NORTH CANAAN, Conn. (WTNH) — In North Canaan, a 220-acre farm is being added to Connecticut’s Farmland Preservation Program. Anderson farm grows hay and corn to help support a nearby dairy farm.
Now the Department of Agriculture has development rights to Anderson farm and will make sure the property is used for agriculture only. That means houses and other structures can’t be built on the property.
Anderson farm is the 65th farm in Litchfield County to be acquired by the Department of Agriculture. More than 8,000 acres of farmland in Litchfield County is being protected.
Anderson farm has been in operation since 1928.