Easton’s Sport Hill Farm Opens for The Season

Sport Hill Farm opens for the season on on Saturday, May 14, with organic spring lettuce mix, kale mix, red butterhead lettuce, bok choy, chives, award- winning Flaxette bread from Fairfield Bread Company, and  other local goodies at the farm stand. Farmer Patti Popp reported that “local farmers are 2 plus weeks behind with things because of the overcast days and cool weather” so please be patient while early crops mature.

Saturday 5/14 special events:

Lil’ Farmer Johns-10:30-11:30

Our children will help keep farming alive for the next generation, and this event will introduce them to some of the activities on a real, working, organic farm. Farmer Patti Popp will lead young your Lil’ Farmer John on an exploration of her farm’s fields where they may encounter a few tadpoles, feed the chickens, plant an herb for them to bring home & have some other fun. Please make sure boys dress appropriately. Parental supervision required, but the adults can sit & enjoy the farm while I keep the little ones busy. $10 per child. This event targeted for ages 4-7. RSVP via email to Farmgal596@yahoo.com.

Country Chicks-Farmhouse Flowers-1:30-3:00

Don’t settle for the mass produced plastic potted floral arrangements, unleash your inner creativity instead. Come to the farm and create a beautiful outdoor centerpiece using a variety of flowers, herbs and found objects. See just how beautiful and unique your arrangement can be. $25 per participant; all supplies are included. RSVP via email to Farmgal596@yahoo.com.

Upcoming Events:

“Meet Me At The Farm”: Tues 5/17 from 11:30-1:00

Come join Amie Guyette Hall , Holistic Health Counselor & Cooking Coach on the farm and see just how easy it is to prepare fresh, local , healthy produce. Tour the gardens and enjoy a farm fresh lunch with take home recipes. Reservations are a MUST. 24 hour CANCELLATION policy in effect. Seating is limited. Come with a friend and enjoy the afternoon. $40 per person. RSVP via email to Farmgal596@yahoo.com.

Cacao Cowgirls: Friday 5/20 from 7:00p.m.- 9:00p.m.

Come join Amie Guyette Hall on the farm for some casual fun and learn the health benefits of raw chocolate. Enjoy a farm fresh salad, fresh bread, drinks, and a raw chocolate tasting. Bring a friend and enjoy some down time on the farm. Please RSVP so we know how many to we need to feed. $25 per person. RSVP via email to Farmgal596@yahoo.com.

FREE Organic Gardening program with Easton Resident Shira Freidman: Saturday 5/21 from 2:00-3:00

Come to Sport Hill Farm to learn how to begin your own backyard garden. We welcome Shira Friedmanof Easton an experienced and passionate gardener. After leaving the corporate world behind to stay home with her two small children, Shira returned to school to study Gardening and Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Completing her training in 2008, Shira has designed and cultivated vegetable and ornamental gardens for private residences, commercial sites, and community gardens. Shira’s greatest joy in the garden is teaching new gardeners to grow their own food, and take care of plants in their landscape using organic methods. This is a FREE event. BRING A FRIEND. Seedlings and herbs will be available for purchase after the class to begin your own garden.

Visit the website for a complete calendar of events. http://www.sporthillfarm.com/Events.html

The farm is open from  9:30-6:oo pm  7 days a week in May. Effective June 1, 2011, hours will change to 10am -7:30p.m. Crop Cash customers are free to shop at the market from now through December 30, 2011.

Sport Hill Farm, 596 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT (past all the other farms, just past Snow’s, on the right side of the road. Look for the red flag.)

Farmer Patti Popp can be reached at farmgal… or on the farm’s Facebook page.

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