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

This property is open during normal hours. The Trustees asks that visitors follow social distancing guidelines for the health and safety of all. Please note: all buildings and inside areas are remain closed on all properties. For more information about our response to COVID-19, please click here.

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 local goods including dressings, honey, maple syrup, pasta, condiments, and treats.

For the time being, the only way to shop is through our online store. The ordering window is Mondays at 6PM through Thursdays at noon, for curbside pick up on Saturdays between 10AM and 12Noon – we’ll bring your order right to your car. Thanks for your support!

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Announcements & Alerts

COVID-19 Open Notice: Trails parking lot and trails are open only, farm areas remain closed.

StoryWalk on the Trails
A self-guided activity, read a children's book posted along one of our trails as you enjoy the farm and woods. Click here for more information and directions.

Life on the Farm Video Series
Tune into CHF's Facebook or Instagram on Tuesdays and Thursdays for videos of farm chores, what's growing in the greenhouse, our animal friends, and more!

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. The ordering window is Mondays at 6PM through Thursdays at noon, for pick up on Saturdays between 10AM - 12Noon. We have fresh, organic CHF and Trustees produce grown in our greenhouses all year long as well as other local goods!

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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