Pancake Breakfast & Pop Up Farmers' Mkt @ Wakeman Farm

Christy Colasurdo

Got kids? Like pancakes? And bacon? And all things farm-y and fun?

Come on down to an old-fashioned “Pancake Breakfast & Pop Up Farmers' Market," a family event at Wakeman Town Farm (134 Cross Hwy, Westport) on Sunday, October 2 from 9 a.m.-noon. It's a fun, fall $5 Pancake Breakfast and Pop-Up Farmers' Market on the farm, featuring an array of local vendors and craftspeople selling everything from artisanal foods to handmade crafts from an eclectic assortment of local vendors. (Rain or shine.)

In addition to a country farm breakfast with pancakes, nitrate-free bacon and fresh maple syrup and coffee and juice, sponsored by Christie’s Country Store and Graze Delivered, there will be a host of local vendors and craftspeople selling their wares in a festive, farmers' market atmosphere. On site will be some chickens and an Angora rabbit, along with a pair of adorable Pygmy goats, led around by a local farmer, to share and educate about what the team will doing at the Farm. There will also be games for the kiddies. It's an event for the whole family, and the pancake breakfast is just $5 per person!

The Pancake Breakfast & Pop Up Farmers’ Market is being held in support of the Wakeman Town Farm and Sustainability Center, an organic demonstration homestead open to the public. The fundraising goal is to raise $20,000 to return farm stewards Mike and Carrie Aitkenhead back to their "homestead" on the farm. A grassroots group of farm supporters has already raised $10,000 towards this goal 

Exciting things happening at Westport's Town Farm, which is gearing up to be the community's go-to resource for all things farm-related, from backyard bee- and chicken-keeping to composting and organic farming. With the community’s support, the Farm will help educate the community with local healthy food production, responsible land stewardship, sustainable practices and a community-service orientation. 

Activities include educational workshops and student internships, as well as hosting after-school environmental clubs, growing fruits and vegetables, teaching animal husbandry and providing a farm stand and CSA pickup location.  There will be Jr. Farmer camp (collecting eggs from nesting boxes, feeding chickens, bunnies, goats (Yes! There will be goats!), harvesting veggies and turning them into delicious snacks, tending a garden, and making crafts using items from the garden, etc.) and more.