Upper Pond is a sustainable vegetable farm on Sill Lane in Old Lyme, and on Beaver Brook Road in Lyme, Connecticut. We believe in growing fresh, healthy food for our community, free of pesticides and herbicides. We grow edible flowers, microgreens, fresh seasonal vegetables, small fruits and bees on our six acre plot of land adjacent to Upper Mill Pond, and on our 5 acre plot located at New Mercies Farm in Lyme.
At Upper Pond Farm we use ecologically based agricultural practices to manage our landscape holistically. Improving soil health and structure, along with enhancing biodiversity is a top priority. The majority of work is done by human power, providing jobs and experience to people rather than tractors. We use tractor or rototiller power for some jobs that are too large for human power, like mowing our 4 acres of meadow seasonally.
Upper Pond Farm focuses on growing fresh annual vegetables, edible flowers, Microgreens, fruits and herbs for local markets, especially Lyme-Old Lyme’s community. Upper Pond Farm recycles nutrients, encouraging composting on and off farm, to divert landfill waste, reduces purchased inputs and builds resilient systems. Upper Pond Farm uses preventative methods, building systems that are plant positive to avoid synthetic chemical treatment of disease and pests.
Upper Pond Farm is highly invested in Lyme-Old Lyme's community. We feed our community directly. We also sustain our community by providing the opportunity to connect with the earth and food system.
Upper Pond Farm donates produce to the Shore Line Soup Kitchen. Here is a link to an article about Upper Pond Farm's contribution to the local food system. http://www.commongoodgardens.org/2014/07/make-gift-of-vegetables.html