Farmers Market Halloween Special Day

October 27

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Come dressed in your Halloween costume and create some Halloween decorations to take home -- perhaps a pumpkin and maybe a Mummy!

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $5.00 per Child

Reboot Recharge Retreat

Take some time for yourself this fall.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Take some time for yourself this fall. Fall can be a busy time. With kids back to school and getting back into a routine after the summer. Throw in some pre-holiday preparation and it can become difficult to take time to nourish yourself. A certain amount of stress can be a good thing but too much adversely affects health and makes us feel overwhelmed. Barbara Lincoln, MS, RD is a certified yoga teacher and nutritionist. She'll discuss the best things to eat and avoid and the best supplements to take. She'll also discuss different types of physical exercise and breathing exercises and meditation supported by research that can help us fight fatigue, decrease stress and have us instantly feeling better.

Light bites and cocktails served.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $40 per Person

Farmers Market Paper Craft Day

September 29

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Turn paper into your favorite barn animals and listen to fun stories about them or even better, create your own stories and tell them to all your friends and family.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $5.00 per Child

Native American Culture Class

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - The Lachat Town Farm will host a wonderful children's program entitled "Native American Culture and the Environment" which will be led by Cathy Iaccarino. Children will learn about native Americans and how they think in a circle and why they have done that for centuries. The children will make a totem bag to bring home with them. Grades 3-6. Class limited to 20 children, pre registration recommended.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20 per Person

Music in the Meadow with Bakithi Kumalo and the South African All-Stars

NOT TO BE MISSED! RESERVE NOW!

September 16, 2017 - 5:00 to 7:30 PM - We have a wonderful "Music in the Meadow" evening planned for you on Saturday, September 16th from 5 - 7:30. Fish Whistle (Ray Bryant and Friends) will play from 5-6:00pm and then from 6:30 - 7:30 Bakithi Kumalo and the South African All-Stars will play. The jam session will start at 7:45 around the bonfire. Don't forget to bring your beach chairs and or blankets for sitting in the meadow.

You will hear a fusion of jazz and South African sounds as the bass, piano, and drums set the ear enchanting stage, and the saxophone will come in to soothe and excite your soul with easy listening sounds. They will get your body moving as they pick up the tempo with some traditional African songs, a little penny whistle and Bakithi will sing and perhaps involve your singing filling the atmosphere with joy and laughter. If you're lucky, you'll hear some originals the band wrote and perhaps a tune or two you will find very familiar with the original soloists who played on the records. You are sure to feel the beat, move your feet, give a chuckle or two, and be in the presence of greatness.

In 1985, Kumalo was introduced to Paul Simon by producer Hendrick Lebone during the sessions for Simon's Graceland album. Kumalo traveled with Simon to New York to finish the sessions, and after the accompanying concert tour, "spent several years commuting between Soweto and New York City" before permanently settling in the United States. Kumalo has toured regularly with Simon since then. He has also released several solo records, and continued to perform as a session musician with artists such as Joan Baez, Cyndi Lauper, Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, Grover Washington Jr., and Mickey Hart, Gloria Estefan, Derrick Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Chico Ceasar, Harry Belafonte, Laurie Anderson, Gerald Albright, Miriam Makeba, Bob James, Angelique Kidjo, Jon Secada, Josh Groban and Chris Botti, among many others.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $25.00 per Person

Weather Day

August 25

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM - On a farm, it’s always very important to keep an eye on the weather. On this day, kids will be making their very own weather related craft to take home.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $5.00 per Child

Old McDonald's Ice Cream Social and Puppet Show

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Join Puppetsburg of Brooklyn for an engaging and unique puppet show at Lachat Town Farm! The show explores colors based on the many different flavors of ice-cream. You'll meet Hipster Giraffe and performance artist Ai Wei Wei, along with some traditional farm animals, in this creative, urban-meets-rustic show!

The performance is geared towards children aged 6 months to 6 years, though older siblings will surely enjoy it as well. After the show enjoy some real ice cream from Phil and Tom’s Ice Cream Truck! Make sure to have some cash on hand for their sweet treats.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20.00 per Family

This event is currently full and registration is closed. Please check back prior to the event. Thank you for your interest.

Sunrise Yoga Classes

Every Morning from 7:30 to 8:30 through September 20 - The Sunrise Yoga classes are open to all levels and include a 15 minute post class meditation. Register for classes online now or drop in any morning Tuesday through Saturday through the end of the summer! All are welcome!

Monzelle has taught yoga for local studios and privately for the past 15 years. She also teaches paddleboard yoga for Downunder Surf Shop, and for the Black Rock farmers market. We are thrilled to have her join our family on the farm!

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. The cost per person for this class is for the entire series.

Cost: $20 per Person

Instructor: Monzelle Schmiedeck

Open Road to Perform at Friday's Farmers Market!

