4th Annual Goshen Open Farm Tour 2015
Presented by The Goshen Agriculture Council
Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, August 2, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Goshen Fairgrounds
 10 Farms - 2 Days - 1 Town
Goshen, Connecticut

Join us for a celebration of Goshen's great farms!
 Come meet the Farmers, Beekeepers, Wine makers, Blueberry growers,
Bison Farmers and more who make Goshen's bounty so abundant and delicious!
 Note: some farms have special hours and demonstrations, see below for details.
Tours and special events will be on going all weekend long!

Launch point for the tour is at The Gazebo:
Goshen Fairgrounds  (Rte 63)
116 Old Middle Street, Goshen, CT. 06756
Contact: Clint - 860-307-6244
Please Note: some farms have special hours
and demonstrations... see below for details.

Information and maps will be available at each farm
or you may visit the main information booth at
The Gazebo building located on the Goshen Fairgrounds.
 Farm tour representatives will be there to answer questions
and assist with directions to the farms.

The 2015 Litchfield County 4-H Fair
will be in session during this weekend at the Goshen Fairgrounds.
Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, August 2 ~ 9am-4pm
@ Goshen Fairgrounds
 

The Participating Farms are:

1. Ivy Mountain Farm
203 Ivy Mountain Rd., Goshen
Specializing in the sale of Dairy Goats to individual families who desire
to produce fresh goat milk, ice cream, soap, cheese, and butter.

Ivy Mountain Farm will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm
with demonstrations by request on animal husbandry (eg.)
hoof care, milking, assessing for health issues.        
860-491-1498

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2. Miranda Vineyard
42 Ives Rd., Goshen
Open: Saturday 12-6 pm & Sunday 12-5 pm
** Featuring a special wine demonstration on
Sunday, August 2nd at 2:00 pm
860-491-9906

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3. Goshen Farmers Market
(located at Miranda Vineyard)
42 Ives Road, Goshen, CT 06756
Saturday, August 1st, from  10 am - 1 pm
 
The Goshen Farmers Market will be open on Saturday, August 1st from 10 am to 1 pm.
We are located again this year at Miranda Vineyard and have an extensive list of local vendors.
We also have the GFM On line ordering where customers can order their
fresh meats and seafood and pick them up at the Market.

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4. Mohawk Bison
47 Allyn Rd., Goshen
Offering an on Farm Store featuring Bison Meat
and Mohawk Bison T-Shirts
860-601-0206
** Note: Mohawk Bison is open
Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 4 pm
** Offering Hayrides throughout the weekend

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5. Old Barn Farm
300 Bartholomew Hill Rd., Goshen

Offering 15 different varities of Blueberries
860-491-0017

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6. Pie Hill Farm
71 Pie Hill Road, Goshen
Quality Horse Boarding & Training in Litchfield County
860-480-0249
Featuring a special event:
Perfect Partnership Riding Demonstration
Trainer: Beth Dube
Saturday & Sunday ~ 1:00 - 2:30 PM

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7. Serenity Farm
213 East Street North, Goshen
Come and see a "farm-to-be" that is already off-grid.
The farm will be a self sustained, organic farm growing fruits,
 vegetables, herbs and many flowers.
It will be the home to 4 alpacas, many chickens
and at least 2 bee hives next spring.
Explore the beginnings of a farm, what goes
into the planning and thoughts of a "farm to be."
Sharon Lauglin
203-554-3524

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8. Sunset Meadow Vineyards
599 Old Middle St., Goshen

**Note: Our Winery will be open from 11:00 - 6:00 pm
 on Saturday and 11:00 am  - 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Events for Open Farm Tour
Saturday at 2:00 & 4:00 pm  & Sunday at 3:00 pm :  
Meet our Winemaker and join him for a vineyard
and wine production tour/and educational session.

