The Cheshire Land Trust acquired Ives Farm in August 2006. The historic farm is the bequest of Betty Ives, the beloved and dedicated farmer who by sheer force of will began her farming career upon the death of her husband Eddie Ives in 1967.
Ives Farm is the first farm the trust owned and operated as working farm. Over the past several years the trust has been following a farm management plan to meet the needs of the community and to fulfill the vision of Betty Ives. Since the spring of 2011 T&D Growers of Cheshire has managed farm operations. Their efforts and the the farms fantasitic soils have produced seasons of diverse harvests including many varieties of peppers, tomatos, sweet corn,cabbage, eggplant and strawberries.