Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Steal of the Week-Woodridge Lake Memberhsip Lot

Membership Lot at Woodridge Lake


$27,500








Nice 1.01 acre lot at Woodridge Lake with an existing pond on the lot, across from the WLPOA club house and all it's amenities (Jr. Olympic Swimming Pool, 8 tennis courts, 12,000sft club house with fitness facility, meeting space, locker rooms, beach, basketball court and marina). A great one time buy This is being sold as a membership only lot for use of all WLPOA facilities. Call for an immediate appointment. 

Offered by Stephen Drezen 860.480.5073 and Karen Newton 860.309.0032

www.WoodridgeLakeReatly.com





Monday, April 20, 2020

Property Of The Week


Gorgeous Rolling Farmland In Goshen~134 acres









Gorgeous rolling farmland with stone walls, hedgerows, Southern exposure, long road frontage, plus lightly woods at rear of property.  Easily dividable.  Currently held in PA 490 for tax purposes.

Offered by Karen Newton 860.309.0032 and Stephen Drezen 860.480.5043
www.KarenNewton.com

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Shop Local! Get a CSA!

Litchfield County CSA

Community Supported Agriculture or CSA, are abundant in Litchfield County. This is a win win for you the consumer and the farmers in our area. You get a weekly produce package as part of your "share". Locally grown and seasonal produce! What could be better than that

Contact a local farm near you to see if they have shares available. Many farms offer limited shares

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): A CSA is a business model whereby members commit financially to a farm, typically at the beginning of a season, in exchange for an anticipated ‘member share’ of the farm’s product.

CSA Members - A member can be an individual, family, business, etc.

Cost of a Member Share (sometimes marketed as a ‘full’ or ‘half’ share) is intended to cover the costs of the farm operation.  The price can range from $15 to $50 per week depending on the size and contents.

Up Front Payment - Typically, a partial up front payment is needed for a CSA share at the start of a growing season, so the farmer has essentially sold the harvest before planting has even begun. Full payment if usually required a few months before the first pick up.

CSA Pick Up - Members usually pick up their weekly share at the farm or at a centralized location (such as a business office). Most CSAs rely on weekly distribution, but the frequency is entirely up to the farmer who established this in the CSA contract.

CSA Contract - Many CSA farms use a member contract, which is an informal agreement that farmers use to explain their CSA to potential members. The contract usually includes information about the farm’s growing methods, products, schedule, and costs.

Sharing Risk - Most farmers ask their CSA members to share in the risk of crop failure due to weather damage, pests, etc. In other words, if there is a particular crop failure, members may be expected to understand that this is a usual hazard of farming and the missing product will not be replaced.

Add-Ons - In addition to the standard box or bag of veggies in a CSA share, it is increasingly common that a farm will offer additional agricultural products of their own or from other farms to purchase such as fruit, flowers, eggs, meat, popcorn, syrup, bread, and cheese.


A New Hope Farm


Corey Finke

377 East Main Street, Thomaston, CT

860-480-5186 Newhopecollective@gmail.com

www.Facebook.com/anewhopefarm

https://www.anewhopefarm.com/



Adamah Farm at Isabella Freedman 

116 Johnson Road, Falls Village, CT 06031

860-824-3003 adamah@isabellafreedman.org

www.isabellafreedman.org/adamah/csa



Back 40 Farm

153 Lower Church Hill Road, Washington, CT 06794

alexis@back40farmgroup.com

http://www.back40farmgroup.com



Barden Farm

Ed and Anita Barden

45 Burgoyne Heights, New Hartford, CT 06057

860-379-8803 csabardenfarm@aol.com

www.bardenfarm.com



Camps Road Farm

33 Camps Road, Kent, CT 06757

860-338-8550

www.campsroadfarm.com



Clatter Valley Farm

125 Town Farm Road, New Milford, CT 06776

203-994-1285 clattervalleycsa@yahoo.com

www.clattervalleyfarm.com



Fort Hill Farm

Paul Bucciaglia

18 Fort Hill Road, New Milford, CT 06776

860-350-3158 forthillfarm@gmail.com

www.forthillfarm.com



Gresczyk Farms LLC

Bruce Gresczyk

860 Litchfield Turnpike, New Hartford, CT 06057

860-482-3925 gresczykfarm@gmail.com

www.gresczykfarms.com



Heritage Gardens

John Stepney

519 Dayton Road, Winchester, CT 06098

860-921-7781 heritagegardenscsa@yahoo.com



Maple View Farm

Mark and Carole Gauger

276 Locust Road, Harwinton, CT 06791

860-485-0815 mgauger@snet.net

www.mapleviewfarmct.com



Marble Valley Farm

Megan Haney

170 Kent Road, Kent, CT 06757

860-592-0020 marblevalleyfarm@gmail.com



Ox Hollow Farm

1474 Litchfield Road, Bantam, CT 06750

860-354-3315 info@oxhollowfarmct.com

www.oxhollowfarmct.com



Percy Thompson Meadows

78 Thomson Road, Bethlehem, CT 06751

203-598-9701

www.percythomsonmeadows.com



Pleasant Valley Botanicals

Melody Wright

PO BOX 333 Collinsville CT 06022

pleasantvalleybotanicals@gmail.com

pleasantvalleybotanicals.com

https://www.facebook.com/PleasantValleyBotanicals



Sloane Farm

195 Old Litchfield Road, Washington, CT 06793

sloanefarm@gmail.com

www.sloanefarm.com

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Property of The Week

Hidden in The Berkshire Downs






Also Featured in The Week's Best Property On The Market Homes to Work Remotely 
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FIRST TIME CLASSIC MODERN HOME COMES TO MARKET

An uncommon find in the NW hills of Litchfield County, hidden amongst the many beautiful homes in the private Lake community of Woodridge Lake, comes this very special gem with appeal to discerning buyers.

