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Participating Farmers

Farm-to-School logo  

The Department of Agriculture will actively help recruit a farmer for your School Lunch Program. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Connecticut farmers! Please contact us to participate in this program. The demand is there. Review How to Participate in the Farm to School Program and give us a call at 860-713-2503.

The following farms are currently participating in the Farm-to-School-Program and may have product for you, depending on crop availability and logistics.

These farms have expressed interest in working directly with schools:

Autumn Harvest Orchard, LLC

Joanne Charon

879 Winchester Road

Norfolk, CT 06058



Products Available: Organic (CT NOFA) Apples, pears, nectarines and blueberries.

Helpful Info: Some direct school delivery available with a 150 lb or 6 box minimum. Please contact us for current price list.

Benjamin's Orchard

Benjamin, John, and Mary Beth Lombardi
20 Canterbury Road
Brooklyn, Connecticut 06234
(860) 774-5620

Products Available: Fresh apples, jams, baking mixes, maple syrup, honey, and nuts. pasteurized cider. Customized school fund-raising packages.
Helpful Info: Case and box load quantities. Direct delivery. Calls and e-mails welcomed.

Betsy's Farm Stand

Betsy Molodich

36 Cedar Swamp Road

Moosup, CT 06354

(860) 564-1117


Products Available: Full line of vegetables plus blueberries, peaches, apples and plums.

Helpful Info: Some direct school delivery available in Greater Moosup Area, plus direct farm pick-up.

Botticello Farm

Butch Botticello and Shelly Oechsler

209 Hillstown Road

Manchester, CT 06040

(860) 649-2462

Fax: (860) 643-1733


Products available: Corn, peppers, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, cukes and onions.

Helpful Info: Some direct school delivery available in the Greater Manchester Area.

Also, direct pick-up at the farm.

Bristol's Farm

Operated by Wild Carrot, LLC

Mark Palladino

541 Albany Turnpike (Rte. 44)

Canton, CT 06019

(860) 977-6948


Products Available: Vegetables, salad greens, sprouts, herbs, garlic, fruits, flowers and certified organic vegetables.

Helpful Info: School-to-farm educational programs available. Some direct school delivery available to Greater Canton Area. Also, Direct Farm pick-up.

Broad Brook Beef – from Double H Acres
Herb Holden Jr.
47 Broad Brook Road
Broad Brook, CT 06016

Cell: 860-250-3311

Products Available:  USDA inspected, Natural, Pasture-Raised, Dry-Aged Beef.  Hamburger, Hamburger Patties (1/4lb – ½ lb), Steaks, Roasts, and Specialty Cuts.

Special Info: Free Delivery to organizations in Hartford County, Tolland County for orders of 50+ pounds of meat. Free Delivery to organizations in all CT Counties for orders of 300+ pounds of meat. All products are packaged in vacuum sealed plastic bags and sold frozen.  Very flexible on package sizes and meat cuts.  Make contact now to Spring to receive custom packaged beef.

Buell's Orchard

Jon Sandness

108 Crystal Pond Road

Eastford, CT 06242

(860) 974-1150

Products Available: apples, pears

Helpful Info: 15 box minimum for direct school district delivery.


101 Clark Hill Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073

(860) 633-2387, 633-4906

Products: apples, pears, peaches

Delivery: Yes

Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard

Allen & Becky Clark

29 Bushy Hill Road

Granby, CT 06035

Phone: 860-653-4022 or 860-716-3239

FAX : 860-413-9968


Produce Available:  Apples

Helpful Info:  Willing to negotiate delivery.

Cobblestone Farm

87 Bassetts Bridge Road

Mansfield, CT 06250

Phone: 860-423-8305


Produce Available: Vegetables, including contract growing of: carrots, cukes, tomatoes, white turnips, and large array of green leafy vegetables.

Helpful Info: Willing to contract grow. Willing to deliver to surrounding towns. 

91 Terryville Road

Harwinton, CT 06791

(860) 689-0072

Products Available: Strawberries

Helpful Info: Delivery available to surrounding area towns.

Dondero Orchard

Joe & Sandy Dondero

500 Country Club Road

South Glastonbury, CT 06073

(860) 659-0294


Products Available: pears, apples

Helpful Info: Some direct school delivery available. School tours available.

Drazen Orchard

Eli Drazen

251 Wallingford Road

Cheshire, CT 06410

(203) 272-7985

Products Available: apples, peaches, pears, plums & vegetables.

