On Your Honor

The Wakeman Town Farm stand is open Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There’s fresh, wonderful seasonal produce — zucchini, squash, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, flowers and more.

WTF depends entirely on volunteers. There’s always a lot going on. Sometimes, you’ve got to help yourself.

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

Go ahead. Take what you need. Leave what you owe.

Who says Westport is no longer a small, friendly town?

2 responses to “On Your Honor

  1. Which Wakeman is this? My great grandfather, Horace Staples Wakeman,
    raised melons and sold them to the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. They sent a man up to Westport on the train to pick them up daily. This was when he had a big farm on So. Compo Road. His son, Burritt Wakeman, also owned a farm opposite Longshore and this farm included all of the property in each side of Yankee Hill Road. The house and the big red barn are still there.

    • x Sally Deegan

      This is the Cross Highway Wakeman farm (which as I recall until 1970 or 71 used to extend to the corner of North Ave. & someone older than I said once extended to fields behind Staples). The last Wakemans to farm it were Mr.Isaac Wakeman & his wife.

      The town took over the house & last bit of the farm after Mrs.Wakeman passed on & the town had the good sense & respect to keep the name. Unlike in Stratford w/ Mr.Pirhala’s farm. That became a community farm as well after Mr.Pirhala passed — which is great — but sadly & I think disrespectfully they changed the name. Despite it having been the last surviving farm in Stratford & John Pirhala having lovingly & proudly kept it from development all those years. He told me he refused to sell when people wanted it for housing development & I was sad that people didn’t retain the name ‘Pirhala Farm’ to honour him for that.

      Your family seems to have been everywhere in Fairfield (& later what became ‘Westport’)! What a great story about the melons & the Waldorf!