Grassy Hill Farm, Falls Village

Preserved in 2007

37.5 acres with pasture for local dairy and beef operations


Richard and Mary Lanier donated an easement on their 37.5-acre farm.  Grassy Hill Farm has been continuously farmed since 1742 when the Falls Village area was first settled.  The 37.5-acre farm is now the visual center of the scenic village.  The property’s 25 acres of fields are used primarily as hay and pasture land for a local small scale grass fed beef operation and the last full-time dairy farmer in Falls Village.  Grassy Hill Farm is privately owned and is not open to the public.


“Grassy Hill is a small, traditional Connecticut farmscape, and we wanted to be sure that it stayed that way,” says Richard Lanier of his and his wife Mary’s decision to preserve the farm.  “It is an important visual feature in Falls Village, and it would be a real loss if it were ever developed.”