Helpful Info: Direct school delivery available.

Dzen Brothers Farm, Inc.

Joe & Don Dzen

187 Windsorville Road

Ellington, CT 06029

(860) 648-1355

Products Available: strawberries, blueberries

Helpful Info: Some direct school delivery (Greater Hartford).

Easy Pickin's OrchardBrian Kelliher
46 Bailey Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: 860-763-3276
Products Available: apples
Helpful Info: Local deliveries. Please call for information.

Fair Weather Acres
Billy and Michele Collins
1146 Cromwell Avenue
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 529-6755
Fax: (860) 529-6631
Products Available: Green beans and wax beans.
Helpful Info: Direct Pick-up at the farm available.
Wholesale Connection: FreshPoint, LLC
                                David Yandow (860) 522-2726

The Farmer's Cow
49 Chappell Road
Lebanon, CT 06429
Toll-free number: (866) 355-2697
(860) 642-4600
Fax: (860) 642-1765

Products available:   The Farmer’s Cow is a group of six Connecticut family dairy farms working for the future of our families and dairy businesses. We produce milk, half and half, eggs, ice cream and seasonal beverages. Our CT fresh milk comes from these 6 farms: Fairvue Farms, Woodstock, Hytone Farm, Coventry, Mapleleaf Farm, Hebron,
Fort Hill Farms, Thompson, Cushman Farms, Franklin, Graywall Farms, Lebanon.  We can offer schools milk in cartons or 5 gallon bladders. Our ice cream comes in pints and 2.5 gallon tubs.  Our eggs are USDA inspected, and available in cases of 15 dozen loose.

Helpful Info: Direct delivery available. Contact us for more information.

Fort Hill Farm

Paul Bucciaglia

18 Fort Hill Road

New Milford, CT 06667

(860) 350-3158


Products Available: Certified Organic fruit, garlic, herbs, salad greens and vegetables.

Helpful Info: Call for details on delivery and pick-up.

Fresh Farm Aquaponics
Matthew Braddon
338 Foote Road

South Glastonbury CT 06073
Products available: specialty herbs used for cooking, leafy greens, lettuce, kale, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers and other seasonal fruits and vegetables. Fresh Farm is willing to deliver to schools directly. Fresh Farms is also willing travel approximately 25 miles for any given school.

Gilbertie’s Herb Farm – Certified Organic
Sal Gilbertie
65 Adams Road
Easton, CT 06612
(203) 452-0913
Email: or

Products Available: Lettuce, microgreens, salad blends, sprouts, wheatgrass and herbs, all grown in Certified Organic soil and high in nutritional value.
Helpful Info:  Some direct school delivery available in Fairfield and New Haven Counties. Also, direct pick-up from the farm. Gilbertie’s is the largest USDA Certified Organic greenhouse range in New England.  We would be willing to do educational programs and tours. We would be willing to do fundraisers with our potted herb plants. Contact us for more information. 

Hayward Orchard

Peter Hayward

238 Hayward Road

New Hartford, CT 06057

(860) 489-9502

Products Available: apples

Helpful Info: Direct school delivery (Greater New Hartford Area).

Hickory Hills Orchards

Fred Kudish

363 South Meriden Road

Cheshire, CT 06410

(203) 213-8833

Products Available: Bartlett and Bosc pears. Many apples varieties- McIntosh,, Empires, Jonagold, IdaRed, Red and Golden Delicious, Macouns, Rome, Winesap, Jonamac, Gala, and Fuji. Peaches and nectarines depending on season.

Helpful Info: Call for availability and more information. very close by with quality product. Delivery available with pick up at farm preferred. Please call for details. Looking for schools in Southington, Cheshire, Meriden, North Haven, Hamden, Wolcott, Waterbury, Prospect, Wallingford, and Middlefield.

Himmelstein Homestead Farm
Frank Himmelstein
#6 North Street
Lebanon, CT 06249
(860) 642-6529 or (860) 642-7334

Products Available: Butternut Squash, Acorn Squash, Buttercup Squash, Spaghetti Squash
Helpful Info:  Pick up at farm or willing to negotiate delivery.

Hindinger Farm

William, George, Elizabeth and Anne Hindinger

835 Dunbar Hill Road

Hamden, CT 06514

(203) 288-0700


Fax: (203) 288-3265

Products Available: apples, peaches, pears, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries, and cabbage.

