Explore Local CT Farms on the 6th Annual Easton Farm Tour

CTbites Team

Citizens For Easton (CFE) is pleased to announce the 6th annual Easton Farm Tour.  This celebration of Easton, a local farming community within Fairfield County CT, is a self-guided tour of Easton farms couple with an old fashioned community fun day.   

Easton Farm Tour 2014 will be held August 16 from 10am to 3pm.  This 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.  

During the homegrown event enjoy the many farming delights that Easton has to offer while you and your family learn where your food comes from. Enjoy food tastings, educational 18th and 19th century farm house living and cooking demonstrations, old-time fun and games, pony rides, hay ride, 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, Blue Button Farm, Dave’s Honey, Historic Bradley Hubbell House Farm, Gilbertie’s Herb Farm, Sherwood Farm, Silverman’s Farm, and Sport Hill Farm. Just to name a few…

“This tour is truly a community event in celebration of Easton – past, present, and future.” said Jean Stetz Puchalski, co-chair of the Easton Farm Tour.   Agriculture has 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 shines a light on the importance of planning for farmland preservation and open space to Easton’s future.”

Lori Cochran Dougall, co-chair added, "For the past six years through the Farm Tour, Easton has celebrated a remarkable part of our town’s heritage, but it also serves our local farmers. We view this day as both a celebration and educational event, 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 celebrate a quintessential New England town.”

We encourage you to bring a blanket to the Green, save a spot in front of the band and then head off to enjoy the tour. Then we invite you back for a good old fashion time! Citizens For Easton, event sponsor, invites you to come on back to the green throughout the afternoon to enjoy food and entertainment on the green and visit with some of the Easton organizations who support our Easton farmers and farmland preservation.  Skinny Pines – an Easton-based purveyor of wood-fired pizza – will be on site with their mobile wood-fired oven selling pizzas, Dan Tressler & Friends will be performing live music, and the Easton Community Center will engage you in some old-time fun and games. “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.

Community organizations will join the Farm Tour on the Green. Learn about “growing your own” at the Master Gardener booth.  Visit with the Easton Public Library and pick up your copy of the Easton Farm Tour reading list. Learn about farming in front of Samuel Staples Elementary School from the Easton Agricultural Commission. Learn how TheAspetuck Land Trust is a friend to agriculture and devoted to preserving open space and natural resources in Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport and learn about the 34-acre Randall’s Farm Nature Preserve, once a dairy farm, now open in Easton

For more information please visit http://citizensforeaston.org/the-easton-farm-tour/

or contact Lori Cochran Dougall  or Jean Stetz Puchalski or at farmtour@citizensforeaston.org or by phone at 203-541-5515.