At the farm, today’s trash is tomorrow’s treasure! Learn to compost, right at home, and keep what belongs back in the ground, out of the landfills. Come to our FREE workshop to learn the simple way to compost at Wakeman Town Farm, October 8 from 7 to 8 pm. It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s good for the earth. For more info, click here
On August 21, we welcomed Green Goats and two of the finest in their herd to Wakeman Town Farm.
The goats’ grazing will help sustainably maintain Town land surrounding a retention pond south of the Farm and will permanently remove invasive plant species, maintain a natural habitat for wildlife, and beautify the area: all without the roar of a lawnmower or the spray of a chemical. They should also make for some fun “goat spotting” along Wakeman Drive!
You can stop by the Farm during visitor hours or take a walk down Wakeman Drive next to the Farm to see if you can spot the landscaping goats. They will be working the area until the end of the growing season this fall.
Just remember for their health and yours, please do not feed or pet the goats!
For more info on Green Goats check out their website here
We're so grateful to the Westport Woman's Club for their continued support of The Farm! We so appreciate the grant that enabled us to build a chicken tractor that allows our feathered friends to move around the farm safely, eating worms, grubs and even ticks, and fertilizing along the way, all without threat of predators! The Woman's Club and Westporter Robin Tauck also generously donated funds to help us build our wonderful greenhouse a few years back!
Wakeman brings out the best of humanity! Our friends Ginger Donaher, Jim Donaher and the Gault Stone & Landscape Supplies family generously donated stone for a beautiful new entry at the farm.
Following their lead, Scott Rose of Jaysky Landscape and Excavation and Cleber Ramos - Patios and Walks donated their time and expertise to install it. We are humbled.
Bored by the same old salad? Learn to think about vegetables creatively from Ilene Rosen, co-author of Saladish: A Crunchier, Grainier, Herbier, Heartier, Tastier Way with Vegetables. Click HERE for more info
Partner: Westport Library
Join us at the farm as our friends from Fairfield Cheese Company teach you how to make fresh, homemade ricotta! Enjoy some wine and laughs during the process. We'll finish out the evening by enjoying our ricotta with local, fresh, seasonal produce. For more info or to register, click here
What's for dinner? Join Culinary Nutritionist Heather Carey to talk, cook and eat the best of the season. You will learn how to create some healthy, yet simple fall dishes using the harvest bounty that abounds in September. Click here for more info
Wakeman Town Farm is a pick up location for Stone Gardens Farm's bountiful CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program! Picture a whole season full of local veggies delivered to Wakeman Town Farm for you to pick up! Wakeman Town Farm offers the CSA as a community service, as our small demonstration farm does not produce enough vegetables to offer own CSA program. However, we do offer a wonderful student-run farm stand in season! Stop by and see what's growing at YOUR TOWN FARM.
2018 CSA INFORMATION
Pick-up Day and Times at WTF
Tuesdays at Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Hwy, Westport - 12:00-7:00 p.m.
Summer Season: May 29th-October 9th, 20 weeks
Full or half shares are available, May 12th deadline to register, Prices are $680 for the full share and and $380 for the half share
Fall Season: October 16th-Nov 6th $120 for 4 weeks
Rules for CSA Pick-up
Please pick up during daylight hours on Tuesdays between 12:00 and 7:00 p.m.. Shares left at the farm and not picked up on Tuesday will be donated to a local food pantry
Where to Find your CSA Box
CSA shares will be held in the red barn. Please park on Wakeman Farm Drive and enter through the red pillars. The red barn will be on your left. Enter through the first door on your left where you see the CSA sign.
Whom to Contact with Questions
For concerns about your share, pricing, or share contents, please contact Stone Garden Farms at (203) 929-2003
For directions to the farm or questions about where to pick up your share, please contact Corey Thomas at (860) 391-1464
We’ve got more than organic veggies growing in our gardens. Join us on the farm for our first-ever Beer Garden event on Sat. June 9, featuring live music, corn hole and lawn games, artisan vendors, plus low and slow BBQ from Bobby Q’s, frosty beer on tap by New Belgium Brewery and tasty treats from Saugatuck Sweets. 12-8pm
We all scream for ice cream in this four-class series! Kids will learn to make ice cream from scratch with Chef Mia. We will be making it in an ice cream maker and will also learn to make homemade sorbet, tuille cookies, and sauces. Click here for more information and to register
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