Our Fabulous Connecticut Farms

We support many methods of farming. Many of our farms are Certified Organic and are marked as such with a category all their own. There is also a category for Farmers Pledge: The Farmer’s Pledge is a commitment to farming, marketing and farm management in accordance with sound ecological and economic principles. It is separate and distinct from “Certified Organic.” There is no inspection process for these farmers, but they have signed the Pledge to show their commitment to its principles. CT NOFA administers the Farmer’s Pledge program in Connecticut.

There is a category Not Certified - Organically Grown where you will find farmers that use terms like “nutrient dense, ecologically grown, grown organically, naturally grown or beyond organic” these are terms to allow you to understand how they grow their crops. It means the farmers grow crops in an organic method, just like the certified guys, using practices passed down from one generation to the next. Natural fertilizers, organic methods of pest control and lots of hard work and dedication.

Something else you’ll see with the fruit farmers: IPM Integrated Pest Management. This means that they won’t stray the fruit trees unless it is absolutely necessary. They then discuss options with the Department of Ag and together they work to manage the pest before it invades the whole orchard. Ecologically Grown means that this farm has chosen to control the soil so the trees are healthy and can fight off pests on their own. Low-spray means they are using a herbicide to control the pests before the tree blossoms so the fruit is not sprayed at all.

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Baldwin Brook Farm: ´┐╝Baldwin Brook Farm, LLC is a raw milk dairy farm that is licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture and is located in the town of Canterbury. The farm is owned and operated by the Newton family.

In November 2004, Chris and Mavis purchased their first Jersey milk cow named Bambi. Today, Baldwin Brook Farm milks all Jersey cows. The cows are a pastured dairy herd and are rotated daily to new paddocks of green pasture from mid May through late October. During the winter months the cows eat primarily dry baled hay and are allowed outside at all times, unless severe weather makes it unsafe.
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B4 & After Farms is a family run, woman-owned, organic farm in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Heritage breeds of animals and heirloom vegetables are raised and harvested in a humane, sustainable manner that utilizes holistic management practices.

In 2007 the farm started as an organic, urban farm in New Haven, Connecticut producing food for the family and friends. It has grown into a 13 acre forest farm that now provides for the community as well. The farm currently offers heritage pork, heritage turkey, eggs and seasonally has foraged foods, vegetables, honey and maple syrup for sell to private, retail and farm to wedding consumers.
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Belltown Hill Orchards: Belltown Hill Orchards is a working fourth generation farm nestled in the scenic rolling hills of South Glastonbury, CT. We invite you to visit us and join in the harvest and bounty of our diverse fruit orchards.

The season begins in the spring with strawberries and sweet cherries and continues through fall and early winter with apples, pumpkins and pre-cut Christmas trees. You will enjoy the unique shopping experience where old time service is an everyday treat. We also welcome you to enjoy the beauty of our orchards while visiting our Pick-Your-Own fields from mid June to late October.
Beltane Farm
Beltane Farm: Makes a variety of artisanal, farmstead goat milk cheese on our farm in Lebanon, Connecticut. Our award winning fresh Chevre is our most popular cheese, we also make a number of fine French style ripened cheeses as well as Feta. Our Oberhasli, La Mancha and Saanen goats are milked twice daily and provide the milk for our cheese. Our goat milk and cheeses are available at many weekly farmers' markets within Connecticut during the spring, summer and fall and at a number of retail outlets throughout the state.
Blue Slope Farms
Blue Slope Farm: A 4th generation farm, Run by Matt & Hale Staebner on 385 acres of preserved farm land. We Currently sell USDA veal, beef, and goat meat. We also sell maple syrup and an assortment of dairy products.
Botticellow Farms
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Botticello Farms is a Family owned farm who caters to both the wholesale and retail customer.

In operation, since 1973, we are the last operating farm located in Manchester Connecticut. Our logo," WE GROW OUR OWN" underscores our philosophy. Because we grow what we sell, we offer you the highest quality product available on the market. In addition, you are offered our products at the most competitive price in the area.

Quality and price, what more can you ask for? We're glad you asked. Our customer service is unsurpassed. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you achieve your deepest desires in the garden, whether it be vegetable, annual, herbs or perennials.

With over 50,000 square feet of greenhouse space, filled to capacity annually, we offer some of the newest varieties available. Including varieties of: Proven winners, Flower Fields, Yoder and Ball Floral, as well as many more.
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Brown’s Harvest: We begin our season in May with 5 acres of asparagus.

