Farm Fresh Season is Here! – A Guide to Finding Local Produce Without Leaving Town

Buttermilk Farm, owned by the Holden family, Buttermilk Farm is located at 870 Garden Road. It’s a scenic piece of property, and they offer children’s parties, pre-school farm themed field trips, and the ability to decorate your own wreath in the winter time.{{more}} They also offer a petting zoo, tractor-hay rides, a fresh vegetable garden, and an educational experience that’s sure to please any young child. If you’re planning a special visit, keep in mind it’s by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead.

Cedar Hill Farm, located at 831 Derby Milford Road, Cedar Hill Farm specializes in selling hay and straw. They also grow their own chicken and turkey which they sell during the holiday season. The farm was purchased by the Bespuda’s in the early 1930s, and they’ve been running their business peacefully in cooperation with the Holden family’s own Buttermilk Farm for some time now. Cedar Hill Farm’s products are all offered via phone order only.

Field View Farm is a farm that’s been run by the Hine family for more than 350 years. Aside from being a historic piece of property, the farm offers a variety of produce including its famous ice cream, which has even been recognized by Stew Leonard, owner of several dairy produce stores. They are also known for their hay and sweet corn. Hours of Operation are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Grassy Hill Farm, located at 970 Grassy Hill Rd is a small “corn stand” that has been run by the Moncheski family since 1910. Corn is not all that is sold. The stand offers a variety of tomatoes, peppers both sweet and hot, yellow beans, green beans, lima beans, kale. onions, okra, garlic and chard, local honey and so much more. Stop by for fresh veggies, advice or just a laugh! Open Daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Halloween.

Maple View Farm, Located at 603 Orange Center road, Maple View Farm is just as much of a historical site as it is a farm, dating all the way back to the 1790s. Maple View isn’t like most farms; they strive in offering services to the public such as children’s parties and wedding/engagement carriages. They also offer a full day care service for children ranging from infants to elementary school age. The day care service is offered Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. As for the farm itself, visits are scheduled via appointment only.

Shamrock Farm, located at 621 Lambert Road Shamrock Farms is known for its large selection of plants, vegetables, and seasonal fruit. Owned by First Selectman Jim Zeoli, it also produces pumpkins/gourds during the fall and wreaths during the winter. In addition, the farm stand has a variety of friendly animals including beef cattle, sheep, geese and a myriad of other animals. The farm stand is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunflower Farm, located at 767 Derby Milford Rd, is a small, quaint little farm that sells a variety of goods, including natural farm-made soaps, breads (including stuffed baked breads), preserves, honey from its own bees and much more. The Sunflower farm also sells pumpkins in the Fall and trees/wreaths in the Winter. And of course as the name suggests, there’s also a large selection of flowers. Be sure to check out this sunny little vista anytime from noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the weekend.

Treat Farm, located at 361 Old Tavern Rd. They feature a large amount of fresh vegetables including peppers, tomatoes, and squash. They also sell a variety of plants, flowers, sweet corn, and tomatoes. During the holiday season, Treat farm is a popular spot of choice to cut down your own tree with its wide and varied selection of trees. Visit Treat farm after it opens for season during August. It’s operating hours will be Monday to Friday 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.