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
Available at our Farm Stand:
- Bok choy
- Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes
- Pizzas at Noon
- Summer Squash
- Winter Squash
- Pizza at noon
- Eggs -- All Colors!
- Morning Glory Muffins
- Farm to Hearth Bread
- Beet Hummus
- Carrot Hummus
- Garlic Scape Pesto
- Kale Pesto
- Iced tea
- Cato Corner Cheese
- Shelburne Farms Cheddar Cheese
- Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies
- Deep Dish Quiche on Saturdays
- Carrot Thumbprint Cookies
- Whole pastured organic roasting chickens (in the freezer). Approx 4.5 lbs. Price is $5.50/lb.
- Fresh TURKEYS on September 24! Email us if you want one (16 to 28 lbs)!
Happy Fall Everyone!
The farm stand -- now double in size -- is bursting with delicious gorgeous produce, flowers, and mouth-watering pastries and other creations from the farm kitchen.
Saturday, September 24 we will have our first fresh turkeys available. If you want a fresh turkey please let me know! You can now reserve THANKSGIVING TURKEYS. They will dress out between 15 and 27 lbs and cost $6/lb. The deposit to reserve is $50, which you can now pay under "Eggs and Poultry" where you can also enter your target weight.
PLEASE DO NOT RESERVE ANY BIRD SMALLER THAN 15 LBS!
All about reserving and purchasing turkeys: First of all, our birds are certified organic and raised on the pasture with their organic food augmented by grass, bugs and organic produce. This year we are raising only Broad Breasted Whites which we have found to be hardier and just as delicious as the bronze ones. Because we have to harvest them early, they will all be frozen by Thanksgiving, but still produce a tender juicy roasted turkey that is low in fat. While we want to know the size you desire, that is not totally confirmed until you actually collect the bird, when you pay the balance.
Indian Night Cooking Class with Chef Tami will be Wednesday October 19. Check out this hands-on, vegetarian and gluten-free class under "Farm Classes." Limited to 10 people.
Michele Castelli will serve up an Italian Farmhouse Dinner on Saturday October 22. Details and sign up are under "Farm to Table Dinners."
Kids' Classes: Emily Florentino's classes are a sensation! Typically they include a farm activity (harvesting something or visiting lambs or chickens), creating two or three healthy delicious things (beet brownies are a favorite), a craft and a game. Children have several creations + recipes to take home. Classes last 2 hours and cost $48 per child. BACK TO SCHOOL PACKAGE: Buy 5 classes for $198, redeemable within 1 year.
The next class is Sept 24 2 to 4 pm (you can sign up and pay under "Classes") and a possible date is Sept 28 from 4 to 6 pm. Please email me if you are interested in the class on the 28th.
The flock of 138 laying hens is in the movable chicken palace in the lake field across the road from the farm, and 9 lambs are in their pasture and love to be fed and even patted through the fence. The last round of baby chicks arrived August 17.
Be sure to plan a PICNIC while the warm days last. There is seating on the terrace under the umbrellas or you can grab a picnic blanket from the farm stand. You are welcome to tour the grounds, visit the animals and enjoy the farm!
Pauline & the Fantastic Farm Team
PS. A note about WEDDINGS: Although, let's face it, this farm would be the perfect venue .... we currently do not have permission from the Town to host weddings or in fact any dinners for more than 50 people, and no amplified outdoor music whatsoever. We are confident that this will change some day, but for now we are turning down all large or even medium sized wedding opportunities.