5th Annual Goshen Open Farm Tour 2016
Presented by The Goshen Agriculture Council
Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Goshen Fairgrounds
 11 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 2016 Litchfield County 4-H Fair
will be in session during this weekend at the Goshen Fairgrounds.
Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31 ~ 9am-4pm
@ Goshen Fairgrounds



The Participating Farms are:

1. Chapel Rock Farm
239 Bartholomew Hill Road, Goshen
Chapel Rock Farm is a family-owned farm. Our farm is home to a few alpaca,
chickens and honey bees. We currently produce alpaca yarn, eggs, honey,
 wax products and whole grain mustards. We look forward to seeing you on the tour!

Chapel Rock Farm
  239 Bartholomew Hill Road, Goshen, CT. 06756
   860-294-6871

2. 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.

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

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3. Miranda Vineyard
42 Ives Rd., Goshen
Open: Saturday 12-6 pm & Sunday 12-5 pm
** Featuring a special wine demonstration on
Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m.
 Miranda Vineyard
42 Ives Road, Goshen, CT. 06756
860-491-9906

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4. 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.

Goshen Farmers' Market
42 Ives Road, Goshen, CT. 06756

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5. Mohawk Bison
47 Allyn Rd., Goshen
Offering an on Farm Store featuring Bison Meat
and Mohawk Bison T-Shirts

** Note: Mohawk Bison is open
Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 4 pm
** Offering Hayrides throughout the weekend

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

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

Offering 15 different varities of Blueberries

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

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7. Pie Hill Farm
71 Pie Hill Road, Goshen
Quality Horse Boarding & Training in Litchfield County


PIe Hill Farm
71 Pie Hill Road, Goshen, CT. 06756
860-480-0249

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8. Sunshine Acres
213 East Street North, Goshen
Sunshine Acres is a ten acre, self-sustained orgainic farm.
Our home is completely off-grid and passive solar.
We will teach people how to live with Mother Nature, not against her.

Sunshine Acres
213 East Street North, Goshen, CT. 06756
203-554-3524

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

Sunset Meadow Vineyards is a family run vineyard producing over
16 types of domestic and international award-winning wines.
We are open year round for wine tastings and sales.

Wine Tour and Demonstration at 2:00  p.m. Saturday & Sunday

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

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10. 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.
Visit the stable with the Dairy Cows. View the  Texas Longhorns,
see the Wood milling demonstration, and enjoy Cabot Cheeses

   "Voted Best Chocolates in Connecticut"
by Connecticut Magazine

  Activities and Demonstrations:
1. Cabot Cheese Tasting each day all day
2. Antique Tractor Display each day all day
3. Wood Milling Demonstration at 11:30 am each day
4. Antique Cord Wood Saw Demonstration at 12:00 p.m. each day
5. Milking Demonstration at 3:00 p.m. each day
6. Butter Making Demonstration at 3:30 p.m. each day

Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates
280 Town Hill Road, Goshen, CT. 06756
Clint: 860-307-6244  - Farm & Cows
Kimberly : 860-309-2545 - Chocolates and Creamery

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11. West Street Farm
103 West Street, Goshen
Sustainably-Grown vegetables & Raw Honey
Discussing the joys of farming and beekeeping

West Street Farm
103 West Street, Goshen, CT. 06756
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