Topmost Herb Farm, a grower of
medicinal and culinary herbs, located in Coventry, Connecticut, is
owned and operated by Carole Miller. Herbs are grown without
pesticides or commercial fertilizers. The plants owe their robust
health and vigor to organic potting mix, seaweed and kelp mixtures,
herbal plant teas for insect and disease control, and additions of
farm generated compost. Plants are available at the greenhouse
during the growing season in 4-inch or quart pots.
The greenhouse will close for the 2014 season at the end of June and
will reopen for the 2015 season at the whim of the weather, either
in late April or early May.
HERBS & MORE
Our focus is culinary herbs; however, a selection of medicinal
herbs is always available. We welcome inquiries for growing
specialty plants or requests for contract growing. Each year as the
seed catalogs arrive they provide the opportunity for growing
something out of the ordinary.
A new list of heirloom tomato plants is available each January.
This is the time for dreaming of summer gardens and delicious
are old-timers from many countries whose seeds have been preserved
for generations and they are well-respected for their marvelous deep
flavor. Colors range from pink to purple and yellow, sometimes with
striping or mottling. Often the shoulders have brown markings, and
the shapes run the gamut from oblong through flattened, pointy and
downright lumpy. Started early from seed, they are transplanted
twice and are large plants, ready to go in the ground in early June.
tomato plant list
when posted and
reserve your plants early.
LECTURES & SPECIAL EVENTSContact the farm if you would
like a speaker for your organization. Subjects include herbal lore
and history, organic growing techniques, growing and using organic culinary
herbs and growing herbs for tea. Demonstrations include preparing
herbal vinegars, herbal appetizers, and growing basil and making
pesto. During the warm months we can accommodate groups for garden
tours and a lecture at the farm.
Watch for a special Pop-Up Farmers’ Market at Topmost next May!
Member of the Connecticut Herb
Northeast Organic Farming
Connecticut Master Gardeners
Association, Coventry Garden Club, and
Market Organizing Committee.
Topmost Herb Farm, 244 North School Road, Coventry, CT, 06238
The Connecticut Herb Association
(CHA) was created by a group of enthusiasts with a desire to educate and
share the diverse world of herbs with one another and the community, as
well as creating a local network of herb-related resources.
The Connecticut branch of the
Northeast Organic Farming Association is a growing community of farmers,
gardeners, land care professionals, businesses and consumers that
encourages a healthy relationship to the natural world. An independent
non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the practices of
ecologically sound farming and gardening, and to the development of
local sustainable agriculture, its efforts give consumers increased
access to safe and healthy food.
COVENTRY FARMERS MARKET
Winner of numerous awards, the community-oriented and "Producers-Only"
Farmers’ Market takes place at the Hale Homestead from June through
October, and at Coventry High School mid-November through February.
Topmost is a regular vendor at the summer market on Sundays from 11 to