We are a small family run farm in Hardwick MA. We raise goats, pigs, chickens and ducks. We are Certified Naturally Grown.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Trisha. I was born here in Massachusetts, but was raised in rural Ireland. We had a little farm with cows, goats, sheep, chickens and ducks – maybe not all at the same time, but we had them. We raised hay and turf and potatoes, always had a garden, and the poly tunnel. At 17 i left home and worked on a dairy farm where i helped milk the cows.
And the rain. There was always the rain. The cow shite and the rain always managed to ruin my shoes no matter how careful i was!
It was one of the reasons i left Ireland.
I decided to move to the city of Boston, and i worked around greater Boston for years.
It took me years to get used to the food- white flavourless butter instead of golden tasty butter, pale eggs, plastic tasting milk, pork that tasted like whatever sauce you put on it, etc etc, so, i began to search for farm raised foods at farmers markets. That wasn’t easy in the ’90’s.
I married, and had kids and moved out of the city where we began our own garden.
We began to search for a farm, and found one in 2012. We moved in in 2013. A whole lot of work needed to be done and the farm was terribly overgrown.
Here we are today, all the same animals as i had growing up, (except for cows) and i’m back to the mud.
And we have the best tasting food!