Little Farmhands Summer Program

July 2017 - 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

Composting

Getting excited about working in your garden?

Saturday, April 1, 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.

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

Luck of the Irish

Enjoy a Little Luck of the Irish at the Farm!

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - We have had to reschedule this St. Patrick's Day event due to the snow storm on March 13th. But we hope you will bring the entire family on Saturday, April 1st for some spring pea planting, a Pot o’ Gold Scavenger Hunt, traditional Irish music and crafts. Superstitious gardeners believe that it is LUCKY to plant peas on St. Patrick’s Day or close to that date. And as you probably know all too well, we gardeners NEED all the luck we can get! Pea planting at the farm is a great way to expose your children to the joys of gardening. They will also delight in a scavenger hunt for gold rocks and trying their hand at crafts, led by Lily Burns. For those looking to do a jig, traditional Irish music will be provided by Weston’s own, Ava Cho and Kaeli Mecca.

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 Family

Instructor: Lily Burns

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!

Cost: $10 per Child

Meditation Walk

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Join us for a morning exploration into meditation. 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 meditation practice in your everyday life. Take this time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We will also focus on quieting our minds and learning strategies to stay centered and calm in today's hectic environment. Tea will be served to keep us warm and cozy in the sweet space overlooking the meadow. Dress comfortably and bring a blanket!

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 per Person

Instructor: Maggie Converse

Farmers Market

Coming June 2017

June through October - We are pleased to announce the start of a Farmer's Market at Lachat Farm! Starting in June of 2017, Lachat will host a monthly Farmer's Market featuring local farms, vendors, live music, gourmet food trucks and children's programming. On the last Friday evening of the month, gather the kids and meet your spouse off the train for a chance to gather at the farm with friends. Check back with our site soon to see further details on the featured vendors and programming.

Please contact us at market@lachattownfarm.org if you are an interested vendor or would like more information.

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