Easton Cookbook Heating Up

To commemorate Easton’s 175th anniversary, Citizens for Easton will produce a compendium of treasured recipes featuring locally sourced products from Easton’s farms. The decision was made when plans for the annual CFE Farm Tour were cancelled.

CFE is seeking family recipes and Continue reading “Easton Cookbook Heating Up”

Close the Laptop, Open the Doors

First grader Henry Theriot and preschooler Morgan Theriot give the inside scoop on their experience with distance learning and their newfound outdoor play time during a socially distanced interview conducted at a safe six feet away (one kid hockey stick plus two feet, according to Continue reading “Close the Laptop, Open the Doors”

Native Plant Sale Helps Build Green Corridor

The sun shone brightly for the Aspetuck Land Trust’s first-ever Native Plant Sale at Gilbertie’s Organic Farm in Easton. A pre-sale webinar and notice to members had generated so much enthusiasm that the sale was sold out. No worries: another is already in the works.

Justin Giorlando, Continue reading “Native Plant Sale Helps Build Green Corridor”

Native Plants and Local Pollinators

How You Can Help Easton Pollinators Flourish and Protect the Local Food Web

“No farms, no food” is a bumper sticker that most of us have seen. It may be time for a new slogan to accompany it: “No pollinators, no farms.” On those occasions when we have spared the subject any thought, Continue reading “Native Plants and Local Pollinators”

A Tribute to Bruce LePage

Some people fall into the moment and some people rise to the moment, but for a fraught moment in Easton’s recent history, both could be said of Bruce LePage.  In the mid-90s, “land use” was the hot issue and development seemed the forgone conclusion. For many, “open space” was simply Continue reading “A Tribute to Bruce LePage”

Beekeeper Howland Blackiston Offers Tales from the Hive

In spite of his success as a businessman, Howland Blackiston prefers to bill himself as a beekeeper. “At cocktail parties if I tell people I’m a beekeeper, I have ‘em all night,” he says jovially.

The author of “Beekeeping for Dummies” also loves sharing stories about his bees Continue reading “Beekeeper Howland Blackiston Offers Tales from the Hive”

Aspetuck Land Trust Assures Sustainable Future for Gilbertie’s Farm

The Aspetuck Land Trust’s historic purchase of Gilbertie’s Farm for $2 million marks the nonprofit organization’s first working farm acquisition. The organization has previously preserved 1,940 acres of land in Connecticut.

Tucked behind a country farm stand and bucolic knoll on Continue reading “Aspetuck Land Trust Assures Sustainable Future for Gilbertie’s Farm”

BREAKING NEWS: Aspetuck Land Trust Buys Gilbertie’s Farm

EASTON, CT–  April 30, 2020–Aspetuck Land Trust today announced the acquisition of Gilbertie’s Farm, a picturesque 34-acre working organic farm adjacent to the land trust’s Randall’s Farm Preserve on Sport Hill Road in Easton.  Gilbertie’s Farm will anchor Aspetuck Land Trust’s Continue reading “BREAKING NEWS: Aspetuck Land Trust Buys Gilbertie’s Farm”

Easton Farmers Supply Fresh, Local Food

COVID-19 has created a unique opportunity for Easton farmers to mutually support each other.  As you stock your shelves, bins and coolers, consider buying locally from your fellow farmers rather than importing from other towns and states.

List of Easton Farms and Farm Stand openings Continue reading “Easton Farmers Supply Fresh, Local Food”

Make Yourself Count on Earth Day!

The Aspetuck Land Trust was established four years before Earth Day, so we welcome it to the age of 50!  We know the best and most productive decade is still ahead.

No surprise, our goals have been aligned for every one of those 50 years: saving the planet.

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