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, October 26, 2016
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, 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.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
“Compared to the naturalist, the gardener never fell head over heels for nature. He's seen her ruin his plans too many times for that. The gardener has learned, perforce, to live with the ambiguities - that she is all neither all good nor all bad, that she gives as well as takes away. Nature's apt to pull the rug out from under us at any time, to make a grim joke of our noblest intention. Perhaps this explains why garden writing tends to be comic, rather than lyrical or elegiac in the way that nature writing usually is...”
- Michael Pollan, Second Nature
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
As you visit the farm, you will notice two new faces, Justin and Nicola come to us from Malaysia and Connecticut, through the World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms program, and will be working here through the summer.
|Many hands make, well, less heavy work.|
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
We will again be hosting Dinners at the Farm this year - and reservations have already started booking up fast. For ticket information, click on this link:
Thursday, January 14, 2016
We are thrilled to be featured in Connecticut Food & Farm's Winter 2016 Issue! Read the article here
Thank you Winter Caplanson for the beautiful pictures and great write up!
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Things To Do In Clinton and Madison, CTVISIT: Barberry Hill Farm, Madison; If you’re looking for eggs warm from the henhouse, if you need a bunch of flowers cut for your 4’ vase, if you’re in the market for organic produce or just want to stand among sheep, cows and chickens to feel like a farmer for a few minutes, come to Kelly and Kingsley Goddard’s 25 acre working farm. Recently heralded in New York Magazine as a great place for weddings, Barberry Hill is as rustic and authentic as it gets, and if you arrive during a busy time, you may be put to work. Former High School English teacher Kingsley took over his Dad’s farm – what he describes as a “typical farm at the turn of the century” after his Dad passed away. It’s a fascinating look at a vanishing way of life. Informal tours offered, but call first.
Thank you Getawaymavens!