• Lachat Town Farm
    Weston, CT
    serving our community
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Events

Refrigerator Pickling

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - A wonderful and delicious way to use your summer garden harvest is to pickle! Crisp, cool and fresh refrigerator pickles are fun and simple to make. Beets, carrots, peppers, corn on the cob rounds, green beans and of course the beloved cucumber all lend themselves nicely to refrigerator pickling.

The class will sample a variety of pickled vegetables, discuss the ins and outs of the process and you will make your own jar of pickles to take home with your packet of tried and true recipes. Class size limited to 15 and pre-registration is required.

We are grateful to the Weston Education Foundation for their grant that makes this class possible.

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Sue Parkison
Registered: 8

Plein Air Painting Class

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM - Award-winning painter and popular teacher Christy Gallager will hold a watercolor workshop at Lachat Farm on August 2 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Christy will guide students in using color to describe light and darks in the landscape. Students will learn strategies for using space, form, color temperature, and color intensity to achieve the freshness and immediacy of watercolor painting.

Everyone from the painter with a little experience to the advanced artist is welcome. Gallagher received her education at Cooper Union School of Art and the National Academy of Design School of Fine Arts, New York, NY. She has exhibited at the Silvermine Gallery, the John Slade Ely House, the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT, "Art of the Northeast" at Silvermine, the National Academy of Design, the New York State Museum and at "Cinque Peintures" in Popian, France.

We are grateful to the Weston Education Foundation for their grant that makes this class possible.

Cost: $120.00 per Person

Instructor: Christy Gallager
Registered: 2

Childrens Garden Crafts Class

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Come paint a flower pot to plant a sunflower, and learn how to make gorgeous tissue paper flowers too! Kids can crinkle, crumple, twist and twirl- tissue paper isn't just for wrapping gifts anymore! Ages 7-12, limit of 12 students.

Cost: $20.00 per Child

Instructor: Lily Burns

Simple Salads and Delectable Dressings

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Lily Edelman, graduate of the CIA will teach an inspiring class "Simple Salads & Delectable Dressings". Learn to make healthy salads and whip up your own homemade salad dressings. Cost is $20/ adults and $5/children under 12. Class limited to 25 participants. Cost includes salad. Bring your own beverage. Pre registration is required.

We are grateful to the Weston Education Foundation for their grant that makes this class possible.

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Lily Burns
Registered: 5

Mini Birdhouse Class

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Adding elements to a yard that attracts wildlife makes your yard come alive. Birdhouses are a terrific, inexpensive and simple way to dress up your yard. Not only can a bird house look great, but it's a wonderful way to attract birds and give them a new home! Each participant will paint two mini birdhouses, each birdhouse is 2 1/2 inches tall. Ages 4 and up, limit of 20 students, pre registration required.

We are grateful to the Weston Education Foundation for their grant that makes this class possible.

Cost: $20.00 per Child

Instructor: Lily Burns
Registered: 1

Family Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Our second Annual Family Scavenger hunt is planned to be a great time for the whole family! Participants will receive a collection bag covered with pictures of what they will be hunting for, so all ages can participate. The afternoon will finish with a fun craft using the items collected!

Cost: $10.00 per Family


Registered: 5

Pumpkin Decorating Class

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - A child friendly activity, no knives, we will be using blunt tools to make beautiful designs with holes, painting and gluing with an assortment of fun craft items. Each participant will be supplied with a small pumpkin, paint, glue and craft items and votive candle to go!

We are grateful to the Weston Education Foundation for their grant that makes this class possible.

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Sue Parkison and Lily Burns

Red Bee Sensory Honey Tasting

Guided sit down tasting of single-origin local honeys

October 2016 - Date to be determined. - Lachat Town Farm is offering a guided sit down tasting of single-origin local honeys.

Honeybees pollinate more than 80% of the fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, oils, including coffee, chocolate and cotton for blue jeans. Join local beekeeper, author and Italian trained honey expert Marina Marchese for a guided honey tasting to discover the unique sensory qualities of single varietal honey. Learn how bees make honey and how terroir and nectar source determines a honey's color, aroma and flavor. Learn why honey crystallizes and how to choose good quality honey.

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Marina Marchese
Registered: 1
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