Bristol’s Working on Securing New Farmer

David A. Bristol Sr.: No final agreement as of yet.

Plans are in motion to continue the agricultural tradition at Bristol’s Farm, hopefully in time for next season, David A. Bristol Sr. said Friday.

“We’re still working on it but haven’t signed a lease yet,” said Bristol, a member of Bristol’s Farm, LLC.

Since 2004, Wild Carrot Farm had leased approximately 10 acres at the farm, which is situated along Route 44 near the Farmington River. Earlier this year, Wild Carrot farmers Mark Palladino and Joanie Guglielmino announced they were moving to operation to a new location in Bantam for 2013 but would continue to sell at the Collinsville Farmer’s Market.

Palladino and Guglielmino could not be immediately reached Friday but sent this message to customers earlier this year: “We, along with our dedicated employees (past and present), thank-you for your support over the last 9 growing seasons and hope to see you often in the months and years to come.”

Last week, Bristol said it looked as if a new tenant would keep the farm organic but the management committee for the farm was still deciding among a couple of potential tenants. Friday he said there was still no final agreement. 

"We're hoping this is in place for this coming season," Bristol said. 

Bristol said the property has been in the family since 1884 and was farmed even earlier.

zippythepinhead December 08, 2012 at 01:02 PM
How about the Olsens ? ( Hickory Ledges Farm ) at least they live in Canton. Support LOCAL buisness , Bantam farmers selling in Collinsville ? Good enough to sell here but not live here ?
Andrew Ziemba December 08, 2012 at 03:12 PM
I buy the highest quality, lowest priced produce no matter where it comes from. I do prefer that it's not sprayed with poison though.


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