Contact us

Email | info@millstonefarm.org
Phone | (203) 834-2605
Mail | 180 Millstone Road, Wilton CT 06897

 

What we do

Our goal is to see local food production become the norm rather than the exception. We pursue the best means possible to help good food take firm root in the soil and fabric of our communities. Our focus is localized to New England, a reflection of the idea that good food, to paraphrase, makes good neighbors, and that good food is best addressed locally. The New England region has an iconic food heritage, from the blueberry fields of  Maine to the stone-walled farms of Connecticut, and reclaiming that legacy encourages us in our efforts.

To bring back better food we:

    • Work to recreate the local and regional infrastructure of food distribution to help good food move more efficiently from farm to table.
    • Use our resources to connect interested parties, whether they are landowners, farmers, community leaders, chefs, or policy makers so chefs can find produce, landowners can use their lands for food and policy makers can make local food more plentiful.
    • Offer educational outreach to schools and others.
    • Explore, implement, document and share techniques of raising good food locally so farmers and backyard gardeners can realize greater success.
    • Use and promote sustainable, environmentally sound, and humane agricultural techniques.
    • Raise vegetables, greens and livestock, and add value to those raw products to make local farming more viable, and provide local food year round.
    • Link to projects and organizations in the region whose goals parallel ours.

What we believe

It matters what we eat.

We can’t turn sunlight into energy. Plants can. When we eat plants, or we eat something that ate plants, that energy transfers to us. What we eat makes our cells and fuels our capacity to think, play and work.

We believe that we can make a better future by helping people simplify the way we make the food that ends up running our bodies. We believe we take a risk when our food supply is completely out of our own hands. Science is helping us better understand those risks, from disease to deforestation to a lower and lower quality of nutrient value in our meals.

The safety and quality of our food is not the only thing lost in this process. We are humans, we have spent the last 10,000 years growing food and sharing harvests with our families and neighbors. Something of our human nature may be fading away when we and our neighbors are no longer able to do what every generation that has come before us could. By simply changing our food supply to one that is less industrial and more part of our neighborhoods we believe we will rebuild paths that connect us to our friends, families and communities.