Open House Boiling Days
Every Saturday in March and on any other day we are boiling sap, we open our sugarhouse to the public and invite visitors to come in and watch us make syrup. You can observe sap boiling in the evaporator, smell the steam, view the whole process in action, and even have a taste sample of the finished liquid gold. Free admission. Please call ahead for hours as it depends on the sap flow and weather. We put our "Open House" signs out by the road when we are boiling, and post times our Facebook page too. NEXT DATES: March 10, March 24, March 31. Other times as they occur are posted on Facebook.
Classes and Tours for Groups
Sweet Wind Farm offers the perfect field trip for your group of any type and of all ages. Pre-K through High School, Homeschoolers, Scouts, Cooking Clubs, Senior Clubs: whatever your group is we can accommodate it with a tailor fit class for you. This class will be approximately 1 1/2 hours long, and will include a narrated slideshow with a hands-on class, a tour of the sugarhouse and equipment,an outdoor tour of our farm's maple trees, (and possibly seeing the sap dripping!),and will end with taste samples. A storybook is read for the younger ages too. The class will be geared towards the ages of those attending, anyone from 3-99! Sap boiling during your visit is not guaranteed, as it depends on the weather and sap flow at the time of your visit. All classes for groups must be scheduled in advance by calling Susan at (860) 653-2038 or emailing us.
FEE: $5.00 per student. Minimum of $50 for a class to be scheduled. Family cap at $20 as a courtesy for larger families, but group must still meet the minimum. Under age 3 is free. If your group does not meet the minimum of $50, you may consider paying a group rate of $50 to hold a class. Class is held rain or shine, since most of it is indoors. Be prepared with proper footwear (boots are recommended), warm coats, and umbrella if needed, for the outdoor portion of the tour. We can accommodate up to 25 people at a time. Handicapped accessible on lower floor.
This class can be scheduled for anytime of the year, but for the full experience it is recommended you try and come during sugaring season, (which is typically February and March, maybe into the first two weeks of April) .
Farmer's or Artisan Markets
Currently we are not doing many Winter markets, as they run into sugaring season and we get super busy then. Check back with us in the Spring/Summer and we will keep you posted of markets we will be at. Keep in mind that you can always come to our farmstore here and get our products whenever you'd like.
Billings Forge Pop-Up Market
Located in downtown Hartford at 539 Broad Street
December 16, 2017 and once a month January - April
13th Annual Maple Festival
Saturday, March 8, 2019
10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.
Our festival is always held on the 2nd Saturday in March.
Live demonstrations of sap boiling, syrup drawing off, and tree tapping. There will be live music, pancakes, classes, tours, sugar-on-snow eat, and more. Join us for a fun filled day out with the family! Typically sugaring season is during the month of March so this is always held on the second Saturday in March every year. Mark your calendars now, you won't want to miss out on this old fashioned New England cultural experience. Our next festival will be our 13th on March 8, 2019. FREE admission.
NOTE** This event has already taken place for this year, 2018. Please mark the date on your calendars for next year now. It's not too late to schedule a group class and tour for this year up until the beginning of April. See below for more details.
Sweet Wind Farm
339 South Road
East Hartland, CT
Sweet Wind Farm | 339 South Road East Hartland CT 06027 US | +1.8606532038