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.  

AISLING FARM

Houlihan-DiSisto Family

424 Old Springfield Road

(860) 202-4892

Lisa@AislingFarmCT.com

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  myronavery@gmail.com

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

(860) 712-0314 myoho81@gmail.com 

facebook.com/bitofheavenfarmct

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

Donald Bradway

161 Bradway Road

(860) 684-7112

dkbradway@hotmail.com

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

Chester FalkowsKI

28 Fluery Drive 

(860) 930-3131 drewfalkowski@yahoo.com

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

Judith Mordasky

27 Buckley Highway

(860) 729-7923

vmallc@aol.com

Selling farm fresh eggs from organically fed chickens. Please call for availability and price!

COBBLEROCK RIDGE

Penelope Conklin

276 Diamond Ledge Rd

(860) 684-2557 cobblerockridgefarm@gmail.com

 

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

jwilsonii@cox.net

 

Horse farm

DAWN'S PLACE
Dawn froojian

114 Tolland Avenue

(860) 869-4026

dfroonjian@cox.net

Selling farm fresh eggs, local egg delivery available!

DOWN TO EARTH CSA

Michelec Road

(860) 851-9617 info@getdowntoearth.org 

getdowntoearth.org 

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

Bill Possard

116 West Stafford road

(860) 684-3458  

A seasonal produce staple, in operation for 40+ years, open July - September from 11:00am - 6:00pm.

FONICELLO FARM

Mark & Laura Fonicello

4 Handle Road

(860) 684-5233

fonicellos.com

facebook.com/Fonicellos 

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

kim@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 happyfeetretreat@sbcglobal.net

Raising goats and llamas, and selling eggs. 

HIDDEN ACRES STATE LINE FARM

Kara Stefanowich & Brian Madden 

265 wales road

Facebook: @HiddenAcresStateline

Honor system farmstand selling homegrown, all natural and pesticide-free seasonal produce, herbs, spices, eggs, tea, soap and homemade crafts.

 

HOP TOP ORGANIC

Ken Crary

220 Leonard Road . craryz@cox.net

Vegetables, herbs, fruit, hay and seedlings, certified by Baystate Organic Certifiers.

HYDEVILLE FARM
John/Nancy Pacyna

202 Hydeville Road

(860) 684-2335d respitetherapy@gmail.com

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

rick@hydevillesugarshack.com  facebook.com/hssmaple

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.  

LAUREL ACRES

Lori-Ann Archambault

133 West Stafford Road . spy.d28al.bury@icloud.com

Horse Training farm.

MON SOLEIL FARM CSA

Deborah Winicki, Farmer/Owner

West Stafford

(860) 597-6114 CTMonsoleilfarm@gmail.com

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  

(860) 872-0221

Billjohnson5@mac.com

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).

 

PINERISE FARM

John Mordasky

168 Hydeville Road

(890) 684-7267 Growing and selling hay, call ahead.

STAFFORD VETERINARY CENTER

27 Buckley Highway

(860) 684-5868

staffordveterinarycenter.com

 

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

Tracie Canestrari

81 Buckley Highway 

(860) 916-6870 

tracie@tandtfarm.org

 

Riding lessons

TRETAULT SAWMILL FARM

Sylvan Tetrault

69 Tretault road

(860) 684-3458

Sawmill and hay farm.  

VALLEY VIEW FARM

Bruce/Linda Dobson

257 Orcuttville Rd

(860)684-1621 valleyviewfarms@sbcglobal.net

Farm store with livestock feed, frozen meats, seasonings, pantry items and pet food and much more. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm.

WESTERNVIEW FARM

Deb Szemreylo

117 Hampden Road 

dszemreylo@hotmail.com

Seasonal veggies, hay, eggs, jams, pickles, maple syrup and pantry staples.

 

WINTERBROOK FARM

Kirby Judd

116 Beffa Road winterbrookfarmct@gmail.com

A 3-generation family owned historic hill farm selling maple syrup and offering PYO blueberries in late summer. Facebook updates at: Winterbrook Farm

 

WITT FARM

Brittaney Wittenzellner

2 Stafford Street brittaneywittenzellner@yahoo.com

Selling chicken and duck eggs, and raising goats. Please call ahead.