2nd Annual Heirloom Festival
June 3, 2012—Mark this date on your calendar! Comstock, Ferré & Co. is planning a huge celebration to mark the 201st anniversary of the company's founding. Let us take you back to a time in the past when a young New England was a major source of garden seeds to the rest of the world.
Enjoy the ambience of nineteenth-century costumes, accompanied by demonstrations, displays, music, and all your favorite refreshments. Listen as acclaimed speakers bring us up-to-date on the latest developments in green topics and food security.
Listen to old-fashioned music!
Our greenhouse will be full of seedlings—We have been growing some of the most unusual and delicious seeds from the Baker Creek and Comstock lines. We will also be having a small farmer's market on-site. Come support local farmers, buy your produce and fill your pantry with locally grown goodness. Farmers attending include Chaplin Farms and the venerable Urban Oaks.
Browse our historic store..filled to the brim with heirloom seed varieties, local food an gifts, garden tools , antiques and books.
Speakers (more to come)
Food historian and Mother Earth News Contributing Editor William Woys Weaver is author of several cooking and gardening books. His wonderful history of heirlooms, 100 Vegetables and Where They Came From is available from Mother Earth Shopping. The Mother Earth News editors also highly recommend Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener’s Guide to Planting, Seed Saving and Cultural History by Weaver. Weaver profiles 280 heirloom varieties, with authoritative growing advice and incredible recipes. First published in 1997, Heirloom Vegetable Gardening has since been out of print, with used copies selling online for as much as $300.
Co-founder of GardenRant blog and author of Grow the Good Life, Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make You Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.
Founder of Quail Hill Farm, one of the original CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms in the U.S., conserving Long Island's working farms and natural lands.
Founder and General Manager of Urban Oaks organic farm in New Britain, CT. a massive organic produce garden that transformed a run-down city neighborhood into a productive organic garden.
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Situated in the Historic Old Town of Wethersfield, CT near the city of Hartford . . . Comstock, Ferré blends perfectly
with the nostalgic past in this oldest of Connecticut's towns. Get directions
Comstock, Ferré & Co., LLC
263 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
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