Friday, April 24, 2015

Kids' Camps Registration Time!

**2nd Update: Our June 8-10 Historic Farm Camp sessions are full. We still have 10 spots available in our June 15-17 morning session and 1 spot in the afternoon. We also have 5 spots available in the Farm Science camp and 10 in the Art on the Farm camp. We've extended the deadline, but in-person registration will not be available until Saturday, May 30th. Hurry and reserve your spot today!**

**Update: Our June 8-10 afternoon session is full. There are still spots in all of the other camps so register today--we are going to have lots of fun!**

It's time to register your little ones for 2015 Kids' Camps at the Farm! We are once again offering a three-day Historic Farm Camp where kids can have fun taking care of animals, making crafts, visiting local museums, and learning pioneer songs, games and skills.

Historic Farm Camp
Ages 5-10
Mon-Wed, 
June 8-10 or 15-17
Morning Session: 
9 am to 12 pm or
Afternoon Session: 
1 to 4 pm
$35

Includes activities, snacks, t-shirt, and bandanna.


Also back this year are our popular one-day Farm Science and Art on the Farm camps!

Farm Science
Ages 8-12
Thurs, June 11
10 am - 2 pm 
$15
Bring a lunch



Art on the Farm
Ages 8-12
Thurs, June 18
10 am - 2 pm
$15
Bring a lunch


TO REGISTER:

Online--Email completed registration form and send payment via paypal.com to clarkhistoricfarm@gmail.com.

By mail--Print and mail registration form and a check payable to Friends of Clark Historic Farm (FCHF) to PO Box 380, Grantsville, UT 84029.

In person--Print registration form and return along with payment to Stacy at 119 W. Clark St., Grantsville.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Baby Animal Days 2015!

Soft and snugly baby animals coming April 25 & May 2! Plus wagon & pony rides, kids' crafts, traditions of Grantsville's Swedish and English heritage (Maypole Dance and folk dancing), Derby Day racing and more! Watch for details coming soon!

See you there!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Live Nativity

Bring your family and enjoy a special evening together during the Christmas season. Listen to the Biblical nativity account while live actors portray the traditional nativity scene in a quaint, humble farm setting. Live animals, including a camel! Enjoy a beautiful walk through hundreds of luminaries made by school children, and sip free hot chocolate. $2/person admission (age 3+), or $1 with a can of food for our local food pantry. December 11, 12, 13 &15 from 6-9 p.m. Call for group reservations, 435-884-4409.

Cosmo the Camel fans--here's your chance to sponsor a favorite part of our Live Nativity (Dec. 11, 12, 13 & 15) and have your name or business name next to Cosmo! Last year we were so grateful that sponsors came forward so quickly and generously, and we know you'll step forward again. AND it's tax deductible!  Now for a little story about Cosmo, who is also one of the newest residents of Grantsville (and a movie star, too!)...

Last year, we contacted Sherrie Ivie with Utah Pony Parties in SLC to rent their camel for four nights for the nativity. After our event, Sherrie and her husband, Steve, liked the vision of the Clark Historic Farm and the town so much that they moved their whole farm and family to Grantsville! This year at the Clark Farm, the Ivies have donated the use of their animals, pens and family time at many of our events, including Baby Animal Days, 4th of July parade, kids' camps and more. Cosmo even made a special courtesy appearance at our Kids’ Science Camp! They also bring their pony cart and pony rides to add to the atmosphere of many of our events. We are so grateful to the Ivies for their kindness!

Cosmo the Camel, and the Ivies' other camel, Merlin, are some of just a handful of camels in the state--including the zoos. They have appeared in Bible movies, were featured on Fox13, and they are very sought out for photos and Christmas events. Because camels are very expensive to own and in great demand this time of year, we have agreed to pay the going rate (minus a Clark Farm discount) of $200/night to bring Cosmo the Camel to our Live Nativity.

Your sponsorship for Cosmo will enable us to use more of our event income for restoration and future events at the Clark Farm. We'll display your name (if you wish) on a sponsorship poster near the camel, announce your name on our Facebook page and blog (if you wish), AND we'll give you some courtesy tickets for your generosity. Please send us a message, or mail your tax-deductible contribution to FCHF (Friends of Clark Historic Farm), PO Box 212, Grantsville, UT 84029. THANK YOU!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vendors Needed!