Helpful Info: Farm pick-up available.

Wholesale Connections: Casertano & Musto.

Horse Listener's Farm

Matthew Couzens
317 Bebbington Road
Ashford, CT 06278


Products Available: apples, peaches, blueberries, potatoes, and other vegetables.

Helpful Info: Willing to deliver longer distances, including Fairfield County. Call for details.  Ask about our Adopt a Tree Program, School Tours explaining how we grow our produce and our Pick Your Own operation.  Ask about our social services outreach program-if your school buys from us, we will donate to your local homeless shelter.

Johnny Appleseed's Farm

Ken & Kim Shores

Route 83/ 13 Schoolhouse Road

Ellington, CT 06029

(860) 875-1030

Products Available: apples, peaches

Helpful Info: Wholesale order pick-up at farm.

Karabin Farm

Diane Karabin

894 Andrews Street

Southington, CT 06489

(860) 620-0914

Products Available: apples

KD Crops

Kelly Zanger Caisse

153 Moulton Road

Storrs, CT 06268

(860) 455-7059

Products Available: Organic fruits and vegetables.

Lapsley Orchard

John Wolchesky

403 Orchard Hill Road/ Rte. 169

Pomfret Center, CT 06258

(860) 928-9186

Products Available: apples, peaches, pears

Helpful Info: Limited direct school delivery.

Laurel Ridge Grass Fed Beef

John Morosani and Jim Abbott

66 Wigwam Road

Litchfield, CT

(860) 567-8122


Products available:  USDA certified grass fed beef. 

Helpful Info: We will deliver 50 lbs or more within a 30 mile radius.  Bulk pricing available.

Littel Acres Farm

Mary Beth Draghi

535 Griswold Street

P.O. Box 433

South Glastonbury, CT 06073

(860) 633-1699

Cell: (860) 803-1685

Fax: (860) 657-4807

Products available: apples, peaches, yellow & green summer squash, tomatoes, Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins & sugar pumpkins.

Helpful Info: Delivery to school negotiable. Call to discuss.

LoPresti Farm

Paul LoPresti and Richard Fleming

5 Hollowell Road

Preston, CT 06365

(860) 887-5292

Fax: (860) 887-5292

Products Available: small tomatoes (5 to a lb.), tomatoes, peppers. Also, flowers for spring fundraising events.

Helpful Info: Farm pick-up or local delivery (8-mile radius).

Lyman Orchards

John Lyman III

Jct. Rtes. 147 & 157

Middlefield, CT 06455

(860) 349-1793 Ext. 6001


Products Available: Apples, peaches pears, Asian pears, pasteurized cider.

Helpful Info: 25 box minimum for direct school delivery. School group tours available. Contact Carol Porsche at (860) 349-1793.

Maple View Farm

Kate Bogli

198R Salmon Brook Street

Granby, CT 06035


Products Available:  USDA inspected, Pasture-Raised Beef.

Special Info: Free Delivery to organizations in Hartford, Litchfield and Tolland County for orders of 50 pounds of meat or more. Products are frozen in cryovac packaging.

Mountain Dairy

Jim Stearns

50 Stearns Drive

Storrs, CT 06268

(860) 423-9289

Products Available: Pasteurized milk from our cows.

Helpful Info: Direct school delivery in Eastern Connecticut.

Newgate Farm

Judi Sedor

P.O. Box Y

East Granby, CT 06026

(860) 653-4758


Products Available: vegetables, small fruit

Helpful Info: Direct school delivery (Greater Hartford Area).

Ox Hollow Farm

Mark & Tammie Maynard

186 Railtree Hill Road

Woodbury, CT 06798

(860) 354-3315

Products available: USDA Certified beef and pork. Also, a full line of vegetables.

Helpful Info: Direct School delivery available. Colleges and universities welcome!

Palazzi Orchard

Jean & Mark Palazzi

1393 North Road, Rte. 101

East Killingly, CT 06243

(860) 774-4363


Products Available: apples, peaches, limited vegetables & herbs

Helpful Info: Direct to school delivery available.

Pell Farm

Kevin Pell

23 Stafford Road

Somers, CT 06071

(860) 749-3582


Products Available: strawberries

Helpful Info: Statewide direct-to-school delivery available.

