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Since moving to Barre in 1982 with our four small children, we have made a priority of farming organically and as close to nature as we can. Over the past ten years we have been incorporating biological farming methods of soil remineralization along with inoculants and biostimulants with a goal toward maximum nutrient density for our crops. Over the past four years we have intensified our focus on soil carbon restoration through active animal and plant rotations, cocktail cover cropping all year round, increased use of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, and hay as mulch, and a completely moved away from tillage. This will be our 32nd year of organic certification. In 2018 we also became certified by the Real Organic Project (https://www.realorganicproject.org/).
We put a lot of energy into our farm educational efforts, both on the farm and through various NOFA workshops and talks for other organizations. We welcome high school, college, church and other groups and individuals to come spend a half or full day at the farm participating in hands-on learning projects. Just give us a call. Additionally we work with a number of institutionalized populations. You can read about some of this work with former prisoners and institutionalized youth through the Many Hands Sustainability Center. And we are always looking for new relationships. Your tax-deductible donation to the Many Hands Sustainability Center will support employment for folks on the farm who often find it almost impossible to secure a job. You can make a donation online at the website or send us a check directly if you would like to support this work. MHSC is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization.
More information about our farm products including 26 weeks of our CSA, pork, chicken, turkeys, and eggs, lard, tallow, and an increasing array of farm produced products like salve, soap, meat stocks, dried apples and peaches, cider, shiitakes, etc., is available on the Many Hands Organic Farm website.
All manner of vegetables, fruits, pork, turkey, chicken, beef, eggs, flowers, lard, and garlic.
We have a 22 week summer CSA and a 4 week late fall CSA – info at this link - http://mhof.net/2019-csa-share-options/
Meat chicken, stew birds, pork, lard, turkey, meat stocks, eggs and chicken feet are available as direct meat sales. You can find all the details about Many Hands Organic Farm meat at this link: http://mhof.net/meat.html
Many Hands Organic Farm
Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge
411 Sheldon Rd, Barre, MA 01005
We sell to the Living Earth in Worcester and the Insight Meditation Society in Barre.
We don't have a farm stand, but you can pre-order meat and other items to pick up at the farm by appointment.
You can find all the details about the Many Hands Organic Farm CSA here: http://mhof.net/2019-csa-share-options/