Wainwright and Audrey Scott founded Scott’s Yankee Farmer in the 1960's. Their son, Tom, has since carried on the farming tradition.
Tom graduated from East Lyme High School and pursued a degree in agriculture from the University of Connecticut. Upon graduation, Tom returned home to join his parents in the daily farm operations.
In 1975 Tom married Karen Wheeler and she joined the family business. Tom and Karen acquired the overall operations of the farm when Wainwright died in 1989. Tom and Karen’s children, Allison and Colin, also work on the farm.
Allison manages the spring greenhouse flower growing and co manages the farm stand. Colin manages the PYO strawberrry operation, manages the donut operation and helps Tom on the farm.
Daughter Michelle lives and works in Ohio and son Justin lives here in East Lyme.
Presently, the farming operation consists of 125 acres. In the early spring, we offer a variety of plants for your home gardens including but not limited to; bedding plants, vegetable plants, and hanging baskets. As spring progresses and produce leaves our fields, we offer an assortment of berries, apples, peaches, peppers, corn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and much more.
During the summer and fall months, we also have designated fields for Pick Your Own berries, peaches and apples. Visit our Pick Your Own page for dates and hours of PYO strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, pumpkins and apples.
Visit our roadside stand, pick your own, or participate in our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and enjoy locally grown produce all season!