Millstone Farm has just announced a few more workshops going on at their beautiful 75-acre working farm in Wilton, CT. For those unfamiliar with Millstone, heir focus is on rebuilding our food community through small scale agriculture, educational activities, and events. Millstone raises pastured heirloom breed sheep, pigs, and poultry, and grow vegetables for their CSA, local chefs, and family owned markets. They do wonderful events and workshops with top chefs and guest speakers. Here is the spring lineup including "Backyard Composting" and "Foraging & Cooking with Wild Edibles."
Saturday, May 5: 1pm - 4pm
Alexis Wilcox, Master Composter and owner of Duck Truck Composting, returns to Millstone Farm to demonstrate how to put your food scraps, yard trimmings, and fallen leaves to good use by composting at home. Learn how to make low-cost compost bins from reclaimed materials, what to compost and why, the big benefits of little red wigglers, and of course, what to do with all that “black gold”!
We’ll also take a tour of the farm, talk about our composting system, and have worms available for purchase so you can start composting as soon as you get home.
Foraging & Cooking with Wild Edibles
Saturday, June 9: 1pm - 4pm
Join wild edible and medicinal plant expert, Leda Meredith, on a foraging tour of Millstone’s 75 acres. Learn how to identify the area’s most common wild edibles, as well as best practices and tips for foraging safely and with minimal impact to the natural environment. After exploring the property, we’ll gather at the farmhouse for tastes of Leda’s favorite recipes made with wild edibles and a discussion on how to incorporate foraged foods into your cooking.
In addition to being an expert forager, Leda is an ethnobotanist and instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She is the author of two books, The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget and Botany, Ballet, & Dinner from Scratch: A Memoir with Recipes and writes the food preservation guide for About.com.
Workshops are $30 per person and payment is required in advance to hold your spot.
Space is limited so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.834.2605.
Millstone Farm is located at 180 Millstone RoadWilton, CT 06897