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Erick and Patty Taylor are the owners of one of America’s most quintessential farms, Devon Point Farm. The Taylors bring a unique combination of skills to farming that have resulted in the construction of 3 farms in under 10 years, each farm began as a vision that took shape to become a beautiful reality. Each of these farms was literally scratched from the earth with the sweat from the Taylor’s brow, pioneers you think?
Pioneers they are, and the vanguard of a new breed of Pioneers. These are highly educated folks, with great business minds, visionaries yes, risk takers, achievers, innovators, educators and great examples of America’s best.
They come to farming not by inheritance, nor trust fund, but through constant struggle fueled by a desire to lead a more natural lifestyle working for a greater purpose with a goal to raise and educate their children within nature’s living classroom. These folks have achieved something which is almost unimaginable in todays society, they’ve built a thriving enterprise from the dirt up in just a few short years and have a following that spans the globe.
The Taylor’s are what America so badly needs, creators, doers, independent thinkers, educators who run a business that is a true benefit to all. The business they run keeps hundreds of families fed, it keeps the air and watershed clean through sustainable farming methods, it serves as a living classroom for students. Their property is a mecca for wildlife and serves as an incubator for fledgling entrepreneurs who want to test their mettle in one of the hardest jobs in America.
While America is home to many farms, the Taylor’s model is one that is built on solid business fundamentals catering to a highly educated, demanding consumer. The farm is highly diversified in its offerings from vegetables to beef, chicken and pork, to farm camp, to events. The way the farm is sited on the land, with its sweeping driveway and rolling pastoral fields that are overflowing with life, lends itself to the minds eye of the perfect image of a farm you want your food to come from… a place you want to visit. All of this is no accident.
Patty describes her husband Erick as the ‘farmer-philosopher,’ someone who relishes helping others. He’s the visionary, the farm designer and heavy machinery operator. His talents include a special ability to see a property in the rough and see what has to be done to turn it into something that makes one utter “Wow!” He thinks of himself as a Land Shaper bent on creating beauty and functionality for the purpose of Sustainable Agriculture. If one could see any of the 3 farms he’s created you would see masterpieces of unparalled quality and beauty. Erick has a great deal of experience in construction, mixed with a background in real estate sales and topped off with an overdose of logic-based critical thinking. Visiting Devon Point and looking at the photo’s of the property when the Taylor’s bought it and then seeing it now will give you a taste of what this man can create. His farms are truly one-of-a-kind farms from vision to fully-functioning masterpieces. Erick builds long term investment quality farms that are self-sufficient and sustainable in every form.
Erick describes Patty as the keystone that manages to hold all of the farm’s ventures together. Besides being a full-time mother of two, she’s the face of the business. Patty is a dynamic woman who is Erick’s best friend, wife and business partner. She is willing to work 7 days a week, finish the day with a smile and answer the continuous onslaught of customer inquires. She manages the entire front-end of the farms many businesses. She’s a woman who leads by example. She’s capable beyond what words can describe, she’s as comfortable doing quickbooks as she is running heavy equipment. Patty prides herself in being a traditional wife and homemaker while making no excuses for her femininity, she can and will do any work a man can do.
The Taylors say it takes this sort of team to do what they do, it’s through this devotion and dependence on one another that the strongest relationships are forged. The Taylors say they are in the healthy lifestyle business, they treat the food they raise with a level of care and consideration that results in an eating experience that makes you feel great about what you are putting in your body. Devon Point Farm is everything a farm should be, a place where nature and man work in harmony with each other. From radishes to ribeyes, everything about this farm is crisp, clean and wholesome for the mind, body and spirit. Come get a dose of healthy country life style and see what Devon Point Farm can do for you.
Only a handful of CSA Shares still available... Join our CSA Farm Share Program today!
A Summer Day Camp for kids ages 4-12!
Session 1: June 24-28
This year each week will offer sessions for ALL age groups! Half-day Sessions (8:30-11:30am) $95 for "Sprouts" Ages 4-5
Please note: Session 3 "Sprouts" is SOLD OUT... space is still available for the three full-day age groups in Session3.
Hurry! Registration is limited!
Join Our Summer 2013 CSA Farm Share Program Today!
Pickups start in June, but we sell out every year, so Hurry! Join Today!
TUESDAY WOODSTOCK PICKUPS ARE SOLD OUT!!
