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Beckett Farms, LLC

The Beckett family started farming in Glastonbury in 1973, when Chip’s father bought the Old Cider Mill to keep it from being developed into condominiums after the original condo sale fell through. Chip worked during off times in college and vet school until 1982, and returned to Glastonbury in 1983 to start his own practice and help out with the farm. In 1985, he bought the farm next door to build the veterinary clinic, Beckett and Associates, and adds the acreage to the Cider Mill property. Originally, we sold most things to the Cider Mill, along with wholesalers in Hartford. We have gradually sold to more stands and added farmer’s markets two years ago, when his daughter, Leah, was old enough to drive to the markets. The CSA is the next evolution for our farm, to let people see and share what we do with our productive land and good weather.


Gotta’s Farm 

They are the proud grower’s of quality plants, fruits, and vegetables, and fun ornamentals since 1898. Gotta’s Farm and Cider Mill is a 4th generation farm established in 1898. They now have two seasonal retail locations -- Gotta’s Farm on Rte 17 and the QP Market on Rte 66, both in Portland, CT. They are the proud growers of quality plants, fruits, vegetables and fun ornamentals, and they offer strawberries, peaches, apples and pears that you can pick yourself when they are in season. Gotta’s Farm maintains a farmstand bakery with fabulous pies, breads, and cookies, and they participate in three regional Farmers’ Markets. Gotta's Farm is now open for our 112th Season. All our annual flowering and vegetable plants are grown here from the best hybrid seed available. Come by and pick some of their delicious, fresh strawberries! Their fields are located on Main St. in Portland, Connecticut. Picking hours are from 8am-8 pm. 


Working Bees
Herbs, plants, vegetables and honey


Produce, plant food 

Castello Pizza
Pizza, cookies, breads

Marshmallow Treats
Marshmallows, etc.

Jams and Jellies

Gina Juliano
Rubs & Sauces

Sanremo Bakery
Fresh baked breads

 Onsite Food Preparation

My City Kitchen
Cooking demonstrations

 Non-Food Vendors

Gemini Hawks Nest
Native American crafts 

Next Step Living
Energy Conservation & Savings 

Northeast Clean Power
Energy Conservation & Savings

Solar City
Energy Conservation & Savings


Fresh flowers and plants

 Information Booths

MidState Medical Center
Health information

UConn Extension
Cooking demonstrations