Free Concert

Friday August 25 - Enjoy the music of Open Road at the Lachat Town Farm Farmers Market this Friday!

In the quiet New England woods of Weston, Wilton, Redding and New Milford CT, music has brought together five folks who resonate a true love of quality acoustic music and original lyrics. OPEN ROAD is Sue Broudy, Nancy Burger, Scott Weber, James Allen and Dan Berg – five musicians and songwriters who found each other while working their craft and giving back to their communities.

Fairy Hut Day

July 28

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Build Your own fairy huts from the materials you collect at the farm. Oh! How fun would that be? Maybe we can hear a fairy tale from you. There will be no limits to creativity.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. WALK INS ARE WELCOME IF THERE IS ROOM AVAILABLE. THE 5:00 TO 6:00 SESSION IS NOW FULL.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $5.00 per Child

Birds of Prey

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Christine Peyreigne from Weston, is a State and Federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator and educator who specializes in birds of prey. She will bring her educational birds of prey to help us all learn about the dangers these animals face in the wild as a result of some of our own actions. Learn what we can do to help protect these majestic birds and what we can do to reduce the number that needlessly die or need rehabilitation.

Christine is the President and Founder of Christine’s Critters, Inc., a not for profit 501(c)3 that is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and educating with birds of prey. She takes in injured and orphaned birds of prey, and if they are deemed healthy for release, they are sent back to the wild for a second chance at life. For those whose injuries prevent a return to the wild, homes at nature centers and educational facilities are sought to allow the bird a chance to become an educational ambassador. All of the birds that are with Christine for educational purposes came to her through rehab, and found their forever home with her at Christine’s Critters.

Come out and meet Christine’s educational ambassadors and learn about these birds of prey that call Weston home. All of her birds are native to this area, and can be heard and seen if you keep your ears and eyes open! Children under 12 are welcome and free of charge!

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Christine Peyreigne

Falconry Class

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Christine Peyreigne, of Weston, is currently the state’s youngest and only female General Class Falconer. She will give a presentation with her two falconry birds, Theron and Milo. Theron is a three year old Red Tailed Hawk who has been trained by and has been hunting with Christine for over two years. Milo is a twenty year old Harris Hawk, who was transferred to Christine from another falconer this past January.

Falconry, the sport of hunting with a bird of prey, is more of a lifestyle than a sport, as you are responsible for the daily care of a wild bird of prey, and must attend to his/her needs on a daily basis. It is not a sport for everyone, but can be a highly rewarding sport to those with a passion for wildlife and getting up close and personal with what these birds do naturally. Come out and learn about the history of this sport, meet Theron and Milo, learn about what is involved with training a wild bird of prey, and watch Christine and Theron as she puts him through some of his training for you to see. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask all your questions and learn more about this little known sport!

Children under 12 are welcome and free of charge!

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20 per Person

Instructor: Christine Peyreigne

Try Your Hand at Plein Air

Three Week Series

Tuesdays - July 11,18 and 25 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Randi Jane Davis is an award-winning contemporary oil painter who been painting for almost twenty years. She has trained under many famous artists and developed a unique approach to this outdoor craft. Her educational background as a chemical engineer, adds to her ability to simplify what can be a complicated process and translate the information to students in an easy to follow and enjoyable way.

"Try Your Hand at Plein Air" is a program that will take you thru the critical topics of composition, color, value, brush strokes, the effects of atmosphere and the equipment required. Randi will conduct small demonstrations and provide examples as well as one on one discussions as needed, all designed to help beginners to the intermediate painters better understand the underlying principles and technical aspects involved.

Drop in cost is $40 per class. Class size is limited to 12.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $120 per Person

Instructor: Randi Jane Davis

Refrigerator Pickling

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 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.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20 per Person

Instructor: Sue Parkison

Music in the Meadow

Bring a beach chair and a blanket and join us for

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - A shared passion for songwriting was the inspiration behind Open Road. In 2014, driven by a desire to explore writing and performing original music, vocalists - and fledgling guitarists - Nancy Burger and Sue Broudy began collaborating after a serendipitous online introduction. They soon realized that their layered, rich vocal harmonies gave them a unique sound. Sue invited guitarist/vocalist Scott Weber to the project, and his singular vision and talent ushered their creative process to the next level. The trio began a prolific songwriting journey, and it wasn't long before their compositions and sound drew the attention of bassist Dan Berg and percussionist James Allen.

Open Road's repertoire of lyrically rich and provocative songs engages audiences through complex harmonies, driving rhythms and polished musicianship. Based in Fairfield County, Connecticut, the band performs at local venues and community events, and is available for private parties. They are recording their first album, which they hope to release in late 2017.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $15 per Person

Flower Power Day

June 30

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Paint a flower pot and plant it with a flower seed to take home and watch it grow over the summer. There is more...you can sit around and paint some flowers. Now that is my favorite thing to do on a nice summer day. What about you? Come on along to create some beautiful memories.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $5.00 per Child

Online Registration is now closed. Please check in at the event to register. Thank you for your interest.

