About Cloverleigh Farm

Cloverleigh (klo-ver-LEE) Farm is a
small diverse vegetable business that
grows fresh and flavorful produce
using sustainable production methods.
We are certified organic by Baystate
Organic Certifiers. No synthetic
chemicals of any kind are utilized on
the farm. 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.

                                                                                                               
Susan in flowers

Susan in flowers

Farm Aid 2018

Farm Aid 2018

Panel discussion with Niaz Dorry from Food Solutions New England, Farm Aid artist Margo Price and moderator Michel Nischan.

CSA members: dad & daughter

CSA members: dad & daughter

tomato season on the farm

tomato season on the farm

birds happily nesting in the squash

birds happily nesting in the squash

sungold cherry tomatoes

sungold cherry tomatoes

sungold cherry tomatoes

fun husk cherries

fun husk cherries

happy healthy potatoes

happy healthy potatoes

newly transplanted pepper & tomato

newly transplanted pepper & tomato

taking care of our young onions

taking care of our young onions

broccoli, cauliflower & brussels

broccoli, cauliflower & brussels

winter

winter

winter chores

winter chores

so many colorful flowers!

so many colorful flowers!

flower bouquets are part of the CSA share

basil

basil

early summer basil - always a favorite

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IMG_2783

curly kale

curly kale

winterbor kale

mustard greens

mustard greens

brilliant mustard greens

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IMG_2025

cauliflower

cauliflower

white cauliflower

varieties of lettuce

varieties of lettuce

Cloverleigh Farm is CERTIFIED ORGANIC by Baystate Organic Certifiers. We are the only certified organic farm in the town of 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 visit our listing the CT NOFA's Food and Farm Guide
Read more about the story of Cloverleigh Farm and farmland access in this Nov. 30, 2015 
Hartford Courant article.
 
Farmer

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 memberCT NOFA member, and Connecticut Farm Bureau Association member.

Farm Animals

Meet Bruno, farm cat extraordinaire and tractor seat warmer, who now lives at home with Susan.

Thank you Patrick Raycraft and the Hartford Courant for permission to use video footage.