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logoField House Farm, LLC is a family run farm in the Connecticut shoreline town of Madison. Utilizing the grounds of our 1720 farm house, we have created a sustainable farm operation consisting of a large produce garden, chickens, heritage turkeys, Shetland and Hampshire sheep, Alpine goats, pigs, a llama, and a donkey.

We practice humane and responsible farming and animal care practices. We offer USDA processed poultry and pork products. We maintain a Farmer’s Pledge status with the Northeast Organic Farming Association. [Read more...]

Two more dinners scheduled

IMG_4388 We have scheduled two more of our very popular field to table dinners. The first will be on Thursday April 24, and in May,  we’ll host another on Thursday May 29th.  Chef Matt Backe from a’VERT Brassiere will be making anotherappearance in our farm kitchen with a wonderful early spring menu. Field to table dining with complimentary wine pairing by John Algieri of Madison Wine Shop.

These are  very intimate gatherings in our farm kitchen and they have limited seating. These special evenings are priced at $120 per person and reservations can be made by email or by calling (203) 779-9187. Please note which date you would like to join us.

Our next field to table dinner

792345_444115168989400_1695680364_oBe sure to reserve a seat at our next field to table dinner on Friday March 28. Chef Matt Backe from a’VERT Brassiere will be making his second appearance in our farm kitchen with a wonderful early spring menu. Field to table dining with complimentary wine pairing by John Algieri of Madison Wine Shop.

This is a very intimate gathering in our farm kitchen and has limited seating. This special evening is priced at $120 per person and reservations can be made by email or by calling (203) 779-9187.

Madison Historical Society Lecture

I have been asked to speak as the final lecturer in the Lee Lecture Series hosted by the Madison Historical Society. I will be discussing our farm, the history of our 1720 home, as well as our place in the agricultural history and FUTURE on the shoreline.

I would love to see some familiar faces in the crowd, as well as meet new friends who are interested in learning more about Field House Farm.

Here are the details:
Sunday March 16- 4PM
Memorial Town Hall Madison Green
http://madison-ct.patch.com/groups/events/p/madison-historical-societys–lee-lecture-series

2014 CSA Program

902979_463175707083346_905462473_oWelcome to Field House Farm, LLC 2014 Vegetable CSA Program

Thank you for trusting us with providing you and your family with summer’s bounty of vegetables. When you invest in your share of the farm, you are investing in our dream as well. We hope that you are happy with your weekly supply of vegetables.

We grow everything right here on Green Hill Road and you are always welcome to visit the farm and see how things are run. In the event of sparse pickings, I have supplemented weekly baskets with produce from other local farms that manage their crops with the same chemical free philosophies that we have. We do not use any manufactured chemicals on our crops. On rare occasion, we have used certified organic products in addition to natural elements (livestock/chicken poop, leaves, and grass clippings). This is the exception, not the norm. We painstakingly remove visible bugs or eggs from our plants instead of using chemicals. We trust that you would rather have a bug or two on your produce than nasty chemicals. We also have our soil tested by the State of CT Department of Agriculture to ensure the health of our soil.

Each activity we undertake here at the farm is at the mercy of the weather and the seasons. When you invest in a farm share, you undertake the same anxieties that we do in terms of what Mother Nature can throw our way. By participating in a farm share, you recognize the risk of crop loss or damage by weather or catastrophe.

Farm shares will be available for pick up on the farm each week. In the event that you and your family will be away on the date of your pick up, we ask that you please plan to have a friend come pick it up for their use. We have to plan for our veggies very early (now!!) and will have a surplus (or rotten veggies!) if you don’t get yours each week. Please notify us in advance if you know that you will not be able to pick up your produce.

Thank you for sharing this experience with us. We look forward to a productive season. Please download our 2014 CSA agreement here.

2014 Summer Agriculture Program for Children

anya baby sheepField House Farm is happy to announce the schedule for two week-long sessions of our Summer Agriculture Program for Children.

The program will introduce kids to basic farming practices, allowing them to plant and harvest in our large garden and greenhouse. We will learn about what grows in Connecticut and what all of us can do with just a small amount of space, or even containers! Kids will leave with the skills to grow some of their own veggies to share with their families! Kids will also learn about the animals that we have on our farm, including chickens, ducks, turkeys, guinea fowl, donkey, pigs, sheep, goats, cows, and a llama. We will discuss the care of these animals and the kids will be allowed to participate in their care….and their play! Additionally, each day will allow time for either a nature themed Art class, an Earth and food science class, or nature crafts with specialized teachers.

The program will have two separate sessions:

Session I:  Monday July 07-Friday July 11
Session II: Monday July 14-Friday July 18
All sessions are open to children from the age of 5-12 years old.

All days will start at 9am and end at 1pm. A healthy snack and drink will be provided. Lunch will not be included in our day.
The total price for the week is $300 per child. There will be a 10% discount off the fee for a second child in a family.

Download our registration form here.

If you are interested, please email me with your session preferences. To maintain a minimum of 1 adult to six children, we can accommodate a max of 12 children for each session, so please sign up quickly if you are interested. Thank you for your continued support of our family farm!

Two new Field to Table dinners planned

1559446_597542816979967_374451185_oWe are thrilled to announce that Chef Eric Hole will be returning from his trip to China and preparing two wonderful field to table meal in our farm kitchen. The first is on Wednesday, February 12th, and another on Wednesday, February 26. Both dinners are at 6 p.m.

Dinners are $120 and reservations can be made by email or by calling (203) 779-9187.

Children’s Hats, scarves, and hair scrunchies now available

We are excited to announce that we are now offering custom made hats made from our Shetland sheep wool and Llama fibers. When ordering, please specify which animal and what size you would like. All items are hand crafted specifically for Field House Farm using our natural, un-dyed fibers by artist Lisa Currier. She has hand sewn soft flannel lining into each garment.

Hats: Lamb, Owl, or Bear.
Infant: $25
Youth: $29

Scarves: $20

Hair Scrunchies: $4
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Wine Lovers Delight Dinner

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UPDATE: the January 23rd dinner is sold out.

Field House Farm is thrilled to welcome Chef David Borselle, Jr back to our kitchen on Thursday January 23 at 6PM. Chef David and I started this dinner series together while he was the head chef at Bar Bouchee, but hasn’t been in our farm kitchen to cook for us since this summer. In the interim, Chef David has worked tirelessly to open his own French restaurant, a’VERT Brasserie, in West Hartford Center. Chef David will be presenting a field to table dinner in the same format as our other dinners, but we will be focusing on a higher caliber of wines to compliment Chef’s amazing four to five course menu. The evening will wrap up with dessert from Hen and Heifer Bakery in Guilford, as well as an after dinner drink selection. This is a very intimate gathering in our farm kitchen and has limited seating. Please call or email for reservations. This special evening is priced differently from our regular farm to table dinner series and costs $150 per person.

Newest arrival

baby breaghaOur newest baby to the farm arrived from Race Hill Farm in Roxbury, CT today. Baby Breagha is a 6 month old Scottish Highland Heifer. We intend to breed her when she is around 2 years old. She is a heritage breed of cattle which is known for its strength, meat, and sweet disposition.