Sweet Evalina’s Stand is right at the top of Joy Road and that’s just up the road from where Tree House Brewing Company originally out of Monson, Mass bought a farm in Woodstock.
The farm will be the location for its new Tree House Orchard and Farm Fermentory. It was announced in the brewery’s blog.
“They’re going to raise fruit, berries, apples, and then do some cider I guess over there and fermentation for their beer,” said Tom Hayden who owns Sweet Evalina’s.
He is glad to see the former Devon Point Farm stay a farm. He’s also among the many who have waited for hours at the Tree House Brewing Company in Charlton, Massachusetts for the coveted cans.
He was surprised the brewery was going to be his new neighbor. “I was shocked,” said Hayden. “Had no idea. No idea.”
“I think that’s great for the local area and I may be checking it out after I get out of here,” said John Foote of Woodstock.
“One of the things we always take into consideration is preserving the land preserving what we have and not letting it get to expansive and too built up. And I think they’ve taken that into consideration with what they’re doing,” added Bob Donahue of Woodstock.
The owners of what was the Devon Point Farm tell News8 they’re excited because after selling the Woodstock farm they have bought a new farm. A 150 acre farm in North Stonington which coincidentally is the same town where another major Massachusetts brewer has decided to expand into Connecticut. Trillium will be opening a farm brewery in that town.
In Woodstock where Sweet Evalina’s pizzas are popular and where drivers yield to turtle crossings on Joy Road, some who don’t want to see a lot more traffic are glad to see Tree House’s expansoin will be more farm than brewery.
“Hopefully they’ll stop in and say hello,” said Hayden. “That would be nice.”