Jones' Farmer Blog

Behind the scenes and lessons at Jones Family Farms in Shelton, CT


Jones Family Farms, nestled in the White Hills of Shelton, with its 19th century dairy barn and homestead farmhouse, impresses the visitor as a peaceful and relaxed living environment. The beautiful countryside with its orderly rows of Christmas trees, neat stonewalls, and well-maintained fields are the result of efforts by seven generations of Jones family farmers.

The farmers of the 400-acre working farm invite families to visit and harvest seasonal crops:

Additionally, we have an on-site winery and vineyards, producing some of CT’s finest grape and fruit wines (named Best Winery by CT Magazine for the last 3 years consecutively.)  We offer Cooking Education Classes at our Harvest Kitchen Cooking Studio, and School Farm Programs in the fall.

  • Winery Tasting Room – mid March through December, at our Homestead Farm.  Visit our website for hours as they expand through the months into summer and fall.  The Tasting Room is closed from January until mid March.
  • Harvest Kitchen Cooking Studio – late March through December, at our Homestead Farm. Open for scheduled educational events only.  Visit our website for list of upcoming events for both Cooking Education Classes, and Wine Education Classes (Sip & Savor) that you can register for online.
  • Fall School Programs – during October at our Pumpkinseed Hill Farm. Registered classes of students enjoy a hay wagon tour of the farm fields to see the growing crops and landmarks, learn about what a plant needs to survive and how farmers grow their crops.  Open to pre-school, kindergarten and first grades. Registration begins in August.
  • Enjoy a Summer Wine Down, Friday afternoons in July and August at our Homestead Farm near the Winery and Kitchen, with extended hours and a fresh array of items created with the produce from our fields.
Jones Family Farms consists of 3 farm locations that are in close proximity, but with unique street addresses as you plan your visit.
We invite you to come and bring your family to enjoy a rich farm experience enjoyed by previous generations of farm friends.  Our hours are fluid and change from season to season and from operation to operation.
We strongly encourage you to call our Crop Report at 203-929-8425. It is updated regularly during our seasons of operations, with details on all the current activities.  For in-depth information, see our website. You can also join the social conversations on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Watch us on YouTube, pin us on Pinterest, listen on Soundcloud, share images on Instagram, check-in during your visit on Foursquare.

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