DOAG: Experience Connecticut Dairy Products

 
CT Dairy Farms
 

Connecticutís dairy farms represent a large portion of the stateís 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.

  

Look below to find a diversified dairy farm in your county.

 

*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 identifyí 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.

Key:

Cow        C                        

Sheep     S

Goat       G

Milk-Pasteurized:       P

*Milk-Raw:               R

Cheese:                   CH

Cream/Half & Half:    CR

Butters:                   B

Yogurt:                    Y

Ice Cream:               IC

Egg Nog:                 E

Non-food Items:       N

Other:                      O

 

Fairfield County

 

Ferris Acres Creamery    C     

144 Sugar Street

Newtown, CT 06470-1761

203-426-8803

cowcrossing2x@sbcglobal.net

Products Available on Farm:      IC               

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

 

 

Hartford County

Griffin Farmstead LLC    G 

30 Copperhill Road

East Granby, CT 06026

860-653-9046

gfarmstead@hotmail.com

Products Available on Farm:  P      CH    N: soap 

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 Powder Hill Farm & The Collins Creamery   C     

9 Powder Hill Road

Enfield, CT 06082

860-749-8663

Products Available on Farm:  P    IC  CH    B         

over 30 flavors of ice cream made here on the farm. Cones, sundaes, pies , cakes and take home available. Collin's Compost (860-402-9991) and registered Holsteins also available for purchase.

 

Smyth's Trinity Farm    C     

4 Oliver Road

Enfield, CT 06082

860-745-0751

trinityfarm@att.net

Products Available on Farm:  P    CH   CR  B   Y   O: kefir

Smyth's Trinity farm is a family owned and operated dairy farm in Enfield, CT. We are open M-F 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m.-4 p.m. We pasteurize our milk and bottle in glass on our farm. Stop in!

 

Millborne Farm    C     

364 North Granby Rd

Granby, CT 06035

860-653-7778

Products Available on Farm: N: cows                   

Registered Holsteins and Gurnseys. Breeding farm.

 

Hills Farm LLC    C     

527 Gilead Street

Hebron, CT 06248

860-680-8942

Products Available on Farm:  P                  N: no products sold to the public directly 

Greg Hills, Denise & Alanís son, is 4th generation farmer.  Hillsí 60 milkers (& 60 young stock), fed farmís hay & corn, supply milk to Dairy Farmers of America for Garelick milk & Chobani yogurt, etc. Thanks for supporting local agriculture.

 

Hastings Farm     C    

472 Hill Street

Suffield, CT 06078

860-668-1061

Products Available on Farm:   P  CH  Y  O: Greek style yogurt, beef, hay                 

We offer pasteurized non-homoge milk, cheeses such as Cheddar, Gouda, Havarti, and Ricotta.  Greek style yogurt in 9 flavors. Our farm-raised beef and hay also for sale. Come visit!

 

 

Litchfield County

Nature View Farm    C  S   

59 Second Hill Road

Bridgewater, CT 06752

860-355-3276

Products Available on Farm:   R  N: wool O: eggs, heirloom produce, lamb          

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.

 

Stone Wall Dairy Farm    C     

332 Kent Rd S.

Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754

860-672-0261

stonewalldairyfarm@yahoo.com

Products Available on Farm:    R                 

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

 

Freund's Farm Market & Bakery, LLC    C     

324 Norfolk Road (Rte. 44)

East Canaan, CT 06024

860-824-0650

theresafreund@att.net

Products Available on Farm:   N: plants, mulch, soil, compost, Cow Pots O: bakery, produce 

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

 

Rustling Wind Creamery & Stables    C    G 

148 Canaan Mountain Road

Falls Village, CT 06031

860-824-7084

Cheese@RustlingWind.com

Products Available on Farm:  P  R    CH    B   Y   N: Knit goods  O: jams, jellies, pickles 

Hand made cheeses- goat and cow-yogurt- milk-eggs-canned goods-jams and jellies-honey-maple syrup and candy. Hand knits-gift baskets- and much more. Call ahead to order: 860-824-7084.

