The 132-acre Parmelee Farm was purchased by the Town of Killingworth in 2000. It has been designated on the State Register of Historic Places. The Register is an official listing of properties and sites important to the historical development of Connecticut. The property was unused until 2007 when use as a community garden was approved. The enthusiasm generated by the gardens prompted more town organizations to take note of the property’s potential. Structures on the property include an 18th century farmhouse, a stone barn, event pavilion, small storage garage, an historic schoolhouse, a corn crib, a sugar shack, and a modern restroom. The Farm Committee’s mission is to connect our community to the natural environment and cultural heritage of Killingworth through education, agriculture, preservation, passive recreation, and the arts.
The Killingworth Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the free concert series in 2020. Sundays from 5-7pm
The Shared Harvest Garden is a community volunteer maintained garden that educates on the benefits of fresh food choices with a goal of providing free seasonal produce for members of our community.
Public and private events may be held at the Farm with prior approval from the Parmelee Farm Committee. The pavilion accommodates up to 150 guests for weddings and parties.