Saturday, December 17, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
We put together a grant and it got approved to be voted on by Greener Fields Together. Now we need to show that we have community support. Take a look at our grant on the voting page here:
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
"After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with a mellow warmth…the Maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The Oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her…In October any wonderful thing might be possible." - Elizabeth George Speare
Friday, September 23, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
|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>.
Or order it here:
Monday, August 15, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
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.
- Dinners at the Farm <http://www.dinnersatthefarm.com/Dinners_at_the_Farm/Welcome.html>
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
|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.
|Middle Beach Road|
|Kingsley's Father, A Great Fisherman|
|Kingsley's Grandfather and Great Uncle in "The Florence"|
|Picnicking on Tuxis Island|
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
In the June/July 2016 issue of Farm and Ranch Living, Barberry Hill Farm was selected for their "Prettiest Place In the Country"article.
We are in direct competition with food conglomerates that source products from throughout the world. Certainly we have conversations like, "No, I'm sorry, melons are not a spring crop" and "No, we do not grow lemons or any other citrus."
But many customers are looking for high-quality food and flowers that they can watch grow every time they drive by the farm to balance out what they buy in the chain stores. We provide that.
- Kingsley Goddard, Quoted in Farm and Ranch Living
Sunday, May 22, 2016
|Nephrology Researcher by Day; Entomologist/Bee Keeper in his Spare Time.|
- The Guardian: 28% of US bees wiped out this winter, suggesting bigger environmental issues <http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/11/bee-colony-deaths-environmental-problems>
And one person noted that some lilac bushes - that every other year had attracted hundreds or thousands of bees - have been completely quiet so far this year.