CT NOFA Organic Farm Tour
June 24, 2007
Fort Hill Farm in New Milford
Paul Bucciaglia operates 20 acre Fort Hill Farm in New Milford on land owned by The Nature Conservancy. This is just the sixth year he has leased this land. His CSA includes nearly 300 members, many of whom pick up at one of 13 drop off sites in Litchfield, Fairfield and New Haven counties. Paul also sells at the Weston Farmers Market and through New Morning Natural Foods in Woodbury. Visit www.forthillfarm.com for more information.
Marble Valley Farm in Kent
Megan Haney worked at Mad Mares CSA in Bethany, at High Hill Orchard in Meriden and at River Bank Farm in Roxbury over the last decade or so, always looking for an opportunity to have her own farm. She found that on the flood plain between Route 7 and the Housatonic River in Kent on land preserved by the Kent Land Trust. This is the site of lunch.
Stone Wall Dairy Farm in Cornwall
Chris Hopkins owns and operates Stone Wall Dairy Farm in Cornwall, a grass based dairy producing raw milk from Jersey cows. His land was recently permanently protected for agricultural use when Chris sold an easement on the farm to the Connecticut Farmland Trust. The easement was designed by the Trust to unite several parcels of the farm and the farmstead into one unit, which allows for the development of on-farm processing and other farm related businesses that are important for farm success. Part of the land also has an easement with the Federal Government because it is in the viewshed of the Appalachian Trail.
$30 for one CT NOFA Members, $55 for two members; $45 for one non-member, $80 for two non-members; children under 12 are Free.
Price includes a local, organic lunch.
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