Hilltop Farm

Suffield, CT

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the Farm at Hilltop, Inc.

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Dear Eileen,

The leaves are coming down more quickly now. The recent chilly mornings and beautiful clear full moon tell us that Fall is here. Join us at Hilltop Farm and enjoy the season.... And don't forget to change your clocks this weekend.

Oktoberfest 2023 

Despite the rainy weather on October 7th, over 300 people attended Oktoberfest and enjoyed a fun evening of music, food, beer & wine tasting. 

The rain did not deter the fun and festivities that mark the beginning of the Fall season in Suffield. Oktoberfest is an annual seasonal celebration that FOFAH and the Town of Suffield host.

Photo Thanks to Patrick McMahon

FOFAH thanks the sponsors and supporters of Oktoberfest.

* Ameriprise Financial - Dave Berube

* Blue Diamond Paving

* Broad Brook Brewery

* Kessler Kennal Farms, East Granby

* People’s Bank

* United Gear & Machine Company

Please support the sponsors who support events & programs at Hilltop Farm.


FOFAH Receives Suffield ARPA Grant for Historical Buildings and Assets

Late this summer, the Suffield Board of Selectmen announced that APRA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds would be available to non-profits for the use of restoration or maintenance of the Town’s historical buildings and assets. 

FOFAH made application and was awarded $25,000 this Fall. The funds were put towards the Big White Dairy Barn Painting Project. If you visit Hilltop Farm, you will notice the barn has been restored to its historical glory. FOFAH appreciates the Town of Suffield’s commitment to the preservation of the region’s historical buildings.

Other receptions of ARPA funds are CT Landmarks- Phelps-Hathaway House, Friends of the Windsor Locks Canal Trail, The West Suffield Village Center Association, Suffield Historical Society and the Kent Memorial Foundation.

Photographed left to right: Ray Wilcox, VP, FOFAH

Colin Moll, First Selectman, Town of Suffield, Howard Orr, President, FOFAH, Jerry Mahoney, Selectmen, Town of Suffield

Birds of Prey-Night and Day

Saturday, November 4

A few seats remain for Saturday, November 4 at 6- 8PM …Register for for a one-hour presentation on birds of prey in the Big White Dairy Barn workroom, followed by a nighttime Owl Prowl outside.

Wildlife Educator, Mary-Beth Kaeser, is the founder of Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation & Education Center in Ashford, CT . She will speak about the world of raptors that share the same habitat but are active at different times of the day.

Learn how falcons, hawks and eagles often occupy the same forests, pastures and even suburbs as the nocturnal owls. Come learn about these beautiful and sometimes elusive animals and see some up close.

Then we’ll go outside in the dark for an Owl Prowl! Please bring a flashlight since the terrain is uneven. Children 6 or older, supervised by an adult are welcome.

Fee: $6/person. Register on Line at



Squashes, gourds and pumpkins seem to thrive in all sorts of environments and are enjoyed by wildlife (and by chickens and goats). Composting keeps organic matter out of the landfill and helps to create better soils. All the more reason to not toss your Jack-o-Lanterns and other decorative gourds this year.

If you are not composting in your backyard already, now might be a great time to start! There are many options out there for bins starting with simple ones made out of pallets, advancing to plastic barrels with turning systems. Learn the basic do’s and don’ts of backyard composting.


Work Day at the Farm Saturday, November 11 , 8- 12

It time to get the Farm ready for the Winter months. The next and final outdoor workday of the year is scheduled for Saturday, November 11 , 8- 12. Please come, have fun and lend a hand.

You can Become Part of Hilltop Farm

There are many ways that you can be part of the Farm. You can enjoy the views or support the progress at Hilltop Farm. You can volunteer, participate in an event, or donate to the restoration. See our website www.HilltopFarmSuffield.org or further details. We would love to see you.

PO Box 372 1616 Mapleton Ave
Suffield, CT 06078-0372
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