“Volunteering with Fairgate farm is a great way to give back to the community, meet people, get moving, and learn. Anyone can do it. When I started volunteering, I had very limited gardening experience, but found the people on the farm were all welcoming and eager to share their knowledge. My volunteer experience has been overwhelmingly positive, and so I’d highly recommend Fairgate Farm to anyone willing to lend a hand.”

– Bridget O’Malley

Farm Hours & Events

Although the volunteer hours have decreased, we invite people to come for a visit.
To schedule a time, contact Pete: pnovajosky@charteroakcommunities.org

Upcoming Farm Events

Check back for more fun farm events next spring!

View Past Farm Events
2017 Harvest Festival

2017 Harvest Festival 

Saturday, October 28 @ 11am-1pm

RSVP by 10/23 by email: Fairgatefarm@gmail.com
Volunteers are needed and appreciated.

Activities include:
* Paint a pumpkin
* Live Music
* Costume Contest
* Corn Toss Tournament
* Free Produce
* Food Tastings
* Garlic Demos

Click here for more details

2017 Yoga Class

Saturday, October 7 @ 11am-12pm

YOGA AT THE FARM

Saturday, October 7 – 11am to 12pm

Join us for yoga at Fairgate Farm! Please bring a towel for under your yoga mat to keep it from getting dirty. If you don’t have a yoga mat, than just bring a towel!  Carol Shwidock from Harmony Yoga Studio will be our instructor.
For more information, visit http://harmonyogastudio.com

Seed Saving Class

2017 Seed Saving Class

Wednesday, September 27 @ 6pm

Save that unusual tomato variety, save some money, save some seeds! Learn how to gather seeds from different vegetables and how to preserve them for the following season.

Pickling and Fermenting

2017 Pickling and Fermenting Class

Wednesday, September 20 @ 6pm

Learn how to easily pickle and ferment some vegetables. Preserving your veggies this way will give you more time to eat them, different flavor, and a few wonderful health benefits!

Hydroponics Class

2017 Hydroponics Class

Wednesday, September 13 @ 6pm

We’ll go into the greenhouse and learn all there is to know about hydroponic gardening (that’s growing plants without soil, just water!). See an operating hydroponic system first hand, eliminate weeding, and learn how these systems can save water!

2017 Farm to Table
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 6pm

Jenna Hourani is back again to kick off our first Farm to Table of the Summer! We’ll learn about and harvest some from fresh veggies and prepare them! A live cooking demo and tasting will take place, you don’t want to miss this one!
Composting at Fairgate Farm

2017 Composting Class

Every other Thursday evening throughout the summer 6-7 pm

Learn how compost is made, the process and biology,  the benefits for the planet and community, what can be composted and how they can get involved composting. Classes will be held 7/27, 8/10, 8/24

Smoothie

2017 Juicing and Smoothies
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 6pm

We’re joined by ShopRite dietitian Jenna Hourani this week! Learn how to pack more fruits and vegetables into your diet through juicing and smoothies. Learn about the nutrition and health benefits of these fruits and veggies and try some samples! 
Fairgate Farm Strawberry Festival June 10, 2017

2017 Strawberry Festival

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 12-2 pm

Click here to see photos from the festival!

It’s a Stamford favorite event for all ages with the following:

  • Kids Activities
  • Tours
  • Live Music
  • Food Demos
  • Samples (Mmmm)

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED!
Please email FairgateFarm@gmail.com to help in any way you can:

  • From 11 am- Noon to set up and decorate tables
  • From 12-2pm to greet and check in guests, hand out door prize raffle tickets, help with kids’ activities, and tours
  • From 1:30-2:30 pm for cleanup
Join us April 22, 2017 for Earth Day Activities

Earth Day 6th Growing Season Kick Off

Please join us at the Fairgate Farm 2017 Kick Off of our 6th Growing Season this Saturday, April 22nd!

