Our farm stand is open from July 1 through October 30 2016, seven days a week, 10 am to 6 pm on weekdays and 10am to 5 pm on weekends, 10-5 during the month of October.
If you’re looking for the freshest vegetables, fruit, sweet corn, and flowers, our farm stand is the place! We’ve been in business since 1960, and have built a local reputation for the best produce available.
We begin in the early summer with sweet corn, cucumbers (both pickling and salad types,) summer squash, fresh basil, parsley, sage, lavender, and cilantro, radishes, beets, kale, Swiss chard, spinach, lettuce, salad mix, juicy berries, baby potatoes, and fennel. High summer brings us the addition of red and heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, peaches, nectarines, summer apples, blueberries, green beans, and the coveted Silver Queen. In the fall, winter squashes, carrots, pumpkins, turnips, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and many varieties of apples become available as frost sets in and winter takes over.
We are committed to providing the absolute best food you can buy, and most often pick the produce in the morning hours before opening. Every item we sell is always grown in Connecticut, and most of it just up the hill from the stand! Everything we grow is free of pesticides and herbicides.
Our retail location is at 851 Willard Avenue, at the intersection of Willard Ave and Garfield St in Newington. Look for the signs and the red and white striped awnings on our antique farm wagons, overflowing with tasty vegetables!
How we grow
You’ve found your local source for the freshest, tastiest, and healthiest vegetables available.
We grow a huge variety of vegetables here at Eddy Farm, where the deep red volcanic soil imparts unrivaled flavor and the hot Connecticut summer brings everything to peak ripeness on the vine.
You may wonder what it means to grow without the use of chemicals. That means that though we are not Certified Organic, we choose to grow all the food we sell without the use of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. Our main defense against disease and pests is soil balance maintenance, achieved with periodic testing and additions of various minerals. Healthy plants whose needs are provided for by the mineral content of the soil are naturally resistant to any bugs or disease. This may be more expensive, and is certainly more trouble than using standard practices, but it is very important to us to maintain the biological viability of our soil, now and for the future. This is for the vibrant health of our family and yours.
We also do not grow any Genetically Modified varieties.
If you’re shopping our vegetables and have a question, inspiration, or just an itch for a chat, feel free to ask one of us at the farm stand. Vegetables are our business and we all love to cook, so don’t be shy!