Farmers & Producers
Our community-owned grocery store will source from dozens of local producers. To add your favorite local farm, beekeeper, or other producer to our list of potential suppliers, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
And have fun searching the list of local producers below, many of whom are Co-op Owners!
862 Edmands Rd., Framingham, MA 01701
Producers: Ember Fleming
Stearns Farm is a nonprofit, community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm that plants more than 40 vegetables, using all natural, sustainable growing methods that increase soil fertility and keep plants healthy.
Long Life Farm
204 Winter Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Producers: Laura Davis and Donald Sutherland
Long Life Farm is a certified organic, bio-nutrient dense farm. Farmer Laura Davis and her husband, Donald Sutherland, grow organic vegetables and fruit on several plots in and around Hopkinton. Through intense soil monitoring and remediation, Laura and Donald are striving to go beyond organic to grow more nutritious, nutrient dense vegetables that give people the minerals they need.
Cookie Lady Treats
Producers: Laura Weinstein
Maynard resident Laura Weinstein is the Cookie Lady, and her inventive baked goodies are a local favorite. From blueberries and cream cookies to chocolate babka to cinnamon pretzels, homemade lemon bread and ciabatta, the Cookie Lady’s got your sweet tooth satisfied!
196 Quincy Street, Boston, MA 02121
Producers: Kamaal Jarrett
Born in Jamaica, Hillside Harvest founder Kamaal Jarrett grew up in Milton, Massachusetts, watching cooking shows and helping out at his aunt’s Carribbean restaurant. Today, Jarrett makes delicious hot sauces inspired by his Caribbean and American heritage.
196 Quincy St., Boston, MA 02121
Producers: Celeste Croxton-Tate
Smoky Peach & Cherry Chutney anyone? Lyndigo Spice is minority- and woman-owned, and founder Celeste Croxton-Tate grew up in Roxbury in what she describes as a “melting pot of different cultures.” Carribean and Indian food were the inspiration for her original pineapple chutney, and today she sells a full lineup of spice blends, chutneys, relishes, and fruit spreads. Croxton-Tate is also a Boston Police Officer.
209 Chace Hill Road, Sterling, MA
Meadowbrook Orchards is located on 100 acres of rolling farmland in Sterling. Five generations of the Chandler family have worked the land since 1912. Today, they grow four kinds of apples, as well as blueberries, pumpkins, nectarines and raspberries. And they offer a fruit CSA from July through October!
Union Coffee Roaster
25 Main Street, Ayer, MA
Producers: Carrie and Jesse Medley
Carrie and Jesse Medley focus on sustainably sourced coffee beans, and they work with smaller importers & social enterprises who work directly with the farmers building relationships over time. This allows farmers to receive higher prices and have a higher standard of living.
4 Kendall Hill Road Sterling, MA 01564
Producers: Rick and Diane Melone
Clearview Farm is a 6th-generation farm that grows fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs on 85 acres. The farm produces up towards 30 varieties of apples from early macs to late baldwins and practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM). In season, families can find pick-your-own apples, hayrides, live music and more.
44 Summer Road Berlin, MA 01503
Producers: Evelyn and Michael Schraft
Summer Beez is a family owned and operated apiary in Berlin, Massachusetts. Surrounded by apple orchards and family farms, they sell pure, raw honey. The apiary also supplies bee packages, including complete beehives with bees and native queens, as well as local pollination and hive maintenance.
Goodnow Farms Chocolate
80 Goodnow Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776
Producers: Tom and Monica Rogan
Hand-crafted on the 225-year-old Goodnow Farm in Sudbury, Goodnow Farms Chocolate has won dozens of national and international awards for its is single-origin, sustainably produced chocolate. Owners Tom and Monica travel throughout Central America to work directly with their farmers, ensuring that they’re fairly compensated for their cacao and their farming practices are sustainable.
28 Corey Hill Rd., Ashburnham, MA 01430
Producers: Keith Kopley
A family farm founded in 2009, Kalon Farm raises grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture raised pork, and free range chicken and eggs on 150 acres in Ashburnham. The farm also has its own brewery, Bull Spit Brewing, and its own winery, Hillside Cellars.
Wind Eagle Farm
70 Whitney St., Westminster, MA 01473
Producers: John and Bonnie
Farmers John and Bonnie grass feed and pasture raise their Belted Galloway cattle. Their Tamworth/ Old Spot Pigs are organically fed and raised in woodland pastures, and their Cornish Cross Chickens are organically fed and free range.
Lilac Hedge Farm
106 Bond Rd., Holden, MA 01522
Producers: Ryan MacKay
Set on 350 acres in Holden, Lilac Hedge Farm pasture-raises beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey and ducks. Farmer Ryan MacKay also offers a CSA meat share program.