The homes hidden location with more than 198 feet of direct waterfront makes this a one of a kind. This home design theory sets it apart from more traditional plans of most lake living homes. Designed by  renown architect J. Robert Hillier, and accompanied by the current owner, this  home was an AIA award winning design.

The home's floor plan is flexible and can be configured to fit varied lifestyles. There are 10 living areas used as a kitchen, great area with SwimEx pool, living area, dining area and gallery, library/office, master bedroom, spa with sauna, guest bedroom, business office and communications center and a gym/Pilates studio. The home was designed to bring the outside inside with lake views from every room. There are also 5 studio decks, 2 fireplaces and a separate 2-4 car garage that can be positioned as a studio. The home is a short drive to several seasonal farmers markets, the Berkshires, steps away from the Mohawk Trail System and Mohawk Mountain Ski Area and State Forest.
Outdoor features include elaborate natural landscaping, a natural waterfall,  trails filled with fauna, specimen trees, nature rest areas, a large natural sandy beach and picnic peninsula overlooking the lake.

Offered at $2,750,000

Offered by Stephen Drezen 860.480.5073 or Karen Newton 860.309.0032


Friday, July 5, 2019

FIREWORKS

he Rotary Club of Salisbury presents

Lighting Up Lime Rock

"Bigger & Better" Independence Day Fireworks Display

Friday - July 5, 2019
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks set off around 9:15 p.m. 

For more than 40 years the Salisbury Rotary Club and Lime Rock Park have co-sponsored the annual Independence Day Fireworks. The Salisbury Rotary Club collects admission from all guests and the proceeds benefit local scholarships, community gifts and international service projects. Lime Rock Park is excited to continue this tradition and participate as the home of the fireworks on Friday, July 5, 2019.
$20 per car collected by Salisbury Rotary Club. Proceeds go to the club's scholarship funds.
Infield and Outfield Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Pines and Outfield Concessions Open. Track will be closed for crossing.

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets and a yard game to enjoy the park until the fireworks begin about 9:15 p.m.
Rain Date: Saturday July 6, 2019.
Enjoy Lime Rock Food from 6:00 - 9:00pm
Lime Rock Park will have two concession stands open for the event. The Pines Concession Stand in the infield and the Outfield Concession Stand. Come out for a picnic on the grassy areas overlooking Big Bend area of the track where the fireworks will be set off. Bring some field games, your chairs and blankets and enjoy the show. Visit www.facebook.com/limerockpark for day-of updates.
Example Menu Items Include:
Lime Rock Burger
Veggie Burger
Pulled Pork Hoagie
Hummel Bros. All-Beef Hot Dogs
Chicken Sandwich
Meatball Sub Sandwich
Turkey & Swiss Sandwich   
Chicken Salad Wrap
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Fries
Loaded Disco Fries (Chili-Cheese-Bacon)
Cheese Fries
Nachos
Hot Pretzels
Ice Cream Bars
Brownies
Fried Twinkies
Fried Dough

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Scottish Games at Lime Rock Park

Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 30, 2019, for the 95th annual Round Hill Highland Games. 
Held at Lime Rock Park among the Litchfield County Hills, or what is described as "the Western Highlands of Connecticut," the games offer family fun and festivities for Scots and Scots-At-Heart.

The Round Hill Highland Games are the third oldest games of its type in the United States. Since 2016, the games have been held at Lime Rock Park. The original location was at the estate of Charles A. Moore on Round Hill Road in Greenwich, CT. At that time, they were held on the fourth of July for the estate workers who were mostly Scottish Americans. Since its beginning in 1923, the event has grown in popularity and today, is one of the most anticipated Scottish Highland Games held in the Northeast. Participants and visitors come from all over the country to enjoy the food, fun and festivities. Experience Scottish heritage through clans, heavy athletes, bands, pipers, drummers and drum majors, and so much more, including:
  • Amateur Heavyweight Competitions
  • Scottish Food & Drink
  • Scottish Merchandise, Jewelry and Clothing
  • Clan and Heritage Society Gatherings
  • Piping and Drumming Competitions
  • Children’s Scottish Sporting Competitions
  • Adult Kilted Mile Run

The Games are open to the public, and are held rain or shine. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance on Round Hill's Facebook page and $15 at the gate. Kids enter for free if they are wearing a kilt and carrying a toy sword or dressed as Merida from the Disney movie "Brave." All proceeds are collected by the Round Hill organization for benevolence and to preserve Scottish heritage.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/RoundHillHighlandGames

Thursday, June 27, 2019

A Star Party At White Memorial

When:
June 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
White Memorial Museum
80 Whitehall Rd
Litchfield, CT 06759
USA
Cost:
Free
Star Party! @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States
Friday, June 28, 2019
This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting, there will be star gazing after the program. 8:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.