Planting guides and information for home gardeners: Here is a reading list of some of Ellery's favorite authors and books: Faves:
  • Eastern Massachusetts CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) - a community of farm people who exchange ideas and knowledge.
  • Russ Cohen, edible wild food expert. Russ does a wild edible plant walk on the farm every year. His walks are wonderful and informative.
  • Federation of Mass Farmers Markets - an organization that runs and supports farmers markets in Massachusetts.
  • NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association). For more information about organic food, see the National Organic Program website.
  • Pete & Jen's Backyard Birds - they grow amazing meat and eggs in Concord, MA. We sell their eggs at some farmers markets.
  • Thanks to Dawn Revett for our beloved farm logo, still going strong 14 years later!
Some of our favorite farms:
  • Shoving Leopard Farm & CSA in Barrytown, NY—our favorite flower farmer, Marina, designed the flower labyrinth as a gift for Ellery's 30th birthday. Thanks Marina! Still going strong! Visit her website to see an aerial photo of her beautiful flower labyrinth farm in New York!
  • Vanguarden CSA in Dover, MA
  • The Food Project - a farm-based nonprofit based in Lincoln, and with farms in several towns.
  • Powisset Farm & CSA in Dover, MA.
These fine restaurants and shops serve and sell our vegetables: Some local links:
  • The Lincoln Conservation Commission leases historically farmed town-owned land, including the Umbrello field, where Blue Heron Organic Farm is located. They also manage a large amount of conservation land with many trails that the public can hike and cross-country ski on.
  • A worthwhile destination while in the Lincoln area is the DeCordova Museum, which has changing exhibitions, a gift shop, and a huge, free sculpture park where you can picnic and enjoy the art and the outdoors.
  • Historic Walden Pond is a great place to swim, walk, and reflect on Henry Thoreau's writings. Weekends in the summers can get very hectic.
  • The Gropius House was designed by the founder of the Bauhaus design school and has an influential and groundbreaking design.

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