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Farm tours this Saturday


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An assortment of vegetables from the weekly Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share at Sport Hill Farm in Easton.

If you don’t already have plans for Saturday, you do now. Over 10 Easton farms and farm stands will be on the map for the 5th annual Easton Farm Tour. I went last year and it was a blast. Each farm offered something different, from pony rides to greenhouse tours, and of course, lots of tastings.

This year’s participants include Aspetuck Valley Apple Barn, Blue Button Farm, Buttonwood Farm,  O’kane Tree Farm, Sherwood Farm, Silverman’s Farm, Sport Hill Farm, and more.  Visitors to the Easton Historical Society’s  Historic Bradley-Hubbell House Farmstead will experience  Revolutionary War period outdoor cooking demonstrations from docents in  period clothing and learn about women’s roles of the time particularly as it relates to food,  flax and wool weaving, another chores for a 18th and 19th century farm woman.

The  Easton Firehouse Green  acts as a home base throughout the tour. Food, music, and family entertainment will meet visitors as they sign in to take the tour.  Skinny Pines – an Easton-based purveyor of wood-fired pizzas –will be on site with their mobile wood-fired oven selling pizza, Dan Tressler’s String Fingers Band will perform live music, and the Easton Community Center  will have the green in full play with some old time fun and games for the entire family — tug of war  and the giant life size game of checkers are some of the favorites.


5th Annual Easton Farm Tour
Saturday, August 10

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.