The Nields “Organic Farm” Debut Party & DVD Giveaway

The Nields Organic Farm DVD Debut Party
@ Northampton’s Tuesday Farmers’ Market

Join in the celebration at the June 15th "Organic Farm" DVD Debut Party in Northampton - and enter here for a chance to win your very own copy. Details below.

On Tuesday, June 15th from 2:30-5:30pm, join in the free celebration of The Nields Organic Farm DVD Debut Party at Northampton’s Tuesday Farmers’ Market (located outside between Thornes Market & the Noho parking garage). There will be live music, DVD viewing, snacks and a Meet & Greet with Nerissa & Katryna Nields. Several supporting cast members will also be present for autographs and photos.

Organic Farm DVD is a project that celebrates music, family and community in Western Massachusetts. Much of the DVD was recorded in a studio with a good number of Western MA kids in the audience, with additional scenes shot at Town Farm, the Smith Vocational High School barn, and at Hootenanny, Nerissa and Katryna’s weekly kids music class. The DVD has lots of local family connections, and the event should be some good clean fun for kids and their bigger sidekicks!

At the DVD Debut Party on the 15th, there will be live music, DVD viewing, snacks and a Meet & Greet with Nerissa and Katryna. Several supporting cast members will also be present for autographs and photos! .

Nerissa & Katryna write: Our greatest goal is to pass on all the music and musicality that was given to us. We hope that our family music convinces you to dust off that old guitar in the corner and play again. The DVD should encourage this kind of behavior. Though our dear friend and professional filmmaker, Ed McKeon, was at the helm of Organic Farm (along with his twin 5 year old boys) we also called upon every member of our families to help us out. Along with the Cracker Jack band, we were joined by our father and mother, all four of our kids and both of our husbands. Most of the DVD was recorded in one day at the TV station at the University of Hartford. But we wanted to add a little joy and chaos to the whole experience. So, Henry Chalfant, (father of Nields guitarist and producer Dave Chalfant, and grandfather to Amelia and William, and also incidentally an award winning filmmaker ––Style Wars), drove up from NYC with a fancy camera and shot footage at Nerissa’s organic CSA, Town Farm, and on Nerissa’s front porch. Our mother, Gail Nields, historian and author, brought her grandchildren and Nerissa’s little digital camera over to Smith Vocational-Agricultural School to film the real Molly the Donkey. We topped it all off with a visit to Drury Lane. Wait until you see the breakfast boy. He is adorable.

We were almost done then, but we realized that we still needed a little more joy, so we called upon the families who take our HooteNanny music classes here in the happy valley. They obliged beautifully, dancing up a storm in the Northampton Friends Meetinghouse; jumping up and kicking a hole in the sky with Anna and wiggling with glee while thinking about mangos on the Mango Walk.

We are so pleased with the end result. We recommend making every member of your family a guitar out of cardboard. Strap it on before the movie begins and play along the whole time. That’s how we do it chez Nields.

ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF ORGANIC FARM

We have a copy of Organic Farm DVD to give away to one of our readers. Your chance to win is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!

To win simply:

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW (one entry per family) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) PLEASE include your town and state to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Tuesday, 06/22/10 @ 7pm (EST).

17 Comments

  1. June 23, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Congratulations to:

    • Katie Flanders of West Chesterfield, MA

    Katie has won a copy of The Nields Organic Farm DVD! Please contact us at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com with mailing address.

    If you didn’t win, and you’d like to get your own copy of Organic Farm, click on over and buy yourself a copy HERE.

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  2. Mike Crowley said,

    June 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Our whole family is looking forward to the new Neilds CD. Also, any greenfield/shelburne area shows upcoming?

    Mike Crowley
    Shelburne, MA

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  3. dina raymond said,

    June 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    LOVE their tunes !!

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  4. Carrie Healy said,

    June 18, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Love the Nields, and doubly love the promotion of local food!

    Carrie Healy
    Shelburne, Mass. USA

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  5. Cindy Sullivan said,

    June 18, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Love their music!!!

    Cindy Sullivan
    Hadley, MA

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  6. Karen Sullivan said,

    June 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    We had fun at the DVD release party today!

    Northampton, MA

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  7. Sandra Dias said,

    June 15, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Love their music!

    Sandra Dias
    Holyoke, MA

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  8. Janet McLaurin said,

    June 15, 2010 at 6:09 am

    Thanks for sharing your music with my kids :) -jan McL

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  9. Jessica said,

    June 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    we will be there
    Jessica Morris, Northampton

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  10. Amy Cullen said,

    June 12, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Sounds like a blast.
    Amy Cullen
    Williamsburg, MA

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  11. Leslie Charles said,

    June 11, 2010 at 8:40 am

    comment: sounds great.
    Leslie Charles
    Chesterfield, MA USA
    (all directions followed)(!)

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  12. Melissa Miller said,

    June 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    We have a little fan here who would love the CD/DVD. (Williamsburg, MA)

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  13. Sara Barry said,

    June 10, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Loved seeing them earlier this spring—would love to see the DVD
    Sara Barry
    Haydenville, MA

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  14. kelli ann said,

    June 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Can’t wait to see them one day, live!

    Kelli Ann & Co.
    Sutton QC

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  15. Katie Flanders said,

    June 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Oops. Didn’t follow directions!
    Katie Flanders
    West Chesterfield, MA

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  16. Katie Flanders said,

    June 9, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    We enjoy the class!

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  17. Jennifer said,

    June 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I love the Nields!
    Jennifer Page
    Amherst, MA

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