Music in the Meadow

Jim Beard and Jon Herington of Steely Dan

Saturday June 24: Opening Music Event from 5:00pm - 6:45pm - Main event from 7:00pm - 9:00pm -

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. PLEASE PAY AT THE DOOR - NO CREDIT CARDS. THANK YOU!

Jim Beard and Jon Herington will present an evening of eclectic instrumental music performed on piano and guitar. The two veterans of the acclaimed Steely Dan rhythm section have collaborated on many projects through the years in addition to each other's individual albums, including the jazz supergroup Chroma and releases by Bill Evans, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, and more. In addition to their longstanding contributions to Steely Dan, Jim brings his deep experience with a long list of the world's best modern music-makers, including Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, and Mike Stern, and Jon brings the experience of his many years as a supporting guitarist for Boz Scaggs, Madeleine Peyroux, Donald Fagen, Bette Midler, the late Phoebe Snow, and others.

The duo will perform a collection of music that includes jazz standards, pop classics, and selected tunes from their own releases. Listeners can expect the unexpected and will be treated to fresh approaches to songs by luminaries such as Weather Report, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Steely Dan.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Lachat Season Opening Day 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Join us for our Season Opening Day Celebration! Enjoy the Kiwanis barbecue from 12:00 to 3:00pm and then the petting zoo from 1:00 to 3:00pm. There will be ducks, chickens, rabbits, a pig, goats, sheep, etc. and three ponies will be taking children for rides through the meadow. Listen to live music, tour the 1770 farmhouse, and have some fun on a pony ride! There will be games and fun for all ages.

Yoga Classes

Six Week Series

Beginning June 7 Through July 19 Every Wednesday From 9:15-10:15 - Monzelle has taught yoga for local studios and privately for the past 15 years. She also teaches paddleboard yoga for Downunder Surf Shop, and for the Black Rock farmers market. We are thrilled to have her join our family on the farm! The Yoga workshop are as follows: beginning June 7, class will be every Wednesday from 9:15-10:15 (10:30 those interested in a 15 minute post class meditation) there will be no class June 28. This class is open level, so all are welcome!

Register for the entire series or drop in for $20 per class!

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. The cost per person for this class is for the entire series.

Cost: $120 per Person

Instructor: Monzelle Schmiedeck

Ikebana Class

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Teaching the class will be Westonite Carol Baldwin who became a trained teacher of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana while she lived in Japan for nine years with her family. Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is one of the arts associated with Zen Buddhism, and serves as a form of meditation that centered the mind and prepared Samarai for battle. Originally, Ikebana was only done by men. Ikebana continues to be closely associated with tea ceremony.

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Weston Garden Club and registration is required so we can order enough materials. All those attending the class should bring clippers/pruners. We may be working outdoors so please dress accordingly. Participants will be bringing home their flowers after the class. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch to enjoy together after the class at beautiful Lachat Town Farm.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Carol Baldwin

This event is currently full and registration is closed. Please check back prior to the event. Thank you for your interest.

Toddler Sensory Arts Program

This program has been rescheduled due to inclement weather to

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Join us at Lachat Town Farm on Tuesday, May 30th for our Toddler Sensory Arts program! Children ages two through five are welcome to explore hands on, sensory-based art that excites their imagination, curiosity and creativity. It will help them develop coordination and fine motor skills, Plus children love the freedom and possibilities of open ended exploration and messy play! We'll have several different sensory bins, as well as fun activities such as bubble wrap stomp painting, race car painting, working with nature paint brushes, and so much more! Dress in clothes you don't mind getting very messy!

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $10.00 per Child

Magic Show

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Enjoy a magic show for kids of all ages AND a pancake breakfast! Bring your children to beautiful Lachat Farm from 10:30am – 11am for a delicious pancake breakfast with real maple syrup, and then stay for a magic show with local family comedy magician, Danny Diamond. Danny's show focuses on getting kids of all ages involved and making them laugh with his unique brand of comedy magic! For the younger kids his act is very colorful, visual, and silly. For the older kids and adults, some of the magic is a bit more deceptive and cool. Danny incorporates a lot of educational aspects into his magic routine, and is especially focused on animal education through his puppets and optical illusions. This is a Sunday morning not to be missed at the farm! Children 1 and under are free. There is a $15 fee per child for all other children.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $15.00 per Child

Instructor: Danny Diamond

Vernal Pool Walk

Will be held at the Lachat Town Farm Barn

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Chris Evers from Animal Embassy will bring creatures who inhabit one of our most unique habitats, the vernal pool. We will get to see Wood Toads, American Frogs and Spotted Salamanders, and much more and will investigate how these creatures progress in their metamorphosis. We will gather at the Barn at the Lachat Town Farm due to the weather forecast. This will be a very exciting adventure for the children and adults.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $15.00 per Child

Instructor: Chris Evers, Animal Embassy

Vermiculture Compost Talk

Getting excited about working in your garden?

