Betsy and Jesse Fink on Friday, Dec. 2, announced the sale of Wilton’s Millstone Farm to Eliane and van Reesema of Rowayton, CT.

In ten years of ownership the Finks turned Millstone Farm into a model for sustainable agriculture that cultivates local, regional and global communities. Through its support of backyard farmers, local farmers and regional food systems, Millstone evolved into an exemplary working farm. Their focus on affordable, healthy food and growing practices helped start a movement that made farm to table a reality in Fairfield County that is now in high demand.

When they put the property on the market, it was extremely important to the Finks that they find a like-minded buyer to carry on their vision of stewardship, community building and education. It seems they have in the van Reesemas.

“The van Reesemas share our passion for Millstone Farm and are the perfect people to continue on as stewards of this unique property, giving it a fresh and distinct perspective that will make it theirs,” says Betsy.

“Betsy’s inspiration and devotion created a magical place for our family from which the local community has also benefited. The ‘Millstone Experience’ will be forever with us. We would like to thank the community for all their support,” Jesse says.

When the Finks bought Millstone Farm in 2006 there was an existing horse operation which Betsy continued for many years. However, her real dream was to create a working farm that provided the area with good food and a place to gather and educate young and old about the fundamentals of farming healthy food. With this transition, the van Reesemas will continue the agricultural activities on the farm, but will also bring back the equine component.

“The Finks created an extraordinary place and our whole family is looking forward to connecting with the community and adding aspects of our passions and interests that complement the current farming operations,” Eliane van Reesema says.

Fairfield County and surrounding communities will continue to benefit from this amazing community asset and farm team.