Today we say goodbye to a mainstay of the Rosedale Family for many years. Clare Ulrich was without a doubt one of the hardest working, most joyful and intelligent members of our staff and will be so greatly missed. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and communities that she has left her mark on in her time with us. Upon first news of Clare's passing we received an amazing amount of outreach from many of our frequent customers that so vividly remember Clare's sunny smile and welcoming demeanor. We thought we'd share some words long time friend Nancy Rossi shared with us to show just how much Clare will be missed:
Dearest Lynn and Marshall,
I am heartbroken to read just now of Clare Ulrich's death. What a cruel and tragic loss of such a brilliant and kind young woman.
My heart aches for her family and for all of you at the farm who knew and loved her so. Her sunny smile and welcoming greeting to her weekly members--always amazingly remembering our names--was such a treat each week.
You have had many outstanding young people work with you over the summer, who must become honorary second children to you, but Clare is unforgettable. What lightness of being, goodness, and grace that girl possessed.
It is late at night after a long day of writing student comments, and I was only now opening up the paper. I just could not go to sleep without sending you both my love and sympathy. Please give my love to your dear Kate too. She must be so very upset by this sad news.
Love you guys so much.
– Nancy Rossi
Read her obituary in the Hartford Courant.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 5th at the Chapel at Westminster School, 995 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Clare Ulrich Memorial Fund, Simsbury Bank, 981 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070.
Please visit Clare's "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
Farm Membership for 2016 ON SALE NOW!
Thank you for your patronage this past year! We've got many exciting things planned for our 96th year of agricultural excellence here in the Farmington Valley.
CSA Memberships are still available online for the 2016 season! It's never too early to start planning for a healthy and happy summer season!
Check out this video, recently put together by a former farmhand here at Rosedale.
Connecticut's #1 farm for more than 96 years!
Welcome to Rosedale Farms & Vineyards! Since 1920, Rosedale has been offering the Simsbury community and beyond the freshest, highest-quality produce and friendliest service! We are a 5th-generation family farm, so you know our fresh vegetables, fruits, wines and flowers are grown and nurtured with care and pride. Come on down to our farm stand and support your local farmer.
There are so many ways to enjoy Rosedale Farms & Vineyards:
- Visit our Simsbury location for the freshest seasonal produce
- Taste a sampling of Rosedale Vineyards wines Saturdays/Sundays 12PM-5PM
- Enjoy our seasonal events, such as Chef-to-Farm Dinners, FarmFests, and Corn Maze-ing!
- Pick up fresh flowers for your summer table, or beautiful (and healthy!) gift baskets
- Our new Smartphone App will keep you connected to what's growin' on
- Taste our unique varieties of Hydroponic lettuce
- Become a Rosedale Farms & Vineyards Member to guarantee the freshest produce all season long!
We look forward to seeing everyone this year!