the recipe card. Attach your name underneath your dish. Brookford may keep the recipe to use in future newsletters.

  3. Bring your Quark dish to the QuarkFest no later than Noon on Oct. 11, 2014

  4. Judging will be at approx. 2:30.  The Winner will receive a free Fall/Winter CSA Vegetable Share!

You may purchase Quark for your recipe at our Farm Store, any farmers’ markets that we attend, or at select retail stores. You may also order quark if you are a CSA member to be delivered to your pick up location.

Schedule of Events

Hay Ride Farm Tour – Starting at 11:00am

Quark Making Demonstration / Creamery Tour – 11:30am & 2:00pm

Quark Contest – Entries by 12:00pm

Fermentation Demonstration – 1:30 – 2:00pm

Quark Contest Judging –2:30pm

*Music by **Jeff Warner and Drumming Group– All Day!

Food – All Day!

Grain Milling – All Day!

Games (archery, pumpkin carving and tire/hay maze)– All Day!

*Music Schedule is as follows:
Jeff Warner at 11:00-11:45am, 12:15-1:00pm and 2:15-3:00pm.  
Drumming Group 1:00-2:00pm
**Jeff Warner is among the nation’s foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America connect 21st century audiences with the everyday lives–and artistry–of 19th century Americans. 

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