Balance Rock Farm
104 Highland St. Berlin, MA 01503
Producers: Shane and Linda
A seventh-generation family farm, Balance Rock Farm raises grass-fed beef and lamb, as well as veal, chicken, pork, and eggs. They also sell livestock feed and compost and manure.
Harper’s Farm and Garden
1539 North Main St. Lancaster, MA 01523
Producers: David Harper
A fourth-generation family farm, Harpers Farm and Garden was built by William Harper in 1903. Today the Harpers grow 70 varieties of fruits and vegetables and offer a produce CSA. They use organic practices, including biodegradable mulch, crop rotation, cover crops, and beneficial insects such as predator wasps and lady bugs to keep ahead of insects, weeds, and disease.
Bedford Blueberry Goat Farm
53 Concord Rd Bedford, MA
Producers: Ann Kiessling and Stephen Hagan
Bedford Blueberry Goat Farm is a micro-dairy milking Saanens for small-batch production of pasteurized goat milk and fresh cheese.
201 Hartwell Rd. Bedford, MA 01730
Producers: The Couvee Family
Chip-in Farm was established in 1944, when Hendrick and Thelma Couveé, along with their son Herbert, “chipped-in” to purchase a former dairy farm on Hartwell Road. Now in its third generation, Chip-In Farm sells its own organic produce, pasture-raised eggs and grass-fed beef, pork, and lamb, as well as products from local producers. The farm also has a kids’ petting zoo and offers farm classes, including Goat Yoga!
156 Green Road Bolton, MA 01740
Producers: Annemarie and Conor Nagle
Newgrange Farm is a small, family run farm raising dairy and market goats, chickens, ducks and bees. Products include duck & chicken eggs, all natural goats milk soap, and honey
279 W. Berlin Rd. Bolton, MA 10740
Producers: Robert Schartner and Family
A fifth-generation fruit and vegetable farm, Schartner Farm has been in operation since 1902, when Julius Schartner emigrated to the U.S. from Austria. Today, the farm is run by Robert Schartner and his family and is known for pick-your-own apples and an elaborate corn maize.
Bolton Spring Farm
159 Main Street (Route 117) Bolton, MA 01740
Set on 150 acres of pristine farmland, rolling hills and woodlands, Bolton Spring Farm began as a dairy farm in the 1800s. Today, the orchard grows apples, pears, and vegetables and sells its own baked apple goodies and hot cider donuts!
Baked Goods, Fruit, Vegetables
125 Still River Road, Bolton, MA 01740
A fifth generation orchard and farm, the 250-acre Bolton Orchards grows apples, peaches, pears, nectarines, plums, sweet corn, tomatoes, and pumpkins. The orchard also produces two unique varieties of fresh pressed cider.
Nashoba Valley Winery and Orchard
100 Wattaquadock Hill Rd, Bolton, MA 01740
Producers: Richard Pelletier
Located on a beautiful hilltop overlooking Bolton, Nashoba Valley Winery and Orchard offers seasonal apple and peach picking, as well as its own award-winning local wine, beer, and spirits made from the orchards own grapes and fruits.
Nicewicz Family Farm
116 Sawyer Road Bolton, MA 01740
Producers: David, Alan, Ken and Tommy Nicewicz
After Julian and Catherine Nicewicz emigrated from Poland and settled in Clinton, they bought Nicewicz Family Farm in Bolton in 1929. Today, their four grandsons continue the tradition, growing apples, peaches, nectarines, apricots, pears, plums, blueberries, corn, flowers, and vegetables.
Codman Community Farms
58 Codman Road, Lincoln, MA, 01773
Producers: Pete Lowy, Farm Manager
With barns dating back to the 1700s, the nonprofit Codman Community Farms was founded in 1973 by citizens interested in continuing Lincoln’s farming heritage. The farm uses organic and sustainable farming methods, raising 100% grass fed lambs, goats, and cattle. CCF also sells organically fed poultry, organic eggs, and some organic produce and fruit.
CSA, Fruit, Meat, Organic, Vegetables
10 Old Concord Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
Producers: Ari Kurtz and Moira Donnell, Owners (Co-op Owners #356)
For 30 years, farmers Ari and Moira (Co-op Owners!) have grown certified organic vegetables and berries at Lindentree Farm. They sell their fresh produce through CSA (community-supported agriculture) member shares.
