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About Cloverleigh Farm
Cloverleigh (klo-ver-LEE) Farm is a small diverse vegetable business that grows incredibly fresh and flavorful produce for our community in eastern Connecticut. We are certified organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers. Disease and pest issues are handled using products approved by the National Organic Program.
After years of hunting for long-term land tenure, Cloverleigh Farm is
happy to now own a slice of Connecticut farming history on a
beautiful property in Columbia, CT. While local historical accounts
show that white Europeans have been farming this property since
1812, this land was home for thousands of years to the Mohegan
Tribe and their ancestors. The Mohegans lived in much of eastern
Connecticut and maintain a significant presence in Uncasville, CT.
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 continues to grow through the support of the community.
sungold cherry tomatoes
flower bouquets are part of the CSA share
early summer basil - always a favorite
brilliant mustard greens
Cloverleigh Farm is CERTIFIED ORGANIC through Baystate Organic Certifiers and is the only certified organic farm in Columbia.
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; farmer & owner
photo by @miltonlevin
Susan Mitchell began farming in New York's Hudson Valley, an area rich in sustainable small farms, before moving to Connecticut in 2010. After managing farms for non-profits and private individuals, she began Cloverleigh Farm in 2014. She stewards the farm property in Columbia with her partner Josh Carnes, owner/operator of Ramble Creek Farm, a pasture and forest-based livestock operation. 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.
Cloverleigh Farm was a recipient of a New England Farmer microgrant in 2020 by American Farmland Trust, to support the next generation of farmers.
We moved to Columbia, CT in the winter of 2021 to a new "old" farm and were included in our town's quarterly magazine, Columbia Views.
Read more about the story of Cloverleigh Farm and farmland access in this Nov. 30, 2015
Hartford Courant article.
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