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Dandelion Festival at KK’s The Farm

April 21 @ 11:00 am 5:00 pm

Dandelion Festival 2024

The mission of the Dandelion Festival is to allow people to become aware of the benefits of the Dandelion leaf, flower and root.  Dandelion is the symbol of spring and early food for the bees and other pollinators.  Therefore, let us stop spraying harmful chemicals on them, the earth and all living beings.  This will help in the reduction of toxic chemicals entering our soil, aquifer, estuaries and bays.

The mission of KK’s Farm is to demonstrate that high quality food can be grown using biodynamic and organic methods without any harmful chemicals.

The Dandelion Festival will be held rain or shine!

KK’s Farm is at 59945 Main Road, Southold, New York. Please park on Bay Home Road, not the Main Road. No pets, please.

Activities in Pasture and elsewhere 

Face Painting – Sonomi Obinata , Melissa Rose and Samantha 

Flower Crown Making – Sarah and Mary Shepherd 

The Childrens Garden – Maureen Radigan – Introduction to Biodynamics for kids 

Turtleback Farm – Jennifer Murray – Wildlife educator of children  

3:30 -Stephen Storch -Prep making Demo with his Vortex Brewer. 

2:00 and 4:00 – Farm Tour – Gordon Cox 

Elemental Movement on the Farm with Charity Joy 

Walking Labyrinth – all day 

50/50 Raffle  

Memorial Area – KK Haspel, Jeff Frank, Susan Vitale, Peter Maniscalco  

Bring a photo of a loved one who has passed the Threshold 

For a loving celebration of someone who influenced you 

Stay tuned to this post for a full schedule of events.

Herbalist Sarah Shephard (l) and Sonomi Obinata of KK's Farm (r) share the benefits of dandelions at the 2023 Dandelion Festival
Herbalist Sarah Shephard (l) and Sonomi Obinata of KK’s Farm (r) share the benefits of dandelions at the 2023 Dandelion Festival

Lectures in the Big Barn

11 a.m. — Welcome and Introduction from Ira Haspel

11:15 a.m. — Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center

Noon — KK’s Farm Team — Sonomi Obinata, Gordon Cox & Ira Haspel

1 p.m. — Suzzane Ruggles — “What do You Care About”

2 p.m. — Dr. Lucinda Hemmick and Ephriam Horowitz — “History of this Land”

3 p.m. — Sarah Shepherd — “How to Benefit the Dandelion”

3:30 — Stephen Storch of Natural Science Organics, assisted by Biodynamic Practitioner Sonomi Obinata — “100 Years of Biodynamics”

5 p.m. — Drumming by the Fire Pit with Sonomi Obinata and Sarah Shepherd

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Brady Rymer at the 2023 Dandelion Festival

Music in the Pasture

Noon to 1 p.m. — Liza Coppola

1 to 2 p.m. — Brady Rymer

2 to 3 p.m. — Charity Joy — Elemental Movement on the Farm

5 to 6 p.m. Drumming Circle led by Sonomi Obinata and Sarah Shepherd (at fire pit)

All Day — Glenn Hoffman, DJ

Educational Groups and Vendors

North Fork Audubon Society

Group for the East End

Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center

Long Island Pine Barrens

Nature Lyceum

The Barefoot Gardener

North Fork Environmental Council

KK’s Farm

Natural Science Organics

Macari Vineyards — Gabriella and Joe Macari

Farm Wine — Rex Farr

Gordon Cox — Farm Tour

Yennicot Oysters, Mattituck Mushrooms, Treiber Farm, Simply Nicki, Jennifer Baldwin Schaefer – Farm Artist, Susanmerrie Wildelder, Consider Bardwell Farm — Cheese, The Granola Plant, By Way of the Farm Candle, Pendleton’s Harvest Moon Farm, NoFok’nway, Soulstone Jewlry, Serenity Scrubs, Alpina Restaurant, Carrol’s Kitchen, Matchbox Distillery, Meadow Bee Farm

Free Admission

59945 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971 United States
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