9th Annual Easton Farm Tour-August 12th, 10am-12pm

9th Annual Easton Farm Tour Followed by A Community Picnic!

Event: 9th Annual Easton Farm Tour

Dates: August 12, 2017

Times: 10 am – 2pm

Location: Start your self-guided tour at the Samuel Staples Elementary School Pavilion Green, 515 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT

Admission: FREE

more info: https://citizensforeaston.org/farm-tour/

Join us for the 9th Annual CFE Easton Farm Tour – Saturday, August 12, from 10am to 2pm. This celebration of Easton, a local farming community within Fairfield County CT, is a self-guided tour of Easton farms. This year we have moved our home base to Samuel Staples Elementary School Pavilion, 515 Morehouse Road, Easton, Connecticut. Here visitors check in to pick up the event pass and map of participating farms, farm stands, and activity locations. Enjoy old timey games, get a bite to eat while getting the details on which farms are doing what when. Why move? We are growing and the SSES Pavilion provides a home with more parking, room for food trucks, a field for games and the perfect space for a Community Picnic to follow the Farm Tour.

Fun for the whole family! Come and enjoy the many year-round farming delights that Easton offers. Visit the Easton farms participating in this year’s tour Enjoy tastings, pony rides, Easton Historical Society activities highlight farming 100 years ago, old-time fun and games, petting zoo, greenhouse tours, Easton grown and harvested veggies and fruit fresh from the farm, beekeeping, Master Gardener and Master Composter activities, and pick your own activities.

Citizens For Easton (CFE), event sponsor, invites you to come on back to the pavilion green throughout the afternoon to enjoy food and entertainment and visit with some of the Easton organizations who support Easton and farmland preservation. Skinny Pines – an Easton-based purveyor of wood-fired pizza – will be on site with their mobile wood-fired oven selling pizzas. The Easton Community Center will engage you in some old-time fun and games. Learn about “growing your own” and composting at the Master Gardener and Master Composter booth. Learn about the farming project in front of Samuel Staples Elementary School from the Easton Agricultural Commission. Learn how The Aspetuck Land Trust is a friend to agriculture and devoted to preserving open space and natural resources in Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport and learn about the 34-acre Randall’s Farm Nature Preserve, once a dairy farm, now open in Easton.

Directly after the Farm Tour, you are invited to the 1st Annual Community Picnic to be held from 2:30 – 4:30 at the Pavilion. Skinny Pines – an Easton-based purveyor of wood-fired pizza – will be on site with their mobile wood-fired oven selling pizzas along with Edison’s Famous Ice Cream and Rise Brewing Company. Dan Tressler & Friends will be performing live music, and there will be a family kickball game for all to enjoy. We will open a community table for your favorite dish to share or enjoy the food trucks and kick back with tunes from Dan. Bring your chairs, blankets, BYOB and willingness to have a good time to the SSES Pavilion on Saturday, Aug 12 from 2:30 – 4:30.

The Farm Tour is truly a community event in celebration of farming in Easton – past, present, and future. For more information visit the Easton Farm Tour Website at: https://citizensforeaston.org/the-easton-farm-tour/ or contact us by email at farmtour@eastonfarmtour.com

The 1st Annual Community Picnic following the Farm Tour brings the community together after the Farm Tour. For more information, contact us by email at farmtour@eastonfarmtour.com



Cemetery Tour with Dan Cruson, May 20th 3:30PM

The Historical Society of Easton will sponsor Dan Cruson, celebrated historian, author, teacher and scholar, on a guided tour of two of Easton’s historic cemeteries, Gilbertown and Union, on Saturday May 20th at 3:30 PM (Rain Date: May 21st).
Dan is the author of “Redding and Easton” as well as many historical tomes about neighboring towns and their environs including his hometown of Newtown, where he is the town’s historian. Where old photos, manuscripts, and maps have provided much inspiration in past endeavors, cemeteries are also a rich source of information and he will guide attendees through with headstones pointing out oddities along the way.
His tour of the two cemeteries will provide insight into how our 18th Century forefathers lived and died. He will also explore the origins and meanings of local grave markers and the traditions held about death and dying.
Our tour will begin at Gilbertown Cemetery the second oldest cemetery in Easton and the final resting place of Samuel Staples. The cemetery is adjacent to Aspetuck Park and located at 373 Black Rock Road, Easton. Please park at Aspetuck Park or at the nearby Olde Blue Bird Inn and Garage. From Gilbertown the tour will continue to Union Cemetery located at the intersection of Stepney Road and Sport Hill Road. Union is the oldest cemetery in Easton with headstones dating to 1761 and reported to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in the United States with supposed visits from the “White Lady”. Certainly, Dan will shed some light on how her legend came to be.
Please note the tour will be Saturday, May 20th at 3:30 PM with a rain date of Sunday May 21st starting at the Gilbertown Cemetery. The tour will cost as follows: $15 for non-members; $10 for members; $5 for children 8 years of age or older; $25 maximum per family. Children under 8 will be admitted free. For more information please contact the Historical Society of Easton at 203-292-3533, by email: hseastonct@gmail.com or visit: http://www.historicalsocietyofeastonct.org.