How do I know if you’re open or what field you are picking at on a specific date?
You can call our farm crop report at 203-929-8425. During the harvest season, the message is updated frequently with all the necessary information you need. Go to directions for the field locations.
Is there a real Farmer Jones?
Yes! We currently have three generations of Jones farmers living here on the farm. The Farmer Jones on the phone message is Terry Jones, the 5th generation of the family to work on this farm. Terry and wife Jean manage the farm operations with their son Jamie and his wife Christiana. Many other family members help throughout the farm. See About Us for more history of the Jones Family.
Do you take credit cards?
For summer berry seasons and harvest-your-own Christmas trees, Jones Family Farms only accepts cash and checks for payment. Credit Cards are taken in the winery, pumpkin season retail locations and Christmas barnyard area.
Where can I get updates on Jones Family Farms news?
Can I bring my dog/pets to the farm?
Pet dogs are only allowed with guests in the Christmas tree fields during our tree harvest season in late November and December. During our other seasons, please leave your pets home, as Good Agricultural Practices discourage even the best trained animals in the fields with food. (Service dogs are not included in this policy.)
Is there a place to picnic/tailgate on the farm?
Good Agricultural Practices discourage the consumption of foods in our customer harvest/parking areas. We encourage visitors to visit one of the nearby parks that are set up to accommodate picnickers. Please see our guidelines regarding parking lot refreshments.
Can we hike/walk/ride on farm property?
We enjoy that everyone loves the beauty of our land, however it's very hard work to keep it looking that way. For the safety of our guests and our farm, we ask that you visit local parks such as Webb Mountain in Monroe or Indian Well in Shelton to spend the day hiking outdoors.
Does the farm host birthday parties?
Due to staffing, space and safety issues, we do not have set-ups for birthday parties. We do hope birthdays are celebrated with fresh fruit and vegetables as the centerpiece, however, we request an adult family member come beforehand to pick for an at-home party or a picnic at a park.
Do you allow weddings or other private special events at the winery or the farm?
We do not host private special events. If you are looking for a winery setting for your wedding or special event please visit The CT Wine and Vineyard Association website, www.ctwine.com.
Does the farm host group tours of the farm/pumpkin, berry, tree fields/vineyards?
At this time we offer Public Walk & Talks and our Fall School Programs. More events like these are added throughout the year, so continue to check back to our Events Page. At this time we do not offer tours for groups such as senior centers, day cares, camps etc. If you are a Scouting group, see more info.
Can I do a photo shoot/engagement shots/wedding photos at your farm/winery?
While we love families snapping personal photos of their adventures during our harvest seasons, we do not allow professional photographers arranging photo sessions" on our property. Due to large crowds and nature of agricultural work we do here at the farm, having people arrive for photo shoots is complicated for us to arrange. At this time we do not have the ability to allow for these kinds of activities. CTWine.com lists many CT wineries that specialize in these types of events.
Can I use my drone at your farm?
Please leave your drone at home, as drones are not permitted to be used anywhere on the farm. Thanks for understanding.
Where can I buy a Jones T-Shirt, Hat, etc?
We have begun a small program of test products. Sales of these items (caps, magnets, etc) are done in the winery tasting room or at special events throughout the year.
Do you sell food on the farm?
During pumpkin season and Christmas tree season we offer cider as well our wonderful cookies made from scratch here at the farm. Jones staff can provide a list of local restaurants for you after you check out.
Do you offer school tours at the farm?
Yes. To learn about our different autumn programs, school program dates, and pricing, you can visit our Fall School Tours page. Please note, space is very limited.
Is the farm handicap-accessible?
In the harvest farmyard parking lot there are handicap-accessible parking spaces. The barnyard is a relatively flat, gravel surface that some wheelchairs are able to handle if the weather conditions are good.