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In The News

May 4, 2012

Jim Shelton, Register Staff

SHELTON — It’s been a perplexing year for strawberry prognostication.

Even under the best of conditions, strawberries ripen to the beat of their own drummer. They tend to come out in the second week of June, barring any unusual weather.

Well, as...

Dec 16, 2010

Tom Cleary, Staff Writer

SHELTON -- Making an appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show is not always a good thing. Host Jon Stewart and his crew routinely mock or humiliate interviewees during their so-called news segments. But that won't be the case for Jones Family Farms, which...

Oct 28, 2010

Written by Fred Musante

Thousands of pumpkin lovers visited Pumpkinseed Hill Farm over the weekend for a two-day festival to celebrate those autumn cornucopia favorites: pumpkins, squash and gourds.

The annual festival at Pumpkinseed Hill, part of the Jones Family Farms complex in...

Oct 15, 2010

Scott Gargan, Staff Writer

For proof that autumn has arrived, look no further than Jones Family Farms in Shelton, where the air is brisk, the tractors are rumbling and the leaves are turning shades of yellow, orange and crimson.

But perhaps the surest sign of the season are the...

Sep 1, 2010

By Patricia Villers, Register Staff

SHELTON — Preparing meals with locally grown food was the theme Tuesday at Jones Family Farms & Winery.

Owners Terry and Jean Jones and their son hosted about 20 chefs and fellow farmers on their White Hills property.

Terry Jones...

Jul 27, 2010

Cooking with class: Harvest Kitchen in Shelton teaches secret to eating well

By Patricia Villers, Register Staff

SHELTON — The Harvest Kitchen is open. But don’t expect to be served.


Jul 7, 2010

By Lauren Garrison, Register Staff

Berry enthusiasts have had a rare treat this spring and early summer: ripe, ready-to-pick strawberries in late May, and blueberries in late June, more than two weeks ahead of schedule, according to area farmers.

And corn is next.


Jun 23, 2010

At press, we strive to not only provide you with the latest information on upcoming events and newest releases, but also to give you a behind the scenes look into the people who make each winery unique. One of our new features will be our winemaker spotlight where we showcase the winemaker from...

Jun 3, 2010

Traditionally, Connecticut farmers are ramping up their strawberry season preparation the beginning of June to open a week or two into the month. This year, Mother Nature has helped to break tradition. Due to the very warm weather Connecticut has experienced this spring, the strawberries are...

Jun 3, 2010

Strawberry time at Jones in Shelton
Picking season starts early

Published : Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010, 7:09 PM EDT

By: Ted Koppy

Shelton, Connecticut (WTNH) - Warm and sunny spring days have been extra sweet for Connecticut strawberry crops.

Some in the business...

May 25, 2010
May 22, 2010

Ann Nyberg (Annie Mame Blog)

Think about it. Six generations of Jones

Feb 24, 2010

By Patricia Villers, Register Staff

SHELTON — Resident Jamie Jones was recognized as one of the top young farmers by the American Farm Bureau Association at its recent conference in Seattle.

Jones, a sixth-generation farmer at Jones Family Farms, located on 400 acres in the White...

Dec 3, 2009

Pick The Perfect Tree

Tips from an expert on how to pick and care for the perfect Christmas tree. Jamie Jones joined WVIT 30 for a segment about picking and caring for your Christmas tree.


Nov 30, 2009

Jones Wins Facebook Farm ‘Fight’

by Jodie Mozdzer

Shelton —

Look for some out-of-place farmers at Jones Family Farms this month.

After winning the great...

Nov 28, 2009

Christmas Tree Shops: Cut-Your-Own Farms Have Wide Variety, Fun Family Atmosphere, And Heavenly Smell


Special to The Courant

November 28, 2009

Like many agricultural parcels, the Jones Family Farms offers a small bevy of various crops for harvest....

Nov 28, 2009

Jones Family Farms wins Facebook contest

By Patricia Villers, Register Staff

The final tallies are in, and now a representative from Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market & Winery in Guilford will be...

Nov 25, 2009

Written by Fred Musante
Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Jones Family Farms owners are watching the clock tick down toward the deadline for their Facebook face-off with Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford, wary that Bishop’s might be planning a last-minute push for fans...

Nov 5, 2009

Bishop's Orchards Takes on the Jones Family Farms for Charity

Published 11/05/2009 12:00 AM

Support your local farm-online! Two Connecticut farms are curious as to who can grow the largest crop of Facebook fans by this Thanksgiving. Keith Bishop of Bishop's Orchards (...

Oct 30, 2009

Fall Wine Harvests Across Connecticut's Vineyards

COVENTRY, Conn., Oct. 29, 2009

Fall is a great time to hit the Connecticut wine trail while you take in New England's foliage. The Connecticut wine trail boasts about 30 vineyards that offer unique wineries for...

Oct 30, 2009

By Patricia Villers, Register Staff

Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market & Winery in Guilford and Jones Family Farms in Shelton are using Facebook to help them raise funds for three causes.

The longtime family farms have launched a friendly competition to determine which can attract...

Oct 30, 2009

By KORKY VANN, The Hartford Courant

When it comes to trendy produce, heirloom tomatoes are so last summer.

The newest harvest stars are pumpkins, and we're not talking standard bright-orange globes. Heirloom pumpkins with unusual shapes, unexpected colors and exotic names are...

Oct 28, 2009

‘Throwdown with Bobby Flay’ Films In Shelton

by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 28, 2009 1:26 pm

Shelton —

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay crept into Jones Family Farm last month to film an episode of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay“ for the Food Network.

The episode is scheduled to air...

Oct 26, 2009

Farms In Shelton, Guilford Competing Over Who Can Get More Friends

October 26, 2009

The owner of Jones Family Farm in Shelton, Conn. and the owner of Bishop Orchards in Guilford are now watching the numbers come rolling in. The owner who generates the most friends on Facebook will...

Oct 22, 2009

by Jodie Mozdzer | Oct 22, 2009

Shelton —

If Jones Family Farms doesn’t get more Facebook fans than Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford by Thanksgiving, owner Jamie Jones will end up dressed from head to toe in Bishop’s gear working on that farm come Christmas time.

The two farms...

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Philip James JONES, FARM FOUNDER, 1821-1912