Join us for a Chocolate Easter Egg Decorating Class with Aarti of Le Rouge Chocolates at Wakeman Town Farm. All you need is enthusiasm and you will walk away with handmade and handpainted eggs, just in time for Easter! You will paint 6 mini eggs and 1 medium egg. Other items available to purchase separately. Click Here to register
Join us with Fairfield Cheese Co., Raaka Chocolates & Harry's Wines, our partners for a very special event at the Farm! Learn about the chocolate making process while experiencing for yourself just how good cheese and chocolate goes together. Click Here for registration and more info
Join us for a spring holiday baking class with instructor Kathy Oberman Tracy. We will bake some treats for both Easter and Passover. Think bunnies, eggs, and macaroons! Click here for registration and more info
Elementary school children in our Homesteaders’ club are thrilled to experience real farming and gardening activities, including planting and harvesting along with farm animal care. Click Here for more info and registration
Using farm-fresh ingredients, this series will take our young chefs around the world, starting in our local gardens! In the farm’s new commercial kitchen, Chef Lisa Finn will cover basic knife skills and cooking techniques, like mise en place (putting everything in its place), while exploring creative ways of making delicious, farm-fresh, simple and nutritious recipes with some ingredients plucked straight out of our own organic gardens! click here for more information
Middle school students will participate in a variety of daily farm activities, which include planning, planting and harvesting the garden along with taking care of the various farm animals (rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats, alpacas, sheep). A great program for students who like to ‘get their hands dirty’ while learning about the environment and having fun at the same time. Click Here for registrations and more info
Kids will learn how to cook what is growing in the gardens at the Farm, as well as a variety of seasonal favorites. Jr. Chefs will make tasty treats, learn proper knife skills, and experience how a kitchen class works in Wakeman’s brand-new commercial kitchen. Click here for more information
Join the Cookbook Club! Love cooking or just reading about cooking? The Westport Library is kicking off of a new tradition at Wakeman Town Farm's Tim's Kitchen. First up was author Katie Brown in December at Wakeman Town Farm's new Tim's Kitchen. In February, local food blogger Yamani Lal was the guest speaker and shared her love for regional Indian cuisine Our Speaker in April will be NYC-based gluten-free chef and author Phoebe Lapine who will demonstrate recipes from her bestselling memoir, The Wellness Project,. Click here for more details.
Join the crew at Wakeman Town Farm in celebrating the rites of spring by helping get the farm into tip-top shape! Below is our first annual Wakeman Town Farm Top 10 Wishlist of essential springtime gifts to make our working farm a model of productivity and sustainability. Help a little or a lot — Whatever suits your budget!
● Mobile Chicken Coop: $500
● Compost Bin: $1000
● Rabbit Hutch: $600
● Livestock Housing: $1,000
● Raised Vegetable Beds: $500
● Greenhouse Update: $,1000
● Aquaponics Growing System: $1,000
● AV System for Events & Programs: $5,000
● Tractor with Front End Loader: $17,000
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Expand your dinner offerings with Curries with Aditi of Calcutta Kitchens. Enjoy learning to make simple everyday Indian dinners to cook and feed your family. Includes: A quick Sunday chicken curry that you can enjoy through the week, a vegetable curry to go with it, and some delicious rice pilafs! And of course, will we enjoy eating our creations after making them! Click here for more information
Have you been thinking of having your child spend more time outside this summer breathing the fresh air, learning about nature, sustainability, organic gardening, and animal care? Wakeman Town Farm is the place to be! Our summer programs offer children ages 3-17 the chance to have daily hands on interactions with our farm animals, learn about and help care for our organic garden beds, and even try their hand at simple recipes using our bountiful harvest.
Interested in learning more? We invite you to join us at our OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9 AM-12 NOON. Come on by, bring the kids, and see what we are all about!
We love when the aromas of fresh baked goods fill our kitchen, as our Jr. Chefs learn to bake holiday-themed cookies, pies, bars, and foods for special holidays. Click here for more information and registration
Bone broth is the backbone of healing broths, soups, stews and sauces. In this demonstration-style class, we’ll learn why bone broth is considered so healthy for YOUR bones, hair, skin and immune system. Click Here for more information
Join us for an hour of quality time each week with your child on the farm, while connecting with other children and caregivers in the community. You’ll enjoy fun and developmentally appropriate experiences with your little one in a weekly enrichment class designed to foster social skills and independence in Wakeman’s new farm facility. Trained instructors offer different themes and activities each week, including stories, music, crafts, play-based lessons, and a hands-on experience meeting our furry and feathered farm friends. For the last 20 minutes, we often spend time outdoors exploring the farm, visiting the animals, playing on the grounds, chatting with new friends, or simply following the kids’ interests! 8 weekly sessions offered for ages 0-3. 9-10 a.m.
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