Monday, May 9, 2011

19th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Potluck and Celebration of the Arts

  • Every Memorial Day since 1994, Pompanuck Farm has hosted an “open house” event - a tribute to this day of remembrance and to the people of our greater community. The public is invited to enjoy a day-long arts festival and tour Pompanuck’s buildings and grounds. To celebrate the 20th anniversary ground breaking for the Roundhouse, there will be a special event to raise money for life skills retreats for young adults and to replace our greenhouse. Each $250 raised will provide one young adult the opportunity to attend a 3-day/2-night retreat.

There will be a raffle drawing with a chance to win three fabulous prizes: 1) an overnight at Pompanuck with dinner, wine, live music, and sumptuous breakfast prepared by Pompanuck chefs valued at $1,000. 2) A Spa Day at Pompanuck for four people, with hike, gourmet picnic lunch, therapeutic massage, sauna and swim for three couples valued at $700. 3) Two tickets and back stage passes to the Broadway musical, Chicago, at the Ambassador Theater in New York City valued at $300.

Raffle tickets are being sold for $5 each or five for $20.

There will be a silent auction throughout the day with an opportunity to bid on a variety of items including a painting by Arleen Targan, two Hubbard Hall subscriptions, each good for 3 plays, and a gift package from Over the Moon Beads and Gifts.

Over the years the Memorial Day Picnic at Pompanuck has become an annual festival of community building; play, meal sharing and a performance showcase for musicians and artists in varied media whose offerings often reflect the spirit of peace. Some of this year’s performers are: The Red Lions, Swear and Shake, Bruce Williamson and Friends and numerous local regional musicians.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring a dish and family and friends. This year, Pompanuck will hold its Memorial Day gathering on SUNDAY, MAY 29 –12:00 noon until dark. Rain or shine!

Pompanuck Farm is located at 494 Chestnut Hill Road in Cambridge NY. Call 518-677-5552 or email: for info and visit and

...2011 News of A New Season at Pompanuck...

With the beginning of 2010 Lisa and Scott began a new project at Pompanuck: the Round House Bakery at Pompanuck Farm. What began as a fulfillment of a request by the Cambridge Coop to bake breads and cookies for sale, the bakery project grew last year, by request, to bring bakery goods to other local stores and then to local farmers markets. The requests for goods rapidly outgrew the facilities in the Roundhouse and so Lisa and Scott transformed the former wood shop into a full-scale commercial bakery.

Lisa and Scott have been long time, passionate bakers, (for many years, Lisa has been well known for her amazing, large-scale, sculptural cakes for weddings and celebrations). Round House Bakery began this year as a natural extension of their explorations in sustainable living and right livelihood. Please find us at the following stores and farmers markets:

Since January of this year
, the Round House Bakery has been supplying artisan breads, cookies, muffins, cakes, granolas, frozen pizza doughs and many other baked goods to Cambridge Coop (Wed., Fri.) Spice n' Nice in Bennington VT (Wed.), Wayside General Store in Arlington VT (Fri.) , Hiland Hall School (Wed.) and Shaftsbury General Store (occasionally) in Shaftsbury, VT and at Farmers Markets in Cambridge (Sundays 10-2) and Glens Falls (Saturdays 8-noon).

In an effort to establish the Bakery on solid footing and to take time to reassess Pompanuck's programs, the Board of Directors of Pompanuck Farm has established a year of sabbatical from programs and concerts. We are halfway through this sabbatical year and the assessment continues to provide us with the time and energy to look at our programs in an effort to create a Pompanuck that is more effective, efficient and sustaining for our local, regional community. During 2011 we are offering only test programs and a few longtime retreats to make sure our assessment is clear and our small budget for the year is met.

Please Join us on Sunday, May 29 (noon-dark) for our annual Memorial Day Potluck and Celebration of the Arts. See the above listing...

On Saturday, June 4th during the Cambridge Balloon Festival Weekend, the Bakery is hosting an open house from 3-5pm. Come by and take visit the Bakery, sample delicious baked goods and tour Pompanuck's grounds.