This weekend we went to Drumlin Farm out in Lincoln, MA. It is a small local farm that we have bought produce from at the Union Square farmers market.
It is also a Mass Audubon Site with hiking, and beautiful preserves, along with a lot of outreach and teaching about environment and agriculture for adults and children. We were up for some walking, and had wanted to go and visit it for sometime. This Sunday was a lovely day, and we had the time, so, we went and visited.
When we arrived, we first stopped at the Drumlin farm-stand. As, that is what we feel the need to do- check out the produce!
What does Drumlin Farm offer in total?
Drumlin farm is not organic, though it seems to have pretty stingent IPM practices, especially with it being a Mass Audubon site. They also have a CSA program, and have it set up so that you can work at the farm a bit for your share. I consider this pretty nice, sort of like another form of outreach, adult agriculture education.
Education. That seemed to be the overriding theme of the major farm area. They seamlessly had animal care areas that were functional for keeping animals, but well setup for education.
You could also go back to the growing fields and walk around. Which, of course we did!
I saw a reasonable amount of field covered with clover, a cover crop, that is used to enrich the soil.
We managed to get a good amount of walking around the farm and preserve. And did some birdwatching too.
Overall, happy to visit the farm. It was nice to see just how dedicated the farm is to good agricultural practices and education. It was a lovely place to visit, and we probably will visit again in the future.