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”→
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.
Sport Hill Farm presented Fairfield’s own The Highland Rovers Trio at an outdoor concert last Saturday, the latest in a local music series at the farm. The first concert, in July, featured local band Kid Sistr, and September featured Eastonite Dan Carlucci with Hitch & The Giddy Continue reading “Music on the Farm”→
When Al and Patti Popp planted some corn, tomatoes, and zucchini 20 years ago, they weren’t sure what would happen. Since then, they’ve grown as Sport Hill Farm, offering a wide variety of locally grown, seasonal produce. But they never lost that adventurous spirit that got them Continue reading “Sport Hill Farm Celebrates 20 Years”→
In recent weeks, businesses all over the county have had to either drastically shift their business models or shut their doors completely. For small businesses the implications of either of these choices are pivotal to the longevity of the business in ways they never could have anticipated.
Local farmers are stepping up in the pre-growing season by providing produce and pantry staples for area residents. This is an opportunity to promote local farms and to take advantage of their fresh, local products.