Monday, September 24, 2012
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick visited Tougas Family Farm on Friday.
"The Tougas family are superstars, both personally and professionally," remarked State Rep. Harold Naughton, who was among the guests on Friday at Tougas Family Farm. Gov. Deval Patrick and Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner Greg Watson visited Tougas Family in Friday, Sept. 21, to highlight the apple harvest season and tour protected farmland, recently acquired through DAR’s Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) program. Tougas Farm consists of approximately 75 acres of land, the majority of which is protected through the APR program. For many years the Tougas family leased a 35-acre parcel across the street from the home farm owned by the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF). In June 2010, NEFF…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The official Patch Applefest Street Fair 2012 video that you should watch.
It was windy, but nothing a few rocks couldn't solve, holding down papers and items where need be. The parking lot at Algonquin Regional High School was packed this past Saturday afternoon, thousands of people swarming the booths and watching the activities at the annual Applefest Street Fair. Check out our video of the sights and sounds, dances, apples and faces, of Appefest 2012. You could order a prayer by a guy at a steel drum, catch apples from Wegmans, enter a drawing by the Northborough Recreation Department and jump around in the moonbounce or on the fire truck. Dawn's School of Dance and Project Jay Fitness performed, and there were karate demonstrations. It's all right here in our video package. Add your photos and videos by …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Fall is coming on strong. Can you feel it?
1. The wildly popular kids show Music With Carrie is back this morning at the Northborough Free Library. Ms. Carrie sings songs in this interactive show for the young ones. 2. Hey business owners: did you know it's incredibly easy to "claim" your listing on Patch? It is, and we're telling you that right now. If you haven't already done so, you should, and this is why ... and how. 3. Westborough's EEE level was elevated to "critical," and Northborough is not far behind with a "high" label given to it last week by the Department of Public Health. 4. The apple picking season has begun! Head out to Tougas Farm for Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Cortland, Gala, Ginger Gold and Fuji varieties, fresh off the tree. Be sure to check Tougas's Facebook page …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday night's frost put a freeze on the last few days of planned apple picking at Tougas.
Monday night's frost but a final freeze on the last few days of plans to be open for apple picking at Tougas Family Farm. As reported on its Facebook page, "due to the hard freeze last night, apple picking is closed for the season." Still, there are 15 varieties to choose from in the Farm Store, and Tougas is offering specials: buy two pies, get a quart of ice cream free; buy one half bushel of apples and get a second half bushel for 50 percent off; 20 percent off all quarts and gallons of ice cream. Tougas is open on Tuesday, Nov. 22, and Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And that's it, Northborough pickers.