Fodor Farm




Did you know you could rent the Fodor barn?

open barn doors
Why not plan your next function surrounded by glorious gardens?  It’s a great place for small to medium sized parties, beautiful baby showers, creative cooking demonstrations and fabulous fundraisers. It’s available all year long  (winter dates may vary)and is fully equipped with central air conditioning, a small gas potbelly stove and French doors that bathe the inside with natural sunlight. The gorgeous gourmet kitchen is perfect for caterers and chefs and provides the centerpiece for this lovely venue.   A new addition to the Barn is an outdoor patio measuring 25' x 40',  just outside the barn doors.  This area is perfect for additional seating and may even be tented.  Details and rental info are included below.

Fodor Rental
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the pink rhubarb grow, cook, learn farm to table programs

Click here to register 

Seedlings: Grades 1-2 Children will learn about how a garden grows, practice beginning cooking skills, yoga and crafts. Digging in the garden, life cycles and connection to nature are all explored with story time and garden walks. 

Sprouts: Grades 3-4 Project based learning with food science both in the kitchen and the garden will be explored. Learning about where food comes from and how to bring it to the table with experiments and games. Crafts and yoga continue to create connections to ur healthy bodies and develop creativity.

Week Long Sessions: Monday – Friday 9:30-12:30 
Cost per week $230.00 
Class size is limited to 10-12 children 

2017 Schedule:
June 19th - 23rd
June 26th - 30th
July 5th - 7th
July 10th - 14th
July 17th - 21st

Grow, Cook, Learn Farm to Table Programs for grades 1-4 at Fodor Farm


Rent Fodor Barn for your next Fundraising Event!  


The Spring Fling Fundraiser was a delicious success.


Under the guidance of Chef Robert Herlihy with wine selections from Fountainhead Wines and Distillations, it was a culinary treat and a balanced tasting experience.

Spring Fling Fundraiser


The room was a radiant blend of good will and the generosity of our guests. The little community raised $4000 for the continued restoration of the main house and launched what we hope will be new opportunities for the barn itself. In the candle lit open kitchen atmosphere it proved to be a little cozy, a little country chic and all good. Check out the menu and wine pairings below.

All food and wines were donated. Thank you Fat Cat Pie Co. and Fountainhead.
Mayor Rilling was on hand to thank all involved. He made special note of Director Mike Mocciae’s continuing tenacity and contributions to taking Norwalk Parks to the next level.

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Chef Bobby and the team.



Proving that community involvement and support can work in concert with city projects, the Fodor Farm Barn provides the perfect spot for Fundraising Events, Wedding or Baby Showers, and is perfect for that 1st Birthday Party!  With the newly completed outdoor patio, it provides a warm, old fashioned setting for these extra special events!

What's cooking at the Fodor Farm Barn?

Fordor Farm Kitchen
We're looking for a few good chefs.
(Psst - Tell your favorite restaurateur about this place.)

The Fodor Barn Kitchen is ready and waiting to host your next foodie event.

This is a great demonstration space with twin cook-tops, sinks and refrigeration. Granite counter tops and a rustic post and beam construction set a comfortable yet contemporary tone.

The barn opens up with three double doors to give you great flexibility for medium to large events. There is a partially covered Pavilion that provides additional entertainment options and plenty of parking.

Check with Recreation and Parks for availability and details. 203-854-7806
twin cook-tops and granite counters

Ford Barn entertaining space

Farm to Table Event
The First Farm to Table Was a Great Time!
The premiere Farm to Table event in October was a successful debut for the Fodor Farm facilities. It was the first public event able to utilize the new barn. Although to classify the post and beam structure as a “barn” is a bit of a misnomer. It appears as a cupola topped barn on the outside, but open the doors and it welcomes you into a rustic, well-designed interior. It’s actually a large working kitchen complete with refrigeration, twin stoves, a cooking island and some 20 feet of counter space. Located adjacent to the old homestead and bordered by the upper and lower community gardens it serves as a great centerpiece for the entire farm, a perfect coordination of function and location.

    

Sustainable gardens and a learning environment

With sustainable gardening setting the environmental stage at Fodor Farm, the new facilities now provide a home for the demonstration and hosting of events to promote healthy eating. It really is a natural. If you wander the grounds you’ll find 300 working gardens, an orchard, bee hives, green houses, tool sheds and currently in development, a new tree farm.
The homestead continues its journey back with reconstruction of both the caretaker’s quarters and the main house. Eventually it too will add to the historic enrichment and public service envisioned at the project's beginning.



A Historic Landmark Preserved


At 328 Flax Hill Road lies one of Norwalk's significant agricultural landmarks.  The newly completed renovations at the actual homestead at Fodor Farm is simply spectacular.  The attention to detail is second to none, while maintaining the integrity of the original look and feel of the house.  The restoration truly does this city landmark proud!  The house is surrounded by all-organic community gardens. Dating back to 1809 the Fodor homestead actually has ties to another famous Norwalk name - Lockwood. Stop by and visit this local slice of history.


Fodor farm wagon













A work in progress.

 Fodor homestead architectural details


Interior preservation

original beam with bark


A work completed!


 
(pictures coming soon!)

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The new barn

 Fodor barn

The gardens

 Raised bed gardens

Fodor entrance sign

If you'd like to know more about the history of Fodor farm you can find it here,
Historic Fodor Farm.