Welcome to New Mercies Farm
New Mercies Farm is taking a Sabbatical year in 2015
We are seeking a new farmer for 2016.
The farm is a 5 acre certified organic farm nestled in the quiet countryside of the Connecticut River Valley in Lyme, CT.
It was established in 2012 as a social enterprise committed to 3 goals.
1. Preserve farmland
2. Provide wholesome, locally grown food to the community
3. Provide an opportunity for younger organic farmers to build a farm enterprise
As the landowners, we have pursued these goals for four years, and much has been accomplished. We are keeping it from the threat of development. We have improved the land and built infrastructure for a sustainable farm enterprise. The previous farmer achieved USDA organic certification. During the 2015 growing season we will focus on improving the land by planting a cover crop of nitrogen-fixing legumes.
We are focusing on finding the next farmer with a skill set and experience matched to long-term sustainable farming. To that end we have retained the services of Land for Good (www.landforgood.org). LFG will assist us in recruiting a farmer and developing an agreement that combines independence and support for the farmer and leads to transfer of ownership. LFG will also assist us toward our longer term goal to permanently protect the land.
We apologize to those who hoped for a CSA share this year, looked forward to our produce at the Lyme Farmers Market or enjoyed our heirloom tomatoes on the menu at Al Forno Restaurant.
We hope you’ll find us and our new farmer in 2016.
Please feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns.
Rod and Debby Hornbake New Mercies Farm
News from the Farm
- New Mercies Farm is on Sabbatical February 7, 2015
- Bionutrient Density of Food February 7, 2015
- Friends of the Farm February 7, 2015
- CSA FAQ February 7, 2015
- Farmstand by reservation January 22, 2015
- Farmstand by reservation January 3, 2015
- Our Sweet Spinach Returns!! Farmstand By Reservation December 21, 2014
- Thanksgiving Farmstand! November 24, 2014
- New Mercies Farm Stand! October 21, 2014
- Harvest Celebration at the Farm!!!! October 15, 2014