Welcome to life on the farm…
Wendell Berry once asked, “Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming?” And he answered his own question. “Love. They must do it for love. Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable.” Here at Nye Hill Farm, farming is a labor of love. We are raising our sheep for wool and our hens for eggs. Through rotational grazing, the sheep, hens and pigs are all helping to naturally rebuild and restore the soil. We keep our bees for pollination and their hives sit gracefully in our blueberry field. We tend our orchard for apples, peaches, and pears and our small vineyard for grapes. We tap our Sugar Maple trees to make real maple syrup and we grow a plethora of good, healthy vegetables, all for our table, and yours.
Peace Be With You
Baystate Organic Certifiers recently noted that Nye Hill Farm’s knowledge of and commitment to the National Organic Plan standards were “excellent.”
Any rational food-production system will emphasize the well-being of the soil-air-water biosphere, the creatures which inhabit it, and the human beings who depend upon it. Eliot Coleman
Don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. Michael Pollan
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. Abraham Lincoln
Nye Hill Farm has a Certificate of Organic Production from Baystate Organic Certifiers.