Adamah Organic Farm Adventure Day



Sunday, September 11, 2011


 Early Bird Deadline                             Midnight Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Overall RSVP Deadline                        5PM Thursday September 8, 2011













Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
116 Johnson Road   Falls Village, CT 06031
Google map (860) 824-5991



Davetrek Adventures is pleased to announce our 1st Day Event at the beautiful Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center,  situated near the beautiful Berkshires in Connecticut near the MA border, which is located 2 hours from New York City.




Isabella Freedman is a high quality kosher catered retreat center set on 450 acres, with wonderful grounds, and its secluded, with  a private lake, sporting (basketball, volleyball, tennis) and workout facilities, a swimming pool and hundreds of acres for onsite hikes and walks, as well as offsite hikes on the nearby Appalachian Trail.


Activity Highlights


· Tour of the Adamah Organic Farm, including over 25 goats!

· Gourmet Lunch

· Classes in Pickling/Lacto Fermentation, Cheese making and Composting and Home Gardening (at additional cost)

· Boating and Swimming at Isabella Freedman

· Biking Along a nearby scenic river (at additional cost)

· Hiking onsite on a scenic trail

· Helping out on the Farm

· Yoga in the Yurt!

· Tennis, Volleyball and other sports!

· Relaxing at Isabella’s, amongst the 450 acres



Singles, Families and Couples are welcome and encouraged to come.


Please RSVP quickly, as this event will  likely sell out in advance.


Rates as low as  $35 for the entire day!


We look forward to seeing you at this event!


David Brotsky

President, Davetrek Adventures

Rates & Policies: All activities are included in this price except  the offsite biking option & any adamah classes which have additional fees. See below for all the details.

Transportation Fees—Bus, Train and Ride fees

We will endeavor to find rides for people. However, if we have enough demand, we might get a bus. Also, we might need to send some people without rides via train. We will sort a ride to and from the train station for $15 each way for you. Please let us know your intention on the  RSVP form.

Add $20 per person round trip for transportation if we sort a ride for you. If we offer a bus, the transportation cost will be $25 to $35 per person, depending on the number of people coming on the bus.



Pricing is at the bottom of this page



Davetrek Contact Info

(email is the best method)


davetrekadventures@gmail.com         Phone: (805) DAVETREK (328-3873)


Event Links


RSVP Here         Classes and Activity Details!         Some pictures of the place       DIRECTIONS           






Tentative Schedule of the Day



7:30 AM—Leave via car/bus ( if via train, then 7:45 am train from Grand Central)


10:00—11:00 Registration, Snacks and Introduction to Isabella Freedman


11:00 - 12:30 Adamah Organic Farm Tours, including details of composting, jewish environmentalism and livestock (onsite goats!)


12:30 - 1:30 PM Gourmet Lunch


1:30—5:30 Afternoon Activities


2:00 - 5:30 Onsite Activities


(Including swimming, boating, onsite 2 hr hike, yoga in the yurt and relaxing, included in the price)


2:00—4:00 PM  Adamah Work on the Farm


2:30 to 5:00— Adamah Classes (At Additional Cost and based on interest—see below)


                       *Pickle Making 101 (if offered, 10 person minimum)

                         *Home Composting & Organic Gardening from A Jewish Pespective ( 10 person minimum)

                         *Principles of Cheesemaking , using goat milk (6 person minimum)


2:30 —5:00 PM—Offsite Biking, Along the Housatonic River (Additional Cost and based on interest)



6:00 PM  Leave (it takes 2 hours to get home for most)






In order to complete your reservation, you must pay for the event in advance either  via check (postmarked by the deadline) or via paypal by the deadline at the top of this page. Failure to pay may result in your being unable to attend the event.




You may pay in one of two ways, via check or via paypal.


Via Check:


please send the full payment, made out to “David Brotsky”, and mail it to:


David Brotsky

206 West 99th Street, Apt 1D

New York, NY 10025


In order to complete your registration, you need to have your payment postmarked no later than Wednesday 9/7/11.  Failure to do so may mean you will not be able to attend the event.


Via Paypal


Click here to  go to my  RSVP and PayPal page.  and pay the deposit at PayPal’s site via selecting the proper button.


 You will then be redirected to the RSVP Form, which you will need to fill out fully in order to complete your reservation.



The balance of any monies you owe is due at the event. Please bring cash or checks (preferable)  made out to “David Brotsky”. When you arrive you will need to go through registration complete any payments for the event.



Time of registration – calculated from when we receive your reservation on the RSVP Form.


You may cancel until Tuesday, 9/7. Afterwards, you may either substitute a friend for your spot, upon our approval, or receive a credit for a future event. NO cancellations or substitutions after Friday, September 9. 


Also, since we are ordering bikes and special adamah classes based on who signs up for a class on the RSVP form, after Tuesday, September 7 you may switch which class you want to take, but you must pay for a bike or a class whether you attend the class or use the bike. Thank you for your  understanding in this matter.



What do I need to bring?


For the day itself, 1 liter water, hat, suntan and bug spray.


For the hike - add good walking shoes/boots, 2 liters water vs 1 liter, and a bag to carry to gear in.


For the PM farm working - you must bring and wear a hat, 1 liter water, good shoes and clothing that can get dirty!


For swimming—a bathing suit—we will supply towels.


Transportation—Rides, a bus? And train


 We will attempt to get rides for all who ask. Ride preference goes to those who sign up sooner. Rides will cost $20 round trip. Drivers and passengers, let us know on the form!


If we have enough people, we might secure a bus, at $25 to $35 per person, depending on how full the bus is.


We may also need to have some folks come via train. The nearest Metro North train comes to Wassaic station, which is a 25 minute drive from Isabella Freedman—we will arrange a pickup for folks using this method, $15 each way for the pickup—its about 25 minutes from Isabella. The only train that works in the morning that we will attempt a pickup from ( based on interest) is a train leaving grand central around 7:45 AM and arriving  at 10:11 am—you will get to Isabella around 10:45 AM. We will then sort either rides or train transport back. Let us know your preference on the form!


Rate Category

Adamah All Day Event - Base Price

Course Add on - Pickling 101  - in addition to the Base Price for the event (including produce materials fee)

Biking Add on -(Offsite) in addition to the Base Price for the event

Adult ( 16 and above)


$30 - early bird

$35 - standard


add $35 (only offered if enough interest)



add $30- early bird

add $35 - standard


child (5 to 15)



add $20 (only offered if enough interest)

add $25

Child (under 5)




Free (if they can sit for the class)


for a trailer/ add $20



$58 - early bird

$65 - standard



add $58 - early bird

add $65 - standard 

(only offered if enough interest) 


add $58 - early bird

add $65 - standard