Tina Hotchkiss has been my partner on the farm for about 100 years….(seems that way)…and, she will be selling simply spectacular prepared foods under her own name…“Tina’s Table.”

Starting with the spectacular ingredients here on the farm, Tina has created a menu that is as good as you can get anywhere in the world…from Fresh Duck Egg Pastas to wonderful winter soups, Sausages and Charcuterie… It’s all prepared from scratch!  There is no better way to feed your family and your friends!


Green Duck Chili


Duck Pastrami


Check out Tina’s full menu on her Facebook page under, of course… Tina’s Table in Simsbury, CT.   It’s AWESOME!

If you have any questions or want to place an order, you can call or text Tina at 860-830-6210 or email her at thotchkiss@snet.net.

Potato & Cheddar Duck Egg Pierogi

Potato & Cheddar Duck Egg Pierogi

Caramelized Onion & Sage Duck Sausage

Caramelized Onion & Sage Duck Sausage


Don’t fret!…Tina will still be working on the farm with me.  Freezer Stuffers will remain available directly from the farm…10 bird minimum…wholesale price!  Tina’s Table will be providing prepared foods and small quantities of whole birds individually wrapped.  And remember, we feed our own custom blend that is always non-GMO, corn free and boosted with Omega 3’s…we are the real deal!  B.T.O…Better Than Organic!

What a long time coming !!  but I think maybe Springs around the corner. ..


As we have our first duck egg of the season!!!

Big News on the Farm!!







We are happy to announce that we have contracted with Hiland Naturals to source Certified Non-GMO Feed!!  We have always been dedicated to the Non-GMO cause and are thrilled to be able to feed and support this healthy product.

More GOOD NEWS for our retail customers is that we now offer “Freezer Stuffer” orders at WHOLESALE PRICES!!  This will require a little more effort on the part of the customer.  It will work like this…whole birds only, delivered in bulk (minimum 10 “birds” – any combination of ducks, chickens, quail, rabbit, American Guinea Hogs and turkeys as available), unwrapped.  This will allow you to prep and wrap your birds the way you want.  All orders will be billed and are payable Net 7.

We are committed to providing LOCAL, B.T.O. (Better Than Organic) product at a more than fair price.  Our investment in Non-GMO Feed is HUGE for a farm our size and we appreciate your continued support.

It is funny how quickly we go from avoiding putting anything in the oven to savoring the warmth and the smells … well it is clearly “crank up the oven” weather. !!

If I might suggest some combinations …   fresh baked bread and a roasting chicken ..  or a stuffed duck and a batch of applesauce …

On another note .. this Saturday Tina and I will be serving stuffed chickens and ducks at the New Hartford Land Trust Fall Frolic at Ski Sundown … great food, awesome band, and a great organization … Any friend of MarWin Farm can show up and get the advanced price of $35.  not a bad deal for free food and booze .. and the music of Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem ..  check em out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qygWhIJIifA&feature=related   You will certainly find Joanne roaming around and I’m sure there is fun to be had .. think about showing up.

The gig is 6:00 to 10:00 this sat the 13th at Sundown

FarmShare delivery is this week so order up .. and remember if you want fish you need to order by 11 tonight (wednesday)


Kenny for everyone at MarWin Farm

Gather – Cook – Celebrate – Repeat



Just a quick note as we get ready for the Hill-Stead Market … last night we had the first test batch of Tina’s Duck Breast Pastrami … oh my .. what a home run .. simply “over the top” fabulous… I couldn’t help but think it would be perfect with Beltane’s soft Goat cheese and a Gin Martini .. what a way to start an evening.

Stay tuned for that … and more from the Kitchen at MarWin Farm

Thanks Tina !!!




This week on the farm

Hi all, What a great time of the year.. cool weather around the corner and you can almost smell Thanksgiving way off in the distance.

So much going on …. the little fatties are .. in fact .. really fat.  We expect to start delivery next week !    The quail and partridge are just getting to market weight and we hope that we will have a steady supply going forward.   We are really excited about the prospects for quail and partridge, what with our current “de-bone and stuff” movement !!  With the cooler weather comes more traditional stuffing and with duck sausage as an ingredient, the options are mouth watering.

We now want to offer all of our birds to FarmShare members as whole, de-boned, or de-boned and stuffed.  In all cases but the game birds, the bones can be included separately for stock !  We know how pressed for time people get and we are really excited about how delicious these birds can be when stuffed with seasonal ingredients and the presentation at the table is just fabulous.  We have adjusted the pricing a bit so check out the products tab for details.

Thats all for now .. Eddie needs to get to school



This Weeks Menu

Hi Farmshare Members !

This week we will have a full complement of delicious products ready for delivery on Friday.

*  Stuffed Chickens (boneless of course)  this week will be stuffed with Radicchio, Apples and Toasted Pecans

*  Stuffed Ducks will be stuffed with Radicchio, Pears and Shallots

*  The Farm Sausage of the week will be Duck with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Basil

*  The whole Chickens are running around 3 lbs (just the way I like them !)

*  The Whole Ducks will be around 4 lbs each.

*  We should have plenty of “skinny fat” and  “pulling my leg” too !


The Fish:   Red Snapper at 15.95 / lb  all meat filets

To think about:  The little fatties (american Guinea hog ) are almost ready  !!!  They should be between 30 and 45 lbs hanging weight .. we will be adding more about them very soon so watch the products page.  If you want one for sure reserve asap as there are only a dozen.





Hi everyone… we just put up this new website this morning and will be working to build it over the next few days … this new website and blog will be where you can find info on the farm… see what products are available … comment … and order products..  more to come  really soon.