Updates about what is happening on our farm and new/upcoming products in the farm store
New!! Leaf Lard Soap made from our pastured pigs' leaf lard now in the store!
Sarah's Blog: D'Agata's Farm Daughter
My name is Sarah and I am 24 years old, My father started D’Agata’s Fine Family Farm in 2001 when I was 5. My passion for farming grew so much that after high school I moved to Pennsylvania to earn my BS in Animal Science and start a career with the USDA. Growing up on the farm has taught me priceless and countless life skills and knowledge that I am eager to share. Being born and raised in Suffield and on my farm I, for the longest time, thought that most people in my town and surrounding towns were in touch with their farmers and their food. I was fully engaged in 4-H and FFA, I worked on surrounding farms other than my own and I knew so many kids that did the same. But still, my pride in my community is shattered every time I hear someone say something so incredibly wrong about a farming practice, or when I am talking so passionately about FFA and how it exceptionally shaped my life and someone responds, “What’s that?”. Or, this is when I just feel my heart drop, “Ew, what is that smell?” Honey, it’s cow poop, or silage, and you should be lucky enough to smell it.
My point is, I love this community, and while I see it becoming more and more developed, our role in farming in these suburban towns becomes more and more important. I personally believe that every person should have a profound knowledge of where their food comes from. Through this page I want to give you a honest synopsis of how we raise our livestock. I want you to really understand what goes into growing a product we are proud to feed our family and sell to you. This farm is an intricate part of who I am and with 2% of the American public involved directly with agricultural I believe it is my responsibility to show you, as honestly as possible, how we farm and why we do it. So here’s a blog from the eyes of a farmer’s daughter, to you; my farm, to your table.