FAIRVUE FARMS OPEN HOUSE and TOUR
Saturday, June 8, 2013
1 to 3PM
199 Route 171, Woodstock CT
Fairvue Farms is looking for land to grow crops
Local dairy farm needs land to grow crops. For the best care of your land, contact Fairvue Farms LLC at 860.928.9483.
Exhibit at Roseland Cottage in 2010
Farmers, Cows and the Land, an exhibition about the modern history of dairy farming in Connecticut, opened at the Roseland Cottage carriage barn in June 2010.
The illustrated exhibition was the result of a partnership between Historic New England and The Farmer’s Cow, a local dairy cooperative. The goal of the partnership was to capture, preserve and share the story of dairy farming in Connecticut over the past century. Historic New England staff and volunteers conducted nearly twenty oral history interviews with farmers from the six farms that make up The Farmer’s Cow. The interviews, which touched on topics ranging from the family tradition of dairy farming and the importance of the state’s agricultural heritage and land to technological improvements and the influence and necessity of agricultural advocacy organizations, formed the basis of the exhibition. Photographs from the farmers’ private albums and Historic New England’s archives illustrate the exhibition.
This partnership between Historic New England and The Farmer’s Cow is part of Historic New England’s centennial anniversary initiative 100 Years, 100 Communities. The goal of the 100 Years, 100 Communities initiative is to protect and share New England's twentieth-century history. Historic New England is partnering with communities throughout the region on projects that capture their unique stories before they are lost. For more information, visit Centennial.HistoricNewEngland.org/100-communities. This partnership project was supported, in part, by grants from the Connecticut Humanities Council and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.
Garden Club offers $1,000 Scholarship
The Woodstock Area Garden Club offers a $1,000 scholarship to any High School student living in the town of Woodstock, Thompson, Eastford, Pomfret, Putnam or Killingly who is pursuing an Associate or B.S. in Horticulture, Environment, Agriculture or Ag Business. Eligible students enrolled at Woodstock Academy, Hyde School, Tourtellotte, Marianapolis, Pomfret School, Putnam High, Killingly Vo-Ag or Ellis Tech should check with their guidance counselor for applications.
Barnyard Babies Birthing Center at the Woodstock Fair
Woodstock Fairgrounds, 281 Route 169, Woodstock, CT. A unique opportunity to see the wonder of calving. Mother cows courtesy of Fairvue Farms, Woodstock and Fort Hill Farms in Thompson. More information.
Celebrating Agriculture - September each year from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Free and open to the public
Celebrating Agriculture Event at the Woodstock Fairgrounds, 281 Route 169, Woodstock, CT. A day filled with agricultural displays, family events, food and entertainment. Free admission and parking. Enjoy a hayride and farm tour of Fairvue Farms. More information.
From the Woodstock Villager, 09/26/2008: "Weaver [chair of the Celebrating Ag Steering Committee] said he got a lot of positive feedback from folks who took a ride through the working dairy farm, which was Fairvue Farms adjacent to the fairground. "I heard one mother share the excitement of her children being able to ride right through [the dairy barn]," he said. You always hear of a farm operation, but when you ride through a farm with cows on both sides or you, there's nothing like it. Thanks to Paul and Diane Miller." Weaver said northeaster Connecticut's farming community does a lot of work, and as consumers, we need to make sure they have what they need to operate." See complete article on 2008 event.
A New Face on Your Grocery Shelves
Fairvue Farms is proud to be one of six dairy farms to contribute to Connecticut's own brand of natural, fresh milk. You may have already noticed the friendly gaze of a pretty cow on the front of a half gallon of The Farmer's Cow milk, a new brand of milk appearing at most grocery store shelves around Connecticut. Or, you can buy The Farmer's Cow milk by visiting our farm at 199 Route 171, Woodstock, CT.
Over the past twenty years, it has become harder and harder for dairy farmers to stay in business here in Connecticut. Twenty years ago, Connecticut had 481 dairy farms. Ten years ago, we had 289. As you read this, 150 dairy farms are working.
So in an attempt to compete with the massive dairy farms out west which produce by far the bulk of milk available in this country, six local dairy farms, including Fairvue, got together and decided to create their own brand of milk--and The Farmers Cow was born.
Read about it in the Hartford Courant: Not Cowing Down To The System
The Stories Behind the Milk We Drink
Read the Our Better Nature article in the Villager Newspapers that appeared on June 11, 2010, featuring Fairvue Farms and The Farmers Cow.
Baby Calf Visits Northwood, April 10, 2009
Diane Miller of Fairvue Farms visited Northwood Childcare with a two week old calf, with taste testing of Farmer's Cow brand milk - see PHOTOS
Speak up for Agriculture! March 18th, 9-10 a.m., Hartford CT
The CT Farm Bureau is working with other groups to hold a major agriculture rally & lobby day at the state capitol. The event will coincide with Ag Day on Wednesday, March 18th. There are a number of legislative proposals that would do great harm to farming and agriculture in our state: Elimination of the farmer sales and fuels tax exemptions and raiding funds for farmland preservation, ag viability grants and Connecticut Grown, to name a few. Speak Up for Agriculture! March 18th On the Capitol Steps 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. or Watch it Disappear! See flyer for details.
Fairvue Farms Awarded Agriculture Viability Grant in June 2008
Under the Connecticut Department of Agriculture Farm Reinvestment Program, a total of $586,458 was awarded to 17 producers in the state. These are matching grants for $40,000 to provide seed money for projects that enhance existing agricultural operations. Fairvue Farm's grant request was for a 60' by 112' covered composting facility. This facility will utilize the manure produced at our Putnam heifer raising facility. The manure will be composted and then used as bedding or sold for gardening. The DEP currently requires that active composting processes for manure wastes be under a roof.
Tour of Woodstock Barns held on June 7, 2008
Fairvue Farms was part of the program "Barns: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," a conference and exhibitions showcasing barns of Woodstock in the context of New England barn history. The tour was by the Woodstock Historic Properties Commission in partnership with Historic New England and the Woodstock Historical Society, and was made possible with support from the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism.
- The Farmer's Cow - In the News (current happenings, media news articles, past events and recognition)
- Children benefit from flavored milk, Dairy Herd Management, 04/22/08
- Visit the farm during Celebrating Agriculture, usually the third Saturday in September
- the Barnyard Babies Birthing Center at the Woodstock Fair
- Helping Out with the Heifer Project
- Heifers Helping the Hungry, Villager newspapers, 05/09/08
- From the Me Generation to the We Generation, 01/23/2008
- Living as a Locavore, Our Better Nature, Villager newspapers, 10/10/2008