DOAG: Experience Connecticut Dairy Products

 
CT Dairy Farms
 

Connecticut’s dairy farms represent a large portion of the state’s farmland and provide pastoral landscapes, scenic vistas, and a wealth of rural character to local communities. In addition, they provide residents of Connecticut and beyond with fresh milk and value-added products such as cheese, butter, yogurt, and ice cream. Visit one or more of these local dairy farms and learn why they are a vital segment of Connecticut agriculture and how they contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by those who live, work, and play here in the state.

2013 Dairy Products Brochure, .pdf 5pgs

 

To find a diversified dairy farm in your county you can also see below.

 

*Warning: Retail Raw Milk has not been pasteurized and may contain harmful bacteria. Pregnant women, children, the elderly and persons with lowered resistance to disease have the highest risk of harm from use of unpasteurized milk.

Unpasteurized milk may contain several human pathogens including but not limited to: Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp., E. Coli O157:H7, Yersinia enterocolita, Campylobacter jejuni and Staphylococcus aureus which in high enough quantities produces a toxin that results in food poisoning. Pregnant women, children, the elderly and immune compromised individuals are most susceptible to contracting an illness through the consumption of unpasteurized milk.

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Federal Food and Drug Administration, and other public health authorities such as the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, the Association of Food and Drug Officials, and National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians advise consumers not to consume unpasteurized milk because of the health risks.

The Key below helps you identify’ the types of dairy animals and the products that each of these diversified dairy operations offer to the public. Then, the farm description provides more detailed information that you will need to determine if that particular dairy farm supplies the products you desire, and helps you decide which farms you would like to visit.

Brochure Key:

Cows, C                        

Sheep, S

Goats, G

Milk-Pasteurized, P

*Milk-Raw, R

Cheeses, CH

Butters, B

Yogurt, Y

Ice Cream, IC

Egg Nog, E

Other, O

 

Fairfield County

Ferris Acres Creamery      C   IC       

144 Sugar Street, Rte. 302

Newtown, CT 06470

203-426-8803

Retail Stand:  YES

We serve premium quality ice cream made fresh daily in our shop, including our own family recipes, milk shakes, ice cream cakes & soft serve with toppings.

 

Hartford County

Beech Tree Ranch    G   CH       

452 R Tunxis Avenue

Bloomfield, CT 06002

860-325-0287

Retail Stand:  YES

It is our mission at Beech Tree Ranch to produce and sell fresh, wholesome and delicious food. Look for us at our farm stand, your local grocer and farmers’ markets.

 

Griffin Farmstead LLC         G P  CH  O  

30 Copperhill Road

East Granby, CT 06026

860-653-9046

Retail Stand:  YES

Family run goat dairy since 2007. Raising registered Nubian and Alpine goats. CL and CAE prevention, tested yearly. Specializing in goat cheeses and soap. Wholesale and retail sales.

 

Collins Creamery and Collins Powder Hill Farm        C   P  CH B  IC    

9 Powder Hill Road

Enfield, CT 06082

860-749-8663

Retail Stand:  YES

Over 32 flavors of ice cream made here on the farm.  Cones, sundaes, pies, cakes, and take home containers available.  Collins Compost (860-402-9991) and registered Holsteins also available for purchase.

Smyth's Trinity Farm        C  P  B  Y  E   

4 Oliver Road

Enfield, CT 06082

860-745-0751

Retail Stand:  YES

Pasteurized milk in glass bottles. Offering home delivery in our area. Products include white, chocolate and coffee milk, half & half, heavy cream, and 5 flavors of yogurt. Come visit our store!

 

Millborne Farms      C   P         

264 North Granby Road

Granby, CT 06035-1301

860-653-7778

Retail Stand:  NO

Registered Holsteins and Gurnseys. Breeding farm.

 

Litchfield County

NATURE VIEW FARM

59 Second Hill Road

Bridgewater, CT 06752

860-355-3276

Retail Stand:  YES

S C R

We have a retail stand with a variety of items including but not limited to Raw Milk, Heirloom fruits and vegetables (in season), Eggs, and Natural colored wool roving.  Hay is available.  Limited quantities of grass-fed and finished lamb is also available (beginning in August of 2014).

 

Stone Wall Dairy Farm      C    R        

332 Kent Rd S.

Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754

860-672-0261

Retail Stand:  YES

Jersey raw milk. Year-round. Self-serve, always open.

 

Freund's Farm Market & Bakery, LLC    C  O            

324 Norfolk Road (Rte. 44)

East Canaan, CT 06024

860-824-0650

Retail Stand:  YES

Garden/greenhouse center, soil, mulch and dairy compost including 10 sizes of CowPots available for retail and wholesale. Seasonal/local fruits, vegetables, honey, maple syrup & eggs and year-round bakery/catering.

