Hawk’s Wing Farm is a local family-owned Cape Cod CSA farm and orchard, located on 4 acres and nestled in a pocket surrounded by 300 acres of Yarmouth conservation land, that seeks member-supported contributions to support the farms efforts to raise naturally grown, organic fruit and vegetables. They have planted 1,000 apple trees, 8 varieties, and peach, pear, and cherry trees. There is a 96’ greenhouse and another 90’ hoop house so they can grow organic produce year round!
Mr. Snowden immediately welcomed us and gave us free reign of the animal pen! The kids were fascinated with the goats, ducks and chickens that
milled about. We were even allowed to feed the friendly goats some grass and clover, much to the delight of the happy toddlers!
After Buddy the dog walked with us over to talk to Mr. Snowden. He was very excited that we had made the drive from Falmouth and was eager to share his knowledge with us. A few strawberry bags later, he told us to let the kids eat some berries while down there and sent us on our way to gather some red berry goodness!
As the moms got to work picking berries for our bags, the kids promptly began picking and eating as many berries as their little tummys could handle. Teaming up and taking turns picking while supervising was a great idea! We did have a few close calls with berries that were almost ingested before they were ripe, but those were quickly swatted away. The ripes ones were juicy and so sweet, much better than store bought strawberries. And though most were smaller than ones we buy in stores, that did not affect the taste or experience in any way. Thirty minutes, two bagfuls and two satisfied toddlers (note the red stains around their mouths) later we journeyed back up to the greenhouse to pay for our berries and chat with Farmer Billy!
So if you are looking for something to do, take the drive and visit Farmer Billy, Buddy the dog and the farm. I recommend wearing comfy sneakers and long pants (incase you want to kneel while picking), and bringing a friend. The prices are definitely comparable, only $4.50 for a pint of strawberries, which you get more of since they are smaller in size. Farmer Billy also recommended making our own spread with the bruised and less desirable ones sincethey are just as sweet. Last night I whipped up a little spread myself and this morning, my son and I enjoyed some jam toast with our eggs and blueberries! It was amazing! If you want to know more about this hidden freebie, check out their website at: http://hawkswingorganicfarm.com/ or visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hawkswingorganicfarm And please make sure you tell Farmer Billy that you heard about his farm from Cape Cod Mommies!
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