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In-House Gelato Coming In October

Shaggy Coos Farm has been offering freshly made gelato for the past four years, made with their milk at La Dolche in Norwalk, Conn. When the farm heard that La Dolche was closing down, they decided to buy La Dolche’s gelato machine.

Sunday Nature Walk: Summer’s End

Spring is the time of renewal and regrowth. The season showcases the beauty of the circle of life as many species of birds, mammals, and other critters start new families and raise their young. As summer sets in, the youngsters born in the early spring continue to grow. This is also Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Summer’s End”

Easton: ‘Da Best’ in our Eyes

This past year, when the editors of Smithsonian Magazine called for submissions for their annual roundup of “The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021,” as secretary of the Executive Committee for the Western Connecticut Tourism District (WCTD) and proud Easton resident, I thought Continue reading “Easton: ‘Da Best’ in our Eyes”

Lakeview Orchards in Easton Preserved as Farmland

State and Town Partnership Protects Historic 37-acre Farm

Connecticut Farmland Trust (CFT) and Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg) announced the preservation of Lakeview Orchards, a historic 37-acre farm in the town of Easton. The farm was preserved in collaboration Continue reading “Lakeview Orchards in Easton Preserved as Farmland”

CFE Farm Tour Draws Enthusiastic Crowds

The weather was iffy as volunteers set up at the Morehouse Park pavilion on the Samuel Staples Elementary School campus Saturday morning. But the skies cleared in time for an estimated 300 arriving families to enjoy the 12th annual Citizens for Easton Farm Tour.

Before setting Continue reading “CFE Farm Tour Draws Enthusiastic Crowds”

Get Ready for CFE’s Annual Farm Tour

Free Self-Guided Tour Begins at SSES Pavilion Saturday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m.

The 12th Annual Farm Tour hosted by Citizens for Easton is expected to draw lots of visitors to celebrate Easton’s farms and farmers. The event highlights Easton’s agricultural traditions and celebrates Continue reading “Get Ready for CFE’s Annual Farm Tour”

Easton Celebrates July 4 and More

As the nation celebrates Independence Day commemorating our freedom from British rule and the formation of our democracy, Easton will be celebrating these events as well as special local traditions.

Though tensions abound here and throughout the nation, Easton is launching into Continue reading “Easton Celebrates July 4 and More”

Hemp Farm Proposed for South Park Avenue Site

Easton might soon be growing its own premium, commercial hemp. Easton residents Jeff Becker and Dwight Senior and two professional partners have proposed a small-plot farming venture on an acre of town-owned property at 22 South Park Avenue. 

The enterprise, Easton Grows LLC, would Continue reading “Hemp Farm Proposed for South Park Avenue Site”

New Life at Blue Button Farm

A pair of baby goats arrived on Memorial Day to mom, Clarice, and Blue Button farmers Dennis and Holly Pryor. The yet unnamed kids are already walking and wagging their little tails under the watchful eye of their mom and human parents.

For those less schooled in goat husbandry, Continue reading “New Life at Blue Button Farm”

Aspetuck Land Trust Preserves Mill River Site

A partnership between the Aspetuck Land Trust, the state and Easton will preserve environmentally sensitive areas of the town-owned property at 22 South Park Avenue as open space in perpetuity.

The land trust applied for an Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant in cooperation Continue reading “Aspetuck Land Trust Preserves Mill River Site”

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