Farm Fest 2012: A Commitment to Preserving our Agricultural Legacy in Suffield, CT

| 9/5/2012 10:26:00 PM

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I live in Suffield, Connecticut, a small, rural community with a rich, farming history dating back to the 1600s. Each year, the town  gathers to celebrate our past and commit to preserving the town’s agricultural legacy at “Farm Fest.”  This past Labor Day weekend, we participated in the 10th Annual Farm Fest at Hilltop Farm, the focus of which is clearly on entertaining and educating the children about the importance of respecting and caring for our farmland and community. Our children enjoyed activities from harvesting potatoes to shucking corn, milking cows to riding ponies, riding in a tractor parade and observing bees making honey.

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Next year, I think I'll bring real chickens and eggs to give the town's kids the full experience.

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The tractor parade is always a highlight for us.

9/9/2012 2:06:12 AM

Sorry, Robin. I called you Amy, long day. Congratulations just the same Robin! :)

9/9/2012 2:05:30 AM

Amy, congratulations! You have won your choice of a Grit Magazine Special Edition: Guide to Backyard Chickens, Backyard Rabbits, Backyard Bees and Honey or Baking Bread!! Please email me with your address and preference and we'll get it right out to you!

9/9/2012 2:03:29 AM

My pleasure Amy, thank you!