Our farm’s land has been in continuous agricultural use for over 250 years. Camps Road, homesteaded by the Camp family in the mid 1700s, and still home to some members of the family today sits quietly in Kent Hollow just a few miles from our namesake Kent Falls State Park, and around the corner from Lake Waramaug.
Just 30 years ago, the first non-Camp family members moved onto this parcel of land to start a small dairy farm. It is unfortunate that the obstacles in front of starting small scale agricultural operations is nothing new, but reassuring to us that with hard work, passion for what you do, and community support you can overcome such to challenges and do something special. The family named their dairy, “Fools Day Farm” and managed a herd of up to 50 cattle until their retirement around 2012.
The soil is fertile from years of cattle grazing and no intensive planting, our wells are artisan and the diverse flora of our environment offer us the perfect environment to produce the beers we desire.
We care for the land as if it has been in our family for generations, and espouse the same determination of those that worked the land before us and do so while maintaining our rural community. Our goal is not only to make great beer, and delicious food, but to craft these products in a manner which supports the communities around us. Social consciousness, sustainability, and Brewery Supported Agriculture is an inescapable part of who we are.