Think about it. Six generations of Jones have tended to this beautiful acreage in Shelton, Connecticut.
Much of the state knows the Jones Family Farms as a place to grab your pumpkins for Halloween, or strawberries and blueberries and to cut your own Christmas tree.
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I live in Seymour and never realized how diversified Jones Farm is. I know where to take the grand kids for a day! :>)
Marion, you’re going to love taking your grand children there. It’s just beautiful.
All I have to say Annie is that you are amazing. I looooved this place and Noah and I looooved visiting it with you. And you have completely brought it to life on this post that I hope countless people read and enjoy.
Love you Annie Mame.
Kendra, that was really fun wasn’t it? A real escape, but not far from the real world. I’m thinkin this would be a lovely place to do a beautiful video.
What a lovely place – I will be sure to visit!
Donna, if you’re thinking like I’m thinking you’ll get 11 of your girlfriends and go walk on the farm ,gather up your ingredients and do a cooking class. I’m strategizing about this as I write this. 🙂
Pick a sunny day and walk the farm and then try the great wines, rally good.
Thanks for another great post. Farmers of all types can use all the help they can get.
The dairy industry in the Northeast U.S. is in crisis. Some New England states provide financial support, including direct subsidies to milk producers. For many farmers this is not enough, as costs of production exceed the price they receive for their product.
Some farms are able to diversify, or reduce herd size to survive. Others operate at a loss until they run out of cash, then go out of business.
In Massachusetts, the number of dairy farms has declined from 829 in 1980 to about 180 now. In Connecticut, 663 in 1980, now 152.
Dairy farming as a way of life in this area is fast becomming a thing of the past. Time marches on.
Joe, interesting words as we were all discussing the subsidies or lack there of at the Jones Farm on Saturday. Those bumper stickers cropping up all over “No Farms, No Food” should be taken to heart. That campaign needs to get really ramped up.
Thanks for writing in.
It is the dairy farms that are responsible, in part, for the beautiful landscape that is Connecticut. Without these farms not only would we miss the local dairy products but the beauty as well. Thank you Annie for helping to spread the word.
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