KEEPIN' IT RURAL
Passionate about growing &
preserving local agriculture.
Settled in 1719, the Town of Stafford originated as a small agricultural community - it’s in our roots - and 300 years later that same lifestyle not only continues, but extends to nearly every corner of town. We invite you to explore the homegrown side of Stafford, where roadside stands are piled high with seasonal produce and farm-fresh commodities are created with integrity.
With over 30 agricultural-based businesses and operations extending across 58-square miles, there’s no shortage of home-grown goodness to explore in Stafford!
So stay, relax and meander Stafford’s back roads, they’ll lead you to berry picking, maple syrup producers, fresh meats, scenic vistas, unique farms, sustainable food and more.
424 Old Springfield Road
Organic family farm specializing in field grown lavender, herbs, cut flowers, lavender plants and products with farm-distilled hydrosols from both cultivated and wild-gathered herbs and flowers. Opening weekends or by appointment in Summer 2019 for retail sales, U-pick, workshops, and events- Check Facebook- @AislingFarmCT for updates.
AVERY FAMILY FARM
Myron R Avery Sr.
281 Chestnut Hill Road
Situated at the Stafford/Somers line, Avery Family Farm is committed to environmentally-friendly farming methods and preserving this multi-generational farm. Raising registered Polled Hereford cattle, selling beef and on the hoof.
BIT OF HEAVEN FARM
Meghan & David Yoho
79 Tolland Avenue
Small hobby farm selling pasture-raised chicken and duck eggs, in addition to showing and selling Welsh Harlequin and Call Ducks. Members of the American Association, fresh eggs are for sale in their self-serve egg stand.
BRADWAY'S SUAGR HOUSE
161 Bradway Road
Four generation farm selling maple syrup since the 1950’s. Maple syrup available year round, sugar house open to the public during sugaring season.
C & C BACK ACRES
28 Fluery Drive
Raising and selling alpacas and cashmere goats, registered offspring and fiber; Scottish Highlander registered offspring and organic beef; pigs-1/2 and fully butchered; delivered pork.
COBB HOUSE EGGS
27 Buckley Highway
Selling farm fresh eggs from organically fed chickens. Please call for availability and price!
276 Diamond Ledge Rd
All natural wool and angora fiber farm selling hand-spun yarn, roving, bunnies, lambs, fine art, and fresh organic eggs. Open Friday for egg pickup, and farm visits.
CROOKED S FARM
JOHN & CAROL WILSON
119 Stafford Street
114 Tolland Avenue
Selling farm fresh eggs, local egg delivery available!
DOWN TO EARTH CSA
Unique, volunteer-run organic CSA running June - October inviting members to participate in the agricultural process of growing crops through “working shares.” Members can enjoy the experience of learning how all vegetables are grown or opt for more traditional “non-working shares.” Subscribes to the CT NOFA Farmers Pledge, a commitment to farming, marketing and farm management in accordance with sound ecological, and economic principles.
ELM KNOLL FARM
116 West Stafford road
A seasonal produce staple, in operation for 40+ years, open July - September from 11:00am - 6:00pm.
Mark & Laura Fonicello
4 Handle Road
A small family-owned business producing hay, vegetables, and beef. When it’s warm outside the farm stand out in the front field is stocked full of produce.
FOSTER HILL FARM & GARDEN
Karl & Kim Milikowski
21 Stafford Street
(860) 729-6310 fosterhillfarmandgarden.com
A seasonal garden shop, offering interesting, new varieties and proven favorites including annuals, herbs, perennials and vegetable plants. Additionally, a satellite for Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue while keeping a carefully selected herd of special donkeys with great bloodlines. Open for the spring of 2019 May through June and will reopen for the fall season, 9:00am to 6:00pm daily.
HAPPY FEAT RETREAT
Kevin & Rebecca O’Brien
93 Chestnut Hill Road
Raising goats and llamas, and selling eggs.
HIDDEN ACRES STATE LINE FARM
Kara Stefanowich & Brian Madden
265 wales road
Honor system farmstand selling homegrown, all natural and pesticide-free seasonal produce, herbs, spices, eggs, tea, soap and homemade crafts.
HOP TOP ORGANIC
220 Leonard Road .
Vegetables, herbs, fruit, hay and seedlings, certified by Baystate Organic Certifiers.
202 Hydeville Road
Pick-your-own black and red raspberries open daily 10:00am ‘til dusk, June/July.
HYDEVILLE SUGAR SHACK
Rick & Amy Hartenstein
118 Hydeville Road
(860) 916-9645d hydevillesugarshack.com
Open during harvest season, between February and March - just look for the billowing steam rolling out of the sugar house. Off-season, maple syrup lovers are welcome to stop by to purchase the syrup, half pint size up to gallon jugs. Call ahead for purchases and visit hssmaple on Facebook for event schedule.
133 West Stafford Road .
Horse Training farm.
MON SOLEIL FARM CSA
Deborah Winicki, Farmer/Owner
Seasonal New England produce, herbs, and flowers available to farm members and restaurants through a CSA Program, and also through weekly Farmers’ Markets. Produces fresh and nutrient-rich seasonal produce by using low or no-tillage and other sustainable farming practices.
NEW ENGLAND PACKING
30 Furnace Hollow Rd
(860) 684-3505 newenglandmeatpacking.com
USDA beef, lamb, and goat custom meat processing. Wholesale and retail outlet selling fresh, frozen and international grocery items.
OLD CAPE CUT FLOWERS
Bill & Elizabeth Johnson
15 Gulf Road
Growing and selling cut flowers for florists.
PETER W MILLER FARM
Peter Miller & Caroline brown
109 Bradway Road
(860) 684-3460 (860) 803-1172
Growing timber veggies in addition to a Down to Earth CSA greenhouse satellite facility, with a variable supply of fresh, free-range eggs (call for egg availability).
168 Hydeville Road
(890) 684-7267 Growing and selling hay, call ahead.
STAFFORD VETERINARY CENTER
27 Buckley Highway
Serving Stafford and the surrounding towns for 40 years. Experienced, compassionate, practical veterinary care for all animals. Large, small, exotic and production.
T & FARM LLC
81 Buckley Highway
TRETAULT SAWMILL FARM
69 Tretault road
Sawmill and hay farm.
VALLEY VIEW FARM
257 Orcuttville Rd
Farm store with livestock feed, frozen meats, seasonings, pantry items and pet food and much more. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm.
117 Hampden Road
Seasonal veggies, hay, eggs, jams, pickles, maple syrup and pantry staples.
116 Beffa Road
A 3-generation family owned historic hill farm selling maple syrup and offering PYO blueberries in late summer. Facebook updates at: Winterbrook Farm
2 Stafford Street
Selling chicken and duck eggs, and raising goats. Please call ahead.