BED & BREAKFAST COTTAGE
Mountain view farm
Mountain View Farm’s founders, Patrick and Lara Hafner, met in New York City, a few days before September 11, 2001, while Lara was attending Vassar College for a degree in English and Patrick was attending Fordham University as a Business Finance major. They both pursued careers in the military following graduation: Lara as an Army helicopter pilot and Patrick as a combat engineer officer. It was only after 13 years and 2 kids later that farming found them.
While they were at work, they happened to see a ‘for sale’ link for Mountain View Farm with its dilapidated farm house and 18 acres of overgrown fields. They purchased the property on the way home, sight-unseen. After walking the grounds and beginning the slow process of renovation, the couple felt that this land was just calling to be farmed. After putting in the first pasture, they purchased a few chickens and many books on farming. Several years (and hundreds of animals) later, the farm has morphed into a productive, well-rounded family farm.
The couple’s focus has shifted over the first few years from vegetables to meat production, but their goal remains the same: to produce high-quality, chemical-free vegetables and non-GMO pasture-raised meats, supplementing the animals’ natural foraging and grazing only when necessary and only with the best quality grains.
Lara and Patrick only produce food that they themselves would choose to eat. That means that the animals all live on pasture and are treated humanely. The pigs and hens are supplemented with non-GMO, locally-sourced grain (our suppliers' organic certification is in progress). The cows are fed only grass and hay from fields that never see Round Up or chemical fertilizers. Vegetables are grown the way nature intended: no pesticides, no weed killers, and started on the farm from heirloom seeds. Mountain View Farm is a labor of love and we hope to continue to grow in order to meet the increasing demand for pure, locally grown food.
You can find our products year-round in our farm store at 309 Route 7 North, Falls Village, CT 06031.
The store is open from dawn until dusk.