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - This is the perfect class to help you fulfill your dreams of big, ripe, juicy vegetables! Join us in the garden for a lecture by Monique Bosch of 'Wiggle Room', a Vermicomposting company based in Bridgeport. The goal of "Wiggle Room" is to create and distribute highly nutritious compost using food scraps sourced from local, organic restaurants. Monique is focused on creating a safe and 'green' alternative to harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides. She will talk to us about vermiculture, compost tea and more! She will also share her vast knowledge of composting, as well as test the soil of each of our beds in the Lachat Community Garden by studying it under a microscope and make suggestions for what might be lacking in each particular bed's makeup. If that is not enough to entice you… She will be bringing along her worms! As we know, worms are one of the best resources for developing a healthy environment for your organic matter. $5 per person, free to Lachat Community Gardeners.

If there is rain/drizzle we will meet in the Barn rather than the Community Garden. Warm cider and apple cake will be available for a snack.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $5 per Person

Instructor: Monique Bosch

Ikebana Japanese Flower Arranging

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Teaching the class will be Westonite Carol Baldwin who became a trained teacher of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana while she lived in Japan for nine years with her family. Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is one of the arts associated with Zen Buddhism, and serves as a form of meditation that centered the mind and prepared Samarai for battle. Originally, Ikebana was only done by men. Ikebana continues to be closely associated with tea ceremony.

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Weston Garden Club and registration is required so we can order enough materials. All those attending the class should bring clippers/pruners. We may be working outdoors so please dress accordingly. Participants will be bringing home their flowers after the class. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch to enjoy together after the class at beautiful Lachat Town Farm.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20 per Person

Instructor: Carol Baldwin

Spring Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Come join us to celebrate Spring's arrival at Lachat Town Farm with a wonderful Spring Egg Hunt! Search the grounds for colorful eggs, create a beautiful nature craft, spend time with our adorable baby chicks, get your face painted- there will even be a visit by the Spring Bunny! Fun for all ages. Bring your basket and keen eyes!

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Free for children under 2 years of age.

Cost: $10 per Child

This event is currently full and registration is closed. Please check back prior to the event. Thank you for your interest.

Little Farmhands Summer Program

Register today, all are welcome!

Weeks of July 17, July 28, and July 31 - This summer Lachat Town Farm is introducing a special weekly program for young children. This exciting summer program at our own community farm is specifically tailored for children entering a 4's program through 2nd grade. Our knowledgeable and well-trained staff will safely guide the children, in small classes, through exploration, education and fun. Children will have opportunities to interact with farm animals, experience the joy of gardening, express themselves through creative craft projects, play games outside and learn about the importance of nature.

Cost: $275 per Child

Fairfield County Giving Day

Please participate in Fairfield County's Giving Day on March 9 with a tax-deductible gift to Friends of Lachat!

March 9, 2017 - Your donation is important!

Your donation will help us achieve the completion of the renovations of the circa 1770 historic homestead at Lachat Town Farm this Spring, completion of building a magical Children's Garden, bring family-friendly farm animals to Lachat, get our new solar-powered greenhouse up and running so we can offer seedlings and extend our growing season next fall, and enable the Farm to offer a wide array of affordable classes, children's programs, music events and community gatherings. And so much more!

We appreciate your support to the Lachat Town Farm!

Donate now to Friends of Lachat at fcgives.org

Meditation Workshop at Lachat Town Farm

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 3:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Join Maggie Converse for an early evening exploration into meditation. Just before sunset, we will take a silent walking meditation (weather permitting) around the grounds of Lachat Farm. During our time together you will learn a few simple meditation approaches and how to create a daily meditation practice. Tea will be served to keep us warm and cozy in the sweet space overlooking the meadow. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket. Chairs and some blocks will be provided.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $35.00 per Person

Instructor: Maggie Converse

November Yoga at Lachat

Wednesday mornings - November 9th to December 7th from 9 AM to 10 AM - Maggie Converse, yoga teacher of over 10 years and Weston native, will be teaching a 4-week class series starting November 9th at Lachat Town Farm. Join her for intelligent, mindful movement that is therapeutic and strengthening. Learn the fundamentals for building and growing your yoga practice.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $90 per Person

Instructor: Maggie Converse

Kids Halloween Party

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - We are concluding our very successful Toddler Farm series for 2016 with a Rockin Halloween Party. It’s time for your toddlers to “trick or treat” all around the farm. Get into the Halloween spirit with local musician, Jacob Aviner. Join us for crafts, treats, live music and lots of Halloween fun for the whole family. Come in costume! Recommended for children ages 5 and under but older siblings are welcome. Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Please pay upon registering to guarantee your place in the class. We look forward to seeing you at the farm.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20.00 per Family

Simple Salads and Delectable Dressings

October 27th, 2016 - We have now changed the location and time of this class to 12:30 - 2:00pm at 91 Old Easton Turnpike. This change is due to poor weather. The barn will be too cold and wet. - 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. Cost includes salad. and beverages. Pre registration is required.

