The Worthington Library would like to invite you to join us for a celebration of MAPLE DAY. We encourage you to enjoy yourself at our local sugar houses on Saturday March 26. The sugar houses are listed below with their hours of operation. Tell them the library sent you!
High Hopes Farm Sugar House
Karen and Brian Rowe
11232 Huntington Road
413 238 5919
Sat and Sun: 7:00AM – 2:00PM
Justamere Tree Farm
JP and Marion Welch
413 238 5902
The Red Bucket Sugar Shack
LeAnn and Jeff Mason
584 KinneBrook Road
413 238 7710
Sat: 8:00AM – 2:00PM
Sun: 8:00AM – 3:00PM
David Gage and Paul Sena
151 Buffington Hill Road
413 238 5922
OPEN HOUSE: 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Free hot dogs and 2 new maple soda flavors
Sam Hill Road
413 238 5378
Sat and Sun: 8:00AM – 3:00PM
Call for extended hours
After you have eaten your fill of delicious pancakes and local maple syrup, head for the Cummington Community House where Sarah Stockwell-Arthen is presenting the Earth Hour Concert beginning with a Kid’s Dance at 5:00pm, a potluck at 6:00pm and Sarah’s concert at 7:30. Lights go out for an hour at 8:30 to celebrate Earth Hour around the world – bring a candle in a jar! If you have been attending the Library’s events related to Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, you know how wonderful a performer she is!
On Sunday, March 27 at 2 PM, a video titled "KARIN AND BOB COOK: SURVIVING
INDEPENDENTLY IN A MODERN WORLD" will be shown publicly for the first time
at the Worthington Historical Society. This tribute to the Cooks is part of the WHS's
ongoing oral history project. It was created by Helen and Ed Pelletier of Berkshire Hills
Productions, and includes interviews by Kate Ewald and Pat Kennedy. The project was
funded, in part, through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
The video is about an hour long, two parts, and focuses on the story of the Cooks' arrival
in Worthington in the early 1970s and their decision to live off the land as simply as
possible. They describe their maple syrup business, their wreath making and wood
harvesting ventures, raising their kids off the grid with almost no modern conveniences
(they powered their single lamp at night with a car battery) and Karin's life as an artist.
Join us during this weekend to celebrate local sustainability. We’ll see you there!