In Spring and Summer we have fresh vegetables, strawberries, blueberries, and flowers available as well as ice cream, local honey and baked goods.

In the Fall we offer hayrides around the farm, pumpkins, gourds, mums, cider and our popular cider donuts. It’s a great place to have birthday parties or other group events.

Weekend activities include our 6-acre corn maze, kids’ corn maze, face painting, DJ, and special entertainment! Check our event schedule for more details.

Come down to Brown’s any day fro 10 am to 6 pm to pick up some fresh produce and other local goodies like honey, ice cream, pies, Avery Gross sodas and Hosmer Mountain Root Beer and more.

There’s always something new! Stop by today
Cato Corner Farm
Cato Corner Farm: Cato Corner Farm is a small family farm in Colchester, Connecticut, where the mother-son team of Elizabeth and Mark raises 40 free-range Jersey cows without the use of hormones or subtherapeutic antibiotics.

From our cows' raw milk, we hand make a dozen styles of aged farmhouse cheese ranging from mild and milky to runny and pungent to sharp and firm.

We make all of our cheese by hand with raw milk from our 40 cows, mostly Jerseys, on our small Connecticut farm. We never use growth hormones, sub-therapeutic antibiotics, or animal-based feeds, and our cows graze freely so that they have happy lives with a rich diet of fresh pasture grasses.
Clatter Ridge Farm
Clatter Ridge Farm is committed to sustainable agriculture, permaculture, animal welfare, content customers and happy farmers. We rotationally graze our sheep, pigs and chickens through pastures and forest. Our sheep are pasture raised and grass fed. The only grain they eat is what they manage to steal from the pigs (and stealing from pigs is not easy to do). The pigs spend their days foraging in the forest and consuming any number of pig delicacies. Their diet is supplemented in the winter with grain and hay.
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm
Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm: Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm is a family farm owned and operated by the Hermonot Family.

We’ve had a family tradition of raising everything that is served on our Thanksgiving table. Of course, that starts with the turkey. In 1998, we raised 15 turkeys for family and friends. We have grown to 2,00 pasture-raised turkeys today. We are now the largest grower of pasture rasied turkeys in Connecticut!
Fat Stone Farm
Fat Stone Farm: Fat Stone Farm is a small, organic, diverse farm located in Lyme, Connecticut. Bill and Liz Farrell started Fat Stone Farm first for their own health and community building efforts. “Eat food from the dirt, not the lab”™ became their mantra as they raised more and more of their own food. The farm then focused on nature’s sweetener: maple syrup. Their syrup became Certified Organic in 2015. Fat Stone Farm taps over 2,000 maple trees in Lyme and East Haddam.
Elderberries planted years ago thrived from the farm’s “perched water table,” so Bill and Liz developed a recipe for elderberry-apple syrup, an old-time pairing of two farm products grown here in Connecticut. Elderberry-Apple Syrup is a dynamic food with many uses, and many health benefits. Since 2013, over 40 medical studies have been published about elderberries, examining topics such as flu symptoms, cholesterol, blood sugar, and obesity.
Fire Fly Farms
Firefly Farms: Firefly Farms is a son and mother production with help from father/husband in the office and two marvelous employees, father and daughter. We are committed to saving genetic diversity in farm livestock. We humanely raise rare and endangered heritage breeds of pigs, cattle and chickens in North Stonington, CT.

Randall Lineback cattle, an old Vermont landrace breed, is pasture raised on grass for beef and rose veal. Our Mulefoot Hogs, Guinea Hogs, Red Wattle and Heritage mixes are raised for their exceptional deeply flavored meat. Some are on an organic diet, others on our custom blend soy free diet. Our chickens, at present, are Rhode Island Reds and Dorkings (domesticated for thousands of years). We also raise production birds on pasture and organic soy free feed.

