Elm Farm located in the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut is an investment in the next generation of Peckham dairy farmers.
It’s hard not to think about the here-and-now when you’re a dairy farmer: the weather, the herd, and the chores require your immediate attention, with little time to think beyond the next milking.
For Matt and Christine Peckham, however, the future is now, and Elm Farm in Woodstock, CT is an investment in the next generation of Peckham dairy farmers. “I’m working hard to make this a business my children will want to take over someday,” says Matt, a 6th generation dairyman who took over the 140-acre family farm in 2005. At that time, the farm was struggling, but with hard work and a talent for innovation, Matt has seen Elm Farm grow from 86 cows to a healthy 140-cow milking herd.
One of Elm Farm’s latest ventures is their Farm to Table Market which opened in the fall of 2018. They offer their own glass bottled milk, meats, pork and charcuterie sausages. There is also a full line of products from other local farmers.
Elm Farm and the Peckham family are also proud member owners of the Cabot Cheese Coop.