Woodbury’s The Farm is excited to help sponsor Woodbury’s 2016 Earth Day, on Saturday, April 23, at Hollow Park.
“We are excited about this family-friendly experience,” says Michael Berecz, of The Farm. “Kids will get a chance to learn about the environment, and how farming is important to the community. It’s a great day to spend with family and friends outdoors.” My brother’s and I have grown up in Woodbury and farm here. We think it’s a great event to sponsor, highlighting the importance of our environment through products and education made fun.”
Among the activities planned, The Farm will host a coloring contest for children; provide an opportunity to have pictures taken with life-sized animals, or the vegetable cutout board; play farm trivia; inspect actual farm equipment; and dance with the vegetables.
“There’s lots of shopping of unique handmade local items, along with great foods for breakfast and lunch at earth day too. There’s many activities and hands on displays about the environment for kids too,” says Michael.
Along with samples of Woodbury Sugar Shed’s Pure Woodbury maple syrup, and The Farm’s own Honestly Heirloom Marinara and salsas, Carole Peck, of Carole Peck’s Good News Café, will offer cooking demonstrations, and recipes. The Farm will also offer information on their Community Supported Agriculture program, and signups for the few remaining shares will be available on a “first come” basis only at the earth day event.
We are proud of our occupation; farmers, we feel a unique connection with the land and mother nature.” says Stephen Berecz a brother of Michael’s. “It’s not often we get to locally highlight our products born here in Woodbury.”
Available for sale at their booth will be maple syrup and sauces, cool weather vegetable transplants, flowering perennials, and The Farm’s line of apparel. New this year is The Farm’s own Maple Cotton Candy. “For those like us with a sweet tooth from time to time. Our Maple Cotton Candy debut.”
Woodbury’s Earth Day celebration, the largest in Connecticut, and now in its 21st year, celebrates wholesome and sustainable living. There will be demonstrations, local craftsmen, unique vendors, activities, live music, and more. Admission for the event is free.
“We look forward in meeting everyone at our booth,” says Berecz. “Come on out and help us support local in a great way!.”