Thursday, September 29, 2011
A pancake breakfast and “pop-up” farmers market will take place at the Wakeman Town Farm Sustainability Center, 124 Cross Highway, from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday to raise funds for the town-owned facility.
Staples environmental science teacher Mike Aitkenhead and his wife Carrie, who are returning to the farm to live and offer a teaching program there, will be on hand as will be volunteers who will help run the facility as part of a new town committee.
The $5 breakfast will feature a menu from Christie’s County Store that includes fresh pancakes, nitrate-free bacon and fresh maple syrup. The market will include local vendors and craftspeople selling everything from artisanal foods to handmade crafts.
The Aitkenheads were forced to leave the farm when GVI ended its lease of the farm last month. GVI had hired Michael Aitkenhead to run the farm but did not renew his contract, causing a flurry of objections from Staples students as well as criticism of GVI.
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This fantastic take on the classic American Gothic by Miggs Burroughs should get the crowds that attended Slice of Saugatuck mobilized for an exhilerating morning at Westport’s heirloom Wakeman’s Farm.
It will be wonderful to see Carrie again. She greeted everyone so warmly when we picked up our weekly CSA vegetables.
Can anyone tell me where to send a donation? Thanks.