White Gate Farm specializes in fresh organic produce, poultry, eggs, and flowers. Situated in Southeastern Connecticut on 100 acres of lovely New England landscape, it is a great destination for shopping at our farm stand, visiting the animals and seeing a small family farm that above all values the health of its customers and the environment.
At the Farm Stand
The farm stand is now open Saturdays only. Customers are still welcome to come by anytime Monday through Saturday 9 to 5 to buy EGGS. If it's not Saturday, please bring exact change ($6/dozen) or a check.
At the Farm Stand, we'll have:
Fresh organic juice (made on the spot) from the Old Lyme Juice Company
Storage Carrots & Beets
Pizza at Noon
The farm stand is now open Saturdays from 9 to 5, with fresh spring greens, pastries and soups from the kitchen, quiche, pizza and more! Carolann Patterson of The Lyme Juice Company is on hand making fresh juices. Everytime Eggs is still on! You are welcome to come buy eggs Monday through Saturday from 9 to 5.
Our cooking classes are super popular. Michele Castelli's 1 Gnocchi + 2 Risottos (April 1) is now sold out. Please let us know if you'd like to be on the cancellation list. Tami Grooney on April 15 will teach how to make Asian Fusion Foods. Check under "Classes" for the mouth-watering menu. The hands-on cooking classes are limited to 10 people.
Laura Jarvis of Pure Possibilities returns with three day-long retreats. April 30 is for mothers and daughters, May 13 is for individuals, and June 4 is for couples.
The Lyme Juice Company is hosting a Retreat May 5 to 7, called The Benefits of Breath. Geared for both local "commuters" and overnight guests, the program is "appropriate for all individuals seeking to OPEN UP and create a more mindful life -- perfect for athletes, cyclists and runners seeking to expand their performance; for writers, poets, musicians and artists seeking to unlock their creative minds; for individuals with physical pain, grief or illness seeking relief; for anyone who is burnt out at work and trying to find motivation from within; for couples wanting to learn ways to recharge and expand their dialogue." You can sign up under "classes" until I create a more fitting heading.
Kids Classes: Emily Florentino's classes are a sensation! Typically they include a farm activity (harvesting something or visiting the chickens), creating two or three healthy delicious things (beet brownies are a favorite), a craft and a game. Children have several creations + recipes to take home. Classes last 2 hours and cost $48 per child. Food allergies cheerfully accommodated with advance notice. Next class possibilities are April 12 and April 15. Please let us know if either works for you; when we have at least 5 kids I'll enable the Pay Pal.
KIDS' CLASS PACKAGE: Buy 5 classes for $198, redeemable within 1 year.
Job Openings at the Farm! Internships and Assistant Farmer Position (PDF)>
PS. A note about WEDDINGS: Although this farm would be the perfect venue .... we currently do not have permission from the Town to host weddings or in fact any dinners for more than 50 people, and no amplified outdoor music whatsoever. We are confident that this will change some day, but for now we are turning down all large or even medium sized wedding opportunities.