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”
Easton has a uniqueness that separates it from so many other communities in Connecticut. Farming has remained an integral part of life here from its earliest beginnings. Unlike many parts of New England, the history of Easton has never disconnected from the farming community.
Continue reading “Year in Review 2020: Easton’s Farming Community”
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”
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”
April 3, 2020
Our collective efforts to protect ourselves and our community from the Covid-19 virus continue. The latest Department of Health data indicates there are 5 positive cases identified in Easton. Comparatively speaking, that is a good number when looking Continue reading “Message from First Selectman Dr. David Bindelglass”
I’m going to begin with an obvious statement: the future of agriculture in Easton depends, more than anything, on one factor — farmers, and young farmers at that.
The median age of farmers in the United States is 53; Patti and Al Popp, of Sport Hill Farm, break that mold and many Continue reading “The Grange at Sport Hill Farm”