Get Close to the Source: Easton Farm Tour 2011

Stephanie Webster

Citizens For Easton (CFE) is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Easton Farm Tour. This celebration of Easton's local and sustainable farming community is a self-guided tour taking place on August 14 from 10am to 2pm.  
This free event begins at the Easton Firehouse Green on Sport Hill Road (Route 59) where visitors will sign in and receive a copy of the beautiful Easton Farm Map – “Easton is a Farmers’ Market.” This great guide will serve as your road map and pass to enjoy the many farming delights that Easton has to offer. Farms on the tour include: Aspetuck Valley Apple Barn, Buttonwood Farm, Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens, Gray Friesian Farm, J&L Orchids, Lion Hill Farm, Maple Row Growers, Maple Row Tree Farm, Pee-Wee Horse Farm, Sherwood Farm, Silverman’s Farm, and Sport Hill Farm.

This year we will have food and entertainment on the green. Skinny Pines Pizza will be serving up pies in their mobile wood-fired oven.  The Easton Banjo Society -- a true Easton institution which has been playing at events in town for fifty years will be performing live music on the green.

“We have some added surprises this year, including a premiere of the recently released film on Easton Farming.” said Jean Puchalski, co-chair of the Easton Farm Tour.  “This is truly a community event in celebration of Easton farms. Come have lunch, listen to music and learn where your food comes from.”

To highlight this community collaboration, Citizens For Easton will be joined by other Easton organizations with informational booths on the Green for this community event. Meander through photograph history of Easton’s barns and learn what farming was like 100 years from the Easton Historical Society.  Visit with members of the Easton Garden Club, creators of the Easton Farm Map – “Easton is a Farmers’ Market”.  Learn how the Aspetuck Land Trust is a friend to agriculture and devoted to preserving open space and natural resources in Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport

For more information please visit or contact Jean Puchalski or Lori Cochran at or

Citizens for Easton (CFE) vigorously pursues, supports, and encourages efforts that preserve Easton’s scenic, rural, agrarian and small town characteristics.