Merry Mansfield: Support Local Farms

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"Shop and Chop" locally this holiday season! Our local farmers work hard year-round to provide high quality foods and agricultural products for our community.

Read on to find out where to purchase locally-grown Christmas trees and produce as well as locally-made baked goods, dairy products, meats, and more!

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Deck your halls with local greenery!

Cut-your-own Tree Farms:

Cedar Ledge Tree Farm

  • 260 Coventry Road, Mansfield Center
  • 860.423.5690
  • Update Dec. 5, 2022:
    • Choose and cut fields are closed for the season. A limited number of pre-cut trees are available for purchase. 
    • The Christmas Shop is still open!
      • Weekend hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Weekday hours: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Most major credit cards accepted

J. C. Tree Farm

  • 308 Browns Road, Storrs
  • 860.575.5567
  • Open November 25-27 and December 3-4, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • $60, any size
  • Cash only

Pre-Cut Trees for Purchase:

Storrs Regional FFA & the Agriscience Program

  • At E. O. Smith High School, 1235 Storrs Road, Storrs
  • Student-run operation selling trees and student-crafted wreaths
  • Cash or check only
  • 2022: Open from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the following dates:
    • December 3 and 4
    • December 10 and 11
    • December 17 and 18

Please note: There is a possibility of cancellation due to weather or lack of inventory

Stearns Farm Stand & Red Barn Creamery

  • 483 Browns Road, Storrs 
  • 860.382.2303
  • Holiday trees and other seasonal items available
  • Open daily from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Spruces, and firs, and pines - oh my!

Wondering how to pick out the tree that best fits your needs? 

Check out this article from UConn with tips from Mark Brand, professor of horticulture at UConn's College of Agriculture, and Tom Worthley, associate extension educator with UConn Extension.

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Have yourself a "Homegrown Holiday" and add some local flavor to your table!

Farmers Market

Storrs Farmers Market is open year-round. Starting in December, the Market is open on the first and third Saturdays each month in the Buchanan Auditorium of the Mansfield Public Library (54 Warrenville Road).

2022 Winter Market Dates:

  • December 3 and 17
  • January 7 and 21
  • February 4 and 18
  • March 4 and 18
  • April 1 and 15

Everything offered at the Market is grown and produced right here in Connecticut, so the offerings change with the seasons. Sign up for their weekly email (bi-weekly in winter) for a look at what you'll find at each Market.

Storrs Winter Farmers Market will be open through April before returning to its outdoors location on the lawn of the Town Hall in May.

Farm Stands

Shundahai Farm

  • 253 Maple Road, Storrs
  • 860.429.0695
  • Farm Stand Open Tuesdays 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • No-spray fruits & veggies and grass-fed beef

Stearns Farm Stand & Red Barn Creamery

  • 483 Browns Road, Storrs 
  • 860.382.2303
  • Holiday trees and other seasonal items available
  • Open daily from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Retailers with Local Produce & Goods

Farmers Cow Calfé & Creamery

  • 86 Storrs Road, Mansfield Center
  • 860.450.8408
  • Milk, ice cream, eggs, and more in addition to café menu
  • Open daily:
    • Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Breakfast Served Until 11:00 AM 

Mansfield Supply

  • 1527 Storrs Road, Storrs
  • 860.429.2990
  • Local honey and maple syrup in addition to all your home & garden needs!
  • Open Monday - Saturday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Mountain Dairy

  • 50 Stearns Road, Storrs
  • 860.423.9289
  • Offering home delivery of milk, eggs, and other groceries
  • Use their store locator to find their products in a store near you

UConn Dairy Bar

  • 17 Manter Road, Storrs
  • 860.486.1021
  • Offering packaged ice cream, eggs, cheese, and more in addition to ice cream to eat on-site
  • Open Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Looking for more?

Visit Taste of Mansfield's website,, to find more sources for local food in our area! 

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