It’s here! The long-awaited CFE Cookbook is now available.

Many Easton traditions were undermined by the Covid-19 pandemic last year and one of the most popular, the Citizens for Easton (CFE) Farm Tour, was among them. A popular draw on the second Saturday in August, the event was created to attract crowds to participating farms and to pay homage to the town’s thriving agricultural life. The event will be an annual thank you to Easton’s farmers for many years to come.

The challenge for CFE was to find another way to benefit local farms and to join the 175th anniversary initiative led by Selectman Bob Lessler. The anniversary celebrations is ongoing. Visit Easton 175 to find out more.

Members of the CFE board decided to underwrite and produce a cookbook and subsequently solicited recipes and photos from those who live or work in Easton. The contributions offered an array of local culinary favorites, highlighting produce from local farmers. The preface was written by Easton historian, Bruce Nelson, Director of Research for the Historical Society of Easton, who generously provided a look into the culinary habits of our Easton ancestors.

The cookbook print run was recently completed and now distribution has begun. Local farmers were given a copy so they can determine if they would like to offer it to shoppers for a suggested donation of $10. The majority of the proceeds will accrue to the farmers. 

The cookbook was designed by M3 Media Productions and funded in part by Newman’s Own.

A list of farms offering the cookbook will be updated periodically. At present, copies are available at Aspetuck Valley Orchard, Greiser’s Coffee & Market, Pond View Farm, Gold Rush Farm, Slady’s Christmas Tree Farm, Sport Hill Farm, as well as the Easton Public Library and the Easton Senior Center.

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