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Wakeman Town Farm’s pond was built in the 1990’s to filter the runoff and pollutants from the building of Bedford Middle School’s fields.

Wakeman Town Farm’s Detention Pond completes first phase of restoration

Ayaan Olasewere '25, Web Features Editor December 1, 2023

Wakeman Town Farm recently finished the restoration of its detention pond with the help of a Patagonia grant in hopes of addressing the growth of invasive species over the years.  Doing so will allow...

Families gathered at Wakeman Town Farm for their annual family beer garden event with vendors, games, animals and food.

Wakeman Town Farm delivers yet another successful event with their annual family beer garden gathering

Katherine Phelps '25, Opinions Paper Editor October 20, 2023

Wakeman Town Farm hosted their annual family Beer Garden event on Sunday Oct. 15 from 12-4 p.m., where a wide variety of vendors, families and animals came together for a memorable autumn afternoon filled...

Farms in Wilton, Weston and Westport are holding a medical supply drive to support Ukraine citizens. The desired supplies include hand warmers, burn gel, first-aid kits and oxygen canisters.

Farms across Connecticut host medical supply drive for Ukraine

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor March 17, 2022

The Ambler Farm in Wilton, Lachat Town Farm in Weston and Wakeman Town Farm in Westport banded together to host a medical supply drive for Ukrainian citizens. The farms are asking for supplies from this...

The Montoni family are the caretakers of Wakeman Town Farm and live a different life than most Westport families.

The Montoni’s Take on Farm Life

Lily Caplan '22, Staff Writer October 24, 2019

Farewell to the Farmers

Farewell to the Farmers

June 14, 2017

By Charlie Colasurdo '18 For the past seven years, Wakeman Town Farm has been my second home. Since its inception, the town farm was viewed as an innovative way to turn a century-old property into an...

Isabelle Amlicke takes on EXTRA extracurriculars

Isabelle Amlicke takes on EXTRA extracurriculars

June 1, 2017

By Hannah Bolandian and Chelsea Fox '19 While many students participate in multiple extracurricular activities to put on their college resumes, Isabelle Amlicke ’19 participates to pursue an array...

High Schoolers Flock to Their Favorite Summer Jobs

High Schoolers Flock to Their Favorite Summer Jobs

March 20, 2017

By: Molly Mahoney '18 For ten months of each year, pupils at Staples learn and study endlessly. Even weekends throughout the school year are spent preparing for the next school week’s onslaught of...

Guest conversing amongst themselves as they wait for the arrival of their dinner.

Wakeman Town Farm celebrates fall with annual Harvest Fest

October 2, 2016

Shaina Selvaraju '17 The Wakeman Town Farm held it’s annual fundraising event, Harvest Fest, on September, 2016 at 6 p.m.   This fall themed event or “Farm and table sit-down dinner”...

Greenday inspires “green living” throughout Westport

Brett Franklin, Assistant Business Manager May 17, 2016

On Saturday, May 14, multiple Greenday events were taking place throughout the community. Greenday is an annual event, presented by Staples’ Club Green, that celebrates sustainability and promotes numerous...

Michael Aitkenhead poses for a picture in the big tent due to the rain.

Wakeman Town Farm celebrates Harvest Festival

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer September 29, 2015

With rain and gusty winds, the Wakeman Town Farm Harvest Fest took place on Saturday, September 12 on the site of the historic home originally built in 1888. Each year this imposing event raises operational...

Photos contributed by WTF steward Michael Aitkenhead

Westporters show support for Wakeman Town Farm

Kaila Finn, Web News Editor February 10, 2015

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Westport Town Hall’s auditorium was filled with citizens, students, and many other Wakeman Town Farm supporters to encourage the Board of Finance to vote in favor of a $667,000...

Alpacas settle in at Wakeman Town Farm

Alpacas settle in at Wakeman Town Farm

Molly Liebergall, Web News Editor December 16, 2014

On Nov. 8, the Aitkenhead family welcomed a new furry pair to Wakeman Town Farm.  LeMay and Autumn Joy are mother-daughter alpacas who are practically inseparable. “They’re like twins; when one...

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