Citizens For Easton (CFE) is pleased to announce the 4th annual Easton Farm Tour. This celebration of Easton, a local farming community within Fairfield County CT, is a self-guided tour of Easton farms.
Easton Farm Tour 2012 will be held August 11 from 10am to 3pm. This free event begins at the Easton Firehouse Green, One Center Road, Easton, CT 06612. At this location, visitors will receive a copy of the road map, passes to events and incentives offered by farmers and community organizations at the different locations throughout day. Please enjoy the many farming delights that Easton has to offer while you and your family learn where your food comes from. Enjoy food tastings, antiques farm tools, pony rides, a petting zoo, greenhouse tours, fruits and vegetables from the farm and pick your own.
Participating farms and local landmarks will include: Aspetuck Valley Apple Barn, Buttonwood Farm, Dave’s Honey, Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens, Historic Bradley Hubbell House Barn and Gardens, J&L Orchids, Lion Hill Farm, Sherwood Farm, Silverman’s Farm, and Sport Hill Farm.
“This tour is truly a community event in celebration of farming in Easton – past, present, and future.” said Jean Stetz Puchalski, co-chair of the Easton Farm Tour. Farmers have been a part of Easton's character and culture for nearly three hundred years and our tour celebrates this unique heritage, supports local farming, and teaches our next generation about the importance and meaning of local agriculture."
Lori Cochran Dougall, co-chair added, "CFE launched this tour four years ago to celebrate a remarkable part of our town heritage, but it also serves our local farmers. We have long envisioned this as both a celebration and educational event, primarily with a focus on how sustainable farming very much remains a vital part of our heritage as well as a core part of our food source. Our local farmers provide the food on our tables, or the trees we use to celebrate holidays and many other services. Our tour celebrates this rich heritage. Please meet us at the green, have lunch, listen to music and get back to your roots.”
This year we invite you to consider the Easton Firehouse Green as your home base throughout your tour. On the Green you can enjoy food, music and family entertainment. Skinny Pines – an Easton-based purveyor of wood-fired pizzas –will be on site with their mobile wood-fired oven selling pizza, Dan Tressler's String Fingers band -- one of our most talented Easton musicians -- performing live music, and the Easton Community Center will be on hand with some old time fun and games for the entire family. “This day will capture the essence of days long gone with the simple enjoyment of a small town, a few farms and wholesome family time” said Cochran-Dougall.
For more information please visit http://citizensforeaston.org/the-easton-farm-tour/