Weston’s Wells Hill Farm will open to the public as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program on August 13th, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door for $7 per person. Children 12 and under are free. The Garden Conservancy saves and shares outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public.
CT NOFA’s 33rd Annual Winter Conference will be held on Saturday, March 7th (snow date March 8th). Hear keynote speaker Dr. Kristine Nichols of the Rodale Institute discuss the future of sustainable farming, attend a wide variety of workshops and panel discussions, meet and shop from more than 60 exhibitors and vendors, network over lunch, celebrate local food, participate in the raffle, and more.
Cannon Grange No. 152 celebrates its 82nd Annual Agricultural Fair on Sunday, August 24 at the Grange Hall grounds, 25 Cannon Road, Wilton, Conn., 10am-4pm, rain or shine.
Adults and children alike are invited to participate in the juried contests where ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention placing.
The morning begins with a special visit to Wakeman Town Farm by Lauren Scheuer, illustrator for American Girl and the author of her newly published novel, Once Upon a Flock. Lauren will treat guests to a free chicken keeping workshop and will be available to sign copies of her novel which will be for sale throughout the day.
Squash Hollow Farm raises Cornish X and heritage breed chickens for meat and is holding a Raising Meat Chickens course at the farm on April 27 at 10 am.This is not for the meek or faint of heart: as part of the course you will be processing your own chicken and taking it home for dinner. It’s for the burgeoning number of farmsteaders who want to learn to be more self reliant.
It’s finally Spring. We’ve endured a harsh winter; forty inches of snow, high winds, and bitter cold – a true New England winter some would say, but Spring is finally here! These “real” winters have their benefits, although I’m sure you’d disagree. To me, the most important benefit of a harsh winter is that it prevents harmful bugs from overwintering. Overwintering is the process where bugs find a place to hibernate – in the soil, under leaves, etc. They suspend their growth until the next growing season, and when they wake up, they eat and destroy the crops.
Millstone Farm is a 75-acre working farm in Wilton, CT that is helping to rebuild our food community through small scale agriculture, educational activities, and events. The family-owned farm raises pastured heirloom breed sheep, pigs, and poultry, and grows vegetables for a CSA, local chefs, and family owned retail markets.