The Dudley Farm - 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT 06437

The Dudley Farm • 2351 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT 06437 • 203–457–0770
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A visit to The Dudley Farm Museumis a step back in time,
a rural retreat from the past, preserved for the future.

South facade of The Dudley Farmhouse
Photo by Barbara Hanson.
The Dudley Farm Museum is located on the northeast corner of Routes 77 and 80 at 2351 Durham Road.

News & Events
Museum Exhibit for September
The Dudley Farm Museum display for September is “Plain and Fancy: 19th Century Chamber Pots.” The Dudley Farm Museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 PM. Adult admission is $3.00. The Dudley Farm — 2351 Durham Road, Guilford CT 06437 — phone 203–457–0770.

Special Event at the Farmers’ Market
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9 AM to 12:30 PM

Two fairy houses
Photo by Barbara Hanson.
Join us for our first “Fairy Festival.”
Children, accompanied by adults, are invited to follow the Fairy Trail, build a Fairy House, decorate a wand, and/or create a crown with guest author Cheryl Kling.

Vendors can participate by creating a Fairy House or Garden to be displayed at their tables or along the Trail; gathering natural materials such as acorns, feathers, and pinecones for decorating the Fairy Houses. Contact vendors Cindy or Tricia if interested in helping with the event.

Spritely costumes are encouraged.

The Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market Summer 2014
Saturdays, June to October, 2014, 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Homegrown and Handmade
The Dudley Farm Summer Market takes place every Saturday through October from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. It is a family-oriented gathering place held on the picturesque grounds of the historic Dudley Farm Museum. The Market provides the opportunity to purchase local and organic seasonal produce and handmade arts and crafts, while enjoying the beauty and serenity of the Farm as it was in the year 1900. In addition to the wide variety of fruits and vegetables offered, also available are baked goods, eggs, fresh cut flowers, herbs and potted plants, honey and maple syrup, jams and jellies, naturally-raised meat, and pickles. Our handmade items include hand-spun yarn, paintings, photographs, cards, jewelry, soap, woodworking, pottery, sewing, quilting and more. The market is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

The Dudley Farm Garden Group
Second Tuesdays of each month at The Dudley Farm Munger Barn, lower level, 7 to 8:30 PM
Next Meeting: September 9th
Starting on July 8th, 2014, The Dudley Farm Museum will sponsor a garden discussion group focused on growing organic edibles—vegetables, herbs and flowers. This will be an informal group allowing the participants to share knowledge and ideas about organic methods and successful plants for this area.

Possible discussion topics include insect and disease control, starting a fall and winter garden, soil improvement, encouraging beneficial insects and plants, good recipes, composting, etc.

The Dudley Farm Community Garden will provide an opportunity for participants to see firsthand some of the methods and results of organic gardening and to talk to some gardeners about their experiences there. We have many very knowledgeable gardeners including several Master Gardeners.

The group is open to the public and—like the Dudley Farm—not limited to Guilford residents. No prior gardening experience is necessary. Feel free to bring a brown bag dinner. There is no charge. For more information call the office 203-457-0770 and leave a message for Judy Stone, Dudley Farm Community Garden Coordinator.

The Big Barn Project (BBP)
The life and history of each farm revolves around its main barn. That’s where the animals are housed, the equipment is kept and the history of the farm is preserved. At the Dudley Farm Museum, the up to now, un-restored big gray barn, will now take on this important role.
Click here for more details.
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Voices from North Guilford
Over eight years in the making, the book Voices from North Guilford has been published and is available for purchase at The Dudley Farm Museum. Click here for details.

Now Available: Map of North Guilford, CT dated 1867.
Click here for more details on the book Voices from North Guilford.

Pen and Ink Illustration by Doug Williamson.

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