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

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Please pay upon registering to guarantee your place in the class. We look forward to seeing you at the farm.

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Lily Burns

This event is currently full and registration is closed. Please check back prior to the event. Thank you for your interest.

Music in the Meadow

Leslie Mendelson With Ray Bryant and His Band

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Grammy nominated vocalist Leslie Mendelson and the Ray Bryant band will be performing.

Bring a beach chair and/or blanket to sit in the meadow and enjoy the music with your family, friends, and the community.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $10.00 per Person

Red Bee Sensory Honey Tasting

Guided sit down tasting of single-origin local honeys that will take place at Wells Hill Farm at 43 Wells Hill Road, Weston, CT

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - The Honey Tasting Event has been moved to Wells Hill Farm at 43 Wells Hill Road in Weston, CT.

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.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. We are also very grateful to Michelle Fracasso for holding this event at her farm at 43 Wells Hill Road. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Marina Marchese

A Little Farm Music

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - We are continuing our very popular children’s music series at the farm with a visit from Robert the Guitar Guy! Bring your 1-4 year olds to beautiful Lachat Farm and enjoy the rhythms, sample some instruments, sing along, do the hokey-pokey and turn yourself around! Robert’s performances are guaranteed fun for children and adults alike through his use of movement, humor, role-playing, story-telling and props. Robert Markowitz is a talented children's singer, guitarist, songwriter, educator, and recording artist.

Your little ones can enjoy some free play and opportunities to meet new local friends on the farm following the music. Children under 1 are welcome at no charge. Light snacks will be served.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Children under 1 are free. Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $10.00 per Person

Instructor: Robert The Guitar Guy

This event is currently full and registration is closed. Please check back prior to the event. Thank you for your interest.

Open Road

Music in the Meadow

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - This past May, the incredible harmonies of OPEN ROAD delighted all of us folks who filled the sprawling fields of Lachat Town Farm. We are very pleased to announce that they agreed to provide us with another afternoon of fun, sun and great music. And it's all happening on the "Harvest Moon" weekend.

In the quiet New England woods of Weston, Wilton, Redding and New Milford CT, music has brought together five folks who resonate a true love of quality acoustic music and original lyrics. OPEN ROAD is Sue Broudy, Nancy Burger, Scott Weber, James Allen and Dan Berg – five musicians and songwriters who found each other while working their craft and giving back to their communities.

Performances will start at 4:00pm and will end around 7:00pm. We will also have a bonfire so bring your guitars, mandolins, marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars -S'mores anyone? And let's have a little jamming.

Bring your friends and create a party for yourselves. Don't forget to bring a beach chair, and blanket. Children under 12 are free. See you there!

Cost: $10.00 per Person

A Little Farm Music

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Bring your 1 – 4 year olds to the farm for an old-fashioned FAMILY SING songfest. Make music with your little ones through singing, playing rhythm instruments, dancing, and movement games. This fun filled class will be led by local mom, Jodi Stevens, an accomplished singer, actress, and Music Together teacher. Your little ones can enjoy some free play on the farm following the music.

Children under 1 are welcome at no charge. Light snacks will be served.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Please pay upon registering to guarantee your place in the class. We look forward to seeing you at the farm.

Cost: $10.00 per Child

Instructor: Jodi Stevens

This event is currently full and registration is closed. Please check back prior to the event. Thank you for your interest.

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.

Lachat Town Farm appreciates your participation and support of our programs. Our nominal fees enable us to offer a diverse range of programs for residents of all ages. Thank you for supporting your town farm!

Cost: $120.00 per Person

Instructor: Christy Gallager

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

Visit our Town Farm!

Tuesday, July 26th at 4:00 PM - Introduce your little ones to farm life! Bring your 2-4 year olds to Lachat Farm on Tuesday, July 26th at 4pm and meet other future farmers and parents! Enjoy water play, run around the farm, visit with chickens, story time, special craft and enjoy a healthy organic snack. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This program will be led by Lachat Advisory Board Member Michelle Fracasso of Wells Hill Farm in Weston. Michelle has a passion for teaching our youth the benefits of eating fresh, local and organic food. All profits will go to Lachat Town Farm. Pre-registration required to participate in this program.

Let's visit our town farm!

