Comstock Ferre Invites the Community to Heirloom Festival 2012

Comstock Ferre’s Annual Heirloom Festival

Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Wethersfield, Connecticut

Free and open to the public

Comstock Ferre's camps consists of several historic buildings dating back to the 1700's.

Visit Comstock, Ferre & Co., on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m for a free “Heirloom Festival!” Guests can visit the historic Seed Museum, browse the collection of hundreds of heirloom seed varieties, and meet vendors from near and far showcasing their natural products, special food items, and much more. There will be hundreds of heirloom plants for sale, and food will be served all day.

The festival will also feature acclaimed guest speakers, including:

–        William Woys Weaver, author of “Heirloom Vegetable Gardening,” “100 Vegetables and Where They Came From,” “Red Earth, White Earth,” and others

–        Bill Duesing, Director of CT-NOFA

–        Quail Hill Farm’s Scott Chaskey, author of “This Common Ground

–        Analiese Paik, Founder of the Fairfield Green Food Guide & co-founder of ‘Right to Know Connecticut’

–        Naturopath Dr. Marie Mammone, N.D

Plus there will be two panel discussions on:

–        The agricultural history of Comstock, Ferre and Company.

–       1:00 pm: Legislative efforts to require GMO labels on foods, featuring Conn. State Representative Richard Roy, Right to Know CT co-founder Analiese Paik, and CT NOFA Executive Director Bill Duesing moderated by environmentalist Jeff Cordulack. Senator Blumenthal has been invited to join the panel and we are awaiting confirmation.

Bill Duesing and Analiese Paik speaking at the GMO labeling bill rally in Harford organized by Right to Know CT on May 4, 2012.

Sean and Beverly Corvino will show their film “The Farmers’ Voice,” and lead a discussion on revitalizing farming in Connecticut.

Enjoy live music from Shoregrass, the Col. John Chester Fife and Drum Corp, The Please and Thank You String Band, Poor Old Shine, and others.

Other entertainment will include agriculturally-themed storyteller Jackson Gillman and  puppeteer Grian Macgrego

For further information, call 860-571-6970 or check our website at

Comstock, Ferre, and Co.

263 Main Street

Wethersfield, CT 06109




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