Little Farmhands Summer Program

Register today, all are welcome!

Weeks of July 23, July 30, and August 6 - Welcome to Lachat Town Farms Little Farmhands Summer Program for the summer of 2018! Weekly themes inspire young adventurers as they learn and play in our field and on the farm! Each session gives children the opportunity to simply “be a kid” while exploring the marvels of nature and making friends. Children will become a gardener, explorer, artist, beekeeper and chef! Connecting to nature through outdoor play and hands-on experience is the heart of our program. The nature of our program is cooperative, rather than competitive: the games we play, the way we (campers, staff, administration) interact with one another, and the way we treat the earth.

Cost: $275 per Child

Lachat's Historic Fireplaces and Chimneys

with Dave Burns of August West Chimneys

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Come to this free lecture and learn about Lachat's historic fireplaces and chimneys, built in 1770, and why the fireplace was the center of the home. Dave Burns of August West Chimney Sweeps will, in addition to discussing fireplaces and chimneys, offer his decades of knowledge and expertise on the subject to answer questions. Beverages will be served!

Please email info@lachattownfarm.org if you will be attending!

Singer/Songwriter/Salon

with Steve Subject

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - We would like to invite you to attend the second session in our Singer/Songwriter/Salon series. This series is held on the last-Friday-of-the-month and will continue until the end of May. Steve Subject has been introduced to us by Ray Bryant who pulls together our music for these events. Steve and Ray have known each other for a very long time and Ray credits Steve with teaching him everything he knows about music. We hope you'll join us for this wonderful evening at the Lachat farmhouse. Steve began studying the guitar at the age of 12, after seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show! It was at this time that he also began his career as a vocalist. He was the leader of several bands throughout high school. He began writing songs in 1971 after purchasing his first acoustic guitar.

In 1975, he began performing as a soloist throughout Long Island, continuing to compose all along. In 1976, he joined a four piece band, The Spring Fever Band, as a bass player and vocalist, performing all over Long Island. In 1987, he joined a seven piece band, Spectrum, performing at weddings, bar mitzvahs, retirement parties, graduations, etc.

To date, he still continues work as a soloist, in a duo and in up to a full band as required by the job. In 1998, his first CD, “All Life’s Changes” was released. It contains 13 original compositions going all the way back to 1973 and some new ones written for the CD.

There will be a fire in the fireplace and a cash bar with wine and beer for your enjoyment during the evening. Sign up early as these events are small gatherings of no more than 40 people.

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 Person

Beeswax Lip Balm Class

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Honey is well known and loved, but what else comes out of those hives? For one thing, beeswax! All of that honey is neatly packed into cells of honeycomb within the hive, and that honeycomb is the perfect base for an all natural lip balm! In this class, Westonite Terry Cho will take you through the process of making her favorite beeswax lip balm, scented with natural oils and botanicals. You’ll take home two uniquely flavored balms to keep those kissers soft as can be! This class is for ages 16 and older, registration is mandatory, and class size is limited to 10 participants.

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

Instructor: Terry Cho

Scarf Making

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Baby it’s cold outside! Join Morag Grassie, owner of artisan coop Ally Bally Bee in Ridgefield and New Canaan, to learn how to knit a scarf to fight that chill. You and your friends will leave with warm, fashionable and soft scarves made and designed by you and learn the tools and tricks necessary to make many many more scarves in the future. All supplies included. Wine and light refreshments 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: $25 per Person

Instructor: Morag Grassie

Ikebana Japanese Flower Arranging

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 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 we can order enough materials. The fee is $20 per person. 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

Ikebana Japanese Flower Arranging

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Come celebrate May Day with an additional Ikebana class, added due to popularity! 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.

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

Farmers Market

Returning in the Spring of 2018!

Last Friday of the month 4:00pm to 8:00pm - We are pleased to announce the return of a Farmer's Market at Lachat Farm in the Spring of 2018! Lachat will continue to 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, bring the family for a chance to gather at the farm with friends.

See you at the market next Spring!

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

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