Maple Breeze Farm

Westbrook, Connecticut

John Hall’s ancestors received a grant from the King of England to settle the original part of our farm in Westbrook, circa 1710. One of Silas A. Posts’ four sons, Joseph C. Post (1829-1908) married Eunice M. Chittenden (1831-1911). As his inheritance, he received a portion of the farm. He built our farmhouse on East Pond Meadow Road in 1850. Joseph and Eunice had three daughters and two sons. Both sons die in infancy. One of the daughters, Ellen, married Henry Wright. They had three daughters, one of them being Anna J. Wright (1886-1952). Next to the farm on the west is the Pond Meadow One Room School House. After school, Anna spent her time with her grandparents at the farm. When she became of age, she became the school teacher and stayed with her grandparents until she was married. Anna met John L. Hall (1885-1972) and fell madly in love with him. They married in 1910 and added on to the farmhouse. They had two daughters and a son, John L. Hall Jr. (1923-2001). He married Jane D. Green. They had a son and a daughter.

This is where I marry the love of my life, their son, John L. Hall III.

Now we come to present day. It is an exciting time for us at Maple Breeze Farm. Although food has been grown at our farm for centuries, “locally grown” has become important to families interested in knowing where their food comes from. Our pork and beef is USDA-inspected and we are excited to offer it to all. We have a rare heritage breed of cattle called American Milking Devons. We also have pigs. We hand milk our Devon cows and give the raw milk to the pigs. The taste of our pork is like no other, since our Devon milk is so rich in CLA’s and Omega 3’s. We offer our beef in ground hamburger form only. We also offer sirloin hot dogs; ½ beef & ½ pork hot dogs; pork chops; pork loin roasts; kielbasa; 3 kinds of sausage; no nitrate hams; ham steaks; traditional hams and bacon.

Farm Products:

A rare heritage breed of cattle called American Milking Devons, and pigs. Pork chops, kielbasa, breakfast sausage (sweet & hot Italian), bacon, hamburger, omburger patties, beef hot dogs, half beef/half pork hot dogs, ground pork, maple syrup.

Owner:

John and Bonnie Hall

Mailing Address:

563 E Pond Meadow Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498, USA

Farm Location:

563 E Pond Meadow Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498, USA

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Phone:

(860) 399-4611

Open:

The Corn Crib is open on Saturdays.

Hours:

11am to 4pm

Directions:

Route 9, Exit 3. Drive west toward Ivoryton on Route 154 N for 0.3 miles. Continue straight onto Main Street for 0.8 miles. Continue onto Pond Meadow Road for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto East Pond Meadow Road for 0.4 miles. 563 East Pond Meadow Road is on the right.

What’s Growing:

Special Information:

  • CSA is available. Go to website for information.
  • Family ancestors of the Halls received a grant from the King of England to settle the original part of Maple Breeze Farm in about 1710.

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