Tonn's Orchard was started by Herbert and Arlene Tonn over fifty years ago when they bought land in Burlington, cleared the woods by hand, and built a barn. Herb started planting fruit trees, built a greenhouse and opened a small roadside stand to sell his extra crops.
Customers became hooked on his fresh picked fruit and vegetables and his clientele quickly grew. As Tonn's Orchard continued to grow, Herb purchased ten acres in Terryville to expand the Orchard.
As the farm and orchard continued to flourish, the entire family all helped out with picking and selling the produce. The farm started to grow with a new farm stand and a sales room. Farmers Markets became center stage and continue today with over five markets weekly from June through October. The youngest daughter, Linda Beaudoin worked daily on the farm alongside Paul Tonn, the oldest child, to help out Herbert with the never ending chores of the farm. Peter Tonn, the middle child and his wife Roxanne took over the orchard in Terryville and continue to run the day to day operations.
Jordan Tonn and his wife Aubri have taken over the business and in the last few years, they have successfully turned the farm into the place it is today. On any given day you may see their daughter Sienna greeting all the customers. They worked tirelessly to bring the Marketplace to Burlington and continue to innovate the farm bringing new and exciting events at the farm including farm to table events, Fall Fest, Christmas at the farm including special visits from Santa, yoga on the farm and many other local events. They also developed and created a CSA that has grown over the last few years. Tonn's Marketplace was also just recognized as the "Best Farm Stand" By Hartford Magazine for 2020.The best is yet to come!