Graywall Farms - Lebanon, CT
Graywall Farms, operated by Robin Chesmer and his son Lincoln, started business in 1989 when they leased a 185 acre dairy farm and bought farm equipment and 80 cows. Robin’s son-in-law, David Hevner manages the young stock facility on this family farm.
They purchased the real estate in 1992 after the owner sold the development rights to the State of Connecticut, making the land more affordable. Graywall Farms has grown to include 900 acres of owned land, with 725 acres protected by Connecticut’s farmland preservation program. Significant capital investments have been made in new cattle barns, a milking facility, a feed center, and a manure management system.
Graywall Farms was named the Connecticut Dairy Farm of the Year for the New England Green Pasture Program in 1998. The Chesmers welcome hundreds of visitors to their farm each year. They are dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of farmland preservation.Farm Fact PDF Directions