A New Hope Farm was started in 2014.

Currently, we farm two plots located in Litchfield county. One is our urban farm plot in Thomaston and the second is our market garden in Winsted.

Our main products are seasonal vegetables, herbs, and specialty produce.

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Farmers Corey and John started A New Hope Farm at the tail end of 2014, along with a couple friends from college. During their time in the horticultural program at Naugatuck Valley Community College, they were inspired by permaculture, urban farming, the native plant and local food movement. In 2015, they started growing vegetable and native plants for home gardens in a small greenhouse. In 2017, after the departure of the other founding members, Corey and John decided to increase their focus on the farm, and began growing vegetables and herbs for a CSA program and local restaurants. Now in their fifth growing season the two farmers look forward to increasing the availability of local, sustainable produce in their community and building healthy ecosystems for generations to come.

Growing Practices

Our farming practices are based on the principle of sustainability. By growing vegetables and herbs we provide a local, sustainable food source, and renewed creatively in how we prepare and enjoy food with our family and friends. In 2018 we signed CT NOFA’s farmer pledge!

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Sustainable farming practices include:

  • Planting heirloom, organic, and open pollinated seed

  • Breeding and planting our own seed stock

  • Not using pesticides

  • Not planting GMOs

  • Promoting native biodiversity by planting native plants

  • Using no till and low till practices

  • Crop rotation

  • Low fossil fuel use

  • Interplanting and companion planting crops

  • Cover cropping

  • Mulching

  • Composting

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Location

272 Torringford st

Winsted, CT 06098

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