Happy Holidays 2014

Beginning Dec. 2 Meetinghouse Farm will be selling fresh greens.

Stop by for a sleeve of mixed greens and your choice of a holiday bow for $10

Winter Solstice Gathering
Meetinghouse Farm
Sunday December 21
6-7:30 PM
Weather Permitting

Join Neighbors and Friends to Celebrate Nature’s Gifts
Poems, Songs and Reflections
Dress Warmly * Refreshments
Donations Welcomed

Thanks so much to everyone who supported Meetinghouse Farm’s Pre-Thanksgiving Pie Sale.

Whether you were a baker or buyer, the Farm appreciates your help making the sale a great success! 

For some fabulous pictures of the sale check out the Cape Cod Times Photo Gallery for Nov. 26

Paine Black House: A Welcome Transformation

If you have been lamenting the decline of the Paine Black House over the past decade, it’s time to celebrate.  After procuring funding, the Town has moved quickly on this project.  Mold and moisture issues have been addressed.  With the help of the Sheriff’s Community Service Crew the building has been re-shingled.  A new roof is planned and windows will be repaired.  Foundation plants were removed to facilitate the site work but an established row of hydrangeas was saved as was attractive stonework abutting the driveway.  An overgrown wooded area around the house promises to reveal an interesting and beautiful variety of trees and shrubs.

A working village committee has been meeting with town personnel for updates on progress and continued discussion about uses for the structure. Town Councilor 

Phil Wallace has facilitated committee meetings and maintained communication with town departments.  There is much more to be done before the Paine Black House is actively available for community use, but when the lawn is blooming again with purple and white crocuses, the Paine Black House will no doubt be looking better than ever.

Thanksgiving Pie Sale

Don’t forget our Annual PreThanksgiving Pie and Bake Sale!

Wednesday November 26th at the West Barnstable Community Building 9-12

The Holidays inspire great cooking and this sale is a time for bakers to shine. Held on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, over fifty volunteers contribute their favorite sweet treats.

You’ll find pies, breads (including Finnish nisu) cakes, cookies, candies and more at this popular culinary event. The favorites? Apple, Pumpkin and Pecan! So find grandma’s recipe or check out this year’s Bake-Off winner.

Whether you are feeling traditional or adventurous, we can’t wait to taste your yummy contribution.

Community Yard Sale

Community Yard Sale
Saturday September 27
Rain Date Sunday September 28

Limited 10’ by 10’ vendor spaces are available for $25.

Vendors provide their own tents and tables.

Contact Dianne at midi2000@comcast.net for more information
or send a check for $25 to
MHF Box 330 West Barnstable, MA 02668 with your contact information to reserve a space. 

Schedule of Special Events

Art at the Farm

10:00 -12:00
Soil Testing: $2 donation suggested

10:00 -12:00  
David Palnick, our “Garlic Guy” will be selling garlic and answering questions about this culinary favorite.

The Good, the Bad and the Bugly 
Larry Dapsis 
from Cape Cod Extension will lead a walk and talk through the Farm’s gardens. Learn about the array of insects, good and bad, that inhabit your backyard garden.

Local Natural Artist, Tessa D’Agostino, will share her passion and demonstrate techniques for creating unique sculptures from natural materials

The Strumming Birds,
an upbeat and dedicated ukulele group make their West Barnstable debut in an old fashion sing-along (lyrics provided). Don’t miss this musical happening!

All Day Events

Art at the Farm

  • Silent Auction!
    Over 50 items - more to come!
    Click here for Auction List with Photos 
    (PDF 1.5 megs)
  • Open Gardens
  • Plein Air Painting
  • Flowers and Trees Scavenger Hunt
  • Make Your Own Cut Flower Bouquet
  • Vendors
  • Hammered Dulcimer Music
  • Fresh Veggies
  • Children’s Tent
  • Catch the Lady Bug Beat: Go Organic

(*Rain Date Sunday August 17)

Announcements Pending

New workshops and lectures will be posted here.
Please bookmark this page and check frequently for the latest announcements.

Summer Solstice Celebration

Meetinghouse Farm Saturday June 21 (rain or shine) 6:30 PM

Join us to celebrate the beauty of nature & the joys of the summer season.

Poems * Music * Meditation

Hydrangea Talk with Joan Harrison

Hydrangea Talk


Joan Harrison,

Founder and Past President
Cape Cod Hydrangea Society

Hydrangeas: Cape Cod and the Islands

Heavenly Hydrangeas:
A Practical Guide for the Home Gardener

Wednesday June 25, 6:00 PM
(Rain or Shine)

Meetinghouse Farm is located at 2135 Meetinghouse Way
in West Barnstable on Cape Cod



Flag Day Celebration

 Flag Day Celebration

Barnstable County Sherriff's Honor Guard

Saturday June 14th
9:30 AM

Featuring a ceremonial USA Flag retirement ceremony

This short festivity will include appropriate music & readings. It will feature a Flag Retirement Ceremony hosted by the West Barnstable Fire Department, in accordance with the US government, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the five branches of the armed forces.

All are welcome — with flag or not

Meetinghouse Farm
2135 Meetinghouse Way
(Route 149 near Village Green)
West Barnstable

The WB Fire Department will accept flags for this ceremony. 
If you cannot attend but have a U.S. flag to retire.
Organized by WB Civic Association & Meetinghouse Farm

Spring Butterfly Talk & Plant Sale

Saturday May 17

Meet Tor Hansen

10 AM
Local Butterfly Expert & Author

Butterflies Across Cape Cod

Monarchs and More

Are butterfly populations declining?

Are new species visiting Cape Cod?

Are plants in your garden attracting butterflies?

Plant Sale begins 9 AM

Soil Testing Available 9-12

Meetinghouse Farm 2135 Meetinghouse Way
West Barnstable


Greenhouse "Ghosts"

Greenhouse benches under wraps on a chilly spring day

Tree Work April 2014

We appreciate The Davey Tree Expert Company’s generous contribution of tree work at the Farm. In spite of a cold wind and drenching rain, District Manager Natascha Batchelor and her crew Kenny O’Connell, Josh Sargent, Martin Potter and Bernie Pinckney spent Saturday April 26th, downing trees, grinding stumps and chipping brush. The crew’s work was part of the Massachusetts Arborists Association’s Arbor Day of Service.

Thanks again to this energetic and skilled crew!

Massachusetts Arborists Day Of Service


The bumper sticker “If you’re breathing, thank a tree” says it all!

On Arbor Day, April 25, the world officially recognizes the importance of trees for their miracle of photosynthesis as well as for the beauty and shelter they provide.

During Arbor Day weekend, arborists throughout Massachusetts will be participating in MAA Day of Service events.

Natascha Batchelor of The Davey Tree Expert Co. in Falmouth is organizing a Day of Service for Saturday April 26 at Meetinghouse Farm. Participating arborists will be pruning and removing trees to improve the safety and health of trees around the Farm. The Farm’s trees are a unique community resource and we appreciate the participation of local arborists in this statewide event.


(Arborists earn MCA credit for participation)



A survey of the Farm’s trees is underway as part of the $10,000 grant received from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust. This grant also provides funds to add new ornamentals, create a brochure showcasing the Farm’s trees and offer more tree-related programs.


Five days of field trips for Barnstable’s 4th graders, are planned for June. TREE BLITZ is an annual educational event in collaboration with AmeriCorps Cape Cod. Students explore tree-related topics at a series of teaching stations and collect and analyze data on the Farm’s most unique trees.

Cucumber, Pumpkins and Squash - Oh, my!

March 22nd (the Spring Solstice)

 Master gardener Ann Firth shares her wit and wisdom.