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Our Growing Practices

As a 10th generation family farm, we understand the importance of growing practices that nourish the soil and that promote the health and biodiversity of the land we farm and the surrounding area. We have been feeding our community the freshest, healthiest, and purest produce since 1720 and we have protected that legacy by preserving our 70 acres through the Massachusetts Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program.

We implement a variety of sustainable growing practices on our farm, ranging from USDA Certified Organic methods to Integrated Pest Management systems. We have 17 acres in Certified Organic production as well as several additional fields currently in the three-year transition period to become certified. In order to promote our soil's fertility, we implement crop rotations and a zone tillage program that alleviates weed pressure, keeps nutrients in the soil, prevents soil erosion, improves field drainage, and reduces our use of fossil fuels on the farm.

In our non-organic fields we use a preventative approach to weeds, pests, and diseases with a carefully planned IPM program. This includes implementing well-planned crop rotations, protecting and releasing beneficial insects, weekly scouting for pest and disease threats, and application of the safest pesticides only if crop failure becomes a threat.

PYO Strawberry closed for 2015July 7th, 2015

Thank you to everyone who joined in the pick your own strawberry fields this year. The PYO is now closed for this season. We hope to see you next year!

3rd Annual Strawberry Fest at Warner Farm on June 20th!June 10th, 2015

The Strawberries are almost ready! Come help us celebrate the start of a sweet summer at our 3rd annual Strawberry Fest! Featuring PYO strawberries, delicious strawberry treats (shortcake! slushi

Photos from Strawberry FestJune 2nd, 2015

As we prepare for the September start of Mike's Maze, let's take a look at all the fun we had back in June at Strawberry Fest!    There was plenty of strawberry pickin'   ...Fiddle Play

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