Land's Sake Farm
Other Ideas: Smolak Farms; Parlee Farms; Honey Pot Hill Orchard; Shelburne Farm & Orchard; Verrill Farm
|Hours:||Open Tuesday through Sunday, and closed on Mondays|
|Ages:||Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults|
|Category:||Farms & Orchards|
Land's Sake Farm is a non-profit, organic, educational farm in Weston, MA. Incorporated in 1980, they farm over 25 acres of produce, run a farm stand, Pick Your Own fruits and vegetables, hay rides.
The farm harvests honey and maple syrup, run a summer camp, harvest firewood, provide organic and environmentally aware Home Owner Services, maintain 65 miles of trails and over 2000 acres of conservation land.
Annual events include the Late Summer Night's Dinner (September) at the Farm or Fall Barn Dance (October), Harvest for Hunger (September), Maple Sugaring Off Festival (March), and monthly volunteer days on the third Saturday of each month.
Hayrides, birthday party activities and space are available upon request for a small fee. Arrangements must be made through the Land's Sake office.
Pick Your Own Produce & Farm Stand
Throughout the summer and fall people visit our Farm Stand to pick their own fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables. A huge flower garden covering over an acre is a picking favorite. Strawberry, Raspberry and Blueberry fields provide popular and tasty family outings. The farm-stand is stocked with a wide variety of Weston grown produce from arugula to zucchini, along with such items as flowers and honey.
Picking Passes are available (Flower, Produce and Run-of-the-Farm).
In June the annual Strawberry festival welcomes summer and the first crop of the year. Children from all over the Greater Boston area come to enjoy the fresh strawberries, hayrides, folk music, face painting, barbeque, old fashioned strawberry shortcake, demonstrations and much more.
Harvest for Hunger
As part of the Green Power project, produce deliveries are made to local charitable organizations on a regular basis. In recent years, the value of the donated food has been around $25,000 a year. In the fall the farm holds a 'Harvest for Hunger' day when people from the community join us to harvest what remains in the fields to take to soup kitchens and then share a hearty harvest meal.
Each early spring, students take part in the maple syruping process, from 'tapping out' the sugar maple trees to observing the boiling down of the sap during the 'sugaring off'. This is a great way to introduce younger students to the value of Westonís trees and forests.
About Land's Sake:
By involving our community in sustainable farming, forestry and land stewardship, we demonstrate the educational and esthetic benefits of a strengthened connection to the land. Landís Sake is About Connecting People to the Land.
Founded in 1980, Landís Sake is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to responsible stewardship of suburban farmland, private lands, and forests. By combining ecologically sound land management with hands-on environmental education, we provide a powerful model of how public open space can be effectively used and enjoyed by the community.
corner of Newton, Wellesley & School Str, Weston, MA, 02493 map
Corners of Newton, Wellesley and School Streets, Weston, MA. Entrance at 86 Wellesley Street
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