Our Farm

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Farm Mission Statement:  To provide Massachusetts communities with the healthiest and highest quality meats and eggs possible while treating our animals and our environment with the utmost respect and care. 

We seek to achieve our mission by adhering to the following principles:

Pasture-Raising: All of our animals are raised outdoors, and have constant access to our chemical-free pastures where they are free to forage for grass, legumes, and insects throughout all but the harshest winter months.  Pasture-raised poultry, pork, and eggs, and grass-fed lamb are a healthier choice, containing less cholesterol, less saturated fat, more omega-3, and higher levels of essential vitamins and nutrients than their non-pastured counterparts.

GMO Free Feeding: The supplementary grain we feed our animals is sourced from New England farms and is 100% GMO-free.  

Community Involvement: Last year we donated over 500 dozen eggs and 300 pounds of poultry to local food pantries and community fundraisers.  We are active members of several local and regional farm advocacy organizations, and regularly volunteer our time at workshops intended to enhance the viability of agriculture in Massachusetts.  

Humane Processing: We designed, built, and operate our own State-licensed poultry slaughtering facility. This allows us to maintain an extremely high level of food safety and ensure that our animals are treated in the most humane manner possible throughout all stages of their lives.  Our pork and lamb is processed at the most reputable local Animal Welfare-Approved facilities under USDA inspection.  

TransparencyWe are committed to being 100% honest and transparent in all of our farm practices.  We regularly host farm tours in the summer and fall where we welcome anyone to visit the farm, see our animals, and ask any question that they may have.  Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for announcement about upcoming tour dates! 

 

  Meat Your Farmers

Elizabeth Frary – Elizabeth wears many hats on the farm, and on any given day can be found processing chickens in the slaughterhouse, moving the sheep to new pasture with her canine companion Lucy, or chatting with customers at farmers' markets from Winchester down to Dartmouth.  Elizabeth’s family has been farming in Massachusetts for four generations, and she was raised on her parents’ farm and orchard in Dighton and Somerset, Massachusetts.  This included many years of working in the family’s farm stand as well as working as a field cultivating and harvesting crops.  Elizabeth currently serves as a board member for The Livestock Institute of Southern New England as well as the Hingham Farmers' Market. 
     
Vincent Frary – Vince is the farm's resident jack of all trades.  He is responsible for managing all aspects animal production and processing on the farm.  When he isn't in the fields or in the slaughterhouse he can typically be found crawled under one of our old tractors or trucks trying to find the source of the latest oil leak or new strange noise.  With a background in ecological sciences he's particularly well-suited at managing the farm's multi-species grazing program in a manner that enhances the viability of all of the plants, soils, livestock, and wildlife that reside on and around our farm.