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Amelia Peabody honored at memorial foxhunt 

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Amelia Peabody Memorial Hunt took place on Saturday, November 19 at Powisset Farm. Held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the foxhunt honors philanthropist, conservationist, sculptress, entrepreneur and equestrian Amelia Peabody. One of the first female members of the hunt club, Peabody is remembered fondly...

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Pie’s the limit at Powisset Farm

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

On Thursday evening, November 3, Powisset Farm held its most recent adult cooking class, during which attendees made two different pies: a pear slab pie (similar in idea to a sheet cake in its ability to feed many) and a peanut pie that had a...

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Powisset Farm: a brief history

By Elisha Lee
Hometown Weekly Contributor

One of the most visible reminders of Dover’s rich agricultural heritage is Powisset Farm. Situated on Powisset Street, the land is said to have been used by Dedham residents to pasture cattle as early as the 1660s, and has been farmed continuously for more than...

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Tots in the Kitchen create sweet treats

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

An early morning wake-up call didn’t deter toddlers from making their way to Powisset Farm for Tots in the Kitchen on Tuesday, September 20. The class, taught by Jamie Picard, featured a special sweet treat: delicious homemade chocolate whoopie pies

Kids said...

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Powisset Sunset Series delights visitors

By Emily Rast
Hometown Weekly Intern

Dover’s Powisset Farm has called their Thursday Sunset Series “summer at its finest,” and they may just be right. 

Anyone who has spent a summer in Massachusetts knows that it’s often the simple things that make the season special, and Powisset Farm...

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Powisset Farm StoryWalk brings summer fun

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

I’ll admit that I have not spent as much time outside this summer as I promised myself I would. After that first skin-tingling sunburn of the season, I started to take my outdoors time very seriously: never go outside without sunscreen, always bring water, make...

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StoryWalk beckons at Powisset Farm

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By Amelia Tarallo  Hometown Weekly Staff Given my line of work and the areas I cover, every so often, I'm sent to explore a local park or hiking trail. I appreciate nature, but typically avoid going out into it as much as possible for fear of snakes, bugs, and the occasional patch of quicksand. I...
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Powisset Farm ignites new holiday tradition

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Regular visitors to Powisset Farm know all about its many charms. From adorable pigs to the rustic barn with its up-to-date kitchen to woodland trails, every corner of this property seems to bring joy. Despite the cold weather, Powisset Farm was the site of some holiday joy on Saturday,...
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First Sherborn Friendstoberfest a hit

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Supporters of the Sherborn Library travelled to Powisset Farm on Friday, October 4, to celebrate Friendstoberfest. A social Oktoberfest-themed fundraiser put on by the Friends of the Sherborn Library, the event was held in lieu of the group’s annual Friendsgiving celebration. Despite the cold weather, people came out...
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COA cooks at Powisset Farm

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Visitors from the Westwood Council on Aging visited Powisset Farm on Thursday, September 26, to learn all about cooking with herbs during a class taught by Didi Emmons. Emmons is a professional chef who has founded four successful restaurants. She is also the author of several books, including...
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Powisset kitchen serves up success

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Farms have always been a place of entertainment. Children love to come see the animals, and adults love the fresh produce. But Powisset Farm offers an added bonus: it hosts cooking classes. Four to five times a month, Powisset invites a chef to teach people how to cook....
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Powisset Farm hosts intimate cooking class

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Powisset Farm hosted a cooking class taught by cookbook author Leigh Belanger in their barn-kitchen last Wednesday afternoon. With sauces sizzling and popping, knives clunking on cutting boards, and steam billowing out of pots and ovens, Belanger walked seven students through the techniques and processes of preparing ingredients,...
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Chefs cook with instant pot

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, September 26, Powisset Farm hosted a small cooking class for residents in the area. At around 7:00 p.m., seven members strolled into the kitchen area of the farm to learn how to use an instant pot. The members of the class were excited to learn about the...
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Powisset cooks whip up dessert

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Sweet aromas filled the air, and the repetitive thud of knives hitting cutting boards banged over the quiet hum of strawberry and rhubarb slices sizzling in a pan. This was the scene in the kitchen of Powisset Farm as members of the community came to chop, stir and taste...
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Little farmers grow nature appreciation

Participants end the day by playing outside on the farm’s newly built tractor-shaped playground. Photos by Rachel Gore
[caption id="attachment_26880" align="alignleft" width="160"]Barnyard Educator Maggie Gallagher teaches participants to feed the goats properly by holding their hand out flat. Photos by Rachel Gore Barnyard Educator Maggie Gallagher teaches participants...
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Powisset Farm serves up brunch

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you’ve ever wondered how to make the perfect meal, you might want to befriend some of the seniors in Dover and Westwood who frequently participate in the in the “Powisset Cooks!” program at Powisset Farm. These Council on Aging members have honed their knife skills, refined their palates,...
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Powisset Farm serves up brunch

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you’ve ever wondered how to make the perfect meal, you might want to befriend some of the seniors in Dover and Westwood who frequently participate in the in the “Powisset Cooks!” program at Powisset Farm. These Council on Aging members have honed their knife skills, refined their palates, and, most...
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Powisset Farm hosts Ethiopian lunch

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter While there is much to do at Powisset Farm, visitors from all over Massachusetts head to the farm to participate in “Powisset Cooks!” – one of the farm’s many cooking programs. On April 28, a group of home cooks joined Meqdes Mesfin in the Powisset test kitchen, ready to...
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COA members learn knife skills

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Have you ever watched chefs on Food Network chop a vegetable in the blink of an eye? It may seem like a job that only a professional chef could achieve, but Westwood and Dover’s Councils on Aging (COA) were determined to prove that anybody could possess the knife skills...
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Powisset Farm takes on Chopped Junior

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you had 45 minutes to create an entrée using chicken drumellas, dandelion greens, frozen hash browns, apple-carrot sauce, and dulse flakes, what would you make? Perhaps it would just be a smorgasbord of poorly-paired foods, but three children were able to perfectly plan and execute impressive dishes. Helping to...
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