Cost: $10 per Child

Instructor: Michelle Fracasso

This event is currently full and registration is closed. Please check back prior to the event. Thank you for your interest.

Garlic Harvesting

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Mike Smith from Dirt Road Farm in Weston will join us to talk about the garlic garden he planted at the Lachat Town Farm. Mike will talk about when to plant garlic, how to plant it, when to harvest and what to do with the garlic after harvest, and how to store the garlic.

Music in the Meadow

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 starting at 7:00 PM - We are delighted to bring another musical event to the Lachat Town Farm. On Wednesday evening, July 20th, we have six performers, and maybe more, who will bring their music to our Farm for your enjoyment. Please bring a blanket and/or a beach chair and enjoy the evening. Ray Bryant is bringing us a grammy nominated singer, Leslie Mendelson, from NYC to join him and other musicians in entertaining us.

The music will start at 7:00pm and we are expecting a lovely evening with a full moon. Come early and bring your friends. We'll also have a bonfire so bring marshmallows for toasting. You are encouraged to bring your own instruments and join in the fun. To help defray costs, we are suggesting a donation of $10.00 per adult. Children under 12 are free.

We look forward to seeing you at the Farm.

Reptiles Class

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Christine Peyreigne, President and Founder of Christine’s Critters, Inc., a not for profit 501(c)3, will bring her rescued reptiles to teach you hands on about the various species of snakes, lizards and frogs that have found their forever home with her. Most of the reptiles and amphibians that are in her care have come from rescue from homes that either no longer wanted to care for the animal (many snakes can live for over 30 years!), or from abusive homes that had no idea how to care for these unique species of animals.

Pet stores are full of tanks of cute little reptiles and amphibians, but without doing proper homework, you might find yourself in over your head with having to care for a large reptile that has special and specific needs for survival. You will meet a species of snake that has actually become extinct in the wild due to excessive captures for the pet trade. There will be hands on opportunities for those that are interested and plenty of time for questions and answers!

Come out and learn about these often misunderstood animals. Though the animals you will meet are not native to the USA, right here in our own backyards we have many species of reptiles and amphibians that DO call Weston home. Learn the important roles that all of these animals play in our fragile ecosystem and what we, as good stewards of the land, can do to prevent their habitat destruction and ensure that they will thrive in the wild.

We are grateful to the Weston Education Foundation for their grant that makes this class possible. Children under 12 are free

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Christine Peyreigne

Totem Pole Class

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - In this class families or children will learn the history of the Native American tradition of totem pole making, and then choose the animals they want to be represented on their pole. Each participant/family will then create their pole, by drawing, pasting, painting or attaching shells or feathers. This class will be a fun way for families to interact with their children and to create something special together.

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

All materials and art supplies to make a beautiful totem pole are included in the price!

Cost: $15.00 per Totem Pole

Instructor: Cathy Iaccarino

Forage and Feast

Due to a lack of registrations we will reschedule this class to another date in the future.

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - This workshop will begin with a plant walk, covering a variety of edible and poisonous plants commonly found in the northeast (and perhaps a few mushrooms). We will focus on key identification characteristics of plant families, which will help you begin to lift the green wall and be able to recognize the abundance available to us in the plants we see everyday, and delicious, easy to make foods that can be tailored to fit a panoply of ingredients.

Hayden Stebbins is an itinerant teacher and student of ethnobotany, devoted to reviving a sense of ecological belonging to those around him. He earned his BS in Science of Natural and Environmental Systems at Cornell University, his MS in Sustainable Horticulture and Food Production at Schumacher College in the UK, and shadowed ethnobotanist Marc Williams (Director of botanyeveryday.com and Plants and Healers International) in Asheville, NC, teaching and learning about edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms up and down the eastern seaboard.

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

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Hayden Stebbins

Native American Culture and the Environment

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - The Lachat Town Farm will host a wonderful children's program entitled "Native American Culture and the Environment" which will be led by Cathy Iaccarino. Children will learn about native Americans and how they think in a circle and why they have done that for centuries. The children will make a totem bag to bring home with them. Grades 3-6. Class limited to 20 children, pre registration recommended.

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

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Cathy Iaccarino

Lachat Opening Day!

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Join us for our Opening Day Celebration at 106 Godfrey Road, Weston, CT. Enjoy a stroll around the 19 acre farm, refreshments in the barn, entertainment by guitarists Ray and Jay. Bring the kids for pony rides and a petting zoo. Tour the 1770 Farmhouse restoration.

Birds of Prey Class

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Christine Peyreigne from Weston, is a State and Federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator and educator who specializes in birds of prey. She will bring her educational birds of prey to help us all learn about the dangers these animals face in the wild as a result of some of our own actions. Learn what we can do to help protect these majestic birds and what we can do to reduce the number that needlessly die or need rehabilitation.

