What does it really mean if something is GMO, or organic, certified organic, all natural, local, no hormones added, etc. The list goes on and on! But it doesn’t have to be as confusing as it seems. Join us for some hot cocoa and discussion in Tim’s Kitchen to break down what all of the labels really mean for our planet, our food, and our families. All Ages Welcome! This Event is FREE, but please register here
If your kids are getting cabin fever, there's a Winter Farm Camp on MLK Day at Wakeman Town Farm Sustainability Center with visits to our animal menagerie, cooking in our new kitchen and an encounter with a butterfly expert . Click HERE for more info and to register
In this two-session cooking camp, jr. chefs will learn a few new culinary tips and techniques while having fun with Chef Mia Wiggers. The class is limited to 8 students for the maximum hands-on experience. Click HERE for more info and to register.
Please “Be an Angel" and consider dropping off a new, unwrapped gift (toy for any age child) at the farm the next time you are in the area (by December 10). The Wakeman Team will transport the gifts to the collection/assembly site for wrapping and distribution to children with cancer and rare blood disorders. Please leave in the large box at Wakeman Town Farm: 134 Cross Highway, Westport. (Tim’s Kitchen entrance)
Westport's Wakeman Town Farm's Tree Lighting has local soul. The farm committee brings in student singers and musicians from our local elementary schools to provide festive holiday music. This year, Broadway actress Susan Terry will sing a few holiday tunes and lead a festive sing-a-long. Volunteers pour hot cocoa and serve cookies and stoke up the bonfire for s'mores. As the sun goes down, the team lights the Tree, a tradition for three generations of the Wakeman family. Date is Fri. Dec. 7, starting at 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public! Come one, come all to this wonderful community event! 134 Cross Highway, Westport.
While everyone loves traditional holiday dishes, more and more eaters are coming to the table with special requests/needs. Well prepare three dishes (including one soup) that are vegetarian, gluten and dairy free, using CT farm produce that reflects our seasonal bounty. Click here for more info or to register
Your gift to the farm enables a child to come to the farm and take a class, learn a skill, get their hands dirty, and make a new friend or two. Please consider a small donation to Wakeman Town Farm this Giving Tuesday. A small donation makes a big impact and means the world to a child! Our scholarships rock! Donate here
Three essential components are often overlooked by women: financial well-being, legal well-being, and self-care. In this one day workshop, we will cover Financial Health, Legal Health AND Self Care and Balance. Click here for more info and to register. Wednesday, November 28th 9:00am-12:00pm
In this casual lunchtime class, you will learn to make a hearty, homestyle dish with a friendly local home cook. Parul Kamboj is a Westport resident with a love of Indian cooking. For more information & registration, click here
If the thought of throwing a holiday party makes you wince, take some of the stress out of your next get-together by learning a few novel appetizers. Join us for a good time and an array of tasty new cocktail bites. Click here for more info and to register
We're prepping two great Thanksgiving recipes, including Sweet & Spicy Fruit chutney and Apple Pie filling with Bourbon. This class includes all the instructions for canning the produce and recipes of Fall safely and deliciously. Click here for more info or to register
*The Bourbon is non-alcoholic when cooked
There's no need to sacrifice favorite desserts just because you, or someone in your family, may have eliminated ingredients, like gluten or dairy from your diets. In this workshop, tradition meets creativity as we prepare two healthier versions of traditional holiday favorites! Click here for more info
Protect the Monarch Butterflies and make Seed Bombs! This earth-friendly, family friendly activity helps our threatened Monarch butterflies by helping spread milkweed plants 11:00am-12:00pm, Sat. Nov. 10
This event is FREE, but please register here
All ages welcome!
WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows ushow each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.
Movie Screening Tickets are available for $5 (students and seniors) and $7 (general admission) for tickets and more info click here