About Cloverleigh Farm
Cloverleigh (klo-ver-LEE) Farm is a
small diverse vegetable business that
grows fresh and flavorful produce
using organic production methods
that are good for the earth. We are
certified organic by Baystate Organic
Certifiers. Disease and pest issues are
handled using products approved by
the National Organic Program.
The farm was established in 2014
on rented land in Colchester.
After a season struggling with poison
ivy and poor soil fertility, the farm business moved to Mansfield in 2015 only to relocate in 2016 to a wonderful piece of farmland at the old Martin Farm on Mansfield City Road. With a focus on a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, the farm aims to connect people to a place; a place where you can talk to your farmer, a place where you can see a small farm operation in person, a place where only fresh and flavorful produce is available, a place where you can meet your neighbors, a place you can feel comfortable bringing your children, a place where there is history, and a place where a small business begins to grow through the support of the community.
Cloverleigh Farm is CERTIFIED ORGANIC through Baystate Organic Certifiers and is the only certified organic farm in Mansfield.
We have also signed the CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge, which indicates our commitment to farming, marketing and land stewardship in accordance with sound ecological and economic principles. You can find our listing the CT NOFA Food and Farming Guide.
Susan Mitchell began farming in New York's Hudson Valley, a hot spot for the sustainable food movement, before moving to Connecticut in 2010. After managing farms for non-profits and private individuals, she began Cloverleigh Farm in 2014. She is a founding member of the New Connecticut Farmer Alliance, a National Young Farmers Coalition member, CT NOFA member, and Connecticut Farm Bureau Association member.
Meet Bruno, farm cat extraordinaire, who now lives at home with Susan.
Thank you Patrick Raycraft and the Hartford Courant for permission to use video footage.