ABOUT MANY HANDS ORGANIC FARM


Many Hands Organic Farm (MHOF) grows certified organic produce, meat and eggs in Barre, MA (Baystate Organic Certifiers and the Real Organic Project). MHOF has been in existence since 1982 and has been selling to the public since 1985. We are highly diverse, no till, and focus on high quality and nutrient density through practices supporting maximum photosynthesis.

Please help us to meet our goal to provide 16 CSA shares for Worcester Community Fridges.  This year we have an anonymous donor is putting up a $1:$1 match to any donations that are made to MHOF.

Announcing the publication of our book:

This is a memoir of our lives and sometimes risky decisions. We relate our early years, meeting and raising kids, and building the farm, the organic movement and a healthy community. We didn’t always go along with what most Americans were doing, especially in the areas of diet and health care, employment, debt and consumerism, energy use, and culture. In this book we explain what we did, why we did it, and how it turned out. We hope it is both entertaining and helpful to people wanting to fashion a purposeful life.

– Jack and Julie


Order your book directly from us by sending a check of $29, which includes shipping.

Make check payable to MHSC, 411 Sheldon Rd., Barre MA 01005.  We will mail a signed copy of the book to you.  $12.50 of your order goes Many Hands Sustainability Center.

“This book offers a window into living a life of meaning, rooted in integrity, values, critical thinking, and persistent effort. . . . [ Jack and Julie] have also shown me and so many others how to love across difference, how to tell the truth, and what it is to live well.”

Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge

co-owners of Many Hands Organic Farm

Photo by Oliver Scott Snure

Now taking orders for our 2024 Summer CSA Share

Shares begin June 3, 2024 and run through October 20, 2024

Small, Medium & large sizes to choose from with a sliding scale option.  We accept SNAP benefits and offer payment plans to make it affordable for all.

Upcoming Workshops:

Natural and Low-cost Homestead Design

Saturday, March 23, 2024

9am-12noon with pot luck lunch

Price: $50-$100 sliding scale

Jack laying out plans for the workshop

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Ayurveda, Yoga, and Seasonal Cooking
Saturday, March 30, 2024
9am-12noon with pot luck lunch
Price: $50 – $100 sliding scale
Presenter: Jennifer Peck


MHOF NEWS

Foghorn Leghorn – what our rooster is teaching me about courage

We have had roosters off and on throughout the years, and sometimes we have turned them into soup, because over the winter and early spring when they are completely free range, they have become too aggressive for folks. Specifically, we have had leghorn roosters in the past who were pretty chill, so I decided to […]

A Belated Valentine’s Day message

“Love is not really a mystery. It is a process like anything else. A process that requires trust, effort, focus and commitment by two willing partners” ― Elizabeth Bourgeret On Valentine’s Day this past week, Jack and I made something of a pact, to see how deeply we could continue to fall in love, with […]

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Mahatma Gandhi

Thats a tall order, especially the part about thinking only productive thoughts. I have found that working on this list from the 3rd to the first helps me make the most progress. We have to engage a lot of body parts to “do” something so there is more room for intention to take charge. And then […]

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