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
Available at our Farm Stand:
- Blueberry Corn Muffins
- Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes
- Summer Squash -- several gorgeous varieties
- Fresh Garlic
- Pizza at noon
- Eggs -- All Colors!
- Morning Glory Muffins
- Farm to Hearth Bread
- Sauces, pickles and jams in jars
- Beet Hummus
- Carrot Hummus
- Garlic Scape Pesto
- Kale Pesto
- Iced tea
- Cato Corner Cheese
- Shelburne Farms Cheddar Cheese
- Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies
- Deep Dish Quiche on Saturdays
- Carrot Thumbprint Cookies
- Whole pastured organic roasting chickens (in the freezer). Approx 4.5 lbs. Price is $5.50/lb.
Happy August Everyone!
The farm stand -- now double in size -- is bursting with delicious gorgeous produce, flowers, and mouth-watering pastries and other creations from the farm kitchen.
August 24 we offer the hands-on cooking class "Southeast Asian Cuisine" with Chef Tami Grooney (see www.wildtreekitchen.com.) This class is SOLD OUT.
The August 26 & 27 Italian Farm Dinners are also SOLD OUT. We will schedule several great farm dinners for this fall so stay tuned!
September 17 we offer "The ABC's of Healthy Eating; How Mediterranean Foods can Improve your health and longevity." This hands-on cooking class for a maximum of 10 people is led by Dr. Chris Lachowski of the Healthy for Life Wellness Center in East Lyme and Paco Rodriguez, White Gate Farm Chef. Details under "Farm Classes."
Our freezers are re-stocked with our Pastured Organic Chickens. Each little roaster is about 4 lbs and costs $5.50/lb.
Kids' Classes: Emily Florentino's classes are a sensation! Typically they include a farm activity (harvesting something or visiting lambs or 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.
Next proposed dates are Sept 3, 2 to 4 pm; Sept 7, 4 to 6 pm; Sept 14, 4 to 6 pm; Sept 21 4 to 6 pm; Sept 24 2 to 4 pm; and Sept 28 4 to 6 pm. If your child would like to come to any of these, pease email me the date(s) that would work. Once we've formed up classes I'll enable the online PayPal option.
The flock of 138 laying hens is in the movable chicken palace in the back field, and 9 lambs are in their pasture and love to be fed and even patted through the fence. Baby chicks arrive Wednesday August 17.
Be sure to plan a PICNIC this summer. There is seating on the terrace under the umbrellas or you can grab a picnic blanket from the farm stand. You are welcome to tour the grounds, visit the animals and enjoy the farm!
Pauline & the Fantastic Farm Team
PS. A note about WEDDINGS: Although, let's face it, 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.