What a wonderful summer we have had at Lachat Town Farm! We launched our "In the Garden..." series of programs and what fun they've been! We wholeheartedly thank the Weston Educational Fund for granting us the funds to offer a Pickling Class, art classes for kids with Weston artist Liz Ward, a Native American event, a salad-making class, a vegetable gardening how-to with Sal Gilbertie, and many more!
Through September we will have Yoga on Saturday at 10:30 am and Sundays at 8am! Only $10 a class and better yet, the proceeds go to Lachat Town Farm! We hope to continue classes and programs throughout the year. 2016 hopes to bring more offerings for all ages and all interests!!
Many thanks also to Mike Smith for lending us the wonderful Native American totem inspired sculptures by Cheyenne-Arapaho artist Elwood M. Reynolds that have graced the Farm all summer! We'll be sad when they leave. If you haven't seen them yet, come by soon and take a look! And while you're there, admire our 15 foot sunflowers!
Lachat Town Farm is open to the public! It is YOUR farm - come and enjoy! Take in the breathtaking landscape!
We are also interested in bringing our Community Farm's fresh produce to the Weston Food Pantry. In the works is planning for how best that can be accomplished!
Come on by Lachat Town Farm and see the homestead's beautiful new cedar roof and rebuilt back portion of the farmhouse! Say hello to Dave Gengo from Salem Preservation who has done a wonderful job of restoring the farmhouse.
The outside "envelope" of the house is almost completely refurbished. To finish the interior and that sad front porch, roughly $60,000 more needs to be raised! But we're in the HOME (stead) STRETCH!
We so appreciate the CT Trust for their $15,000 grant to help make these crucial roof repairs in 2014.
The Lachat Farmhouse (David Godfrey House, c. 1770) is now on the CT State Register of Historic Places!