Highlights of our Farm:   Sunset Meadow Vineyards is a family owned and
operated farm and winery located on Route 63 in Goshen.  The land which is
 now vineyard has always been dedicated to farmland. Having been a horse farm,
dairy farm, beef cattle and hay and now vineyard.  There are over 50 acres
of intensely planted grapevines throughout our vineyards here at Sunset Meadow.  
We are extremely dedicated to practicing sustainable farming methods.
(Some of which you will learn on the tour).  Sunset Meadow Vineyards
has been proudly awarded  the "Certified CT Grown" distinction for our wines
and has won "Best of CT" two years running.  
Join us for a tour, a tasting, or take home a bottle!
860-201-4654

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9. Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates
280 Town Hill Road, Goshen
 
Specializing in Artisanal Chocolates made with our own cream,
butter and milk and fresh cream line pasteurized milk.
Highlights of the tour:
1. Pasteurized creamline Vanilla Milk and Whole Milk
2. Cabot Cheese Tasting -  sample award winning cheeses from Cabot
Clint: 860-307-6244  - Farm & Cows
Kimberly : 860-309-2545 - Chocolates and Creamery

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10. West Street Farm
103 West Street, Goshen
Sustainably- Grown Vegetables & Raw Honey
Lauri Szpak & Dexter Kinsella
860-491-3364

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Goshen Agriculture Council Presents
The Goshen Open Farm Tour 2014
Saturday, August 2 & Sunday, August 3, 2014
10 Farms - 2 Days - 1 Town
Goshen, Connecticut
 
Thorn family - Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates

Join us for a celebration of Goshen's great farms!
Come meet the Farmers, Beekeepers, Wine makers, Blueberry growers,
Bison Farmers and more who make Goshen's bounty so abundant and delicious!
Note: some farms have special hours and demonstrations, see below for details.
Tours and special events will be on going all weekend long!

The 4-H Fair will be on going during this weekend at the Fairgrounds.
Information and maps will be available at each farm or you may visit the
main information booth at The Gazebo building located on the Goshen Fair Grounds.
Farm tour representatives will be there to answer questions and assist with directions.

Launch point for the tour is The Gazebo:
Goshen Fairgrounds
(Rte 63) 116 Old Middle Street,
Goshen, CT 06756
Contact: 860-307-6244

The Participating Farms are:

1. Ivy Mountain Farm
Specializing in the sale of Dairy Goats to individual families who desire
to produce fresh goat milk, ice cream, soap, cheese, and butter.
Ivy Mountain Rd., Goshen
860-491-1498
marytracy7@gmail.com

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2. Miranda Vineyard
42 Ives Rd., Goshen
860-491-9906
www.mirandavineyard.com
maria@mirandavineyard.com
** Featuring a special wine demonstration on
Sunday, August 3rd at 2:00 PM

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3. Mohawk Bison
Offering an on Farm Store featuring Bison Meat
and Mohawk Bison T-Shirts
47 Allyn Rd., Goshen
860-601-0206
www.mohawkbison.com
mohawkbison@snet.net
** Note: Mohawk Bison is open
Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 - 4:00 pm
** Offering Hayrides throughout the weekend

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4. Old Barn Farm

Offering 15 different varities of Blueberries
300 Bartholomew Hill Rd., Goshen
860-491-0017
www.oldbarnfarm.com
carl@oldbarnfarmct.com

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5. Pie Hill Farm
Quality Horse Boarding & Training in Litchfield County
71 Pie Hill Road, Goshen
860-480-0249
piehillfarm.com
mgrambo@amcomm.net
Featuring a special event:
Perfect Partnership Riding Demonstration
Trainer: Beth Dube
Saturday & Sunday ~ 1:00 - 2:30 PM

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6. Sunset Meadow Vineyards

599 Old Middle St., Goshen
860-201-4654
www.sunsetmeadowvineyards.com
sunsetmeadowvineyards@yahoo.com

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7. Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates
Specializing in Artisanal Chocolates made with our own cream,
butter and milk and fresh cream line pasteurized milk.
280 Town Hill Road, Goshen
860-309-2545 or 860-307-6244
www.thorncrestfarm.net
tcfarmllc@optimum.net

**Featuring:
1. Cabot Cheese Tasting each day
2. Seth & Sue Breakell will present their team of Oxen
with a demonstration on commands and training
Saturday & Sunday ~ 12:00 & 2:00 PM

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8. West Street Farm
Sustainably- Grown Vegetables & Raw Honey
103 West Street, Goshen
860-491-3364
laurszpak@att.net
** West Street Farm will highlight Jacob's Solar Wax Melter
and talks on Beekeeping and Honey

