Bethlehem’s March Farms Wins 2021 Connecticut Century Farms Award
This has been a good week for Connecticut farms and the farmers that tend to their land. The 2021 Farm Aid Festival was held September 25 at Hartford's Xfinity Theater, and Farm Aid President Willie Nelson just announced that nearly $1 million dollars in grants has just been released, and multiple Connecticut farmers have received the great news that they are going to be receiving $7,500 checks in the near future.
And March Farms, a fourth-generation family farm located on Munger Lane in Bethlehem, has just been named as the recipient the 2021 Connecticut Century Farm Award. The Connecticut Agricultural Information Council gives the annual Century Farm Award out annually to Connecticut Farms that have been operated by the same family for 100 years or more, and that also have the potential to be successful for another hundred.
It's quite an accomplishment for any type of business to make it to 100 years of operation, let alone a family farm, which faces incredible operating obstacles every day. March Farm has 106 years in business this year, founded in 1915. Famous for it's pick-your-own fields, it's gorgeous, perfect for events. March Farm has successfully hosted quite a few national musical acts and comedy shows, especially last Summer in 2020.
This is the first Connecticut Century Farm Award given out in the past 2 years, the last award in 2019 was given to Hastings Family Farm in Suffield. March Farm is the 62nd farm to win the Connecticut Century Farms Award, which was first given out in 1970. Congratulations to March Farm, and here's to another 100 years.