What is now an Easton tradition, this year’s 13th Annual Citizens for Easton Farm Tour will include participation from nine local farms who will host visits, offer samples and cooking tips, and create special events for visitors. The event is free to the public and appropriate for children of all ages.
CFE will introduce some additional community-sponsored activities at the pavilion on the grounds of Samuel Staple Elementary School beginning at 10 a.m. The events will engage both recent Easton arrivals and returning families.
As always, the self-guided tour begins at the pavilion on Saturday where farm maps will be distributed. Map holders will receive special discounts from participating farms. Farms will run events until 2 p.m.
In addition to the farms, the Historical Society of Easton will host visits to the Adams Schoolhouse and the Bradley Hubbell Barn, where there will be a display of antique farm implements. Visits to both will be available from 10 to 2 p.m.
The events at the pavilion will include:
- The unveiling of the new “Welcome to Easton” road signs created by local students https://eastoncourier.news/2022/07/06/new-welcome-to-easton-signs-unveiled/
- Easton Garden Club will offer sunflowers for re-potting donated by Sal Gilbertie and gardening advice https://www.eastongardenclubofct.org/
- Children’s games led by Easton Community Center’s facility director Joel Silkoff and his team https://eastoncommunitycenter.com/
- Composting how-to’s from master composter Alastair Ong and Paula Wolf
- A Master Gardener table hosted by Carol Hamilton
- Information about proper recycling in Easton provided by Cathy Alfandre and Joan Winter
- J & L Orchids Information and demonstrations
- A Food Rescue table with Diane Geisert https://www.eastonct.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3071/f/pages/grow_a_row.pdf
- Free prize drawings for gifts from local farms and businesses
The farm tour is one of Easton’s summer highlights and in the past has welcomed more than 600 visitors from near and far.
For more information, check out CFE’s website at Citizensforeaston.org.
Photo at top by Tomas Koeck