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Jones Family Farm

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Address: 606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-2099
Phone Number: +1 203-929-8425
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We offer a variety of seasonal crops:

* Strawberries in June/July

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We offer a variety of seasonal crops:

* Strawberries in June/July

* Blueberries in July/Aug

* Pumpkins and Squash in October

* Christmas Trees from Thanksgiving to Christmas

Additionally, we have some on-site activities with our Winery and Harvest Kitchen Cooking Studio.

* Winery Tasting Room is open mid-March through December, closed January till mid-March. Visit our website for hours of operation as they expand through the months into summer and fall.

* Harvest Kitchen Cooking Studio is open late March through December for scheduled educational events. Visit our website for list of upcoming events for both Cooking Education and Wine Education Classes that you can register for online.

Jones Family Farms consists of 3 farm locations in Shelton that are in close proximity, but with unique street addresses as you plan your visits.

* Homestead Farm - 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road

* Pumpkin Seed Hill Farm - 120 Beardsley Road

* Valley Farm - 555 Walnut Tree Hill Road

History

Established in 1850.

Jones Family Farms, nestled in the White Hills of Shelton, with its 19th century dairy barn and homestead farmhouse, impresses the visitor as a peaceful and relaxed living environment. The beautiful countryside with its orderly rows of Christmas trees, neat stonewalls, and well-maintained fields are the result of efforts by seven generations of Jones family farmers.

The farmers of the 400-acre working farm invite families to visit and harvest seasonal crops. Presently under cultivation are 200 acres of Christmas trees, 15 acres of strawberries, 15 acres of blueberries, and 25 acres of pumpkins, gourds and squash. The Jones farmers harvest these crops from three different farm locations known as the Homestead Farm, the Valley Farm, and Pumpkinseed Hill. The farm also manages 50 acres of hay land and 50 acres of woodlots. Over five acres of grapes are in production for the farm's winery.

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Wonderful Winery!

Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the owner of the Vineyard. She talked with us a while about the area. It gave her a "feel" for which server inside would be best for us. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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East Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved it here when our children were young, now 28 & 26 years old. I even visited one year in the rain with the kids while my husband was working!! It was our yearly visit taking a tractor ride, with hay bales, to the pumpkin patch, and selecting 2 or 3 perfect pumpkins!! Cookies, cider, and entertainment on the... More 

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Thank OLynn78
Farmer J, Manager at Jones Family Farm, responded to this review

Greeting OLynn78. That giant pirate ship from years ago is still commented on by many! We do put a lot of work each year into all the play buildings and theme of Pumpkin Season to provide education opportunities for the many children who visit. We have expanded these concepts with "Exploration Station" explanations for all to learn what is being... More 

Sanbornville, NH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the owner of the Vineyard. She talked with us a while about the area. It gave her a "feel" for which server inside would be best for us. We have never had that done before. Inside, the place was inviting with the tastings room to the left and store to the right. Each... More 

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Thank ozwizard50
Farmer J, Manager at Jones Family Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! We like to say "Memories Are Always In Season" and it seems you left with a great one! More 

Jamaica, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here for the wine tasting. Staff was very pleasant. Our server was very nice and well informed. She made the wine tasting a good experience by explaining everything in great detail. We enjoyed ourselves and left with a few bottles of wine.

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Farmer J, Manager at Jones Family Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words T_Serrao - We hope you can return again soon! More 

CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in the area and have always enjoyed coming to this farm. The acres of farmland are stunning. The landscaping is perfect for walking and picture taking. Old barns, antique farm equipment, a beautiful hillside vineyard. A cooking school, a winery and the ability to pick and purchase apples, pumpkins, Christmas trees and other fruits and berries throughout the... More 

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Thank TellMeWhereToGoNext
Farmer J, Manager at Jones Family Farm, responded to this review

Glad to see you have visited a couple of times! It's always interesting as the farm changes through the seasons of the year. We appreciate you input on the rules/vibe aspect. It is tough to strike a balance, but we will work harder at providing the relaxed setting that you have come to enjoy! All the best! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has everything! You can come at any season for all that Jones has to offer. Most recently I came for a wine tasting and had a fantastic time. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly! I also really like how they put local artist's crafts and art on display :)

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Farmer J, Manager at Jones Family Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Samantha! Glad you had a great visit, and we hope to see you again for a future season! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Brought friends who had not visited before. Enjoyed the wines and the atmosphere Quite busy with people redeeming their groupons. Love ❤️ the cassis

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Thank Michelle S
Farmer J, Manager at Jones Family Farm, responded to this review

Glad you had a nice visit Michelle. Our Black Current Bouquet is indeed a special "cassis" style wine. To clarify, we do not utilize groupon, but what you may have observed is guests turning in the CT Wine Trail "Passport" which is a promotional tool of the CT Wine Council that ends around the first week of November. It can... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a better combination for adults than Wine and Pumpkin pick! The Jones Family Farm grounds were beautiful! although the wine hut was packed when we arrived, the farm is so large that as we walked around after purchasing a glass of wine...my boyfriend, mom and I with our glasses in hand, walked around the grounds. past the wide open... More 

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Farmer J, Manager at Jones Family Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words Mona. We work hard to keep the grounds clean and inviting! More 

Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Jones is a local tradition for families and couples from Shelton and the surrounding areas. Delicious winery in a picturesque setting complete with vineyards, rolling hills, and Christmas trees. The pumpkin patch is also a fun place to spend an hour and take a few pictures. Strawberries in the summer are delicious too!

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Farmer J, Manager at Jones Family Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words TAMember - we are glad you got to see both the winery and the pumpkins at this time of year! More 

Eastchester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had been to the Jones Winery for a tasting last year and loved it so we decided to go back for pumpkin picking with our children and grandchildren. Great farm! They had lots of pumpkins and plenty of parking, very organized. Also a corn maze, some animals, lots to entertain kids. My grandkids are only 16 months and 18... More 

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Farmer J, Manager at Jones Family Farm, responded to this review

Sounds Great Pacmom71. As we like to say on the farm "Memories Are Always In Season"! Thanks! More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had an enjoyable time visiting the farm. There were lots of pumpkins and gourds to purchase. My granddaughter loved going on the hayride. There are also little houses for the children to walk through. We went on a weekday- not crowded and more relaxing. They also had jam and cookies for purchase.

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Thank Gloria H
Farmer J, Manager at Jones Family Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind comments Gloria! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and experiencing all the variety we offer. See you again soon! More 

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