Platt Farm

Southbury, CT
180 acres
55 milking cows

Rather here than there

From the top of the hills on his familys 180-acre dairy farm, Ben Platt looks on the river of cars on Interstate 84, many of them heading south to New York City. He is glad he is not among them. We live close enough to the city that a lot of people commute for work,” the farmers says. “I sure am glad Im here and not there.

Green Pasture Award Winner
Ben Platt is a ninth-generation farmer.
The Platt Farm is over two centuries old.
"Being out here, with the land and the breeze and the cows, working with my hands and my family. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do."
- Ben Platt

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