Stay as long as you want anytime between 9 am and 2 pm!
TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, each volunteer will receive a REWARD CARD
that tracks your volunteer hours. After just 4 volunteer hours, you earn:
– A free seat at the Monthly Communal Farm Dinner,
– PLUS, 1 entry into a Prize Drawing held at the dinner!
PLEASE RSVP VIA EMAIL FairgateFarm@gmail.com
Bring your friends, family, neighbors — it’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors while helping our community grow an organic garden!
Click here for a flyer with the details. Help us spread the word by emailing it to others and posting it on your Facebook page or other social media.
It’s going to be a great year! Thank you for being a part of the Fairgate Farm community!
Composting at Fairgate Farm

2016 Composting Class

Every other Tuesday Evening at 6PM

March 14, March 28, April 11April 25

Join us for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event

22nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 5:30pm

Located at Jackie Robinson Park West Main Street (Jackie Robinson Way & Richmond Hill). Enjoy caroling, music and refreshments. Featuring Project Music Rhapsody Ensemble & Choir.

Join in as we light our community tree for the holiday season!

Presented by Jackie Robinson Park of Fame, Inc.

Fairgate Farm Pickling and Canning

2016 Autumn Events & Activities

Wednesday evenings at 6pm through the Autumn Months

August 31: Quick Pickling, learn to pickle a variety of produce.

September 7: How to grow nutrient-packed microgreens at home

September 14: More flavors and more health with homemade ketchup and mustard

September 21:  Health benefits and simplicity of juicing and smoothies

September 28: Sprouting at home

October 12: Start your winter window herb garden

October 19: How to plant fall garlic (your official home planting date is Oct 31st)

October26: Homemade probiotic sauerkraut

Harvest Festival at Fairgate Farm

2016 Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 22nd from 11am to 2pm
Fairgate Farm ~ 129 Stillwater Avenue

A Fall festival highlighting fresh organic fall vegetables, featuring farm tours, kids crafts, cooking demonstrations, recipes, food samples and music.  Fun, free and open to all!

Fairgate Farm offers yoga classes

2016 Wellness Farm Wednesdays

Wednesday evenings at 6PM

We will have a specific health focus: yoga, juicing, F2T, fermenting, pretty much everything we can think of. We’ll be starting with Yoga.

Fairgate Farm offers yoga classes

Fall 2016 – Thursday Evening Yoga

5 Weeks in September, 6 pm

People of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend our free community yoga class; please bring a mat and/or beach towel.

September 1, September 8September 15September 22September 29

Farm to Table favorite chef/dieticians Gavin, Cora and Alexandra

2016 Farm to Table Series (6 weeks)

Wednesday evenings, July 13 – August 17th
Our favorite chef/dietitians Gavin, Cora and Alexandra are back this year with delicious recipes, tasty samples and fun suggestions on how to make the most of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables!  Wednesday evenings, 6 – 7:30 pm, beginning July 13.

PWC Volunteers at Fairgate Farm

2016 Healthy Eating (and Growing) at Fairgate Farm

Wednesday, June 22
7:45 am – 9:15 am

The Business Council of Fairfield County is sponsoring an event for local businesses and employers to learn about Fairgate Farm, which offers healthy eating programs and volunteering opportunities. Examples include a “Green Happy Hour,” “Farm-to-Table Lunch & Learn” and team-building activities. The Fairgate Farm Coordinator and Community Builder, will introduce you to Fairgate Farm and will run through some possibilities for your wellness program. Who knows, maybe a workplace garden is in your future! Attendance is capped at 30 on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to register

Strawberry Jam Festival at Fairgate Farm

2016 Strawberry Festival: Farm Jam

Saturday – Jun 11th
Marking the official launch to the 2016 summer season, our third annual Strawberry Jam Festival! Join us for delicious, healthy snacks – games – face-painting and kids’ crafts – music, and more! 12 noon – 2 pm. Free and open to all.

Earth worms at Fairgate Farm

Earth Day Worms

Friday – April 22, 2016
The worms of Fairgate Farm visit the preschoolers at Childcare Learning Centers!

Volunteer clean up at Fairgate Farm

Earth Day Cleanup

Saturday – April 23, 2016
April 22 is Earth Day but our commitment doesn’t end then! Please join us on Saturday, April 23, for our Second Annual Earth Day Cleanup at Fairgate Farm! 8 am – noon.

Fairgate Farm Volunteer Hours 2017

  • Tuesday:  8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday:  8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday:  8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Just stop by … Come one, come all! We always welcome volunteers, whether for a one-time visit, occasional help or a regular, ongoing commitment.

Fairgate Farm Volunteer Form

Please download and fill out our Volunteer Form. Bring it with you to the farm upon your initial visit.