All of our meats get consistent high marks for flavor from our customers, both retail and restaurants. . We use old world finishing techniques to add even more depth to the flavors. As we use no or little nitrates in our smoked meats, the real meat flavor comes through, not just salt. We often have organs and fats not widely available.
Fish Family Farm
Fish Family Farm: At the Fish Family Farm Dairy Store we pasteurize and bottle our milk in old fashioned glass bottles. We make our ice cream and farmer's cheese from our Jersey Cows, which were born on the property.
Four Root Farms
Four Root Farm: Four Root Farm a small and highly diversified Certified Organic vegetable and cut flower farm in East Haddam, CT. The harvests this season will include tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, salad greens, sugar snap peas, garlic, kale, chard, herbs, eggplants, green beans, radishes, turnips, beets, hot and sweet peppers, and an epic array of cut flowers. As a Certified Organic farm all of our produce is grown using the most sustainable methods possible and without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Our farm family is Rachel Berg, Elise Cusano, Caitlin Taylor, and Aaron Taylor.
Forest City Farms
Forest City Farms: Forest City Farms is a small local organic farm located in the Central Connecticut river valley. We are focused on contributing to the local sustainable food community in which we live. On the farm we grow a wide variety of heirloom produce and culinary herbs that are sold at farmers markets and distributed in local CSA farm shares.
Gilberties Petite Edibles
Gilbert’s Petite Edibles: Petite Edibles are organically certified cut greens and herbs. They are grown in our own custom soil mix as opposed to hydroponic. This makes our Petite Edibles more flavorful and nutritionally dense. They are then harvested two to three weeks after sowing (at their peak of flavor and nutrition!)

Petite Edibles are a versatile tool in the kitchen. Of course our blends can be simply dressed and eaten as a crisp, delicious salad, but they can be so much more!
Hastings Farm
Hastings Farm: Hastings Farm is a multi generational dairy farm located in Suffield Ct. Our dairy farm began when our great grandfather diversified the family's tobacco farm by adding a small dairy herd. Our grandfather and father expanded the dairy farm to where it is today. My sister and I are carrying on the family tradition while trying to make it our own.

Hay House
Hay House: Hay House - Situated in Old Saybrook, Hay House Farm is an organic farm owned and operated by Artist David Brown. They offer vegetables and produce of all kinds as well as flowers and herbs.
Hidden Brook Gardens
Hidden Brook Gardens, LLC: Hidden Brook Gardens, LLC, is a certified organic farm located in Ledyard, CT run by William Sokol and Anita Kopchinski. We specialize in fruit, vegetables and herbs with a focus on heirloom varieties to encourage bio-diversity as well as excellent flavors.

The farm’s guiding philosophy is to be in balance with nature by enriching and continuously building the soil with organic compost and amendments. When you visit the farm it is apparent that this goal is being met when you observe the beautiful crops which are surrounded by an abundance of wild birds, bees, and other
Hilltop Acres
Hilltop Acres Farm: Located in Moodus. Certified organic farm, they grow vegetables, raise chickens for eggs.
Himmelstein Homestead
Himmelstein Homestead Farm: Himmelstein Homestead Farm has been in the family for 100 years, since Lewis and Dora Himmelstein bought 155 acres of the land.

The land has been farmed since 1820, Himmelstein said. At its height, the farm included about 300 acres, he said. He now owns 150 acres and has preserved the land through the state.
Killiam and Bassette Farm
Killam and Bassette Farmstead: Kevin & Chris Bassette and our 5 kids (Abby-18, Olivia-16, Dina-14, Henry-13, & Jamie-10), along with our partner, Henry Killam who is 83 and still going strong own Killam & Bassette Farmstead, LLC. We all have an active roll in the day to day responsibilities of our farm, including our kids - from gathering eggs, feeding the chickens & pigs, planting, harvesting, and selling our produce, to making our award winning canned goods, cutting beautiful flower bouquets and stocking the stand. We have 85 acres along the beautiful & bountiful, Connecticut River. We raise fresh, quality veggies & fruits, picked that day or the day before. We also carry award winning homemade canned goods (made only from the produce on our farm) and jam gift baskets, as well as fresh cut flowers - all Connecticut grown/made. We also raise our own, all natural, non-GMO, USDA pork & chickens - 350 happy layer hens and sell our delicious and nutritious "free range" eggs for your enjoyment and health.
Long River Farm
Long River Farm: Long River Farm in Old Lyme offers hydroponically grown local produce using no pesticides or chemicals, and purest high-quality natural nutrients available.

Veteran-owned and staffed, Long River Farm grows in eco-conscious solar heated greenhouses to provide year-round produce to the local communities of the Connecticut River Valley.
Lyman Orchard
Lyman Orchards: Owned and operated by the Lyman Family since 1741, Lyman Orchards is recognized as the ninth oldest family-owned business in America. Now in its eighth generation, the family business continues to grow and evolve while maintaining a steadfast commitment to preserving the land for future generations.