 

Rustling Wind Creamery & Stables       C S G P R CH B Y     

148 Canaan Mountain Road

Falls Village, CT 06031

860-824-7084

Retail Stand:  YES

Small shop on property with a variety of items available.

 

Thorncrest Farm     C P CH B O

280 Town Hill Road

Goshen, CT 06756-2218

860-309-2545

Retail Stand:  YES

Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates is a family farm dedicated to excellence in animal care, specialty dairy goods - Pasteurized Milk, Artisanal Chocolates and Authentic Cheese and Butter Making classes.

 

Arethusa Farm        C P CH B Y IC E   

556 South Plains Road

Litchfield, CT 06759

860-567-8270

Retail Stand:  YES

Great milk comes from great cows, and great cows come from Arethusa. Find our line of local farm fresh dairy products near you!!! www.arethusafarm.com

 

Meadow Ridge Farm , LLC          C    R        

277 Beach Street

Litchfield, CT 06759-2312

860-567-9537

Retail Stand:  YES

We sell raw milk, eggs and maple syrup at our retail stand. Hay available for sale.

 

Goatboy Soaps, LLC            G   O  

1 Murphy's Way

New Milford, CT 06776

860-350-0676

Retail Stand:  NO

Our fresh whole goats milk and luxury oils make our long-lasting, creamy Goat Milk Soaps.

 

Logue Farms           C    R        

59 Artillery Road

Woodbury, CT 06798-2309

203-232-5196

Retail Stand:  YES

Sweet corn stand, and Pick Your Own pumpkins. We wholesale pumpkins. Call for information.

 

Middlesex County

Deerfield Farm        C    R CH Y   O  

337 Parmelee Hill Road

Durham, CT 06422

860-301-7828

Retail Stand:  YES

Small dairy producing farmstead dairy products. Raw milk, yogurt,  chocolate milk, soft cheese, meats, eggs. Fresh from the farm to you.

 

New Haven County

Field View Farm      C   P R   Y  IC  E   

707 Derby Turnpike

Orange, CT 06477

203-795-0571

Retail Stand:  YES

Field View Farm since 1639. Milk, ice cream, hay & sweet corn.  Pasturized Milk and Raw Milk available.

 

Ajello's Dairy Farm           C    R        

691 Oxford Road

Oxford, CT 06478

203-888-3171

Retail Stand:  YES

Ice cream and  raw milk sold at our own ice cream stand at the farm. Our 16% mix is purchased from Guida.

 

New London County

Brush Hill Dairy         R        

76 Brush Hill Road

Bozrah, CT 06334

860-859-3026

Retail Stand:  YES

Honor system sales of raw cow's milk.

  

Cato Corner Farm,  LLC     CH       

178 Cato Corner Road

Colchester, CT 06415

860-537-3884

Retail Stand:  YES

Award-winning natural rind cheeses, made by hand from the raw milk of our 45 humanely-raised, free range Jersey cows.  Our shop is open Friday thru Sunday, year round.

 

Blue Slope Farm     O  

138 Blue Hill Road

Franklin, CT 06254

860-642-7084

Retail Stand:  YES

385 acre farm offers farm tours for groups at the farm. Maple syrup, also meat sales from our own beef, veal and goat herds.

 

Cushman Farms      C   O  

120 Kahn Rd

Franklin, CT 06254

860-642-4600

Retail Stand:  NO

Working dairy farm selling our own compost, 10am-5pm, seven days a week.

 

Beltane Farm            G P R CH  Y     

59 Taylor Bridge Road

Lebanon, CT 06249

860-887-4709

Retail Stand:  YES

Seasonally (April-Dec.), Beltane Farm makes goat milk cheese, raw & pasteurized milk. Sold at Farmers' Markets during summer & fall. Products available at several retail outlets. Award winning goat cheese.

 

Graywall Farms      C             

49 Chappell Rd

Lebanon, CT 06249

860-208-7465

Retail Stand:  NO

Look for Farmers' Cow milk in a store near you.

 

M&K Dairy    C   P  CH  Y   O  

168 Roger Foote Road

Lebanon, CT 06249

860-204-1614

Retail Stand:  YES

Farm store is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Besides milk, cheese and yogurt, we also sell pork, beef, eggs and veggies all raised on the farm.

 

The Farmer's Cow  C   P     IC    

49 Chappell Road

Lebanon, CT 06429

866-355-COWS

Retail Stand:  YES

Taste the Farmer's Cow difference!  Fresh, wholesome, natural milk from Connecticut family farms.  Enjoy all products & ice cream at The Farmer’s Cow Calfé & Creamery in Mansfield!

