An historical office
The farm has been owned by the Miller family since 1962, but its agricultural roots go back more than 200 years; some of the original structures are still in use, including the farmhouse office. After his father’s untimely death when he was just 16, Paul Miller convinced his mom to purchase land and started farming himself with 20 cows. Today, he and his wife Diane run the farm with their son, David, now a partner in the farm.
The Farmer’s Cow
Several years ago, the Millers joined forces with five other Connecticut dairy farms to create The Famer’s Cow brand of local milk, half and half, ice cream and other farm-fresh products like eggs. The line is now available in Southern New England and New York through hundreds of stores. “This is a great way to keep people in the area informed about dairy farming,” Paul says, “and it also provides a small safety net for the farmers.”