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CROOKED OAK FARM

A micro farm located on a historically significant property in Lakeville Connecticut. Growing on only 1.22 acres, we are trying to be a model in small, diverse agriculture that will pave the way for a more sustainable future. Growing small. Thinking big.

ABOUT CROOKED OAK FARM


Crooked Oak Farm is set on a small parcel of land which was once part of the local Iron industry. The house on the property was built in the 1820s for the paymaster of the ore mine. The propery has a gradual slope with perfect southern exposure, making growing here ideal. Most of the land was left dormant for more than 40 years before it was bought by the current owner; Alexandra Hunter.

Alexandra and her significant other; Steven, began preparing and working the land in 2014 shortly after it was purchased. Alexandra has an associates degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management from Northwestern Community College, more than 15 years experience in  horticulture and is a professional floral designer. These qualifications combined with her absolute love of cooking, plants and the outdoors inspired a lifelong dream of one day having a small, sustainable farm. Thus was born Crooked Oak Farm, which she and Steven named after the little crooked Oak tree; small but mighty, on the South-Eastern corner of the property where Ore Hill road and Rt 44 meet in Lakeville, CT.

Dill
Potato in flower
The bees
Itallian parsley
Beet greens
Green tomatoes
Strawberries
Zinnia
Lettuce
Nasturtiums

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The bees

At Crooked Oak Farm, we take the environment seriously. Nature is all about balance. When that balance is out of whack, everything else goes off that much too. Bee populations are in decline. Even the government has had to admit something is off. On our farm, we interplant all of our vegetables with flowers. Not only is it good for the veggies, but it means more food for the bees.