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Agriculture

Farms, food, and a sustainable way forward.

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Farms reflect the communities that surround them—their history, their ecology, and the people who continue to call them home. The Trustees has preserved more than 12,000 acres of active production farms, land leased to other farmers, and protected grassland habitat. Helping these landscapes thrive is essential to honoring their cultural identity, and balancing productivity and ecological impact is crucial to ensuring a sustainable future.

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The Trustees is committed to farming in ways that preserve biodiversity and native species habitat, mitigate climate change and preserve water quality, and remain economically viable while producing top-notch local food. Across more than 2,500 acres of prime farmland, we use site-specific, regenerative farming practices to enhance organic matter, soil fertility, forage quality, and annual crop yields. We employ thoughtful grazing practices that help reduce habitat disruption as well as enhance our landscapes’ carbon storage capacity. Our methods draw on time-honored land stewardship techniques as well as innovative, modern technology, an approach that sets examples in raising vegetables and livestock for others to follow.

Across the Commonwealth, our farms provide a platform for public engagement. Each year tens of thousands of visitors journey to our farms, purchase CSA shares and goods from our farm stores, and engage in culinary classes and other programs using our farm-grown ingredients. We aim to make our farms accessible and interactive, deepen visitors’ understanding of regenerative and organic farming, and search for new ways to connect underserved communities and new generations with the wonders of seasonal, local food.

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