Agricultural Use of Wheaton Farm Fields
The Easton Conservation Commission entered into an agreement with Stone Soup, LLC, to put certain fields at Wheaton Farm back into agricultural production this spring. Stone Soup, LLC, operated by the O'Dwyers, is the small family-run farm operation behind Langwater Farm. While the O’Dwyers expected to begin turning over fields some time in February, the persistent snow cover and hard ground freeze delayed operations until recently.
The process for putting the fields back into agricultural production began early last fall when the Conservation Commission issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) soliciting responses meeting specific objectives established by the Commission and recommendations made in a 2008 land management plan. An appointed review committee, comprised of two members of the Conservation Commission, the Land Use Planner and the Executive Director of the NRT reviewed the proposals received; evaluated them against the RFP criteria; and determined the proposal from Stone Soup, best met the RFP evaluation criteria.
Last year the Agricultural Commission working with the Conservation Commission created a new Community Garden at Wheaton Farm. Anyone interested in gardening a plot at the Community Garden can complete and submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org.