Easton is a town rich in
agricultural history back to the early 1800's. Sport Hill Farm
is one of the newer farms established in 2001. At a time when many
established farms were selling off their fertile land to developers, my
husband and I took a gamble to see if we could make a difference. Slowly a thickly wooded lot became workable, sustainable farmland. Stewardship of the land as well as those who work in it is of utmost importance. We grow and nurture our produce from seed to harvest. No GMO's are ever planted. Crop rotation, green manure & compost help to replenish depleted nutrients and organic matter back into the soil after each harvest.
Women's role in agriculture for years has been an overlooked component in today's society. In the U.S. statistics show that farming is still mainly dominated by males, but times are changing. Women in agriculture also have the ability to bring fresh & new ideas to the farming in their own unique way. In 2005 we introduced to Easton its first CSA Program as well as a childrens Summer Farm Camp in conjunction with The Unquowa School of Fairfield. Although we are still a young farm, we have accomplished so much in a short period of time through hard work and perseverance.
Connecticut is a great
state to experience seasonal eating since we have such diverse weather,
it enables us to grow a variety of different produce. In the spring
when the days are warm and the nights are cool, healthy greens are
abundant such as lettuces, arugula and spinach. Beets, radishes, swiss
chard,bok choy,kale.broccoli, and cabbage also like these
temperatures. Summer brings about all our favorites such as
tomatoes,corn,onions, garlic ,eggplant, zucchini, cucumbers ,peppers and
beans. Fall comes around and it's back to the leafy greens as well as
many comfort foods such as potatoes,acorn or butternut squash, kohlrabi,
and kale. Sport Hill Farm currently has 21 acres under cultivation . Education is our passion to keep sustainable agricultural methods alive for future generations.
"To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
-Mohandas K. Gandhi