Christine is the President and Founder of Christine’s Critters, Inc., a not for profit 501(c)3 that is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and educating with birds of prey. She takes in injured and orphaned birds of prey, and if they are deemed healthy for release, they are sent back to the wild for a second chance at life. For those whose injuries prevent a return to the wild, homes at nature centers and educational facilities are sought to allow the bird a chance to become an educational ambassador. All of the birds that are with Christine for educational purposes came to her through rehab, and found their forever home with her at Christine’s Critters.

Come out and meet Christine’s educational ambassadors and learn about these birds of prey that call Weston home. All of her birds are native to this area, and can be heard and seen if you keep your ears and eyes open! Children under 12 are welcome and free of charge!

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

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Christine Peyreigne

Sal Gilbertie at the Farm

Gardening 101

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Sal Gilbertie of Gilberties Nursery in Westport will be at the farm to give a one hour talk about getting started in growing your own garden and answer any questions you may have.

Lachat Town Farm Memorial Parade Float!

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Come see Lachat Town Farm's beautiful float in the Memorial Day Parade! There will be a brief ceremony at Weston Town Hall immediately after the parade, and the Weston Volunteer Fire Department, parade sponsor, will offer free refreshments at the firehouse after the ceremony.The parade has been sponsored by the WVFD for more than 50 years, and it is one of the highlights of yearly events in Weston.

Music in the Meadow

Bring a chair and/or a blanket!

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Come and listen to the incredible harmonies of OPEN ROAD surrounded by the tranquility of Lachat Town Farm's sprawling fields. In the quiet New England woods of Weston, Wilton, Redding and New Milford CT, music has brought together five folks who resonate a true love of quality acoustic music and original lyrics. OPEN ROAD is Sue Broudy, Nancy Burger, Scott Weber, James Allen and Dan Berg – five musicians and songwriters who found each other while working their craft and giving back to their communities.

Harmony is always present but well-crafted lyrics and excellent musicianship lead the way. OPEN ROAD collaborates regularly, and as they're all experienced musicians, songs come together quickly. They love the process. Their music is authentic, peaceful, joyful and uplifting.OPEN ROAD performs regularly for public and private events bringing their unique blend of soulful original tunes. Music will always connect us in a powerful way. Sit yourself down and enjoy.

Falconry Class

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Christine Peyreigne, of Weston, is currently the state’s youngest and only female General Class Falconer. She will give a presentation with her two falconry birds, Theron and Milo. Theron is a three year old Red Tailed Hawk who has been trained by and has been hunting with Christine for over two years. Milo is a twenty year old Harris Hawk, who was transferred to Christine from another falconer this past January.

Falconry, the sport of hunting with a bird of prey, is more of a lifestyle than a sport, as you are responsible for the daily care of a wild bird of prey, and must attend to his/her needs on a daily basis. It is not a sport for everyone, but can be a highly rewarding sport to those with a passion for wildlife and getting up close and personal with what these birds do naturally.

Come out and learn about the history of this sport, meet Theron and Milo, learn about what is involved with training a wild bird of prey, and watch Christine and Theron as she puts him through some of his training for you to see. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask all your questions and learn more about this little known sport! Children under 12 are welcome and free of charge!

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

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Christine Peyreigne

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

presented by the Weston Garden Club

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Teaching the class will be Westonite Carol Baldwin who became a trained teacher of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana while she lived in Japan for nine years with her family.Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is one of the arts associated with Zen Buddhism. These arts were a form of meditation that centered the mind and prepared Samarai for battle. Originally, Ikebana was only done by men. Ikebana continues to be closely associated with tea ceremony.

Class size is limited to 12 students and registration is a necessity so the club can order enough materials. The fee is $20 per person. Registration should be made with Pat Glass: patglass48@gmail.com. All those attending the class should bring clippers/pruners. We may be working outdoors so please dress accordingly. Participants will be bringing home their flowers after the class.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch to enjoy together after the class at beautiful Lachat Town Farm.

Cost: $20.00 per Person

Instructor: Carol Baldwin

Animal Embassy Vernal Pool Walk

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Animal Embassy will guide an exploration of one of our most unique habitats, the vernal pool. We will hike to the Vernal Pool and will discover some of the unique creatures that visit these pools once a year to lay their eggs. We’ll seek out Wood frogs, American toads, and Spotted salamanders and investigate how these creatures progress in their metamorphosis.

Maximum 20 personsFor ages 5 & up

We are grateful to The Weston Education Foundation for helping to fund this class for the Lachat Town Farm.

Instructor: Chris Evers

Daffodil Dig

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Lachat Town Farm will be holding it's Inaugural Family Daffodil Dig. Thanks to The Town Beautification Committee, who has donated 250 bulbs, community families are invited to come to the Farm and plant bulbs, enjoy hot cider, cider doughnuts and a bonfire depending on weather. Bring the whole family, and a spade if possible, to enjoy the day! Rain date will be Sunday Nov 15, 1-3.

