Monday, August 22, 2016

Pistou Soup Recipe

Our Farm Stand
I decided to make some pistou soup today.  As with so many dishes, the fresher the vegetables the better.

And this is the recipe I gave for the Connecticut Farm to Table Cookbook. Learn more here: <http://www.connecticutfarmtablecookbook.com>. 
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Monday, August 15, 2016

View from the Field - DATF 2016

Five lovely evenings of Dinners at the Farm.  Over 200 guests each night enjoyed delicious food prepared by Jonathan Rapp and his crew from River Tavern.



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Dinners at the Farm Prep


We are so excited for the upcoming Dinners at the Farm, August 10th through 14th.  Here are some behind the scenes prep shots from past years.


Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Variety of Flowers (and other living things)

A walk around the farm reveals quite a few types of flowers, many of which are for sale at the stand, as well as a few other varieties of living things.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Reader Question: The Origins of Barberry Hill Farm

Kingsley's Uncle Bronson, at the Madison Beach Club location, 1910

Dear Kelly and Kingsley,
Every time I pick up my CSA, I wonder about the history of Barberry Hill Farm. How did it start?  Thanks, and I loved my tomatoes! 



That's a great question.  Barberry Hill Farm has been in our family since it was built back in 1909.

Kingsley's great uncle, Henry Warren Goddard was a circuit court judge in New York City.  As a little boy, he and his five brothers and one sister had summered in Madison in the mid 1800's.

Just after the turn of the century, he bought this property, while his brother Ralph Goddard bought the property across the street.  They both built summer and weekend homes.   When Henry Warren Goddard died, Kingsley's father, Richard Mason Goddard Jr.. bought it from Henry's widow.

While it has been a gentleman's farm, Barberry Hill Farm was evolved into a working farm by Kingsley when his father died in 1987.

Here are some family photographs of the farm and Madison from the early days.   



Our Driveway
The Barns
The original caretaker who lived in the farmer's cottage.
The Farmer's Cottage
The Farm Dog
The Maid

Middle Beach Road


Kingsley's Father, A Great Fisherman

"The Kite"

"The Florence"

Kingsley's Grandfather and Great Uncle in "The Florence"

Picnicking on Tuxis Island

Enjoying Madison