Charm of the Farm

Farms with herbs, bison, cows, gourmet meals and cozy guestrooms — Connecticut has them all. Over a weekend, visit several farms for the ultimate rural refreshment. For a map of 222 farm businesses (including everything from pick-your-own orchards to Christmas tree farms) contact the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, 860-713-2500).

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B&B at Roseledge Farm Creamery Brook Bison Sankow’s Beaverbrook Farm
Roseledge Country Inn & Farm Shop, LLC

B&B at Roseledge Farm

Play and stay overnight at a farm. The B&B at Roseledge Herb Farm in Preston, for example, is a historic property with a tearoom featuring delicacies prepared with homegrown flowers.

From Preston, drive to Griswold for ice cream at Buttonwood Farm. Depending on the season, the flavors might be pumpkin (made with real pumpkin puree), purple cow (black raspberry ice cream with white chocolate chips), or forbidden silk chocolate (using cocoa powder from Holland).

Creamery Brook Bison

Creamery Brook Bison

Drive north to Creamery Brook Bison in Brooklyn. At this bison farm, you can meet the herd (bison live up to 30 years and can run up to 35 miles per hour), buy meat products in the store, and tour the farm via a 40-minute wagon tour. You can even sample a buffalo burger fresh from the grill.

For dinner, try the Courthouse Bar & Grille, located in Putnam's Antiques District.

Sankow’s Beaverbrook Farm

After a refreshing night's rest at the B&B, head down to Sankow's Beaverbrook Farm in Lyme. The 175-acre sheep and cow farm has a wool shop (buy a cozy sweater or vest) and a Farm Market offering farm-made cheeses.

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