Our Team


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Gordon Ridgway

Gordon founded the farm in 1980 with the help of his late father Bruce and mother Kitty. The farm was just land when they bought it, but thirty years later, there are many buildings on the farm, many built by Gordon himself. Gordon is the first selectman of Cornwall, and was first elected in 1991. He is an active community member, especially with the Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department. Gordon is proud of his Scottish and English heritage and is an avid baseball fan.


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Rocco Botto

Rocco is a wicked crazy native Maine-ah that came down south to be with his lady Iris. He is a distance runner that runs marathons and can wheel hoe like a Clydesdale and forages food in the woods for fun.


Jayne Ridgway

Jayne was born in Alabama and lived the first five years of her life there. She then moved to Connecticut, and finally to the Northwest Corner. Jayne is a Housatonic Valley Regional High School and University of Connecticut graduate. She married Gordon and moved to the farm. Jayne has a passion for animals and especially helps the farm by coordinating the flowers. Jayne is the registrar of voters in Cornwall and is an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician with the Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department.


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Elizabeth Ridgway

Elizabeth is Jayne and Gordon’s eldest child. Elizabeth loves animals, especially the cattle. She was an active member of the Busy Famer’s 4-H Club for several years, and some of her fondest memories are of showing cattle. Elizabeth graduated from St. Lawrence University, and is now a nursing student at Hartwick College. You may also see her volunteering as an EMT with the Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department or working in the Emergency Department at Sharon Hospital.


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Ian Ridgway

Ian is the middle child of Gordon and Jayne. Ian loves to drive the machinery, especially the biggest tractors. Ian is a hard worker and is frequently found at the farmer’s markets helping out. Ian is a student at Dickinson College, majoring in Environmental Science. He enjoys sports and the outdoors!


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Rebecca Ridgway

Rebecca is Gordon and Jayne’s youngest child. Rebecca adores animals, especially the horse and dog. Rebecca loves to ride the horse and help out at the farmer’s markets. Rebecca is a Kent School student. You can find her phenomenal notecards at the farmer’s markets!