You are cordially invited to join Shamus Restaurant and McCollum Orchards for our Farm to Table Dinner on the lovely, historic McCollum Orchards farm.
We have a magical evening planned including a five course meal prepared by Shamus’ own Chef Dave Stoll. Each farm fresh course will be expertly paired with a wine or craft beer, celebrating the natural abundance of Lockport and the surrounding Niagara region.
Cocktails will be served prior to dinner accompanied by a tour of the farm hosted by Farmer Rich. Farmer Rich will make history come alive as he describes the efforts of the 6th generation bringing the farm back to life.
Dinner will be served on the farm lawn beneath twinkling, lighted tents with a backdrop panoramic view of the working farm fields.
September 23rd, 2018 ~ 4 to 9pm
4pm~ Cocktails and Farm Tour
5pm~ Five Course Dinner and Wine/Beer Pairing
Details and tickets can be found on Eventbrite.
Just in time for Mother’s Day…we at McCollum Orchards are hosting our first-ever workshop!
Join us for a creative workshop to plant your own salad bowl garden — a planter brimming with a variety of heritage baby lettuces…all while enjoying the view from our historic, brightly colored sunroom and patio.
This bowl makes a unique gift for Mother’s Day–or for yourself!
Lettuce planters are fast-growing and easy to keep growing, so you can harvest fresh greens all season.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Location: McCollum Orchards
248 N. Adam Street, Lockport, NY
We will supply everything you need: Bowls, Organic soil, Organic lettuce plants, sign stakes and more.
Cost is $35. Space for up to 12 participants.
Purchase tickets above and at the following URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salad-bowl-garden-workshop-tickets-45113931985
Spring has Sprung! Check out the Easter Farmers Market at Harrison Place on Saturday March 24, 10am-2pm. McCollum Orchards will be back at the market with beautiful, lush, fresh, nutritious greenshoots – sunflower and pea. So fresh and snappy and perfect for topping soups, salads, sandwiches or just snacking on.
Interested in the summer CSA farm share? Come ask questions and we will have flyers and membership forms available, too.
See you there!
For the first time ever, Game of Logging will be offered in Western New York!
Game of Logging is the premier chainsaw safety training course. Two class options of Game of Logging Level 1 will be held at McCollum Orchards in Lockport, NY on:
Friday, March 16th
Saturday, March 17th
See below for more information about the course and how to sign-up. You must bring your own chainsaw, safety equipment and lunch. This course is brought to you by the New York Center for Agriculture Medicine and Health
About the class: The Level 1 class focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. All classes are held from 8 am to 4 pm, and there is a participation fee of $25.
What to bring: Participants are expected to bring personal safety equipment, including a logging helmet, hearing protection, and logging chaps, along with a chain saw. If you do not own these items, some will be provided during the class; the one exception is the logging helmet, which you must supply yourself. Participants should also bring a packed lunch.
To register, you must call NYCAMH at 800.343.7527 or 607.547.6023 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018 CSA farm share registration is now open!
We welcome you to renew your CSA membership for McCollum Orchards’ 5th CSA season. Please find the form attached. Just fill it out and mail in with your payment to reserve your CSA membership. We love returning CSA members! Returning members receive a $10 discount, if paid in full by March 1. Read on for more updates from the farm.
New in 2018 We are excited to share some new things with you this year. We found some new vegetables we think you will like and added more flower colors in the u-pick gardens. Stay tuned for our new website with recipes and announcements for unique farm events this season!
We are trying a new schedule this year. The 2018 CSA will run from mid-June through November 1, 2018, on Thursdays, 3-7pm. We will start a week earlier and then take a break (no pick-up) the first week of August. We hope this allows time for farm restoration projects and some summer fun with our kids. Rest assured, CSA members will get the full value of their membership, and can catch up before tomato season hits.
You now have three farm share options. Check out your options and on the sign-up form. You can also check our website or email or call us with any questions. Thanks to your CSA membership, we can continue to restore this historic family farm. Thank you! We look forward to sharing fresh veggies and fun days on the farm with you. See you in the Share Barn!
Bree & Rich Woodbridge
and the McCollum Orchards crew