Upcoming vendor opportunities at the Clark Historic Farm:

Farmers' Market: Saturdays, August 23, 30, Sept. 6, 13,20, 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

We will again offer booths at the Farmers' Markets at the same costs as last year: $10 for commercial vendors; FREE for homemade crafts or produce.
CLICK HERE for the Farmers' Market vendor application. 

Please submit your application at least one week prior to the weeks you wish to participate, or sign up at the Farmers' Market for the following week. Produce sellers please refer to USDA guidelines for Farmers' Market sales http://ag.utah.gov/documents/OutdoorMarketRequirements.pdf.

Honey Harvest Festival: Friday, October 10 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.


Our Honey Harvest Festival is expected to be even bigger and better this year, with the addition of a fiddle fest and a honey/beekeeping theme. We have invited Utah's Own members, honey producers and those with honey-related products from across the state and intermountain region to participate, and we hope you will participate, too. We are encouraging vendors to decorate their booths in a honey or harvest theme, and we will be giving awards to up to 10 of the best vendors. Please see the attached application for details. Booth fees are $25 this year for any type of product. Applications must be postmarked by September 15 to guarantee an opportunity for a spot. **We have extended the deadline to September 22!

Click HERE for the Honey Harvest Festival vendor application.

Completed applications and payment can be mailed to: 

Clark Historic Farm
ATTN: VENDOR COORDINATOR
PO Box 212
Grantsville, UT 84029 

OR 

Scan your application and email it to clarkfarmvendors@gmail.com and pay via PayPal to clarkhistoricfarm@gmail.com

Please make checks payable to Friends of Clark Historic Farm or FCHF.

Contact us at clarkfarmvendors@gmail.com if you have any further questions. Thank you for your interest!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Honey Harvest Festival


Bring the family to the Honey Harvest Festival at the beautiful Clark Historic Farm! Located in the Beehive State at the foot of Deseret (="honeybee") Peak, Grantsville has been a hidden trove of beekeeping for over 150 years. Come and watch beekeeping and historic demonstrations, play in interactive exhibits, listen to the SWEEEET Fiddlin' Fest, purchase fresh local honey, shop at the craft boutique featuring Utah's Own and honey products, and enjoy a fall day out in the country. Kids' games, pony rides, Healthy Homesteading Skills Fair, honey and harvest contests, food vendors, kids' spook alley, DUP museum, and so much more!




Deseret Honey Contest:
Compete for the region's best honey! Novice and commercial tiers, "light" and "colored" categories. Simply provide a 1/2 pint glass canning jar full of your best honey. 

Judging is Saturday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. Please submit entries at least 1 hour prior.

Click here for more Honey Contest info and here for a sample scoring sheet.

Harvest Contests: 

“Look Alike Gourd,” “Giant Vegetables” and “Most Unusual Vegetable”

Judging is Saturday, October 11 at noon. Please bring vegetables at least 1 hour prior.

Click here for more Harvest Contest info!

SWEEEET Fiddlin’ Fest: 
October 10, 7 pm, Jam Session (Old Grantsville Church, 297 W. Clark)

October 11, 10 am-3 pm, Open Stage. Contact Julie Butler to sign up for a time, 435-850-0819. Utah Old Time Fiddlers perform at 3 p.m. All acoustic musicians welcome.


Click here for more Fiddlin' Fest info!

Vendors: 
Set up Fri. 11:00 am, take down Sat. 4:00 pm. For more information on being a vendor at this event please email clarkfarmvendors@gmail.com

Concert, Movie, and Farmer's Markets


Come join us at this summer's last Concert at the Farm! Saturday, Aug. 16, 7pm - we'll be hearing from Grantsville's younger folk, including (but not limited to) Lisa Christensen, Normandy Wanberg, Brandon Williams, and Emily Stone. Following the concert, Friends of the Clark Farm will be hosting a free movie, Despicable Me 2. All events are free, and concessions are available. Bring your own blankets and chairs!



Farmer's Markets begin Saturday August 26 and will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday through the end of September. Fresh local produce, baked goods, and much more! 


We have vendor opportunities at the Farmer's Markets as well as our Honey Harvest Festival happening October 10th and 11th. Check back soon or email clarkfarmvendors@gmail.com for more information.