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Eggplant

Eggplant

The eggplant remains a favorite of Felix and Fanny (farm security).  They make a mean Babaganoush! Applegreen: Cute strain of eggplant that is sure to be winner here at Waldingfield Farm. Introduced in the 1960s, this oval-shaped pale green skinned garden hero has been succeeding […]

Cucumber

Cucumber

Always a strong crop for us, the cucumber is a true all star during the summer and early fall months. Cool as a… True Lemon: A tremendous star on the late 19th century American baseball scene, Ol’ True serves it up with the best of […]

Corn

Corn

We have not grown much corn in the past but we are looking to get some to the people in 2012! Silver Queen: The true standard. White summer sweet corn is the perfect meal in August and September, when it is traditionally available. Every farm […]

Collards

Collards

Once you try our collards you may never eat spinach again.  Solid green, baby, solid. Champion: An All-South player before a seven player deal in 1995 brought him to unfamiliar waters in the Northeast. Rarely performs until fall, but usually stuns the crowd with bursts […]

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Long dismissed by the broccoli clique, the hearty cauliflower looks to break out from behind the shadows of his brassicas cousins… Fremont: An early, dependable production variety that has proved to be a crowd favorite in test trials around the globe and especially in New […]

Carrots

Carrots

We have had mixed success the past few years with our carrot crop but look for a strong rebound in 2012! Good for the eyes… Availability: Beginning in July Carrots are good. Carrots are great. Eat your carrots for goodness sake. Dragon: Did Peter, Paul, […]

Cabbage

Cabbage

Sweet and delicious, the cabbage remains one of the farm crew favorites.  Slaw anyone? Columbia: This cabbage actually went to Harvard, and the ironic thing is that this cabbage head is green. Regal Red: Bright purplish-red colored leaves add numerous possibilities in the kitchen. Availability: […]

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

Ah, the brusel sprout.  That wee cabbage with the sweet finish of the hard frost.  Love, love, love the sprout!

Broccoli Raab

Broccoli Raab

Whether you call it Raab or Cime de Rapa, we have always loved the amazing flavor of this wilder version of Broccoli.  We also enjoy the flowers when the plant has gone to seed.  Absolutely delicious in a salad or chopped fresh over some pasta […]

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

The tomato, the love apple, the fruit of the gods…. As you can tell, we love our tomatoes! Each year we try to introduce new varieties to the menu but we also make sure to always have the classics.  Brandywine, Green Zebra, Cherokee. The tomato […]

Zucchini

Zucchini

We grow a variety of zucchini here the farm, and they are not only delicious, they are tremendously versatile. We love to sauté the flowers with oil and garlic or throw them on the grill. We have zucchini squash in green, yello, even purple!  Yeah!

Winter Squash

Winter Squash

Waldingfield always has a strong winter squash crop.  Durable, delicious, and remarkably varied, we look to have it available all fall and deep into each winter season.

Beets

Beets

Beets are one crop we will be focusing on more carefully in 2012.  some swear they have healing powers. Who knew? Bulls Blood: The juice from this beet is used to make the only red food coloring by Swedish law. That really is true. Would […]

Beans

Beans

We grow a number of bean varieties on the farm. As you know, they’re good for your heart.! Cherokee Trail of Tears: An astonishing black bean that arrived at the hallowed ground of Waldingfield Farm after many moons of travel. Cold and hungry, this delicious […]

Patrick Horan

Patrick Horan

Patrick (owner) has been full-time since 2006. Prior to that (he was a part-time farmer from 1996-2006)where he worked in finance at R.G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, a New York City hedge fund, while also pursuing acting. He is a graduate of Union College (B.A. English) and […]

Quincy Horan

Quincy Horan

Q (co-owner) has been at the farm since the first season back in 1990.  His passion for growing organic food most likely came from his stint out west attending Pitzer College, from which he received a B.A. in History.  While this passion continues to consume […]

Jed Borken

Jed Borken

Jed came to Waldingfield in the spring of 2010 and quickly proved to be the missing link in our business/farm operations. Today he  is the farm’s Manager.  Originally from the midwest, Jed earned his JD from Seattle University School of Law before relocating to the […]

Protect Future Generations

Protect Future Generations

Children receive four times the exposure than an adult to at least eight widely used cancer-causing pesticides in food. The food choices you make now will impact your child’s health in the future.

Broccoli

Broccoli

Always a big fall crop at the farm, its said that Waldingfield’s broccoli tastes sweeter then most.  look for it in the late spring, too.

The Farm

The Farm

Waldingfield Farm, of Washington, Ct. is an organic vegetable farm. Our operation is certified by Baystate Organic Certifiers.  A diversified CSA and market farm, we have been producing fine, organic and sustainable produce for over twenty years. Have a look around the site, view some […]

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