860-683-0266 brownsharvest@yahoo.com

Hours & Directions

We are open from May (crop depending) - October.
SUMMER HOURS: Wednesday - Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
FALL HOURS: Tuesday - Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

We are located at 1911 Poquonock Ave. Windsor, CT
Approximately 1 mile from Bradley International Airport.


The very beginning

The Brown family has been farming the area since the 1860s when James Brown came over from England and purchased his first plot of land in the Poquonock section of Windsor, the heart of the CT River Valley. Connecticut tobacco was grown for cigar wrappers and quickly became a world-renowned crop. In addition to growing tobacco, in 1978, the Brown family decided to open up our farm stand, Brown's Harvest. Our original crops were strawberries & vegetables, and shortly after started growing pumpkins.

Old black and white photo of Brown's family members working tobacco.
Sunflower in front of our B-Barn tobacco shed.

Brown's Harvest Today

Today, Brown's is a female-owned & operated farm with 5th-generation sisters Kathi Martin and Sue Connor, continuing the family farming tradition. Brown's is on a preserved parcel of 58 acres, just up the road from the original farm. We understand the importance of family, and that's why we're happy to provide a place where families can gather to connect, spend time and create long-lasting memories.

Community Outreach

Life Choice Donor Service – Based in Bloomfield, is one of 58 federally designated, nonprofit organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in the U.S.When a person is critically injured and dies, LifeChoice Donor Services works closely with the hospital and the family to discuss the opportunity of donation and support families throughout the process of donation and their bereavement.

Shriners Hospital –  Shriners Hospital is committed to providing the best care for children in the specialty areas of Orthopedics, Burn Care, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cleft Lip and Palate, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Brown’s is proud to have raised over $6000 for Shriners Hospital over the past harvest seasons.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand –  Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a permanent presence at Brown’s Harvest throughout October. Both sides of Alex’s family have worked at the pumpkin patch or in the tobacco fields as teenagers. The 2014 harvest season raised over $900 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. To date, and with your continued support, we have raised over $8,800.

AbilityPlus – AbilityPlus is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that maintains residential homes and day habilitation for individuals.  Our residential homes are designed to enhance the lives of our residents. AbilityPlus offers a community-inclusive home environment to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Autism Speaks – Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. We firmly believe that we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle by working together.

Make-A-Wish CT – Brown's Harvest was proud to donate 25% of proceeds from our 2023 Touch-A-Truck event to Make-A-Wish CT. We were able to raise over $2,300.

Brown's Harvest has also given support to:
Fox 61 Family Fund
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Mary’s Place