Join us on Saturday, August 16, for the 6Th Annual CFE Easton Farm Tour!
Event: 6th Annual Easton Farm Tour
Dates: August 16, 2014
Times: 10 am – 3pm
Location: Start your self-guided tour at the Easton Firehouse Green, 1 Center Road, Easton, CT
More info: http://citizensforeaston.org/the-easton-farm-tour/
Join us for the 6th Annual Easton Farm Tour – Saturday, August 16, from 10am to 3pm. This celebration of Easton, a local farming community within Fairfield County CT, is a self-guided tour of Easton farms. This event begins at the Easton Firehouse Green, One Center Road, Easton, Connecticut. Here visitors check in and pick up a map and pass to events and incentives offered by farmers and community organizations at the different locations throughout day.
Fun for the whole family! Come and enjoy the many farming delights that Easton has to offer and learn where your food comes from. Enjoy tastings, pony rides, antique farm tool exhibit, old-time fun and games, petting zoo, greenhouse tours, Easton grown and harvested veggies and fruit fresh from the farm, and pick your own activities, art exhibits, and hands-on workshops throughout the day!
Discover the opportunities to visit Easton year-round for your season agricultural products and services, including fresh veggies, fruit, honey, eggs, mulch, herbs, meat, flowers, Christmas trees, horseback riding, educational events, classes on animal husbandry and healthy eating.
Learn what farming was like for children and adults in the 18th and 19th century from the Easton Historical Society at the Historic Bradley-Hubbell House Homestead. Children and adults alike will and demonstrations of wool cleaning, carding and leather tanning, beeswax candle making and flax harvesting/preparation throughout the day. The 1816 historic house will be open for tours and docents will be on hand to answer questions. The 1860 barn will feature 18th and 19th century farm tools and discussion about period grain gardens.
Visit the Easton Public Library, celebrating its 8oth anniversary, and browse the many books on the Easton Farm Tour reading list and tour activities. This year the Easton Library and the Easton Arts Council team up to highlight the work of Connecticut artist Kate Henderson who in addition to showcasing her work from her Nature of Abstraction show, is running a workshop for kids at the Easton’s Library’s Community room during the Farm Tour. Kate is exhibiting pastels, lithography prints, and digital media prints, including pieces from her Cyto-illusions series that start from cellular microscopy images that she then transforms into abstract environments. Kids will be able to view nature at the cellular level, plants cells and seeds, under the microscope and create their own artistic creations. Come see nature from the inside out. Fun for the whole family!
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, The Easton Banjo Society will be performing live music, and the Easton Community Center will engage you in some old-time fun and games. Learn about “growing your own” at the Master Gardener booth. Visit with the Easton Public Library and pick up your copy of the 2014 edition of the Easton Farm Tour Reading List. Learn about farming in front of Samuel Staples Elementary School from the Easton Agricultural Commission. Visit with members of the Easton Arts Council and learn about the Nature of Abstraction exhibit and workshop at the Library Community Room. 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 and learn about the 34-acre Randall’s Farm Nature Preserve, once a dairy farm, now open in Easton.
This is truly a community event in celebration of farming in Easton – past, present, and future. So, come and meet us at the green, have lunch, listen to music and visit our farms.