Botticello Farms, located on the borders of the Glastonbury/East Hartford town lines, is the only operating farm left in Manchester, Connecticut. Although Botticello Farms has been in operation only since 1973 Butch's' family owned, and operated, their vegetable farm on Spencer Street, in Manchester since 1927.
Botticello Farms started out selling vegetables from the front yard of Butch's' home on Hillstown Road, in Manchester. Within a few years, in addition to selling our own home grown vegetables, the farm Stand was also selling local fruits. When the produce business began to grow Butch thought that he would like to increase his product line, and decided to sell Christmas Trees and homemade wreaths. In Addition, since he had constructed a small greenhouse in his back yard that spring, he decided he should put it to better use by growing starter plants. Eventually he was raising annual flower plants and vegetable plants to sell to his customers. By this time he had enlisted the aid of his family to help with the additional work load.