 

Wildowsky Dairy, LLC      C   P   B  IC  E   

20 Nygren Rd

Lisbon, CT 06351

860-884-1490

Retail Stand:  YES

3rd generation dairy farm with brand new processing plant. No artificial hormones or antibiotics in any of our products. All products are locally grown. Open 7 days 8am-6pm year round.

 

Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm     C S   R CH Y IC    

139 Beaver Brook Road

Lyme, CT 06371

860-434-2843

Retail Stand:  YES

All cows and sheep are naturally raised on grass. We have been farming on Beaver Brook for 100 years.

 

Tolland County

Fish Family Farm, Inc.      C   P  CH   IC E   

20 Dimock Lane

Bolton, CT 06043

860-646-9745

Retail Stand:  YES

211 acre dairy farm milking Jersey cows, pasteurized & bottled in glass bottles at the farm. With self-service store. We also make ice cream & scoop during the summer. Visit the calves!

 

Rockland Farm        C             

50 South Road

Bolton, CT 06043-7416

860-649-8818

Retail Stand:  NO

We sell hay, lumber and cow manure.

 

MapleLeaf Farm      C   P         

768 Gilead Street

Hebron, CT 06248

860-228-3200

Retail Stand:  NO

Member of the Farmers Cow Cooperative. Raise all forages, stewards of the land. 450 acres of protected farmland. Energy conscience farm with solar panels. Come visit the cows!

 

Foxfire Farm and Foxfire Stables,  LLC           C    R        

85 South Bedlam Road

Mansfield Center, CT 06250

860-455-0739

Retail Stand:  YES

Raw cow’s milk for sale  available at retail stores throughout the state-we do not sell at the farm.  We also board horses. Training and riding lessons offered.

 

Shadow Valley Farm         C   P   E   

111 Stafford Road

Somers, CT 06071

860-749-4795

Retail Stand:  YES

Local farm fresh milk in glass bottles at the farm, stores, and farmers markets. Call for more info.

 

Mountain Dairy       C   P   E   

50 Stearns Road

Storrs, CT 06269

860-423-9289

Retail Stand:  NO

Produce, process and market product from the Connecticut River Valley east.

 

University of Connecticut           C   CH   IC    

Horesebarn Hill Road

Storrs, CT 06269-0001

860-486-2023

Retail Stand:  YES

Ice cream and cheese are sold at the UCONN Dairy Bar.

 

Bush Meadow Farm, LLC  G  P  CH  Y IC    

738 Buckley Highway (Rte. 190)

Union, CT 06076

860-684-3089

Retail Stand:  YES

True Plow to Plate farm and restaurant, growing and serving our beef, pork, goat, eggs, produce, shitake mushrooms, maple syrup, pasteurized goat and cow milk, cheeses, and ice cream mix.

 

Windham County

We-Li-KIt Farm Ice Cream Stand         G   IC    

728 Hampton Road (Rte. 97)

Abington, CT 06259

860-974-1095

Retail Stand:  YES

Family farm established in 1977, ice cream stand in 1990.  Our ice cream is made with 16% butterfat made daily on premises.

 

Baldwin Brook Farm         C    R        

176 Depot Road

Canterbury, CT 06331

860-546-2137

 

Retail Stand:  YES

State licensed Jersey cow raw milk, bottled in glass half-gallons, quarts.  Available at farm store and retail stores throughout CT.  Fresh free-range brown eggs, beef, pork, honey, and maple syrup.

 

Rock Maple Farm    C             

13 Buell Drive

Eastford, CT 06242-9745

860-634-4528

Retail Stand:  NO

 

Betsy's Stand         C            

Rte 47

Sterling, CT 06377

860-564-1117

Retail Stand:  YES

Seasonal farm stand featuring sweet corn, apples & more on family's working dairy farm.

 

Buttercup Farm      C    R        

260 Main Street

Sterling, CT 06377

860-564-4357

Retail Stand:  YES

Farm stand offers fresh raw cow's milk daily from pastured cows.

 

Fort Hill Farms & Gardens, LLC  C   P     IC  O  

260 Quaddick Road

Thompson, CT 06277

860-923-3439

Retail Stand:  YES

Perennial nursery with unusual perennials, a lavender labyrinth & 65 quintessentially-English gardens. Large educational corn maze. PYO pumpkins. Festivals. Dairy farm with Farmer's Cow ice cream, milk, eggs, and more!

 

Fairvue Farm          C    R        

199 Route 171

Woodstock, CT 06281-3127

860-928-9483

Retail Stand:  YES

Visitors welcome, tours by appointment. Come see the cows being milked.