Category Archives: FARM TOUR

2019 Radio Interview

Citizens for Easton’s Vice-President William Kupinse and Lucas  Carreno – Co-owner of J&L Orchids were interviewed on the award-winning ‘For the People’, produced by John Voket!

Thank you John and all participating radio stations for the feature/mention!

Make sure to mark your calendars for the CFE Farm Tour Aug 10th 10am-2pm!

Please click on the link below to hear the interview.

http://www.wplr.com/for-the-people/

Interview regarding the farm tour concludes at time stamp 21:35

 

11th Annual Citizens for Easton Farm Tour

FARM TOUR IS SATURDAY AUGUST 10TH!!!

This year’s celebration of Easton’s farms will take place on Saturday, August 10, from 10am to 2pm. The self-guided tour of Easton farms will begin at Samuel Staples Elementary School Pavilion, 515 Morehouse Road, Easton, Connecticut,  to receive a map –  the map serves as your event pass, which lists all participating farms,  and activity locations.

The farm tour is free, but you need the map to obtain entrance to certain events and be eligible to receive free goodies.

At the Pavilion we will have food trucks, a field for games orchestrated by our very own Joel from the ECC, Dunk a Cop, Master Gardeners, Master Composters, a free prize drawing which includes many donations from Easton’s farms and businesses. There will also be representatives from the Pollinator Pathway Project, who will provide informational materials regarding the pathway from the Hudson to the Housatonic and how to have your property become a part of it!

The day will include many family-oriented activities including tastings, Easton Garden Club and Easton Historical Society events, antique farm tool exhibits, and games. Families can visit a petting zoo and tour greenhouses.  Easton Garden Club volunteers will provide lessons and fun for children.  Everyone will be able to sample Easton grown and harvested veggies and fresh fruits and learn about beekeeping, gardening and composting. Throughout the day there will be food and entertainment and old-time fun and games.  Opportunities to learn about “growing your own” and composting will be at the Master Gardener and Master Composter booths.  

The Adams Schoolhouse will be open from 10-2 with information on the history of the 1850 schoolhouse and early American schooling in Easton’s farming community.  On display will be a 1963- 35-star flag from the HSE flag collection. The Bradley-Hubbell Barn will also be open from 10-2, with Harry Audley’s farm tool collection; hands on demonstrations of several tools will be available.  

 “Mabel”, Dick Grieser’s 1953 Allis-Chalmers tractor,  was repainted in 2017 as a HSE project. Mabel sits at the intersection of Center Road and Route 136, a reminder to all of our farming heritage.

Citizens for Easton, is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of Easton’s land, air, water and rural character. For more information check out: www.citizensforeaston.org

 

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2018 CITIZENS FOR EASTON FARM TOUR HORSING AROUND AT GOLD RUSH FARM

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2018 Citizens For Easton Farm Tour Was Fun for All

Despite a forecast of heavy rains and flash floods in Fairfield County, many brave souls came out to the 2018 Easton Farm Tour. It was wet, but the rain was mild and the spirits were high!

We are thankful for the farmers who opened their doors (and greenhouses) to embrace the community.

Additionally, we thank the The Easton Garden ClubHistorical Society of Easton, CT, the Master Composters, the Falcon Cheerleaders, and everyone who contributed to make this event a success.

Special thanks for the  unique and fun prizes generously donated by:

Aspetuck Apple Barn                     J & L Orchids                   Old Bluebird Garage

Sherwood Farm                             Sport Hill Farm LLC        Easton Village Store

Easton Community Center          Shaggy Coos Farm            Robert Danuszar

Gilbertie’s Herb Farm                   Sabia Tree Farm               Silverman’s Farm

JCL Farm                                         Gold Rush Farm

Photos by Katie Henry, Copyright of M3Media Productions

THANKS FOR COMING TO THE FARM TOUR!

It was a successful day despite the weather.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated.

Stay tuned for the wrap up report…

10th Annual Citizens for Easton Farm Tour is Saturday, August 11

Mark Your Calendars! The ever-popular Citizens for Easton Farm Tour is scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10-2. The starting point to check in and pick up your map to Easton farms is Samuel Staples Elementary School, located at 515 Morehouse Road, Easton. Come and enjoy the agricultural delights, food, fun, and educational activities as we celebrate Easton’s farming community. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting annual event!