Certified Organic, CSA, Fruit, Vegetables
113 Haynes Road, Sudbury MA 01776
Producers: Chris Kurth, Owner
A family farm in its 15th year of operation, Siena Farms cultivates 50 acres of protected farmland in Sudbury and Concord. Chris Kurth grows over 100 varieties of vegetables for the farm’s 500-member CSA community, farmstores in the Boston Public Market and Boston’s South End, and select restaurants and chefs. Siena Farms is not certified organic but uses organic growing methods, free of chemical herbicides, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers.
CSA, Organic, Vegetables
185 Concord Street, Carlisle, MA 01741
Producers: Andrew Rogers, Farm Manager
Clark Farm produces certified organic vegetables and berries for its CSA community, farm stand and local farm-to-table restaurant. In addition to vegetables, Clark Farm raises lamb, goats, pastured pork and laying hens.
Certified Organic, Fruit, Meat, Vegetables
Daisy Hill Farm
64 Wood Ln, Acton, MA 01720
Producers: Kate Despres
Kate Despres’ Daisy Hill Farm is a micro farm in Acton offering community supported agriculture (CSA) shares of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Though not certified organic, Daisy Hill uses organic farming methods.
CSA, Organic, Vegetables
32 Parker Street, Acton, MA, 01720
Producers: The Christpherson Family, Owners
Cucurbit Farm is a fifth-generation family farm founded by the Christopherson family in 1896. The family grows annuals, perennials, tomatoes, corn, pumpkins and a wide variety of vegetables that are sold seasonally at the farmstand. Pronounced ‘Kyoo-ker-bit’ (think cucumber), a cucurbit is any plant in the gourd family, which consists of nearly 1000 species including pumpkins, summer and winter squashes, cucumbers, melons, and more.
246 Acton Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Producers: Phil and Deb Jones, Owners
Jones Farm is a local, nutrient-dense organic farm. Phil and Deb take great care to maintain a rich nutrient balance to foster healthy soil and more nutrient-dense vegetables.
Robin Hill Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Producers: Clovis Haynes
Clovis Haynes runs Haynes Farm, a micro farm at Sunny Meadow Farms. He also runs the Carlisle Farmers Market and is a supporter of all things Co-op!
Honey Pot Hill Orchards
138 Sudbury Road, Stow MA 01775
A family hot spot in the fall, Honey Pot Hill Orchards offers pick-your-own apples, pears, and blueberries, as well as hayrides, farm animals, and hedge mazes.
Carver Hill Orchard
101 Brookside Avenue Stow, MA 01775
Carver Hill Orchard has been farmed continuously by the Lord-Fletcher family for 150 years. This 75+ acre property is a destination for pick-your-own apples, fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers, as well as freshly-pressed apple cider and donuts in the farm store. The farm also provides scenic views and wildlife habitat, with approximately 3,500 feet of frontage on Elizabeth Brook, and an equal boundary with Stow’s 370-acre Town Forest.
Little Leaf Farms
P.O. Box 2069, Devens, MA 01434
Producers: Tim Cunniff, Co-Founder
Little Leaf Farms grows hydroponic lettuce and greens year-round out of a state-of-the-art 5-acre greenhouse in Devens. Their greens are grown using 100% captured rainwater, no chemical pesticides, and no soil. The greenhouse recaptures CO2 from a 95% efficient natural gas heating system, and solar panels provide much of the facility’s electricity.
The Farm at Walden Woods
1089 Concord Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742
The Farm at Walden Woods is a USDA certified organic vegetable farm. Through growing and selling a range of produce like squash, eggplant, pumpkins, tomatoes and corn, the Walden Woods Project is able to use all proceeds to directly support the Farm at Walden Woods and also fund the Project’s efforts to protect more land within historic Walden Woods.
106 W Acton Rd, Stow, MA 01775
Producers: Ted Painter, Owner
Shelburne Farm in Stow is the oldest pick-your-own apple orchard in eastern Massachusetts. It has been owned and operated by the Painter family since the 1990s and prides itself on family-friendly options, from pick-your-own apples to hot cider donuts (watch them drop into the fryer through the window!) to a mini-tractor race track, farm animals, hay mountain and hayrides.
754 Monument St, Concord, MA 01742
Producers: Gordon Bemis (Co-op Owner #509)
Hutchins Farm is one of the oldest and largest certified organic vegetable and fruit operations in Massachusetts – owned and operated by the same family since 1895 and certified organic since 1973! Farmer Gordon Bemis (a proud Co-op Owner!) actively cultivates over 35 acres of vegetables, about an acre of small fruit, and 8 acres of apples. They sell produce directly to consumers at their farm stand in Concord and at three weekly farmers’ markets.
