NEW INDOOR ARTISAN MARKET AT PLAYWICKI FARM BEGAN ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 and will run thru May, 2015
A new Artisan Market at Playwicki Farm will feature specialty and gourmet foods, produce in season, baked goods, gifts, flowers, handmade jewelry and more from 9 a.m. to noon. The public is invited free of charge.
According to June Olson, president of the Playwicki Farm Foundation, “Many of the vendors who have been participating in our highly popular seasonal Farmer’s Market have been asking us to create an indoor shopping venue which will be open Saturdays, rain or shine from November through May so we decided to partner up and create the new Artisan Market concept to accommodate them.”
The new Artisan Market will be housed in the historic farmhouse on the 110-acrea farm and will feature a conglomerate of local vendors including, J’s Gourmaze, fine foods and baked goods, Two Sisters Canning, jams, jellies, salsa, etc., Olive Lucy, fine olive oils and vinegars, Nature’s Alive, natural pet yummies, Happy Wanderer Bakery, fresh baked goods, Woodford Heirloom Farm, fresh produce, York Farm, fresh produce and seasonal items, Yellow Daffodil, gifts for all ages and fresh flowers, GL Jewelry, unique handmade pieces, Vik’s Pics, gourmet pickles, Good Dogs, hot dogs, kielbasa, brat worst and more, and Lavender Lane, all things lavender.
Playwicki Farm is an oasis with recreational opportunities geared to the surrounding population. Open space, walking trails, old growth forest, wetlands, picnic and play areas, agricultural land, a wildlife habitat and a renowned but now defunct quarry are all incorporated into one hundred and ten acres. There is also documented evidence of Native American habitation. In a relatively small space there is something for just about everyone. Stop by and you will enjoy yourself.
The Black Walnut from Playwicki Farm
There was once a large black walnut tree on the farm near where the playground is. That tree was cut down and an interesting story evolved. To take a look, click here,
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Santa arrived on a Fire Engine with gifts for all the children. There were crafts to do and cookies to munch on while listening to Christmas Carols. Parents were invited to bring their cameras to take photos and then we took the cameras and took photos of the whole family with Santa.
HORSE DRAWN WAGON RIDE
The rides were so much fun. Everyone loved it. We had great weather with a full moon. It was cold but the riders brought blankets and afterward we serve hot chocolate and cookies in the house. The Lower Southampton Park and Recreation Department girls read stories to the children while they sipped their chocolate. It was like stepping back into another time period.
To see a short video of these events click here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mpEnDZixLQ
Collectibles and Mementos of Playwicki
A custom made replica of the house at Playwicki Farm was designed by Cat's Meow. This unique collectible is available for purchase.
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Also, there is a limited edition of Lithograph Prints of Playwicki, and each is hand signed by the local artist, Charles F. Bofinger.
Playwicki Farm Remembered.pdf
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Sponsor a bench or a tree at Playwicki Farm
Photo by Bob MacMillan
You can sponsor a bench or a tree at Playwicki Farm in Memory of a loved one, to celebrate the birth of a child, or just because you enjoy spending time there.
For more information, call 215-357-7300, x326.
Become a member of Friends of Playwicki
Please join us and become a member of The Friends of Playwicki Farm, and help support Lower Southampton's jewel. One hundred and ten acres of open space to breathe and live better.
For a lost dog, please call Town and Country at ((215) 752-3661. Lost/stray dogs will only remain for three days. If your dog is micro chipped/licensed, the vet will be able to notify you. If no one comes forward to claim the dog, the dog will be transported to the Bucks Co SPCA in Lahaska (215) 794-7425 for another three days. Please have your dog micro chipped for identification purposes in case of lost or stolen.
Come and visit this wonderful area in the township. You will enjoy the fresh air, the atmosphere, the wildlife, the flora and fauna, and getting down and dirty with nature.