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Coronavirus Update from The Trustees
Chestnut Hill Farm
metro-boston Southborough, MA
170 acres

Click here to read an important update about property closures and COVID-19

Explore scenic woodlands and rolling fields at this working farm, which was saved from development in the 1960s through the dedication of a local family.

At Chestnut Hill Farm, you can trek through 170 acres, past fields and pastures framed by stone walls, and enjoy grassland bird watching under the wide-open sky. Designated bird reserves allow for safe nesting habitat for Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks, and other ground nesting species. Loop trails take you through upland forests and along the edges of freshwater wetlands. Or, follow the gentle cart-path from the parking area through fields of hay, alfalfa, and vegetables into woods dominated by oak, red maple, and white pine, to the covered embankment of the Hultman Aqueduct, which provides a backup route for Boston’s water supply from the Quabbin and Wachusett Reservoirs. One of the last working farms in the town of Southborough, Chestnut Hill Farm is a living tribute to the town’s rich agricultural past.

In 2006, townspeople in Southborough overwhelmingly voted to purchase a conservation restriction on the unprotected portions of Chestnut Hill Farm. It is thanks to this vision and to the generosity of the Beals family that The Trustees is able to take over the care and protection of this community treasure today.

In 2015, The Trustees began a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program at Chestnut Hill Farm. Today the farm runs its popular, certified-organic CSA from early summer through early winter, and provides a wealth of programming and events with a focus on helping families connect with nature, animals, and the working farm. A rustic seasonal farm stand is also open to the public throughout the year.

Trails
Two miles of trails. Easy walking. Please remember that this is a working farm landscape. Please stay on marked trails and away from any equipment or livestock that you may see. Fences should be presumed to be electrified. Dog walking, horseback riding, motorized vehicles and mountain biking are not permitted on the property.
 
When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1 hour.

Farm Stand

The Chestnut Hill farm stand is open to the public year-round. In addition to fresh organic CHF and Trustees produce (even in the winter), the farm offers its own pickles, tomato puree, and pesto; Trustees meats, eggs, and cheeses; and a variety of locally made dressings, honey, maple syrup, pasta, condiments, and treats.

For the time being, the only way to shop is through our online store. Order by Fridays at 9am, then pick up the following Saturday at CHF between 10am and 12pm -- we’ll bring your order right to your car. Thanks for your support!

 

 

 

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Announcements & Alerts

Preschool Farm Explorer Fridays
Designed in four-week series, little ones will enjoy hands-on activities as they become fully immersed in farm life.
Sign up for April, May, and June.

Farmer for a Day
Send your kids to learn how to be farmers! Take care of our animals, do farm chores, make nature crafts, and go on hikes!
Sign up for April and June.

Brew Moon Hikes
Hiking, beer tasting, bonfire, s’mores, and more!
Sign up for April and May.

Book Bugs: Farm Fun for Little Ones
Bring your little one for a farm story, craft, snack, and farm exploration!
Sign up for April, May, and June.

Advisory
This is an active farm, so please stay on the trails and respect restricted-access areas. Please read all regulations and advisories before visiting.

Farm Stand Hours
For the time being, the only way you can buy from the farm stand is through our online store. Order by Fridays at 9AM, then pick up the following Saturday between 10AM - 12PM. We have fresh, organic CHF and Trustees produce grown in our greenhouses all year long! 

Meat CSA
Looking for local, sustainably-raised meat?
Learn more and sign up for our Meat CSA!

The Hike Trustees Challenge
Take our Hike Trustees challenge and see just how far you can go. Get outside, win prizes.
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