Willow Valley Farm

Good for the Earth. Good for you. — A CSA and market farm located in Willington, CT

About Us


Meet the Farmers (left to right): Jackie, Spencer, & Julia

We are a third generation family farm located on 64 acres of fields and woodland along the Fenton River in Willington, CT. Julia’s parents (Earl and Martha Gledhill) bought our farm in the 1950s and utilized it for a variety of agricultural activities over the years. One of the first operations was a commercial chicken farm, which produced both eggs and meat. Julia’s family also raised goats, cows, horses, pigs, and backyard chickens at one time or another. For a number of years, they ran an agricultural based summer camp at the farm. Earl and Martha planted our half acre blueberry patch, built many of our barns and storage sheds, created 2 ponds (one of which we use to irrigate our crops), and the list goes on. Needless to say, we are extremely lucky and grateful for all of the work that they did over the years. We wouldn’t be farming without them!

Julia went on to have 2 children of her own — Evan and Spencer. Evan lives with his wife and family in Texas, and Spencer lives here at the farm with his partner Jackie. Together, we are working to create a vibrant, bountiful place for both people and wildlife. We strive to be good stewards of our land while protecting an important part of the Fenton River watershed; and provide healthy petrochemical free produce to our local community. We grow all of our produce with sustainable growing methods and have taken the CT NOFA Farmer’s Pledge. We are passionate about clean food, clean water, vibrant soil life, and a sustainable way of living.


3 thoughts on “About Us

  1. I love this farm! Beautiful pastures and fields, ancient stone walls, the old barn and farmhouse make it the idyllic New England homestead. Thank you for all your hard work at preserving this way of life.


  2. I spent a summer on the farm when I was 4 (so 1970) my main companion was Mary Gledhill. One of the cows had twins that year and they were named Amy and Andy. I don’t know if it was true but they said Amy was named after me.


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