The New CT Farmer Alliance hosts monthly farm tours; if you can’t make this one, check out the next!
Join Us on Sunday at Urban Oaks in New Britain
Farm Tour: 4-6pm
Potluck and Social: 6-8pm (bring a dish to share and your own place setting)
Join Farmers Mike Kandefer, Mark Rutkowski, and Joey Listro for a farm tour of one of Connecticut’s first urban farms. We’ll tour five greenhouses used for year-round growing and learn about how the farm maximizes use of this space year-round. Mike will discuss the organic seedling sale, one of the largest income generators for the farm, and how it has grown over the years. The farmers will discuss the challenges of growing in small spaces, serving a low-income community, and maintaining aging infrastructure. They will also discuss their wholesale niche of serving speciality and heirloom produce to farm-to-table restaurants and their love for growing exotic grapefruits, avocados, limes, and figs in our greenhouses.
Urban Oaks began in 1999, when the City of New Britain invited Mike Kandefer and the late Tony Norris to take over the abandoned Sandelli Florist. They have always placed an emphasis on farm-based education, providing schools and community members educational tours and programs at the farm, and serving countless volunteers throughout the years.
Urban Oaks Organic Farm
207 Oak Street
New Britain, CT 06051
COMING UP IN AUGUST…..Cato Corner Farm in Colchester on August 17th.