We use a combination of old farming methods and leading-edge technologies to grow fruit in ways that preserve the ecology of our orchard, focusing upon the use of natural methods and minimal spray.As an Eco-Apple grower, we follow a strict standard of advanced Integrated Pest Management (IPM), favoring naturally occurring controls to produce fruit of exceptional flavor and quality. Our farm is inspected and certified by the IPM Institute of North America.
Maple Lane Farms
Maple Lane Farms: What was once a pasture for dairy cows, Maple Lane Farms has been cultivated into a farm for all seasons and for all ages. Since 1978, this 120-acres farm has evolved from 2 acres of Cut Your Own Christmas trees into a farm ripe with Pick Your Own blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins and apples. We strive to give our customers the very best quality and service. Expansion of the farm included building a greenhouse that produces butterhead lettuce all year long.
Millington Beefalo Farm
Millington Beefalo Farm: Beefalo is a cross between domestic cows and the North American bison. A Fullblood Beefalo contains 3/8 Bison. The minimum percentage required to designate cattle as Beefalo is 3/16 or 19% Bison.

Beefalo even meets the dietary recommendations of the American Heart Association.

Buffalo meat is often favored for its leanness, but grass-fed beef has nutritional necessities like CLA and Omega-3 fats. Well, grass-fed beefalo might just be the best of both worlds: It has less fat, cholesterol and calories than regular beef or buffalo, but is higher in protien, contains more of minerals like calcium, iron and potassium, and is the only red meat shown to lower LDL.

Beefalo is the only red meat that has been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol through a university study and published in the AMA Journal. There was a significant drop of 15 points when high cholesterol men ate beefalo compared to eating beef in just 30 days. Central Washington University tested the fat in beefalo to see why there was such a dramatic drop. hey found that beefalo had only 1/3 the palmitic acid contend (known to increase LDL) that beef has.

Beefalo has up to four times less fat and six times less cholesterol than beef. It is even lower in cholesterol than most fish and much lower than chicken. Beefalo has nearly 1/2 the cholesterol level of buffalo.

Our beefalo are 100% natural with no hormones, antibiotics or steroids, and raised on an all natural, grass fed diet and grain fed once a week to bring them in.
New England Grass Fed
New England Grass Fed: We are dedicated to producing the finest 100% grass fed beef, pork and rabbit with the help of our local grazing partners. Our animals are raised with respect and grown to their highest potential. We accept the gift of their lives with gratitude. Farms are all over New England.
Ocean Approved
Ocean Approved: Our open-ocean kelp farms are the first in the nation and allow you to provide your customers with a safe, local alternative to imported seaweeds.

Having seen the changes to the ocean in our lifetime, and having been part of failed fisheries when we were younger, we are committed to leaving a better legacy for our children.

Imagine a crop that requires no fresh water or arable land to grow. Imagine a local crop with a trusted pedigree traceable to the cold clean waters off the coast of Maine. And one that is cultivated using sustainable mariculture practices?

Farming kelp is healthy for the environment. Like terrestrial plants, kelp relies on photosynthesis to generate energy. Kelp absorbs nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon dioxide, which are three nutrients we have too much of in our coastal waters.
Oxen Hill Farm
Oxen Hill Farm: The 28 certified organic acres Suffield farm that we use for the majority of our production has been in our family since the mid 1800s, when the ancestors of Carol (Biggerstaff) Griffin emigrated to the United States from Northern Ireland.

The East Granby farm location that we use for production was originally part of a royal grant of land from the Prince of Wales, awarded to Sgt. John Griffin in 1647. It has remained in the Griffin family and is now operated by the 11th generation.
Penfield Farm
Penfield Farm: Penfield Farm is a family owned farm that has been in operation for over 150 years. We are now open to the public for sales of our pasture raised meats.
Red Fire Farms
Red Fire Farms At Red Fire Farm, we've been growing with certified organic practices since we started in 2001.

The farm produces a wide diversity of vegetables, flowers, fruit, and a high quality selection of vegetable and bedding plant flowers for your home garden in the spring.
Rolling Stone Sheep Farm
Rolling Stone Sheep Farm
Is your lamb local? Do you wonder about how it was raised, what it was fed and if it was cared for humanely? These are some of the questions that inspired me to begin raising my own grass-fed lamb and Rolling Stone Sheep Farm was born.

