Stoneledge Hollow Farm was created over 40 years ago with our small farm in Newtown. We had sheep, two goats, chickens as well as vegetable and flower gardens. Wool from the sheep was made into skeins of yarn which sold locally in a few stores.
We outgrew our small farm and moved to the other side of Newtown where we bought the former Fairfield County Hunt property. We then had a horse farm, expanded our sheep flock to 45 to supply the increased demand for yarn, and Spring lamb production, and started our yearly “Christmas Shopping in the Country” at our farm with five to eight artists participating.
Following our move to Southbury we have been doing the Southbury Farmers’ Market. There, and at our Southbury farm you can find our whole line of organically grown jams and jellies, organic lavender neck wraps, sachets, fresh lavender bunches, strawberries, raspberries, many herbs, some vegetables in season, and our unique gourd birdhouses and flower bouquets.
Spring through Fall will find Jan outside doing what she loves best, growing for the farm market, food bank, and our local customers. Winter months Jan works on new product designs, re-stocking inventory, cooking, and just spending time with her husband Paul whose support and love are the best part of Stoneledge Hollow Farm.
For the past several years we have been assisted by our Nonnewag VOAG student, Julia, who has been invaluable with crop preparation, harvesting, and numerous other chores around our farm, and weekly set-up of our tent, tables, produce and merchandise for the farm market. Unfortunately we will be losing her later this summer when she leaves for college at the University of Idaho. She will be missed so much!
Although we will be leaving the weekly farm market as of the end of July, we are still maintaining our farm shop on West Purchase Road.
Besides our usual assortment of fresh produce and berries, you will find Jan’s wide assortment of jams and jellies, lavender spa neck , back and eye wraps, dog tugs, “potent” catnip mice (from our homegrown catnip), “country aprons”, gourd birdhouses, and custom designed turquoise jewelry. Our fresh eggs are available in the refrigerator as well as other available produce items such as Jan’s “Awesome” dill pickles.
For best results, please call ahead (203-267-5889) for fresh picked vegetables and herbs in season, or to order a bouquet of fresh cut flowers.