Merry Mansfield: Support Local Farms

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"Shop and Chop" locally this holiday season! Our local farmers work hard year-round to provide high quality foods and agricultural products for our community.


Read on to find out where to purchase locally-grown Christmas trees and produce as well as locally-made baked goods, dairy products, meats, and more!

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Deck your halls with local greenery!

Cut-your-own Tree Farms:

Cedar Ledge Tree Farm

  • 260 Coventry Road, Mansfield Center
  • 860.423.5690
  • Open from Thanksgiving to Christmas
    • Weekends: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Weekdays: Noon - 5:00 PM

J. C. Tree Farm

  • 308 Browns Road, Storrs
  • 860.575.5567
  • Open from Thanksgiving to Christmas
    • Weekends: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Weekdays: Noon - 4:00 PM

Pre-Cut Trees for Purchase:

Storrs Regional FFA & the Agriscience Program

  • At E. O. Smith High School, 1235 Storrs Road, Storrs
  • Student-run operation selling trees and student-crafted wreaths
  • Open the first two weekends of December
  • 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Stearns Farm Stand & Red Barn Creamery

  • 483 Browns Road, Storrs 
  • 860.382.2303
  • Holiday trees and other seasonal items available
  • Open daily from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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No chopping involved with this opportunity to pick up some locally-grown plants to decorate your home!

The UConn Horticulture Club will hold their annual Poinsettia Sale on Dec. 2 & 3 and Dec. 9 & 10 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (subject to change based on supply) at the UConn Floriculture Greenhouse (1375 Storrs Road).

Red, white, and pink varieties grown by the students will be available in several sizes and prices:

  • 4-inch: $6
  • 6-inch: $12 or 3 for $30
  • 8-inch: $15 or 3 for $40

Please email the Club with questions.

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Have yourself a "Homegrown Holiday" and add some local flavor to your table!

Farmers Market


Storrs Farmers Market is open year-round. This winter, the Market will have two locations to accommodate vendors' needs and to create room for additional guest vendors.

On Saturday, December 4, the Market will take place:

  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the Buchanan Auditorium of the Mansfield Public Library (54 Warrenville Road), and
  • 3:00 - Dark on the front lawn of the Mansfield Town Hall (4 S. Eagleville Road)

Everything offered at the Market is grown and produced right here in Connecticut, so the offerings change with the seasons. Sign up for their weekly email (bi-weekly in winter) for a look at what you'll find at each Market.

Storrs Winter Farmers Market will be open two Saturdays a month through April. In December, the Market dates are the 4th and 18th.

Farm Stands

Shundahai Farm

  • 253 Maple Road, Storrs
  • 860.429.0695
  • Hours vary - Email for info
  • No-spray fruits & veggies and grass-fed beef

Stearns Farm Stand & Red Barn Creamery

  • 483 Browns Road, Storrs 
  • 860.382.2303
  • Holiday trees and other seasonal items available
  • Open daily from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Retailers with Local Produce & Goods

Farmers Cow Calfé & Creamery

  • 86 Storrs Road, Mansfield Center
  • 860.450.8408
  • Milk, ice cream, eggs, and more in addition to café menu
  • Open daily:
    • Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Mansfield Supply

  • 1527 Storrs Road, Storrs
  • 860.429.2990
  • Local honey and maple syrup in addition to all your home & garden needs!
  • Open Monday - Saturday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Mountain Dairy

  • 50 Stearns Road, Storrs
  • 860.423.9289
  • Offering home delivery of milk, eggs, and other groceries
  • Use their store locator to find their products in a store near you

UConn Dairy Bar

  • 17 Manter Road, Storrs
  • 860.486.1021
  • Offering packaged ice cream, eggs, cheese, and more in addition to ice cream to eat on-site
  • Open Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Looking for more?


Visit Taste of Mansfield's website, tasteofmansfieldct.org, to find more sources for local food in our area!