 

Thorncrest Farm    C     

298 Town Hill Road

Goshen, CT 06756

860-491-4261

tcfarmllc@optimum.net

Products Available on Farm:  P  Y   O: chocolates, cheese classes 

We harvest our hay and pasture our cows. This ensures our cows are fed the finest, sweetest hay and natural feeds. From this they produce our signature milk. "The Magic is in Our Milk"

 

Arethusa Farm    C      

556 South Plains Road

Litchfield, CT 06759-1143

860-567-8270

matt@arethusafarm.com

Products Available on Farm:  P  IC CH   B  E  Y     

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

 

Meadow Ridge Farm LLC    C     

277 Beach Street

Litchfield, CT 06759

860-567-9537

rickplumb@optonline.net

Products Available on Farm:    R   N: hay   O: eggs 

Small family farm with a retail farm store selling raw cow's milk, eggs, and hay seven days a week, year round.

 

Lost Ruby Farm        G 

458 Winchester Road

Norfolk, CT 06058

adair@lostrubyfarm.com

Products Available on Farm:   CH             

Lost Ruby Farm makes pasteurized goat cheeses from traditional European recipes. We feed only organic grain to our small herd of free-ranging goats.

 

Logue Farms, Inc.    C     

59 Artillery Road

Woodbury, CT 06798

203-232-5196

deborah.logue@yahoo.com

Products Available on Farm:    R    O: PYO and wholesale pumpkins             

Sweet corn stand and PYO pumpkins. We wholesale pumpkins. Call for information.

 

 

Middlesex County

Deerfield Farm    C     

337 Parmelee Hill Road

Durham, CT 06422

860-301-7828

Jerseys@deerfieldfarm.org

Products Available on Farm:    R    CH    Y     

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     

707 Derby Turnpike

Orange, CT 06477

203-795-0571

203fieldvw.farm.tran@snet.net

Products Available on Farm:    Y    O: Kefir 

 

Ajello's Dairy Farm    C     

691 Oxford Road

Oxford, CT 06478

203-888-3171

MAGGIE0701@comcast.net

Products Available on Farm:    R   IC               

We sell raw milk under the label Ajello's Dairy, owned by Don Rich,  at the famous Rich Farm Ice Cream Shop, owned by Dave Rich. Come buy both great products at the same location in Oxford, CT!

 

 

New London County

Brush Hill Dairy    C     

76 Brush Hill Road

Bozrah, CT 06334

860-859-3026

sarah.brush@att.net

Products Available on Farm:    R                 

Honor system sales of raw cow's milk.

 

Cato Corner Farm LLC    C     

178 Cato Corner Road

Colchester, CT 06415

860-537-3884

info@catocornerfarm.com

Products Available on Farm:   CH             

We are a farmstead dairy with 45 milking cows, mostly Jerseys. We make a wide variety of award-winning cheeses (aged 60 days-one year) from their milk. Our humanely raised cows have grass-fed diet.

 

Blue Slope Farm    C     

138 Blue Hill Road

Franklin, CT 06254

860-642-7084

goats@blueslope.com

Products Available on Farm:    CH   N: soap   O: veal, beef, maple syrup

4th generation farm selling our own cheese, soap, veal, beef, and maple syrup. We have a farm stand open by appointment.

 

Cushman Farms    C     

120 Kahn Rd

Franklin, CT 06254

860-642-4600

Products Available on Farm:  O: compost                    

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

 

Beltane Farm        G 

59 Taylor Bridge Road

Lebanon, CT 06249

860-887-4709

ptrubey@earthlink.net

Products Available on Farm:  P  R   CH  Y     

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 cheese.

 

Graywall Farms    C     

49 Chappell Rd

Lebanon, CT 06249

860-208-7465

graywallfarms@snet.net

Products Available on Farm:     O: member of Farmerís Cow                 

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

 

M & K Dairy    C     

168 Roger Foote Road

Lebanon, CT 06249

860-204-1614

kimmiejoll@hotmail.com

Products Available on Farm:  P    CH   Y      O: our own meat, eggs, produce

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     

49 Chappell Road

Lebanon, CT 06429

860-355-2697

robin@thefarmerscow.com

Products Available on Farm:  P    IC               

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

 

