Local Food Sources

These are most of my favorite places in my vicinity. There are many more sources in CT and nearby NY.

Farms/Farm Stands

Fruits & Vegetables (in addition to the various Farmers Markets below)
  • Arethusa Farm Dairy, Litchfield, CT (pasteurized milk, half and half, yogurt, ice cream, sour cream, heavy cream)
  • Beltane Farm, Lebanon, CT (goat cheese)
  • Cato Corner Farm, Colchester, CT (raw milk cheeses)
  • Deerfield Farm, Durham, CT (raw milk, yogurt)
  • Ferris Acres Creamery, Newtown, CT (ice cream from their own Holsteins)
  • Foxfire Farm, 85 South Bedlam Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250, (860) 455-0739 (raw milk)
  • Ladies of Levita Road, Lebanon, CT (fresh cheeses, yogurt, pasteurized milk)
  • New Pond Farm, West Redding, CT (pasteurized creamline milk, cheese)
  • Rich Farm, Oxford, CT (raw milk is theirs, milk and cream for ice cream is from another vendor)
  • Ronnybrook Farm Dairy, Ancramdale, NY (butter, creme fraiche, pasteurized milk)
  • Sankow’s Beaver Brook, Lyme, CT (cheese and also lamb, veal, yogurt)
  • Sprout Creek Farm, Poughkeepsie, NY (cheese)
  • Smyth’s Trinity Farm, Enfield, CT (pasteurized milk, egg nog, butter, yogurt, heavy cream)
  • Stone Wall Dairy Farm, Cornwall Bridge, CT (raw milk)
Grains & Beans
  • Bantam Bread Company, Litchfield, CT
  • Cayuga Pure Organics in Brooktondale, NY. (Regional, not local. They’re about 170 miles from me but it is the closest source of some varieties of dry beans I have found so far. Distance notwithstanding, this is exactly the kind of farm from which I want to source my food.)
  • Wave Hill Breads, Wilton, CT (not local grains, but local artisans—possibly the best bread in CT)
  • Wild Hive Farm and Micro Mill, Clinton Corners, NY (local wheat, oats, corn. The cafe is closed but you can order by e-mail. Quattro’s (2251 Route 44, Pleasant Valley, NY) also carries their flours.
  • Bluestone Farm, Brewster, NY (seedlings, seeds, maple syrup, hot sauce, honey, taste-test-treats)
  • Earth Tones, Woodbury, CT (native plants nursery)
  • Goatboy Soap, New Milford, CT (soap made from goats milk and occasionally, the best fudge you’ll ever have.)
  • Maple Row Tree Farm (local Christmas trees)
  • McLaughlin Vineyards, Sandy Hook, CT (besides wine, there’s maple syrup, eggs, cheese and other interesting items)

Nearby Farmers Markets

Retail Foods Stores with Local Foods

Restaurants Serving Local Food

Local Food Search Sites