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
Happy December Everyone,
We have minimized the orange fall colors in the farm stand and filled it instead with wreaths, garlands and winterberry. We have quite a few items that would make fine Holiday Presents -- jars of jam or caponata or tomato sauce, gift certificates or garlands, to name a few.
Of course we also have delicious fresh organic produce.
There are a few turkeys in the freezer. The rave reviews have been rolling in from people who just enjoyed one or more for Thanksgiving. If you would like one just let me know. They weigh between 18 and 21 lbs and cost $6/lb.
The farm stand will be open every Wednesday and Saturday until Winter Solstice -- Saturday the 21st. We will then close for THREE MONTHS, reopening in April. Susan will grow greens in the hoop houses to sell to our local wholesale accounts. She will sell them the eggs too, so the cupboard, sadly, will be totally bare at the farm for quite a while.
Cooking classes will continue through the winter. Just check here to see the latest.
December Farm Stand Hours
Wednesdays 12 to 7 and Saturdays 9 to 4
The indoor farm store is at the farm, 83 Upper Pattagansett Rd in East Lyme.We are featuring:
PIZZA and other Farm Foods to Go! They are prepared in our kitchen with all-fresh ingredients, mostly organic, almost entirely from the farm & all delicious.
- Sweet potatoes
- Winter squash: Sunshine, Long Island Cheese, Pie pumpkins
- Gourmet salad mix
- Celery root
- Pastries baked on the farm: gluten-free Breakfast cookies, small chocolate cakes, and (on Saturday) Morning Glory Muffins
- Swiss Chard
- Garlic, Shallots, Red onions
- Raw milk cheeses from Cato Corner Farm and Shelburne Farms
- Bread from Farm to Hearth Bakery and HEARTH CRISPS
- Eggs -- beige, brown, blue and white (barely worth mentioning since the chickens are hardly laying)
- Organic coffee roasted at Ashlawn Farm
- Local Honey
- Gift certificates to The Farm
- Tomato sauce
- Roasting chickens in the freezer
- Pesto & Hummus
- Cider caramel sauce
- Jams: strawberry, blueberry and strawberry rhubarb
- In the freezer: small roasting chickens, turkeys and strawberries
We operate the farm stand on a self-help, honor system basis, so it is helpful to bring your check book or you can make change from the cash box. Customers can also now pay with credit cards. However you pay, please write down your name and itemize your purchases.
We hope to see you soon!
Greetings as we plunge into the short days toward winter!
It has been fun welcoming back customers from over the years. They arrive expecting to find a sad selection of stuff. The fall-off from summer to fall used to be dramatic. This year we are chock-a-block!
PIZZA is now available at the farm stand. Our farm chef Esty has been creating gourmet pizzas with our farm fresh produce. We also have several kinds of pesto, prepared salads, and iced tea. On Saturdays Esty bakes Morning Glory muffins.
Delicious produce abounds: Winter squashes of all kinds, lots of kale, Sweet potatoes, Spinach and so much more. If you cannot get to the farm, look for our produce at Adams Supermarket in Deep River or FoodWorks II in Old Saybrook.
Be sure to admire our many laying hens and roosters of all breeds in the pasture. They have a great life enjoying their acreage and the luscious organic food we buy them. Unfortunately, they are producing very few eggs. Is it the cold weather, that they are moulting? If you are lucky you can try some of their delicious multi-colored eggs.
COOKING CLASSES are very popular. If you would like to see the kitchen, please just ask.
We hope to see you soon!
Pauline & the White Gate Farmers