Muddy Water Coffee
Producers: Tim Van Sipe (Co-op Owner #924), Owner
Muddy Water Coffee’s Tim Van Sipe (a Co-op Owner!) hand-roasts his beans in microbatches and delivers them to fans across Metro West Boston, often within 24 hours! Known for some of the freshest coffee around, he also operates the muddy water coffee truck, which can be found most mornings parked in the Seaport District as well as the occasional stopover at the Acton train station.
Couët Farm & Fromagerie
236 Ramshorn Road Dudley, MA 01571
Following apprenticeships in Europe and a life-long love of cheese and agriculture, Marie-Laure Couët opened Couët Farm & Fromagerie in Dudley in 2015. With the goal of supporting and feeding the community, she creates small-batch, handmade cheeses with milk from single-source family dairies. She carefully selects her milk and pays fair prices to contribute to the regional economy. Couët Farm is woman-owned and uses biodegradable shipping and solar power to reduce its carbon footprint.
185 Gleasondale Road, Stow, MA 01775
Producers: Elena Colman and Karl Goethert (Co-op Owners #156), Owners
Elena and Karl (Co-op Owners!) started farming in 2004 and 2005 and launched their first farm, Crooked Row Fields, in 2013. In 2018, after being introduced to Dwight Sipler, Elena and Karl took over ownership of Small Farm. They sell organically grown produce (certification pending) and have added two CSA programs, PYO flowers, and a fantastic seedling sale to go along with previous offerings of a seasonal farm stand. They also found the time to get married on the farm with family and friends in 2019.
724 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775
Producers: Raymond Mong (Co-op Owner #416) and Family, Owners
Raymond Mong (a proud Co-op Owner!) and his family have owned Applefield Farm since 1981. While the farm is not certified organic, Ray uses organic methods to cultivate vegetables on the farm’s 25 acres. They also bring in conventional products from nearby farms (labeled as such). And with eight greenhouses, Applefield Farm grows a wide variety of their own plants and flowers, cutting out wholesale middlemen and selling directly to local folks like you.
Karma Coffee Roasters
100c Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
Producers: David Conboy, Owner
Karma Coffee is a local, small-batch coffee roaster specializing in ethically sourced beans from around the world. Owner David Conboy travels to remote regions of the globe – literally hiking miles into the Peruvian mountains, for example – to source hand-selected beans directly from farmers. By cutting out the middlemen, he can pay farmers fairly, which helps them support entire families and villages that would otherwise be exploited. Back in Sudbury, he hand roasts his beans to perfection.
171 Harrington Ave, Concord, MA
Producers: Rick Marshall, Owner
Marshall Farms is a 3rd-generation family farm in Concord that sells eggs, fresh vegetables, flowers and plants, pumpkins, Christmas trees and wreathes, and firewood. Kids of all ages are welcome to stop by and meet and feed the goats, chickens and bunny!
Producers: Stephen Burney, Beekeeper (Co-op Owner #775)
Hudson Hives is a small family-run apiary located in Hudson, where beekeeper Stephen Burney (a Co-op Owner!) raises honey bees using sustainable practices; harvesting honey in small batches the old-fashioned way. Stephen’s bees forage his biodynamic herb gardens, collecting pollen and nectar and in the process pollinating the plants, flowers and trees.
Stephen’s wife, Jen, is an herbalist and aromatherapist and handcrafts all the candles, soaps, and lip balms using honey and beeswax from Hudson Hives’ bees and herbs from their garden.
Barrett’s Mill Farm
449 Barrett’s Mill Road, Concord, MA 01742
Producers: Lise Holdorf (Co-op Owner #537), Melissa Maxwell
Barrett’s Mill Farm is a certified organic, diversified vegetable farm located on the McGrath Farmstead in Concord. Their vegetables are currently sold through their CSA and farm store. Lise and Melissa are big Co-op supporters!
Flats Mentor Farm
769 Main Street, Lancaster MA 01523
Producers: Pasquale (Pat) Lanni, Director
Flats Mentor Farm is a project of the nonprofit World Farmers, which provides business training and startup land for immigrant farmers who want to build local farming businesses. More than a dozen immigrant farmers grow both native New England produce and unique products from their native countries.
Old Frog Pond Farm
38 Eldridge Road, Harvard, MA 01451
Producers: Linda Hoffman, Orchardist & Artist
Old Frog Pond Farm is one of the few Certified Organic Orchards in Massachusetts. Every fall they open for pick-your-own apples and raspberries and sell fresh vegetables from their farm stand. Owner Linda Hoffman (also a Co-op Owner!) is an artist, and the farm is home to a large outdoor sculpture walk with rotating exhibits, workshops, Plein Air Poetry, and other community events throughout the year.