Farm and New England Brewing Team Up For Tornado Relief Fundraiser

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Sep 112018

Remains of the historic barn

On May 15, 2018, Bethany and the surrounding region experienced tornado damage from category EF-1 tornadoes. Clover Nook Farm experienced a direct hit, as the tornado path ran through the west side of our land. Clover Nook sustained extensive damage from the 100 mph winds that brought devastation in less than 10 minutes.

Our family is extremely blessed for the outpouring of community support that we received since the tornado and we would like to extend our greatest thanks to everyone who lent a hand during our tornado recovery. Fortunately, Clover Nook Farm has been at full operation for the 2018 growing season. However, there remains extensive structural damage at Clover Nook that exceeds our insurance coverage.

On Friday, September 14, 2018, we will be hosting a Clover Nook Tornado Relief Fundraiser in partnership with New England Brewing Company. New England Brewing Company has been generous enough to donate the event space for us to use. The purpose of this fundraiser is to alleviate the costs associated with repairing and rebuilding sustained structural damage from the tornadoes.

Clover Nook visitors will notice the destruction of our “Horse Barn” that was built in 1840 and listed on the CT historical registry. Additional structural damage at Clover Nook can be seen on our two greenhouses which house our early seedlings each spring, tree line destruction that will affect our fields for future growing seasons, and fence line damage compromising our livestock pastures. Our goal is to use proceeds from this fundraiser to alleviate the costs of repairing and rebuilding these structures to sustain our farm in the future.

Event details are as follows:

Clover Nook Tornado Relief Fundraiser
Where: New England Brewing Co.
175 Amity Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525
When: Sept. 14, 2018; 5  to 9 p.m.
Costs: Free, donations welcome
Activities: New England Brews, Food Trucks, Music, teacup raffle

Donations are welcome from local businesses or artists for the teacup raffle. Please contact us via email (info@clovernookfarm.com), Debbie (203-393-2929) or Lars (203-640-9775) Demander to donate a gift card or gift basket, or if you are interested in creating wood art with remains from the Horse Barn.

We invite the Clover Nook Community to attend this wonderful event to support our business and to play a role in restoring the structural damage at our farm. Thank you for your continued support of Clover Nook Farm, our family farm based in Bethany since 1765.


Debbie, Eric (Rex), Carl, and Lars Demander

Clover Nook Farm

Come To This Family Friendly Fundraiser In Orange Tonight (Wednesday, May 30)

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May 302018

What’s left of the historic barn as seen from the front porch of the family home at Clover Nook Farm.

Come to the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, to eat, drink and shop for a good cause on Wednesday, May 30, from 5-10 p.m. Bring the kids for dinner, children are welcome with their parents.

Amber Durkin will be displaying Lularoe women’s clothing and everything is available to purchase, and 20% of her sales will be donated to the Clover Nook Farm fund to help them recover from the tornado damage sustained from the direct hit from an F1 Tornado on Tuesday, May 15. In addition, Orange Ale House will be donating 20% of its food and beverage sales between 5 and 10 p.m. to the cause.
Terri Miles of Orange Live will be attending and be helping to coordinate and promote the event. Please let’s have a great turn out to help our neighbors get back on their feet.
Orange Ale House has great food like pizza, ribs, wings, burgers, and salads. There also are 17 rotating craft beers on tap in addition to many bottled beers.
Clover Nook Farm, 50 Fairwood Road, Bethany, was established in 1765, it is one of the oldest operating farms in the state of CT and is on the National Registry of Historic Places.