Small Farms Rising

This new variation of our popular Small Farms Rising tour takes us to another area rich with developing agricultural endeavors, many of which are on historic farmsteads.

We’ll visit Reber Rock Farm, a unique two-family operation that produces meat, eggs, maple syrup and sunflower products in the Reber Valley. We then head over to Full & By Farm, once a dairy farm and today a bustling vegetable and livestock Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), powered by horses.

From there we will travel to Essex, with a stop at The Hub on the Hill, a cooperative center for processing and marketing value-added food from local farms, which is also an interesting, adaptive reuse project. We will then move on to our final stop at Essex Farm, a unique, full-diet, year-round CSA. Following lunch at the farm, we’ll go on a tour with the farm’s founder Kristin Kimball, author of the acclaimed memoir The Dirty Life: On Food, Farming, and Love.

The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m.

FEE: $60 for members and $70 for non-members and includes a copy of The Dirty Life. Lunch is included.