The farm's biggest fundraiser/dinner/party, now in its sixth year. We're talking local chefs serving farm-inspired fare, a rocking cocktail hour with signature drinks, a sit-down feast, live and silent auctions and live music—all to support your town farm. Tickets go on sale after Aug. 15 and sell out fast. Just sayin'... for more info and tickets, click here
Sweater weather, crisp fall air, and an Oktoberfest vibe on the farm? How can you beat it. Bring the kiddos and friends for corn hole and animal encounters and pumpkin painting, listen to some live acoustic music, enjoy a New Belgium Craft Brew on tap, and dine on award-winning Bobby Q’s barbecue. It’s all happening at the farm. FREE ADMISSION! NO REGISTRATION. Park along Wakeman Drive.
Roots & Bones with Matt Storch Play, Watch, Eat & Drink in Wakeman Town Farm's gorgeous new chef's kitchen with Matt Storch, the Chef/Owner of Match, Match Burger Lobster, Nom- eez and the winner of "Chopped!" on the Food Network. A cooking class and dinner event in one!
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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.
In her first book, Saladish: A Crunchier, Grainier, Herbier, Heartier, Tastier Way with Vegetables, Rosen reveals her genius approach to mixing vegetables, nuts, grains, and cheeses so they add up to something better than a salad.
Rosen is the chef, creative director, and co-owner of R&D Foods, a specialty grocery shop featuring her prepared foods that opened in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, in 2013. Previously, Rosen spent fifteen years as the savory chef at City Bakery, where she honed her craft of creating a seasonal salad bar that gained a cult following.
Partner: Westport Library
Food Rescue US will host a panel discussion and Q&A at Wakeman Town Farm and Sustainability Center on Monday September 17th, 2018, 6pm-7:30pm. The public is invited to attend and learn about food rescue and how the community can come together to reduce food waste. The panel includes Nicole Straight, Food Rescue US Fairfield County Site Director, Chef Jes Bengtson of Terrain Garden Cafe, Chef Jeff Taibe of Taproot Restaurant, Jonathan Kirschner of Ambler Farm and will be moderated by Sustainne founder and green food advocate Analiese Paik. The event will also feature local food donors from farms, restaurants and grocery stores, light refreshments will be served.
Tickets are $25 with all money going to Food Rescue US to continue building the Fairfield County operation and can be purchased here. Local Food Rescue US volunteers will receive a discount code for a $15 ticket. Each ticket will also get attendees into the screening of Anthony Bourdain’s documentary Wasted! which will be held at Westport Town Hall on October 21, 2018 at 6pm.
Founded in January 2011, Food Rescue US is committed to ending American food-insecurity through direct-transfer food rescue. Established as a 501(c)3 non-profit food-rescue platform, Food Rescue US is focused on transferring healthy, usable foods to where it can help feed those in need.
An annual down-home family event for kids and families of all ages. Activities include: a Farmyard Olympic games with sack races, tug-of war, and balloon toss, as well as face painting, pickle making, birdhouse decorating, and crafts. There will even be a photo-op for kids with one of our live barnyard friends! For the littles, Melissa & Doug is providing a Fun Play Zone chock-full of amazing tactile toys and hands-on activities for exploration and creativity!
Enjoy music by School of Rock, and learn about the wonders of the sky with the Westport Astronomical Society. For lunch, enjoy a variety of delicious foods at the Hoe Down Grill, sponsored by Westporter Robin Tauck. Frosty ice cream treats will be for sale by our friends at Saugatuck Sweets.
Check out our organic gardens, picnic on the grounds, meet the farm animals, and engage in all of the events of the day. All proceeds benefit the programs and upkeep of Your Town Farm. Fees: $5 kids, $10 adults, under 2 is free, $20 cap for families. Select food/drink and activities are available for purchase.
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.
Anxiety is all too common in children these days. In this this community-outreach project sponsored by Epidemic Answers, you can learn more about what you can do to help your child without medication.
Join us at Wakeman Town Farms in Westport, CT for a panel discussion/Q&A session with:
* Stephan J. Quentzel, MD
* Jennifer Boyd, PA
* Roseann Capanna Hodge, EdD, LPC, BCN
* Vicki Kobliner, RD
Suggested donation: $25
Integrative/holistic practitioners who treat children for anxiety are welcome to introduce themselves during a portion of the evening.
Green Day: 12:00-3:00
$5 per person, kids under 4 free
Join us at Wakeman Town Farm to celebrate Mother Earth and sustainable farming.
Watch as our friends from Alpacaboose Farm will shear our sheep, Cookies and Cream, and then local fiber artisans demonstrate how to spin and weave the wool. Local Master Bee Keeper, Jeff Schwartz, will share wisdom on saving the honey bees, and how kids can help. Learn about how to return nutrients to the soil through composting, either creating your own compost bin with advice from a UConn Master Composter, or channeling your food waste into commercial compost, via the experts at Curbside Compost. Hear from C-Tec Solar how solar energy can help you be more sustainable every day. And, of course, we'll all take part in the traditional Maypole dance with local caller Bill Fischer at 2 pm. Enjoy lunch for purchase by Moo Oink Cluck, a gastro-pub on wheels specializing in locally sourced, seasonal fare (named one of the best food trucks in Fairfield County by CTbites!).
Join us at Wakeman Town Farm as we host, along with our friends at the Westport Library, NYC-based gluten-free chef and author Phoebe Lapine for an evening of seasonal super foods that taste as good as they are good for you. Phoebe will demonstrate recipes from her bestselling memoir, The Wellness Project, which chronicles her journey with autoimmune disease and how she finally found the middle ground between health and hedonism by making one lifestyle change, one month at a time. She will share how adopting an anti-inflammatory diet drastically improved her health, actionable steps for incorporating new ingredients into your daily life, and techniques for making the most out of fermented foods that promote good gut health.
Meet experts and hear about business successes that can help open doors for you to open a food establishment or get your product into the marketplace.
Wakeman Town Volunteers rock. They lend a hand on all sorts of tasks, from helping in the gardens to caring for our animals. They help us set up and organize our fun family events, and they create fun programs on our Teen Council, and they share their talents in everything from social media and marketing to finance and fundraising. Join us for our kick-off to the season. We will be providing an overview of the exciting things happening this year around the farm, and explaining how you can get involved. We will serve some light breakfast refreshments. Interested in sticking around and volunteering for a part of the day? Bring some old shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty, we’ll provide the rest!
This new family-centric event celebrates some EGGcellent traditions, including an Egg Hunt, an Egg-Toss, a farm-y craft, hot chocolate, and coffee. In addition to this, kids will get a chance to get up close and personal with the farm's new chicks and bunnies. There will also be a visit from the Big Bunny! 10:30-12:00. $20 per family. Pay at the gate. Checks/cash. This event will cancel for rain. Please check our website the day of for cancelation information.
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. 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!
The Westport Front Porch's fabulous holiday gift fair at Wakeman Town Farm was held on Tuesday 12th. All proceeds from the event were donated to Homes with Hope. Jewelry, ceramics, pillows, organic skin lines, more jewelry, botanical products, children's clothes, art, a bit more jewelry, recycled bags, candles, a cookbook, did we mention jewelry? All from local artists, craftsmen and vendors. Hundreds joined us for a glass of hot apple cider to celebrate our community, and the holidays.
Westport's Wakeman Town Farm's Tree Lighting has local soul. We bring in student singers and musicians to provide a little festive holiday music, and we pour hot cocoa and serve cookies and stoke up the bonfire. As the sun goes down, we light the Wakeman Tree, a tradition for three generations of the Wakeman family. Date is Fri. Dec. 8, 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.