The Hindinger Farm today embraces 120 acres located high in the hills of Hamden, overlooking the skylines of New Haven, and across the water to Long Island. The beauty of the farm alone is worthy of several visits, but guests also enjoy knowing that the fruits and vegetables grown at Hindinger Farm are safe, healthy, and nutritious.
The farm is recognized as a Century Farm, now owned and operated by the fourth generation of the family.
In 1893, William and Rose Hindinger followed their German ancestry and started the Hindinger Farm in Hamden, Connecticut with a parcel of land embracing about 60 acres. They raised dairy cattle, and made their farm self-sustaining. They had five children, George, Ella, Edith, Katherine and Phillip.
After World War II, George, and his wife Margaret, and Ella shifted from dairy to grow apples, peaches, strawberries, pears, and vegetables. In due time, George and Margaret had two daughters, Peggy and Phyllis, and a son, who they named William, no doubt after the founder. The elder William was a highly respected man, and had been a representative to the Connecticut legislature.
Young William, representing the third generation, grew up on the farm, married his wife Anne, and they began selling fruits and vegetables directly to the public. William and Anne had two children, Elizabeth, and George Hindinger II.
Today, Anne is working alongside her daughter Elizabeth, and the two co-manage the retail market, overseeing the work force for the market, and the purchasing. Elizabeth's husband Jerry Nana is also involved in the business.
George (II) is the grower, wholesaler, and farm workforce manager. George, and his wife Denise, have two children, Rachel and William, who also help on the farm. George is a past member of the Agway Council, and is active in the Farm Bureau. He is captain of the Dunbar Hill Fire Department, as was his father and grandfather. He was designated the Hamden Outstanding Young Farmer in 1984, Agway's regional Outstanding Young Farmer in 1985, the Connecticut Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer for 1990, and the Connecticut Farm Bureau's Outstanding Member in 2004.