Peter Draghi Orchard

Peter and Phyllis Draghi

379 Scantic Road

East Windsor, CT 06088

(860) 282-9063

Products Available: apples

Helpful Info: Please call for more information. We are just starting with Farm-to-School. Willing to deliver.

Riverview Farms

William Dufford

593 Tryon Street

South Glastonbury, CT 06073



Products Available: Macoun, Empire, Macintosh, and Ida Red apples.

Helpful Info: Will deliver to surrounding towns. School tours available.

Rogers Orchard

John Rogers

Long Bottom Road

Southington, CT 06489

(860) 229-4240

Products Available: apples, peaches, pears

Helpful Info: 25 box minimum for direct school delivery.

Rose's Berry Farm

295 Matson Hill Road

South Glastonbury, CT 06073

(860) 633-6001

Fax: (860) 657-3062


Products Available: blueberries, pears, own pasteurized cider, raspberry vinegar.

Helpful Info: Farm pick-up available. Limited delivery available, 25 box minimum (Greater Hartford area only).

Wholesale Connections:  FreshPoint, LLC 


Shafer Farm

David Shafer

Phone:   (860) 870-5757

Cell:      (860) 916-4883

Products Available: potatoes

Helpful Info:    Direct school delivery available(Greater South Windsor Area).

Simpaug Farms of Suffield
Jennifer Trillo
38C Grove Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone:   (203) 431-7177

Products Available:    Corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers. eggplant, cukes and herbs.
Helpful Info: Farm located in central Connecticut. Willing to deliver locally to greater Hartford area and down to Fairfield county. Email for availability and details.

Starberry Farm

Sara & Robert Futh

81 Kielwasser Road

Washington Depot, CT 06794-1119

(860) 868-2863

Products Available: apples, peaches.

Still River Farm
Andrew J. & Dexene L.D'Appollonio
271 Love Lane
Coventry, CT 06238-1419
(860) 742-5717

Products Available: October: wheat berries or stone ground wheat, 50 lb. bags
November: Sorghum flint corn and corn meal
Helpful Info:  We are a producer of grains grown and harvested locally and under organic conditions. Our whole wheat has been found to make an excellent bread flour.  Stone ground by Grist Mill in Usquepaug, R.I. , producing exceptional texture and quality not found in modern, steel ground flours, also preserving the vital, natural nutrition of the grains. We take orders for wheat berries, wheat flour, sorghum flour and corn meal. 50 lbs bags wheat flour and wheat berries. Wheat berries are available in early fall.  Wheat flour  available beginning in October.  Sorghum and corn meal available beginning about November.  Call for prices. Call for more information.

Stuart Family Farm

William Jr. & Debra Stuart

191 Northrop Street

Bridgewater, CT 06752

(860) 210-0595


Products Available: USDA Inspected All-Natural Beef available at all times.

Helpful Info: State-wide delivery included.

T & D Growers

Joe Arisco

2035 Scott Road

Cheshire, CT 06410

(203) 271-0113


Products Available: Green and yellow summer squash, bell and fryer peppers, eggplant. Call for other produce. We grow annuals, hanging baskets and seasonal potted plants, too.

Helpful Info: Check with your wholesaler to see if they carry our products! We work many of your major wholesalers in the state!

Urban Oaks Organic Farm

Mike Kandeffer

225 Oak Street

New Britain, CT 06051-1225

(860) 223-6200


Products Available: Certified Organic produce. Wide range of varieties including heirlooms.

Helpful Info: Direct School delivery available in Greater New Britain Area. Direct farm pick-up available.

Woodbridge Farm

David & Julia Smagorinsky

30 Woodbridge Road

Salem, CT 06420

(860) 889-5797


Products Available: pasture raised beef

Woodstock Orchards, LLC

Doug Young

494 Route 169, P.O. Box 113

Woodstock, CT 06281-0113

(860) 928-2225

Products Available: apples, peaches, pears, blueberries, some vegetables

Helpful Info: Some direct school delivery available.

Wright's Orchard and Dried Flower Farm

Todd & Joyclyn Wright

271 South River Road

Tolland, CT 06084

(860) 872-1665


Products Available: apples, peaches, some vegetables.

Helpful Info: Limited school delivery (Greater Tolland Area).

Zentek Farm

Paul Zentek

325 Higgins Road

Cheshire, CT 06410

(203) 271-0441

Products Available: vegetables

Helpful Info: Farm pick-up only.