NEWS AND EVENTS
Fairvue Farms is looking for land to grow crops!
WANTED: FARMLAND & FEED: for dairy cows. Looking to purchase, lease, contract, or rent Eastern Connecticut land. We will take care of your property as if it were ours! Highest prices paid. Please contact Fairvue Farms, 860.928.9483.
Garden Club offers $1,000 Scholarship
Each year, the Quiet Corner 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.
Celebrating Agriculture - Third Saturday after Labor Day in 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: Lynn, 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."
A 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 thirty years, it has become harder and harder for dairy farmers to stay in business here in Connecticut. Thirty years ago, Connecticut had 481 dairy farms. Twenty years ago, we had 289. As of 2015, there are about 140 working dairy farms in Connecticut.
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.
Ag Day at the Capitol
Every year, on the third Wednesday in March, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ag Day at the Capitol is held in the North Lobby and Hall of Flags at the State Capitol building in Hartford, over 50 organizations and state and federal agencies from across Connecticut, celebrate agriculture in Connecticut at the state's annual Ag Day at the Capitol. The various exhibits show the diverse aspects of agriculture from across the state. Additionally, awards are given to a number of the outstanding farmers in the state
- The Farmer's Cow - In the News (current happenings, media news articles, past events and recognition)
- Visit the farm during Celebrating Agriculture, the third Saturday after Labor Day, in September
- 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
- Our Better Nature article in the Villager Newspapers that appeared on June 11, 2010, featuring Fairvue Farms and The Farmers Cow.