Columbus Day Weekend 2014 in the Lakes Region

The pumpkin maze at Beans & Greens Farm

The pumpkin maze at Beans & Greens Farm

This is the pinnacle of the season—the sun is warm, the air is crisp, and the colors throughout the area are glorious—welcome to autumn in New England! For residents and visitors to New Hampshire, the high point of fall has long been Columbus Day Weekend, when peak colors often coincide with the three-day holiday. This year is no exception, with the foliage now popping vibrant reds and oranges in the Lakes Region. Here are some fun ways to enjoy the scenery this weekend: Continue reading

Lakes Region Corn Mazes for All Ages, Daytime or Night!

Moulton Farm's 2012 corn maze.

Moulton Farm’s 2012 corn maze.

In recent years, corn mazes have become a new fall tradition for families throughout New England, with the designs and labyrinths becoming more complex every year. Cornfields are carved up at the end of summer to make intricate aerial views, and in some cases, the paths are so secret the owners don’t release aerial photos until the season is over. Here in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, a couple of popular farms have opened up their 2013 mazes, including mini mazes for little ones, and one is even offering nighttime corn maze adventures! Continue reading

Lakes Region Farms Celebrate the Growing Season with Opening Events

Beans & Greens Farmstand

Leaves are budding and flowers are blooming all around NH, and the time for planting summer vegetables is upon us!  Many local farms and farm stands are now opening to the public and offering early spring produce along with special events that will get everyone in the spirit for this year’s growing season and abundant harvests.

Saturday, April 28th is Opening Day at Beans & Greens Farmstand in Gilford, NH. Visitors will enjoy the farm’s focus on the early season gardening, and Beans & Greens will be offering a full selection of annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, and hanging baskets displayed in several large greenhouses. As the weather warms and the danger of frost passes, a full selection of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs will soon be growing in the picturesque meadows surrounding the Farmstand. Next weekend, on Saturday, May 5th, the farm will present an introductory workshop on its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Attendees will learn about how the program works and, if interested, can sign up to participate. Many other fun events coming up at Beans & Greens are listed on the farm’s website here. Continue reading