Our Story

Arlow's Mom Doris and his Uncle Ronnie tapping

‚ÄčSweet Wind Farm is a small family farm owned and operated by Arlow Case Jr. and his wife Susan. Since 1997 they have produced maple syrup and other maple products in East Hartland, CT. Prior to that Arlow made maple syrup as a child with the help of his parents in Granby CT  at "Arlow's Sugar Shack", and grew his sugaring operation there until 1996.  Arlow got bit by the sugaring bug when he observed his uncle making syrup at his Tolland MA sugar shack, and grew up with his grandfather's roadside farmstand selling maple syrup. With the kids now involved we are a 3rd generation sugaring family!  The Case family also grows many fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers on their farm, all grown without the use of chemicals or sprays. Taste the sweetness at Sweet Wind Farm! 

Sweet Wind Farm hosts an annual Maple Festival on the 2nd Saturday in March, which is typically in the middle of "sugaring season". The 13th Annual Maple Festival  will be held on March 8, 2019. Free admission, educational, and always fun! Visit our Events and Classes page for more info.

Tours and Classes are offered during maple syrup season for groups. Call and schedule a class today.

Open House every Saturday during sugaring season, and any other time we are boiling. Come watch us boil sap and make liquid gold. Visit our facebook page for updates on times we are boiling.

Susan currently offers a variety of workshops on gardening topics and you can sign up and register for these seasonal classes on the "Events, Classes"  page when offered. These are fun and informative sessions where each person has a hands-on experience with gardening, cooking, and creating.

The farm store is open to the public during daylight hours year 'round. Here you can find all our maple products including maple syrup in all size containers, maple sugar, maple candy, maple cream, and maple jelly. You can also find seasonal jams and jellies made from our own fruit. We usually have local honey as well.

During the summer and fall months you can find in season strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, and more. We participate in local farmer's markets too, where we bring fresh picked produce and all of our maple products. We also participate in a variety of fairs and festivals. We grow all of our produce without any chemicals or pesticides. While we follow and practice organic growing methods, we choose not to be certified because of the cost and red tape involved. We have not used chemicals since the garden space is literally in our backyard, and because of our convictions about not wanting to dump something unhealthy into the soil. You are welcome to visit our farm and see!

Arlow Jr. age 8

making syrup