My name is Frank McEneaney and I have had the opportunity to manage livestock for gentleman farmers in both New York and Connecticut for 20+ years. In the Fall of 2013 I decided to create my own farm and focus on raising grass-fed lamb. Raising lamb seemed to be a natural fit for small scale farming in that sheep are eco-friendly and easier on the land on which they graze. In 1992 I spent three months in New Zealand working on various sheep stations (farms) and the role of a shepherd and the lifestyle it provides made a lasting impression on me.

Not all sheep are created (or raised) equally. I have chosen two breeds which do well on grass alone. Raising sheep this way is more labor-intensive than supplementing sheep with grain but the outcome is worth it in that grass-feeding alone creates a leaner, healthier, more tender and mild tasting meat. No mint jelly required.
Rose Berry Farm
Roses Berry Farm: Located in South Glastonbury has an assortment of fruits and fruit products. Strawberries, Blueberries, Pumpkins, Apples, Raspberries, Blackberries, and pies in every one, jams and jellies, and even cider. They also have Christmas Trees in season.
Smith Far
Smith Farm: Smith Farm is a non-certified organic farm raising vegetables, herbs, flowers and a few orchard fruits. We are located in East Haddam, Ct..

The farm is operated by Adult Vocational Program Inc. a non profit agency committed to providing the highest quality day service to people with developmental disabilities and other challenges, who supply the labor. A.V.P. Inc is a division of Brain House Inc. of Chester. The produce is supplied to our Brian House Inc. community and we are happy to share our surplus with the local community. Our participants take pride in helping in all aspects of the garden from growing the plants in our greenhouse and planting them and maintaining them in our garden and picking and packing produce.
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Still River Farm: Still River Farm is a relatively new enterprise offering certified naturally grown wheat flour grown here in Coventry Connecticut and stone milled in Rhode island. We are currently diversifying into corn meal and possibly some gluten free products. Currently we offer bulk quantities of 50lb bags.
Staton Davis Farm
Stanton-Davis Farm: The oldest home in Stonington, Connecticut, this homestead was built by Thomas Stanton circa 1670. Thomas was one of the four founders of Stonington, as stated on the Founders Monument in the Wequetequock Burial Ground (Founders Cemetery). This home is unique; besides being the oldest house in Stonington, it retains many of its original furnishings along with the tools required in the 18th and 19th centuries. The home has been in the same family for 11 generations, and the farm has been worked every year since 1654. Today the homestead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Star Light Gardens
Star Light Gardens: Starlight Gardens is a USDA certified organic farm. We grow heirloom tomatoes, greens, lettuces, arugula, and turnips. As the season changes we offer different products to our customers.
Tobacco Road Farm
Tobacco Road Farm is located in Lebanon. Fallow land was rejuvenated over twenty years ago and there has never been pesticides of any nature, organic or synthetic applied to the land. Soil fertility is of primary importance to disease and insect resistance and full attention is paid to maintaining the soil in top condition. These practices result in highly nutritious and delicious farm products.
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Urth Farm is a diversified farm with a wide variety of heirloom and unusual crops, specializing in lettuces and salad greens, tomatoes, fresh herbs and eggplant, but with the widest selection possible of all fruits and vegetables. We are a small working urban farm with three acres and 15,000 square feet of greenhouse space so we have fresh produce all year round.
Wildowsky Dairy
Wildowsky Dairy began in 1942 in Lisbon by Stanley and Doris Wildowsky. Together with their family of seven children, they processed and delivered milk door to door in Eastern Connecticut.

Now, almost 70 years later, their son and grandson, Stanley and Randy have started the tradition again! We are a 3rd generation dairy farm with a brand new processing plant. We produce a number of types of milk, all of which are hormone and antibiotic-free.

Our ice cream is made on the farm with fresh milk and cream from our cows. We have created our own unique mix that sets our product apart from other ice cream producers. We select all the ingredients that go into Wildowsky ice cream, and oversee each step involved in the process of creating a fantastic product.

Our beef and pork are raised right on our farm with no antibiotics or growth hormones. The meat is processed at a USDA plant and is frozen and cryovaced immediately after being cut. We have a wide variety of cuts available in our retail store.

Our butter is made from our cows' cream, and Wildowsky Dairy is the only farmstead butter producer in the state of Connecticut.