The Abbey of Regina Laudis comprises approximately 400 acres of both wild and cultivated land, including a non- commercial working farm, professionally operated by the community. They raise dairy and beef cattle, swine, sheep, and oxen, with a developing specialty in breeds in need of conservation. Their dairy, which has been designated a Dairy of Distinction by the State of Connecticut, makes it possible for them to supply fresh milk, cheese and butter for the community and guests. In addition, the community strives towards sustainability through management of its pastures and hay fields, orchards, small fruits, and vegetable and herb gardens. Almost since the beginning of the Foundation, they have been able to keep bees and supply their own honey. Through all these means they produce as much of their own food as possible and take joy in preparing it themselves.