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Dairy Farms in Massachusetts


This spring and summer, grab your kids and head out for a day of fun at one of the following local dairy farms in Massachusetts.

 

 

Barre

Carter and Stevens Farm

500 West St.

978-355-4940

carterandstevensfarm.com

Carter and Stevens Farm store reopens on April 17. Don’t miss their barbeques in July and August on Friday and Saturday nights.  Whether you are just stopping in or staying the day, you and your family will have a blast!

 

Carlisle

Great Brook Farm State Park

247 North Road

978-371-7083

farmfresh.org/food/farm.php?farm=1293

Find 130 dairy animals, farm animals and even 20 miles of trails with mountain biking on more than 1000 acres at Great Brook Farm State Park.  They have over 60 flavors of ice cream, homemade honey and they even grow cranberries. Dairy barn tours are available to the public for free on the weekends and by appointment on the weekdays. 

 

Dracut

Shaw Farm Dairy & Ice Cream Stand

195 New Boston Road

978-957-0031

shawfarm.com

Shaw Farm has been around since 1908. Explore the history of Shaw Farm Dairy by going on a farm tour or hosting your child’s birthday party there.  Their farm store is full of delicious baked goods, homemade ice cream and bottled milk.  

 

Gill

Upinngil Farm

411 Main Road

upinngil.com

Not only do they offer pick-your-own strawberries and raspberries as well as fresh fruits and veggies at their farm stand, but they also make their own milk and butter. Learn how to make cheese at one of their workshops.

 

Hadley

Barstow’s Longview Farm

172 Hockanum Road

413-586-2142

barstowslongviewfarm.com

During the season, farm tours are between noon and 3 p.m. Stop by the bakery after the tour to pick up some homemade treats. Be sure to enter the “name the calf contest” when you go in!

 

Hamilton

Appleton Farms

Route 1A

978-356-5728

thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/northeast-ma/appleton-farms.html#t3

They are open year round, sunset to sunrise. Enjoy six miles of footpaths, farm roads and bridle paths that crisscross through the farm to see cows and chickens.

 

Hardwick

Robinson Farm

42 Jackson Road

robinsonfarm.org

This organic farm is filled with grass fed beef and free to roam chickens. Check out the farm stand that sells milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs and more.

 

Lunenburg

Stillman Dairy Farm

991 Lancaster Avenue

978-582-5533

stillmandairy.com

Stillman Dairy Farm is the perfect place to get milk, eggs, maple syrup and delicious baked treats. Stop by for a snack and take a walk around to see the cows.

 

Middleton

Richardson's Farms

156 South Main St.

978-774-5450

richardsonsicecream.com

Visit with more than 400 cows at this dairy farm. Richardson's Farms produces their very own ice cream and even bottle their milk. Grab the family and enjoy an ice cream cone after exploring the batting cages, driving range and mini golf.

 

Norwell

Hornstra Farms

246 Prospect St.

781-749-1222

hornstrafarms.com

Hornstra Farms has been family owned and operated since 1912. Stop by the farm for their famous homemade ice cream and a glass of milk.

 

Sharon

Crescent Ridge Dairy

355 Bay Road

800-660-2740

crescentridge.com

Crescent Ridge Dairy is known for their 31 flavors of ice cream. Stop by for a scoop of ice cream at their dairy bar.

 

Southampton

Fletcher Family Farm

22 Gunn Road

413-527-6888

fletcherfamilyfarm.com

Each season at Fletcher Family’s Farm offers something fun for the family. Come to the farm stand in the spring for fresh dairy products, vegetables, herbs and Mother’s Day Gifts. The fall is when the hayrides begin and the pumpkins are finally ready to be picked. The winter season brings Christmas trees, wreaths, kissing balls and more.

 

West Sutton

Whittier Farms, Inc.    

86 Douglas Road

508-865-0640

whittierfarms.com

Find seasonal vegetable and fruits as well as different treats, such as ice cream and homemade pies and baked goods, at Whittier Farms, Inc..  Farm tours are available by appointment.

 

Whitman

Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream

60 Bedford St.

 781-447-3889

peacefulmeadows.com

Peaceful Meadows is open year round 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Take a tour of this dairy farm and ice cream stand while enjoying one of their many delicious flavors of ice cream.

 

Williamstown

Cricket Creek Farm

1255 Oblong Road

413-458-5888

cricketcreekfarm.com

Come by Cricket Creek Farm to visit the dairy cows, pigs and hens. They also have several barn cats who love to greet the visitors. After buying some delicious treats from the farm store, take a look through the windows into the milking parlor to watch how it all works.

 

 

 

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05 Mar 2015


By Boston Parents Paper
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