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9. Windy Hill Farm
Vegetables at the Goshen Farmers' Market on
Saturday mornings from 9:30am - 12:30pm
Windy Hill Sugar House
91 Hill House Rd., Goshen
860-491-3021

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10. Goshen Farmers Market
@ Miranda Vineyard, 42 Ives Road, Goshen
Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - rain or shine
goshenfarmersmarket.com
info@goshenfarmersmarket.com
Goshen Farmers' Market - BZ Page

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Goshen Agriculture Council Presents
The Goshen Open Farm Tour 2013
August 3rd & 4th, 2013 ~ 10am-4pm
- 9 Farms - 2 Days - 1 Town
Goshen, Connecticut

This is a free tour and open to the public. The tour will feature nine of Goshen's great farms and farmers
- from vineyards, blueberries a working dairy farm to bison. New this year is a working Sugar House,
Wine making demonstrations, on farm store at the Bison farm, artisanal Chocolates and beekeeping;
 it is an opportunity to experience "The Bounty of The County"
and explore the variety of local agriculture in Goshen, CT.

The Goshen Agriculture Council was established in 2011 to preserve, protect and promote
the abundant and varied agriculture which is woven throughout the
fields and pastures of this beautiful and historic town.

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Mohawk Bison
47 Allyn Rd.
Goshen, CT 06756
860-601-0206

featuring locally grown bison meat

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West Street Farm
103 West Street,
Goshen, CT 06756
860-491-3364

Offering CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) memberships
with over 80 current CSA subscribers
Featuring a wide variety of organic vegetables


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Thorncrest Farm
& Milk House Chocolates
280 Town Hill Rd.
Goshen, CT 06756
860-309-2545

milk, artisanal chocolates, cheese, sawmill, hand-made furniture
 
owners Clint Thorn (left) and Kim Thorn (right center)


 

 


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Miranda Vineyard
42 Ives Road
Goshen, CT 06756
860-491-9906

Wine production and sales
owners Maria and Manny Miranda





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Old Barn Farm
300 Bartholomew Hill Rd.
Goshen, CT 06756
860-491-0017

blueberries, blueberries and more blueberries!


 


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Ivy Mountain Farm
203 Ivy Mountain Rd.
Goshen, CT 06756
860-491-1498

specializing in the sale of goats to individual families
who want to produce fresh goat milk, ice cream,
cheese, butter and soap



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Break Hill Farm
249 Old Middle Street
Goshen, CT 06756
860-491-2476

Beef cattle, chickens, sheep

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Sunset Meadow Vineyard
599 Old Middle Street
Goshen, CT 06756
860-201-4654

Wine production and sales




 

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Windy Hill Farm
50 North Street
Goshen, CT 06756
860-491-3021

featuring vegetables
at the Goshen Farmer's Market
 on Saturdays from 9:30am-12:30pm

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Goshen Agriculture Council Presents
"The Goshen Open Farm Tour 2013"
August 3rd & 4th, 2013 ~ 10am-4pm
- 9 Farms - 2 Days - 1 Town
Goshen, Connecticut

This is a free tour and open to the public. The tour will feature nine of Goshen's great farms and farmers
- from vineyards, blueberries a working dairy farm to bison. New this year is a working Sugar House,
Wine making demonstrations, on farm store at the Bison farm, artisanal Chocolates and beekeeping;
 it is an opportunity to experience "The Bounty of The County"
and explore the variety of local agriculture in Goshen, CT.
The hours for the tour are 10- 4 pm Saturday and Sunday.

 The launch point is the Gazebo building at the Goshen Fairgrounds
(116 Old Middle Street - Rte. 63) Goshen, CT.
 during the 4-H Fair (a free admission fair).  

This is where brochures, maps and general information about
the tour and the participating farms can be obtained.

The website for more information is: goshenagcouncil.org/home
The Goshen Agriculture Council was established in 2011 to preserve, protect and promote
the abundant and varied agriculture which is woven throughout the
fields and pastures of this beautiful and historic town.
Contact Person:
Kimberly Thorn
Thorncrest Farm
Milk House Chocolates
P.O. Box 3
280 Town Hill Road
Goshen, Connecticut 06756
860-309-2545