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. They are available in
3 inch or quart pots during the growing season from May through
Topmost is closed for the season and will reopen in Mid-April 2013
for plant sales at the greenhouse on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.
HERBS & MORE
We do not ship plants, however we welcome your inquiries for
contract growing. Stop at the farm during greenhouse hours and see
many of the herbs planted in our display gardens. Please refer to our
for this year’s plant offerings. The list is not necessarily
all-inclusive, as items are often added as the season progresses and
availability naturally depends on good seed germination and growing
conditions. Our garlic is ready in early August and our Ailsa Craig
sweet onions shortly thereafter.
This year we are pleased to offer 35 varieties of
heirlooms tomato plants. Sometime in August, look for ripe tomatoes
at the Topmost booth at the Coventry Farmers' Market. Heirlooms
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.
Consult the tomato plant list 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.
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
phone: 860.742.8239 email:
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