& Thursday pickups in New London/Stonington are still available too!
2013 CSA share pick-ups will be at our farm in Woodstock on Tuesday or Friday from 3-7pm, and at our satellite locations in New London and Stonington on Thursday at 8:30 and 9am.
Please note that we are consistently selling out. The 2012 CSA shares, Harvest Dinner, and the Winter CSA all sold out quickly and had long wait lists.
Try our Grassfed Beef!
We have 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef for sale. No hormones, no antibiotics, NO GRAIN whatsoever! Humanely raised and humanely processed. The cattle get nothing except clean water, fresh air, grass in summer, hay (dried grass) in winter, and access to trace minerals... no grain! USDA Certified Butchering with each cut individually shrink-wrapped in plastic and labeled with the name of the cut then frozen.
All Natural Chicken!
We have a limited supply of birds to sell. They will come back from the butchers frozen in clear plastic bags. We charge $7 per pound and our birds weight between 4 and 6 lbs.
If you'd like to purchase a chicken or multiple chickens, please email or call to place your order.
Devon Point Farm Featured in EDIBLE NUTMEG MAGAZINE!
|Devon Point Farm Featured in Foodies Of New England Magazine!!|
|Click Here to see a Full-Size PDF file of the article!|
Devon Point Farm is a 93-acre, family-run farm located in Woodstock, Connecticut, and is owned by Erick & Patty Taylor. Specializing in rare, heritage and endangered American Milking Devon Cattle, Devon Point Farm raises cattle for grassfed beef, and has a naturally-grown vegetable & flower CSA farm share program. In the Fall, the farm features a pumpkin patch and hayrides.
Gourmet Grassfed Beef - Devon Point Farm's grass fed beef is 100% natural, 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, no hormones, no antibiotics, and humanely raised and processed. Cattle are pastured only (not confined in a freestall barn), and eat only what nature intended... grass, hay, clean water, fresh air and sunshine. Our grass fed beef is processed in a USDA certified facility, plastic wrapped, labeled with the cut, and frozen.
Vegetable & Flower CSA Shares - At Devon Point Farm, all of our vegetables and flowers are naturally field grown using only OMRI® listed products and only when absolutely necessary. OMRI® is the "Organic Materials Review Institute" that manages the list of products that comply with USDA organic standards. We do not use synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. We fertilize with organically-rich compost made from manure from our grassfed cows. Our CSA Shares provide members with 18 weeks of fresh, local, seasonal vegetables and gorgeous flowers. Shares are available for weekly on-farm pickup in Woodstock, CT on Tuesdays or Fridays, or Thursday deliveries to Stonington, CT and New London, CT.
All-Natural Chicken & Pork - Devon Point Farm raises all-natural chicken and pork, with no chemicals, no hormones, no antibiotics.
American Milking Devon Cattle - Devon Point Farm has one of America's largest and finest herds of the rare, heritage, endangered breeds of cattle originally known as 'North Devon' cattle, now known in America as 'American Milking Devon' cattle. Our heifers are sought after for breedstock and our bull calves as herd sires. It was a great honor in 2008, that our calves were selected to become the first herd of American Milking Devons to be brought across the border to reside in Canada. Our herd is a closed, disease-free herd, having undergone rigorous veterinary testing for the international border crossing as well as for sales to various discerning customers throughout the years. Our breedstock available for sale is limited, please call today for availability or to get on our waiting list.
Weddings and Events - Devon Point Farm has a gorgeous farm setting that we rent out for weddings, large and small gatherings and events. We have a complete list of local caterers, musicians, and rental facilities to help make your event memorable! Contact us for a tour of our facilities, to see our beautiful property and to help decide if Devon Point Farm is the event location you've been looking for.
We now take credit cards! VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, PAYPAL and more!!
News from the Farm
- CSA Shares & Farm Camp! May 10, 2013
- Job Postings January 10, 2013
- CSA Enrollment Forms December 20, 2012
- CSA Pricing December 20, 2012
- Directions to the farm December 19, 2012
- Grassfed Beef Price List & Order Form October 28, 2012
- What is a CSA Farm Share? October 16, 2012
- Devon Point Farm Harvest Dinner August 25, 2012 October 9, 2012
- Farm Share e-Newsletter - week of August 28th August 28, 2012
- Winter CSA Farm Share Sells Out in just over a week! August 28, 2012