About Mill Pond Farm


Mill Pond Farm invests in and manages Commercial

Real Estate in and around Westport, Connecticut.

At the start, Mill Pond Farm was forged from Jim and Robert's shared desire

to start something fresh; we were also running from Corporate

America.   The risks of starting a totally new enterprise

seemed daunting, so we studied many businesses.  Finally we

decided that we could not do better than modelling our new

enterprise on an upstart local entreprenuer:  Stew Leonards. 

 Within 18 months we had the financing to start Mill Pond Farm

in 1974.  We pasturized, homogenized, and bottled milk and

juice in the dairy in front of our customers: the residents of

Milford CT.  We expanded to Hamden, and then Fairfield.  Our

stores included farm animals and silo to resemble a working

farm.  This was years before todays fresh health food



Eventually in 1986 we felt the dairy had plateaued and sold

our stake; converting our equity into a Bridge Square real

estate investment.  We've been here since, growing our real

estate business, finding dynamic new tenants, working with

skilled local contractors, and enjoying lifes ups and downs by

the Saugatuck River.


Robert Meyer

Robert Meyer, originally from England, started as a chartered acccountant with the firm Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. In 1965 graduating from Harvard Business School with an accounting major. He lives in Westport with his wife Jill. They have three children, and eight grandchildren

Jim Irwin

Jim Irwin graduated from the Harvard Business School in 1964. He lives in Stratford with his wife Doe.  They have three children.


Ben Meyer

Mill Pond Farm bookkeeper & marketer since 2007. Graduated 1989 from University of Pennsylvania with BSE in Mechanical Engineering. He has four children.