Fat Moon at Meadowbrook Farm

Fat Moon at Meadowbrook Farm is an organic vegetable farm and serves as the Learning Lab for the Center for Healthy Living and Learning.

Vegetables are sold at a weekly farmstand on Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00pm. Loyal customers are able to support the farm all season by purchasing Farm Bucks.


In addition, the public is invited to participate in the growing of vegetables through a variety of programs, such as the Kids CSA, Mindful Eating, and popular cooking demos. A full list of classes at Fat Moon is online at www.thefatmoon.com/classes


Square Foot Gardening

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Amy Guyette Hall with a harvest from her SFG

Sunday, April 29

1:30 - 4:30pm

Fee: $75 ($45 for additional household members)

Registration fee includes a SFG book, 1 per household.

4'x4' Square Foot Gardening Kits: $95

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Square Foot Gardening is an efficient system to grow abundant produce for your family in a small space with a minimal amount of work. Amie Guyette Hall, Square Foot Gardening Instructor& Radio Personality from Fairfield, CT, will lead this workshop covering the following aspects of Square Foot Gardening:

  • Bed Prep & Setup
  • Planting, Cultivating & Harvesting
  • Composting

WIth a small garden and a small amount of work, you can enjoy fresh produce all summer long. To help you get started, you can pre-order SFG kits that will be available for pickup on the 29th. The kits will include:

  • Lumber & screws
  • Weed barrier
  • Soil mix
  • Plants and seeds (approx $50 value)


May Programs


Kids CSA: Planting, Growing & Eating

Fridays, May 4th - 25th

PreSchool Families: 11:00 - 11:45am*

(younger siblings welcome)

Homeschool Families: 12:30 - 1:30pm*

Afterschool Families: 4:00 - 5:00

Fee: $95 (includes a weekly share of plants for your garden and/or vegetables)

*Note change in time

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May is a busy time for planting AND eating! We are beginning to harvest greens will have early root vegetables, such as radishes. It is also time to transplant weather-sensitive crops such as tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers. Includes a weekly share of veggies OR plants & seedlings to grow at home. Led by Lori Brazell.


4-week series. We will be outside; dress accordingly. Only in very wet or cold weather will we move inside.


Toddler Time on the Farm

Friday, May 11

10:00 - 10:45am

Fee: $20 (includes enough vegetables to prepare one meal)

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Bring the little ones to the farm for story time and structured activities that let them get their hands dirty. In May new plants are emerging daily and it is a great time to explore on the farm. Taught by Lori Brazell.


We will be outside unless it is raining, so dress appropriately for the weather. Bring sunblock and bug spray.


Feasting on

10 Minute Meals

Thursday, May 17

6:00 - 8:00pm

Fee: $35 (includes a goody bag of Fat Moon vegetables)


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We all want to eat well but our busyschedules often keep us from taking the time to cook healthy meals.Understanding what ingredients to have in your refrigerator, pantry, andfreezer is key to whipping up a fast, healthy, and delicious meal. Liz will
teach you cooking short cuts to help you combine those ingredients. JoinLiz Barbour of the Creative Feasttolearn how to use your pantry and your local market to create and cookdelicious, healthy meals in 10 minutes. You’ll need lots of tips and tricks topull off these meals and Liz is excited to teach them to you. Enjoy a cookingdemonstration of two recipes and samples for all to taste. Recipes and papergoods included.


June Programs


Create a Pizza Garden

Saturday, June 2

4:00 - 6:00pm

Fee: $35

Pizza Garden Raised Bed Kit: $95

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Come learn how to plant a pizza garden and go home with all the plants you need to start your own! A pizza garden requires a garden space of approximately 15 square feet. We will give you tomato, pepper, basil, oregano, eggplant and onion sets to create your own garden. Taught by Lori Brazell.


Come for the program and stay for the Fat Moon Picnic.


Toddler Time on the Farm

Friday, June 8

9:00 - 9:45am

Fee: $25 (includes enough vegetables to prepare one meal)


Registration coming soon


In June we can see what is growing and even sample some greens and other early vegetables from the garden.


We will be outside unless it is raining, so dress appropriately for the weather. Bring sunblock and bug spray.


Local, Seasonal, and, yes, Low-budget Food

Amy McCoy

Amy McCoy, Author of Poor Girl Gourmet

Thursday, June 7

5:00 - 5:45pm

Fee: $15 (includes a goody bag of Fat Moon Vegetables)

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Regardless of our employment status, these days we're allwatching our budgets, while simultaneously becoming more aware of the benefitsof eating locally and in-season. Are low-budget and the triumvirate of local,sustainable, and seasonal mutually exclusive? Amy McCoy, author of the cookbookPoor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-bones Budget, thinks not. She joinsus to discuss her approach to eating well on a budget while maintaininghigh-quality food standards.

The Poor Girl Gourmet cookbook features mealsfor $15 or less for 4 people, along with strategies for saving money on foodspending, and cooking tips and techniques that everyone from the novice to theseasoned home cook can utilize. Author Amy McCoy will discuss the foodphilosophy that led to the Poor Girl Gourmet cookbook, and will present theapproach she uses to save money on food spending, which emphasizes food choicesthat are sustainable, seasonal, and locally grown.


Whole Foods for the Whole Family

Thursday, June 21

6:00 - 8:00pm

Fee: $35 (includes a goody bag of Fat Moon Vegetables)


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Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast will teach the basics about whole foods and how to identify healthy whole foods in your local grocery store. If you are considering making the shift to a whole foods diet, are curious about how to identify whole foods, or want to learn how to prepare whole food recipes the entire family will love don’t miss Liz's cooking demonstration and tasting. Learn how to prepare whole food recipes the entire family will love as Liz offers a cooking demonstration and tasting of two recipes. Recipes and paper goods included.


Yoga & Mindful Eating: A Morning to Inspire Physical and Mental Expansion

Saturday, June 23

10:00am - Noon

Fee: $35 (includes a goody bag of Fat Moon Vegetables)


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Come experience a 90-minute Yoga class followed by a 30 minute mindful eating experience in Fat Moon’s vegetable gardens. You´ll use your body as a tool to release tension, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. You´ll be introduced to simple positions and sequences you can incorporate into your daily life. During the class you´ll learn:

  • how to breathe properly,
  • how to get the most out of your practice, and
  • you´ll get your dose of movement and exercise in the process.

Be prepared for movement and a fun challenge as you begin to feel different parts of your body that you may have forgotten about for a while! Remember your Yoga mat & water bottle. Taught by Jaclyn Foster.