Toddler Storytime at The Farm

Bi-Monthly beginning October 30, 2015 at 2:00pm - Our fun, lively, animated story readers will thoroughly engage the audience and a light, nutritious snack will be provided.

Participation is on a voluntary donation basis.

Pumpkin Decorating

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 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!

Cost: $10.00 per Person

Fall Garlic Planting

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 2:00 PM - Mike Smith is going to plant the garlic garden at the Lachat Town Farm. Anyone who would like to help plant or learn how to plant garlic are welcome to come to the farm to participate.

Family Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Our first 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!

This program is funded by the Weston Education Foundation and free to the public.

Hatha Yoga Classes

Saturdays 10:30-11:45 September 12th through October 3rd and Sundays 8:00am-9:15am September 13 through October 4th - Yoga classes at Lachat Town Farm will be taught by Robin Willis - a 200 hour certified Hatha Yoga teacher. Find peace in mind and body. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable exercise clothing and bring a yoga mat and cushion.

Cost: $10.00 per participant or 3 classes for $25.00

Instructor: Robin Willis

River Rock Painting and Garden Crafts Class

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Painting river rocks can result in a myriad of different and incredible creations! In this class you'll learn several different ideas, such as garden markers, animals and mandalas. Ages 7-12, limit of 18 students.

Cost: $15.00 per NA

Instructor: Lily Edelman

Mini Bird House Class

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

Cost: $20 per Person

Instructor: Lily Edleman

Refrigerating Pickling

Saturday, August 5, 2015 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - 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.

Cost: $20 per Person

Instructor: Sue Parkison

Children's Art Workshop

Saturday, July 25, 2015 and August 1, 2015 - 9:00am - 10:30am - Weston artist Liz Ward will run several children's art workshops at the Farm. Young artists will be supplied with acid free printmaking paper and a wide selection of oil pastels to capture their interpretation of a scene from this beautiful farm. Liz will discuss different elements of making art including choosing subject matter, planning a "picture", how to "see", and how to infuse energy into the work. Liz will visit each young artist and offer encouragement and professional comments.

All materials will be supplied. Each class will be limited to 10 children - ages 8 and up. This event is rain or shine and will be moved into the barn in case of inclement weather. Thanks to the Weston Educational Foundation grant award the July 25th class will be offered free of charge. All other classes, including the August 1st class will be offered for a nominal fee of $15.00.

Instructor: Liz Ward

Garlic Harvest

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Mike Smith from Dirt Road Farm in Weston will join us again this Saturday to talk about the garlic garden he planted at the Lachat Town Farm. Mike will talk about when to plant garlic, how to plant it, when to harvest and what to do with the garlic after harvest, and how to store the garlic. The garlic at the farm is now ready to harvest.

Thanks to The Weston Educational Foundation this will be a free program as a result of a grant awarded to the Lachat Town Farm. No registration required.

Children's Gardening Class

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Michelle Fracasso of Wells Hill Farm in Weston will teach an hour and a half long class for children ages 4-8. The children will learn about the role of farms and will plant vegetables in the garden. Kids will take home seedlings to plant at home. Michelle will have a story and provide a healthy vegetable snack. Children ages 4 and 5 should have a responsible adult on site. Class limited to 15 children. Free.

We are grateful to The Weston Education Foundation for helping to fund this class for the Lachat Town Farm.

Instructor: Michelle Fracasso

Native American Culture and the Environment

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - The Lachat Town Farm will host a wonderful children's program entitled "Native American Culture and the Environment" which will be led by Cathy Iaccarino. Children will learn about native Americans and how they think in a circle and why they have done that for centuries. The children will make a totem bag to bring home with them. Grades 3-6. Admission for this event is free due to a grant from the Weston Educational Foundation. Class limited to 20 children, pre registration required.

Instructor: Cathy Iaccarino

Simple Salads and Delectable Dressings

Sunday, June 20, 2015 - 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.

Cost: $12 per Person

Instructor: Lily Edelman

Opening Day Celebration

Saturday, June 14, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Join us for our Opening Day Celebration at 106 Godfrey Road, Weston, CT. Enjoy a stroll around the 19 acre farm, refreshments in the barn, entertainment by guitarists Ray and Jay. Greet our State Representative and State Senators. Bring the kids for pony rides and a petting zoo. Tour the 1770 Farmhouse restoration.

Composting Workshop

Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Diane Blaise of the National Resources Council Service will run an informal program on composting. You won't want to miss this event!

Instructor: Diane Blaise

Sal Gilbertie at the Farm

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Sal Gilbertie of Gilberties Nursery in Westport will be at the farm to give a one hour talk about getting started in growing your own garden and answer any questions you may have.

Instructor: Sal Gilbertie
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