Protected by: Connecticut Farmland Trust, CT Department of Agriculture, Town of Bethany, USDA-NRCS
Year Protected: 2016
Cherry Tree is one of the last remaining farms in Bethany, which was once a thriving agricultural community. The farm has been in the same family for over 150 years. The owners of the property – widowed sisters-in-law Edyth and Joan Carrington – were married to Carrington brothers and lived on the farm in the same house where they raised their families. Joan remains on the farm with her son Bob, who raises Belted Galloway cattle.
The Carringtons decided together to permanently protect their family farm. This was Bethany’s first project protecting farmland, and funding was made possible by the town, United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.