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THE FARM

My grandfather emigrated from Lithuania in 1914 and bought 130 acres of farmland in Coventry a few years later. The land was farmed by my family until 1946. Topmost Farm is situated on 20 acres of my grandfather's original purchase.

The period saltbox (1749), located on the farm, was bought from the State of Connecticut. Its original location was on the property which became Gay City State Park. We dismantled the house and reconstructed it on the farm with the help of many friends.

GROWING PRACTICES

Managing the farm in concert with nature, without the use of pesticides or commercial fertilizers, is a way of life which produces healthier crops and robust plants while enriching the soil and provides a lesson in the interconnection of all life.

Compost is produced on the farm and used liberally in all the gardens. The farm is biodynamically managed. The soil is enriched with cover crop rotation, the addition of compost, mulch, and encouraging beneficial insects and soil microbial action. Predatory insects (ladybugs, nematodes, parasitic wasps) are used as needed in the greenhouse. Fertilizers used in the greenhouse are made from plant material such as nettles, horsetail, comfrey, and chamomile.

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Topmost Herb Farm, 244 North School Road, Coventry, CT, 06238
phone: 860.335.3139  email: carole@topmostherbfarm.com
 
   



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