Agriculture Committee

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    Eastford Farms and Businesses

    Bedrock Express (1982)
    Craig and Becky Whitehouse
    215 Westford Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-974-3853 – 860-377-0157
    Agricultural sawdust and animal bedding.

    Bigelow Brook Farm (2002)
    Rob and Deb Torcellini
    335 Westford Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-821-0005 – www.BigelowBrook.com
    Email: info@BigelowBrook.com
    Hay producing fields leased to local farmers. Sale of expanded shale for use in Hydroponic and Aquaponic systems. Development of custom automation system for agricultural use. Call or check website for schedule and directions.

    Buell’s Orchard (1889)
    Jeff and Jonathan Sandness
    108 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-974-1150 – www.buellsorchard.com
    Email: information@buellsorchard.com
    A fourth generation family owned and operated wholesale and retail farm. Pick your own apples, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins. We make our own apple cider, caramel apples, and apple cider donuts. Local honey, maple syrup, preserves, pickles, apple and pumpkin butter, pies, fancy cheeses, hardy mums, seasonal vegetables, cookbooks, maple candy, fudge, candles, and trinkets.Annual Harvest Festival on Columbus Day Weekend: live music, hayrides, chicken barbecue, and more.Open year-round but hours change with seasons. Please call for hourly information.

    Center Farm (1967)
    Jonathan Budd
    25 Westford Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-974-1600
    Baled hay

    Curtis Sawmill (1974)
    Austin Curtis
    57 Union Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-974-7058
    Native pine lumber.

    Forest View Farm (1905)
    The Green Family
    11 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-792-1104
    Honey, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) vegetable shares, and CSA fleece shares from Gulf Coast Native Heritage sheep.

    Green Acres Farm (2004)
    Rob and Ashlyn Ellsworth
    509 Old Colony Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    Free-range chickens and ducks. Hay-producing fields leased to local farmers.

    Green Valley Farm, LLC (2010)
    Daniel and Heather Driscoll
    100 Ashford Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-634-2196 – www.greenvalleyfarmct.com
    Email: driscoll.h@gmail.com
    Heritage breed Berkshire pork, heritage breed turkeys, and broiler chickens. Cage, hormone, and antibiotic free. We also breed Azteca horses! Call for availability of meat.

    Old Town Pound (1995)
    Pound Road (corner of John Perry Rd.), Eastford, CT
    Eastford’s agricultural history included the regulation and impoundment of straying farm animals. In 1849, early Eastford officials contracted with their pound keeper, Ephriam Trowbridge, to build a pound. Eastford’s Town Pound still stands, on Pound Road! Today the encircling stone walls are about 5 feet high, though originally they may have been higher. The pound is large, being 7 rods square. Construction matches mid-19th century techniques: large field stones at the bases of the walls, probably moved by teams and sledges, with smaller stones, probably lifted by hand, on top.Some openings among the stones may have been there originally and purposefully, so that stray sheep in the enclosure might see out, be calmer, and, thus, better behaved! The gate posts show obvious quarry marks, and the holes into which we have placed hardware for our 21st century gate are original to the stones’ first settings.
    The Eastford Conservation and Historical Preservation Commission is charged to preserve Eastford’s history as well as to conserve its land, so the Town Pound, closely connected with Eastord’s beginnings and agricultural heritage, has been a natural focus. Come Visit!

    Natchaug Vineyard & Phoenixville Farms (2004)
    Arvin and Margherita Shaw
    111 Pilfershire Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    mnshaw325@yahoo.com
    Sustainable organic vineyard and farm. Hours of operation: seasonal.

    Northeast Logging, Inc. (1984)
    Bruce Souza
    153 Pomfret Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-974-2959 – 860-465-7543
    Logging, land clearing, dozer/excavating, firewood. Self-serve campwood, stove wood delivered, custom farm work, accent rocks for sale.

    Pond Hill Farm (1976)
    Mike and Mary Ellen Ellsworth
    333 Old Colony Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    Hay-producing fields leased to local farmers.

    River Run Farm (1995)
    Colin West
    229 Westford Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-974-3553
    Farm fresh eggs from contrarian chickens. Available most weekends.

    Rock Maple Farm (1885)
    Ken and Suzie Buell
    13 Buell Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-974-1808
    A family-owned dairy farm. Hay and compost for sale.

    Scarlet Oak Farm (1997)
    Greg and Tammy Goodwin
    27 Hartford Turnpike, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-974-3864
    Email: Scarletoak9966@yahoo.com
    Quality feed hay, grass fed beef, custom farm sevices.

    Still River Mill, LLC (2004)
    Deirdre Bushnell and Greg Driscoll
    210 Eastford Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-974-9918 – www.stillriverfibermill.com
    Custom fiber processing, rugs, knit items, throws. Mill store open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Three Mile Hill Farm (1960)
    Dominick Roto and family
    145 Westford Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-974-1783 – dfroto@yahoo.com
    A family farm with free range organic beef, hay, and viniculture

    The Variegate Foliage Nursery (1996)
    Stan Megos
    245 Westford Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    Phone/fax:860-974-3951 - www.variegatedfoliage.com
    Over 1400 kinds of variegated perennials, shrubs, and trees including hostas, grasses, yuccas, bamboo, heucheras, pulmonarias, dwarf conifers, brunneras, dogwoods, maples, and beech trees. Over 100 of the newest plants from around the world added every year. Open in season: Sunday to Wednesday noon to 6 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Town Line Tree Farm (1991)
    Steve and Karen Broderick
    96 Weeks Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-974-1618 – Email: sbroderick@charter.net
    Christmas trees, maple syrup, and maple candy in seasons. Timber and firewood.

    Woodland Trails Native Plant Nursery (1998)
    Deborah Lee – Georgianne Copley
    32 Ashford Road (Eastford), Ashford, CT 06278
    Phone/fax:860-974-2300
    www.woodlandtrailswildflowers.com
    Email: coplee@mindspring.com
    Perennials, fens, grasses, vines, shrubs, trees – mostly native – for sun, shade, wet, or dry. Friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you select what’s right for your garden. We also carry garden tools, organic soil amendments, and other garden-related items. Landscape design consulting available. Call or check website for schedule & directions.

    Woodbine Farm (1990)
    Richard and Amy Bowen & sons: Jacob and Caleb
    203 Old Colony Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    Hay and Haylage

    Wood ‘N’ Horse Farm (1997)
    Denis and Marcia Day
    283 Westford Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    860-974-2425 – Email: md.drafties@gmail.com
    Native Lumber, framing materials, beams and slab wood. By appointment.

    Yale-Myers Forest (1930)
    Yale University
    150 Centre Pike Road, Eastford, CT 06242
    203-432-5134
    The Yale-Myers Forest is owned by Yale University for the purposes of research, education, and as a financial asset, substantially managed for timber since 1930. A CT Blue Trail runs through the property, and guided demonstration in land use history, forest ecology, wildlife habitat management, and silviculture available upon request. The Forest hosts a series of seminars each summer highlighting research done at the forest. Seminars are free and open to the public.
    For additional information about agricultural products or services, or to be included in future editions of the Eastford Grown Brochure, contact the Selectmen’s Office. Phone: 860-974-0133 (x3)
    Email. selectmen@townofeastford.com

     

     

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