PROGRAMS

Since its success in acquiring Langhorne Heritage Farm, LOSI has hosted a variety of events and programs at this site. Our organization is committed to ensuring that to the extent possible, preserved land is available for the enjoyment of the members of the community who made that preservation possible.

Community Gardens

gardenEvery summer, Langhorne Heritage Farm hosts community gardeners from throughout the area. The Community Gardens started out in 1986 with eight plots. Today, 100 plots are rented out for flower and vegetable gardening. The community gardens are 100% organic, as the use of herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers are prohibited.

As a service to the gardeners, water spigots are provided by Langhorne Open Space, and the land is disked both prior to and after the growing season.

For details, contact the Community Gardens Manager, Dawn Clabbers (215-757-5600; dclabbers@comcast.net).

Artists-at-the-Farm

LOSI is proud to host a local artist community at Heritage Farm, Nearly a dozen artists rent studio space at the Farm during the warm weather months (April through October).

gardenThe studios are located in the various ‘outbuildings’ at the Farm, and are available for single or group usage. Located in former chicken coops, the calving barn, and utility buildings, the studios have been cleaned out, painted, and decorated by the resident artists. Here, they paint, design murals, make jewelry, and pursue photography.

For several years, the Artists-at-the-Farm have been featured in the fall ARTFEST held at the Farm. Attended by hundreds of visitors, the ARTFEST showcases the work of our resident artists, sponsors a children’s art show, hosts a poetry slam, and features a variety of music and dance performers.

For more information about the Artists-at-the-Farm program, contact Carol Zetterberg (215-757-4721; Carolzette@aol.com).

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CONCERTS

Langhorne Open Space hosts free concerts at the Farm each year.

Jazz-at-the-Farm

concertEach spring, we host an open-air concert called Jazz-at-the-Farm. This event showcases talented local student jazz bands from Neshaminy High School. The event also features a professional guest soloist.

Hundreds of local residents trek to the Farm with folding chairs and blankets to enjoy an afternoon of classic jazz and vocals.

This year's Jazz-at-the-Farm concert will take place at 4PM on Sunday, May 18, 2014. We will be featuring a professional jazz soloist at the concert once again this year.

For details, contact Jazz-at-the-Farm organizers Patrick and Betsy Carr (215-757-3630; patbetsy@comcast.net).

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Swingin'-at-the-Farm

jazz

During the summer, we host a series of free Big-Band concerts called Swingin'-at-the-Farm. This event features the Straight Ahead Big Band consisting of 20 professional musicians from throughout the area.

Bring your folding chairs and blankets to enjoy an evening of big-band music under the open skies at The Farm.

The last of the three Summer/Fall 2012 Swingin'-at-the-Farm concerts will be held at 1PM on Sunday, October 21.

Concert-Under-the-Stars

During the summer, folk music is featured at our annual Concert-Under-the-Stars. Several folk groups and soloists entertain the audience as the sun sets over the Farm.

For details, contact Concert-Under-the-Stars coordinator Carol Deaver
(215-757-0471).

FUNDRAISERS

In addition to our annual Membership Drive, Langhorne Open Space conducts a number of fundraisers to help support its activities. In the past, these fundraisers have included Haunted Farm (1985-1989), Country Fair (1985—1989), and Antiques Appraisal (1990). Proceeds are used to finance our open space acquisition efforts, and to maintain and beautify Heritage Farm.

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Flea Market

For the past several years, we have held Flea Markets at the Farm as a fundraiser for Langhorne Open Space. Starting with just 20 vendors the first season, the Flea Market has grown to over 100 vendors. Hundreds of buyers attend this popular event.

Flea Markets are held once in the Spring, and again in the Fall. Selling Spaces are available for rental – large enough to park your vehicle right next to your selling area. Vendor set-up starts promptly at 6:30AM. Selling hours are from 8AM – 1PM. The “Bovine Café” (our refreshment concession) is open for every Flea Market.

Donations Needed! For those who prefer not to be a 'vendor', but want the opportunity to clean out attics and garages, we offer the opportunity to donate saleable items to our "Farm Store". All proceeds from the sale of these items support the activities of Langhorne Open Space. (Sorry, but we can't accept clothing, furniture, computer equipment, books, record albums, or toys.) For more information about donating items to the Farm Store, please contact Debbie Miele (215-752-8066; dmiele@ariahealth.org).

Spaces are limited, so send in your reservation form early. To reserve your space for the upcoming Flea Market (Saturday June 7, 2014), please fill out the attached form and mail it together with your check to the address indicated on the form.

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For general information about the Flea Market and Vendor Spaces please contact Flea Market organizer Bob Duaime (215-752-4289; fleamarketlosi@juno.com).

Christmas Tree Sale

treeEvery year, Langhorne Open Space conducts a Christmas Tree sale on The Farm grounds.

A huge selection of trees ranging from table-top size to 10’ are sold during the first two weekends in December (9AM – 3PM). For 2013, the sale dates are Dec. 1, Dec. 7/8, and Dec. 14/15. The trees are provided by a farm in north-central Pennsylvania known for supplying trees to the White House and the Smithsonian.

In addition to the trees, natural wreaths hand-decorated by the Wreathmakers of Heritage Farm are available for sale.

For information, contact Christmas Tree organizers Bob & Deb Tyl (215-752-2521) or Beth Delaney (215-757-1435).

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