It’s our second installment of the Jones Family Farm interview, and this time, Erin Fairbanks is talking to Jamie Jones in Shelton, Connecticut. Jamie Jones focused on Plant Science at Cornell University, and began the vineyard at the Jones Family Farm. Tune in to hear about Jamie’s experiences at Cornell, his beginnings in the vineyard, and the Jones Family Vineyard and Winery as it is today. Tune in to hear about how the farm is dealing with farm transition, and how his family is working to keep the farm running. This episode was sponsored by Whole Foods.
“I’ve seen a lot of people with non-agricultural backgrounds getting back into farming” — Jamie Jones on the Farm Report
“90% of our wine we sell directly from our farm. That’s always been our family’s philosophy; we’ve never really been into wholesale. We enjoy having people come visit the farm, whether it be to harvest strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins- it’s the same thing with the winery…our mindset is to supply to the local market.” — Jamie Jones on The Farm Report