Announcements

Thank you to all who made our Fall Festival a Success!

To everyone who attended this past Saturday's Fall Festival, we thank you.  The day was a complete success, even with the occasional rain shower mixed in.  We had approximately 2,500 people come out for the event.  The trebuchet throwing pumpkins was enjoyed by all who watched.  We would also like to thank our sponsors, for whom this event wouldn't have been possible.  On behalf of the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm, thank you.  We hope you enjoyed the day and to see you at next year's Fall Festival.

From The Blog

The Farm is Alive!

After a winter that seemed like it would never end, the weather is finally warm and the farm is alive! Fields are already being cut for hay, the animals are back in the pastures, gardens are starting to blossom and the school year is almost over. The State Dept. of Education is once again funding a Summer Interdistrict program as well as the 2014-15 School Year program. We are about to finish up another year with the Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School. The Summer programs are filling up fast and there will be no "lazy days of summer" here at the farm. Blueberries should be ready for picking at the end of this month. Come see the farm and all of it's wildlife, pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic under a tree and enjoy mother nature. We are open to the public 7 days a week. For more information, please feel free to call 860.242.7144.

Programs

For more than three decades, young people have discovered a special relationship with the earth through visiting the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm.

There is inspiration everywhere: walking the woodlands and fields, investigating trees, plants, and flowers, or discovering the natural habitats of birds and animals. Students leave here with new curiosity and a love of inquiry-based learning.

Learn More About Our Programs

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

HighlandArt Farm
www.highlandartfarm.com

"I think the only thing that is important to say is what sets my CSA apart; it is a "Whole Diet CSA" meaning members can select fruits/veggies, meat, dairy, grains and coffee.”
- Kelly Baker, owner of Highland Art Farm

Bright Yellow Farm
www.brightyellowfarm.com

"Farmer Caitlin Henzler owns Bright Yellow Farm and grows on rented land at the 4H Education Center at Auerfarm. She grows a diverse variety of organically grown vegetables for a 30 member CSA. A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a farm share program where members come weekly throughout the summer to pick up a bag of fresh vegetables. 

She also sells her produce at the Simsbury Farmers Market and the Bloomfield Farmers Market throughout the summer.