Posted on September 5, 2019 by admin
GRANBY – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) toured the Maple View Farm with Kate Bogli to learn more about their new Brewery that opened earlier this year.
“In recent years the legislature has worked on updating our regulations to accommodate craft and local breweries,” said Rep. Simanski. “We have seen impressive growth across the state with more of these new businesses opening up. It was very informative learning about their family farm and the process of opening up their brewery.”
The fifty-acre property near the center of town has been owned by the Bogli family since 1950. It was originally purchased and operated as a dairy farm until it transitioned to boarding horses. Today, the Maple View Farm keeps livestock, pigs, cows and chickens, offers riding lessons, summer programs for children, and now has an on-site brewery.
Rep. Simanski commented, “Their efforts to diversify, add value and new revenue streams should be a role model for other small farms to emulate. The most effective way to preserve farmland in Granby is to make sure they can operate as viable businesses.”
Offerings from the Maple View Farm are sold at the self-serve farm store that is open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day. The brewery at the farm is open Fridays 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. and features live music and performances.
To learn more about the farm visit their website at www.mapleviewhorsefarm.com.