Join us for the 8th Annual Easton Farm Tour — Saturday, August 20th, 2016
The annual self-guided tour of Easton farms takes place on August 20, 2016 from 10 am to 3 pm. It is a celebration of Easton, a local farming community within Fairfield County CT! The event begins at the Easton Firehouse Green, One Center Road, Easton, Connecticut. Here visitors check in and pick up the event map & pass to events and incentives offered by farmers and community organizations at the different locations throughout day.
Fun for the whole family! Visitors enjoy the many farming delights and agricultural educational opportunities Easton has to offer. Visitors enjoy tastings, pony rides, Easton Historical Society activities highlighting what it was like to work the land, grow and cook food, and maintain the farm in the 18th and 19th century, old-time fun and games by the Easton Community Center (ECC); petting zoo, greenhouse tours, weaving and spinning workshops, how to access Easton grown and harvested veggies and fruit fresh from the farm, arts and crafts, and pick your own activities.
Citizens For Easton, event sponsor, invite participants into their CFE booth for a “big red basket raffle” and to educate folks about the CFE mission to preserve Easton’s rural qualities and open space. To learn more about the CFE mission visit https://citizensforeaston.org/about/.
People visit farms and come back to the green throughout the afternoon to enjoy food and entertainment and visit with some of the Easton organizations who support our Easton farmers and farmland preservation. Visitors learn about preserving and storing the produce from local farms, growing, and maintaining their gardens at the UConn Master Gardener booth. Friends of the Library were there to support the Easton Public Library who published an “Easton Farm Tour Reading list” and brochure which delights visitors — pick up your copy at the Easton Library and browse the many books pulled for the event. Members of the Easton Agricultural Commission will be on hand to discuss the farming initiative in front of Samuel Staples Elementary School and support for our Easton Farmers.
“This annual tour is truly a collaborative 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 today’s local farming, and shines a light on the importance of planning for farmland preservation.”
So, thanks to our Easton farmers, farm stands, and growers, to Citizens For Easton (CFE) for sponsoring the event, The Easton Volunteer Fire Company for graciously lending us the use of the Firehouse Green, The Easton Public Library, The Easton Historical Society, The Easton Community Center , The UCONN Master Gardeners, The Easton Arts Council, Skinny Pines Pizza, Joe Puchalski for lending us his Easton map for our event pass and his computer expertise, and to all the volunteers, including Nate Dougall, who will made this year’s tour a success!
— Lori Cochran-Dougall and Jean Stetz-Puchalski, Co-Chairs, 8th Annual Easton Farm Tour.