Wildowsky Dairy, LLC          

20 Nygren Road

Lisbon, CT 06351

860-884-1490

Wildowskydairy@yahoo.com

Products Available on Farm:                      

 

Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm   C  S   

139 Beaver Brook Road

Lyme, CT 06371

860-434-2843

info@beaverbrookfarm.com

Products Available on Farm:    R   IC  CH   Y     

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

 

Terra Firma Farm    C     

564 Norwich Westerly Road

North Stonington, CT 06359

860-535-8171

brianne@terrafirmafarm.org

Products Available on Farm:  P  CH  CR  Y     

We are a small grass-based Jersey dairy. We bottle all our own milk in our on-farm state licensed bottling room. We sell pasteurized whole milk, chocolate milk, coffee milk, yogurt, and soft cheeses!

 

 

Tolland County

Fish Family Farm, Inc.    C     

20 Dimock Lane

Bolton, CT 06043

860-646-9745

fishrealty@snet.net

Products Available on Farm:  P  IC  CH  E       

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

 

Oak Ridge Dairy, LLC    C     

76 Jobs Hill Road

Ellington, CT 06029

860-875-2858

office@oakridgedairy.com

Products Available on Farm:  P                   

5th generation family owned & operated dairy cattle farm in Tolland County. As 1 of the largest dairies in CT, Oakridge's passion is to produce quality farm products in unity with our community

 

Maple Leaf Farm Inc.    C     

768 Gilead St

Hebron, CT 06248

860-228-3200

renedellis@aol.com

Products Available on Farm:  P                   

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

 

Shadow Valley Farms    C     

111 Stafford Road

Somers, CT 06071

860-749-4795

SFV111@msn.com

Products Available on Farm:  P    IC  CH   B    E 

Family owned dairy farm, offering our own Farm Fresh Milk in recyclable glass bottles. We have eggnog, seasonally.

 

University of Connecticut    C     

Horsebarn Hill Rd

Storrs, CT 06269-4163

860-486-2023

Products Available on Farm:      IC  CH             

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

 

 

Windham County

We-Lik-It Farm    C    G 

728 Hampton Rd (Rte 97)

Abington, CT 06259

860-974-1095

Products Available on Farm:      IC               

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     

176 Depot Road

Canterbury, CT 06331

860-546-2137

baldwinbrookfarm@gmail.com

Products Available on Farm:     R   O: eggs, beef, pork, maple syrup, honey                

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

 

Rock Maple Farm    C     

13 Buell Dr

Eastford, CT 06242

860-634-4528

Products Available on Farm:                      

 

Betsy's Stand    C     

Rte 47

Sterling, CT 06377

860-564-1117

mmolodich@snet.net

Products Available on Farm:     O: produce stand                

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

 

Buttercup Farm    C     

260 Main Street

Sterling, CT 06377

860-564-4357

mjohnsonlvt@yahoo.com

Products Available on Farm:    R                 

A pasture-based raw milk dairy farm, Buttercup Farm offers fresh & delicious milk for sale in 1/2 gallons & pints daily at our on-farm store & several retailers across the state. More info on website!

 

Mountain Dairy    C     

50 Stearns Road

Storrs, CT 06269

860-423-9289

Products Available on Farm:  P    CR            

Ten generations of the Stearns Family maintained the integrity and quality of your milk. Mountain Dairy milk is timelessly produced and bottled on our Storrs, CT farm. From our family to yours, milk thatís simply delicious. Just as itís always been.

 

Fort Hill Farms & Gardens, LLC    C     

260 Quaddick Road

Thompson, CT 06277

860-923-3439

herrootsrundeep@forthillfarms.com

Products Available on Farm:  P    IC               

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 products!

 

Fairvue Farms    C     

199 Rte 171

Woodstock, CT 06281

860-928-9483

Products Available on Farm:  P   O: farm visits by appointment                 

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

 

Valleyside Farm, LLC    C     

210 Child Hill Rd

Woodstock, CT 06281

860-428-5724

valleyside@hotmail.com

Products Available on Farm:  P                   

Dairy farm with 230 milk cows and 200 replacement heifers. We are a family farm and sell our milk to Agri-Mark. Our family has owned our farm for nearly 200 years.