Ferris Farm

Ferris Farm, ConnecticutPhoto credit: Lisa Bassani

Family-owned since 1864, Ferris Farm is the last operating dairy farm in Fairfield County and straddles a gateway into the Town of Newtown. In November 2007, TPL permanently protected this historic farm, whose pastures, cornfields, and prominent rock outcroppings have contributed to the community's character for well over a century. The farm is also a popular destination for people coming from near and far to enjoy ice cream at the Ferris Farm creamery. The Town now holds a conservation easement, and the Ferris family will continue to manage the farm and carry on the family's—and the land's—legacy in Newtown.

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