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Where we live: Aurora/East Aurora

Aurora/East Aurora

Arden Farm, once owned by Roycroft founder Elbert Hubbard, is open to the curious who want to try out farming.

For $10 each, people can spend the morning in East Aurora, picking vegetables, and then take some home with them, said Dan Roelofs, owner and a great-grandson of Hubbard.

The new program lets people see the historic farm at 1821 Billington Road, where Roycroft artisans sometimes came to work and take time off from their regular jobs, said Roelofs.

“We’re trying to develop our education and research. This is kind of like the test trial,” he said. “It’s informal.”

During a morning visit, people will learn how to keep vegetables fresh and grow things efficiently.

“We’re really interested in helping people learn how to grow their own food and live healthy lives,” said Roelofs. To arrange a visit, e-mail

This week:

• The Aurora Town Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday in Southside Municipal Center, 300 Gleed Ave.