Fort Hill Farms - Thompson, CT

Peter and Kristin Orr, along with three generations of their family, operate many agricultural pursuits on this scenic and historic site.

Fort Hill Farms - Thompson, CT

Fort Hill Farms - Thompson, CTFort Hill Farms is a diversified farm located in the quiet northeastern corner of Connecticut. Much of the land that the farm owns today has been in continuous agricultural production for more than 300 years.

Today, Peter and Kristin Orr, along with three generations of their family, operate many agricultural pursuits on this scenic and historic site. Three states can be seen from the peak of Fort Hill, making a spectacular setting for breathtaking views.

Visitors can stroll through the extensive gardens, enjoy The Farmer’s Cow ice cream at the stand, get lost in The Corn Maze Adventure and enjoy other annual events such as: the Ice Cream & Bluegrass Bash; various other festivals, on-farm meals, hikes, educational projects and entertainment. All this is set within the working dairy farm operation. National periodicals, such as Yankee Magazine, and various news outlets, have featured Fort Hill Farms.

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Peter grew up on the Connecticut River, and came to farming from a career in agricultural research.

Peter Orr

Peter grew up on the Connecticut River, and came to farming from a career in agricultural research. He studied Agronomy, graduating from the University of Connecticut and receiving his MS degree from PENNSTATE University. He and his wife Kristin have two children.

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