SOMERVILLE — In observance of June as Dairy Month, and the goats at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm are ready to strut their stuff. A special Dairy Magic event is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at 217 Hewett Road.

Whether one is 7 or 77, have fun learning how the farm’s goats make that magic happen — not everyone can turn grass into milk. The farm is celebrating all that dairy adds to one’s lives — imagine baguettes without chevre, granola without yogurt, or a day at Pumpkin Vine without a smoothie.

Plus, it’s Father’s Day. The barn will be open for visitors all day, and the many baby goats will be looking forward to pats. B& T Baked Goods will have freshly baked focaccia and other treats; grab a superpower smoothie and have a picnic on the lawn with your dad.

One of the activities that Pumpkin Vine Family Farm will offer is learning to hand milk a goat. Submitted photo

The day’s schedule: (Receive a gold star for each activity completed:
• Superhero ID: Upon arrival, receive a superhero badge and try one’s hand at the magical activities — receive a gold star for each activity completed.
• Conjuring from noon to 1 p.m.: Learn how to make that milk appear, includes hand-milking demonstration and practice.
• Super Sleuth ongoing all day: Taste test to learn how to tell the difference between cow and goat milk.
• Alchemy ongoing all day: Try one’s hand at making dairy gold — butter-making.
• Magic potions ongoing all day: Mix and dab to make a milk art creation.

While at the farm, be sure to visit the Farmer’s Market. Every Sunday local farmers bring their baked goods, organic vegetables, mushrooms, plants, fiber, local meat, and of course cheese, yogurt, and smoothies.

Rain date is July 3. For more information on this and all the farm’s educational events, visit or call Kelly Payson-Roopchand at 207-549-3096.



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