Windsor, CT (PRWEB) July 17, 2014
“With Farm Bureau’s mission to educate people about farming in Connecticut, we thought a multiple-farm tour might be a great way to help folks visit the farms and meet these farming families,” says Debbi Tanner, Chair of the CFBA Women’s Leadership Committee who is coordinating the event. “Their diversified farming operations represent many different Connecticut Grown products. I think our guests will enjoy their visits, and learn a lot about how-and why-Connecticut agriculture works. We’re very appreciative of the Connecticut Humanities Council for involving farming in their year-long project.”
Devon Point Farm raises pasture-raised beef and chickens, plus vegetables and operates a CSA. Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm grows everything for the Thanksgiving table, specializing in pasture-raised turkeys, and operates a farm store. Westford Hill Distillers, a craft distillery, ferments and distills local fruits into small-batch spirits. The winding roads between the three destinations will acquaint guests with northeast Connecticut’s rural and rich farming region.
The Pig Roast at Pleasant View Caf is hosted by the CFBA Young Farmer Committee who holds this event to raise funds to send young farming leaders, ages 18 to 35, to a national leadership conference. The dinner is included in the price of the day-long tour.
It is also open to the public and features Connecticut-raised pork with all the fixings. In addition to live music and dancing, the evening includes hayrides and games for children. For those wishing to just attend the dinner tickets are $20 per person if reserved in advance, $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.
A second tour is scheduled for October 4 featuring three farming operations in Fairfield County. Watch for details.