SLIDESHOW: Down on the Farm at the Darien Nature Center

Axel Shelley and Jackie Como

All photos Laureen Vellante

The Darien Nature Center held its eighth annual Down on the Farm event  on Saturday, May 26, at Cherry Lawn Park, with an early opening at 9:30 a.m. for special needs families.

The event  featured a petting zoo and pony rides, courtesy of Pied Piper, and Almstead Trees helped kids travel to the treetops to get a bird’s-eye view of the park. There were construction trucks to climb aboard, courtesy of Fox Hill Builders; picnic field games, face painting, patriotic crafts, nature activities, raffle prizes, giveaways and more.

New this year were four food trucks will set up shop around the park, including Cowabunga Grill offering burgers and fries, Dough Girls wood fired pizza, the Melt Mobile offering grilled cheese creations, and Skip’s Ice Cream. Specialty drinks, snacks and treats from local vendors were available throughout the day.

More info: DarienNatureCenter.org