Business at Wilton sustainable farm has boomed since COVID-19 pandemic

Due to an increased interest in gardening and cooking at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, business at Millstone Farm is booming.

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2021, 7:15 PM

Updated 1,103 days ago

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Due to an increased interest in gardening and cooking at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, business at Millstone Farm is booming.
Farm manager Drew Duckworth says Millstone Farm's demand only increased over the pandemic. As local residents began to cook at home more and avoid the grocery store, the local sustainable farm became a refuge for many people.
Duckworth said, "I love to hear feedback and give people a seedling, and then in a couple months have people say, that was the best tomato I ever had."
It gives people the chance to be more in touch with their food supply and their land.
Using regenerative farming practices, Millstone Farm raises chickens, goats, cows and more. It is part of the farm's mission to help people think about where their food comes from.
For the first time this year, Millstone Farm is raising beef.
Because of the increased interest in home gardening, the farm held its first seedling sale last year.
The Millstone Farm Seedling Sale will return this weekend. It will take place on May 22, 23, 29 and 30, from 10a.m. to 2 p.m.
Orders for seedlings can also be made online.


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