Farmer Joe is the fourth generation farmer of the DeFrancesco family of Northford, CT. He and his wife, Ida, pride themselves in the wonderful plants and produce grown by the family and sold at their farm store. As they raise their family, they feel it is their responsibility to utilize good and safe farming practices. Their methods grow and work keeping the environment in harmony while producing healthy, delicious, nutrient dense, and diverse plants and produce.Take a look at our Wallingford trip tool to schedule your visit to Farmer Joe's Gardens and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Integrated Pest Management or I.P.M. is part of our sustainable agriculture farming practices. I.P.M. means we watch our greenhouses and field crops, scouting diligently for potentially harmful pests. When a pest has reached harmful levels, Farmer Joe determines the safest method for removal. Some of the controls Farmer Joe uses are: manually picking off insects, utilization of predator insect, us of natural and organic sprays. Crop rotation is also utilized throughout our fields to improve soil health and decrease pest risks. Farmer Joe uses no GMOs.
Farmer Joe's Gardens is located on family land that has been a chicken farm, geese farm, turkey farm, and apple orchard. The land is now growing vegetables and plants to continue the tradition. Farming remains a cornerstone in Wallingford, Connecticut, and our family intends to be part of it long into the future.
Named National Outstanding Young Farmers of America in 2016. Named Connecticut Outstanding Young Farmer in 2015.
Connecticut farms are thriving and growing in new and exciting ways. Our small family farm produces garden plants and a bounty of healthy, fresh food available in our farm store located at 109 Leigus Road, Wallingford, Connecticut.
Farmer Joe's Gardens Reviews
This is a nice little farm market with fresh & homemade items. They even have fresh dairy items that we would have liked to take back home. But we were visiting the area and are about 4 hours away, de... more »
I go here once or twice a week. Regular for their fresh eggs, milk, and often an extra treat. Very friendly helpful staff when it comes to flowers. Nice fairy items as well more »
Great local farm with an amazing CSA program! Highly recommend! Fruit and vegetables are fresh and delicious. Staff is extremely friendly. We look forward to our basket every week!
Love this place. Fresh produce and best of all..delicious heirloom tomatoes
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