|From left: Aspetuck Land Trust executive director David Brant, land donor Joan DuPont, former ALT executive director Bruce LePage and ALT Board President Princie Falkenhagen.|
The new preserve is located on Sport Hill Road (Farmers Row) north of Sherwood Farm and Silverman's Farm, and is adjacent to Gilberties Farm which has a retail store in Westport called Gilberties Herb Gardens. Sport Hill Farm and Snow's Farm are south of the preserve on Sport Hill Road. This new nature preserve of mostly old hay fields is in good company among Easton's other local farms and highlights Easton's agricultural heritage. If you visit make sure to stop in and purchase locally grown apples and vegetables from Easton's local farmers.
The local press was on hand for the opening and here is a sampling of the news coverage from the Fairfield Minuteman, Connecticut Post, Easton Courier, and the Hamlet Hub. News 12 Connecticut stopped by to cover the festivities.
A map of the Randall's Farm Nature Preserve can be found here. We would like to thank Mrs. DuPont for this generous gift of land that preserves a piece of Easton's rural character and which will remain a permanent fixture of Easton for generations to come.
|View of one of the old farm fields on the 34 acre preserve|
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