On-Farm Workshops for 2023

Join us in person for one or more of our upcoming workshops to learn how to grow or manage your own agricultural ventures.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Pruning and Managing an Orchard Trees, Grapes and Small Fruit – April 1, 2023, 10-12 followed by potluck lunch; $25-$75
  • Building and Using a Chicken Tractor – April 22, 2023, 10-12 followed by potluck lunch; $25-$75
  • Growing Shiitakes Mushrooms on Logs – May 13; 10-12 with potluck lunch; $25-$75; Jonathan and Clare to lead
  • MHOF vegetable production intensive (all day) – June 10; 10-3 with pot luck lunch; $50-$100; Clare and Julie to lead
  • The Permaculture Farm and Agroforestry hedgerows – June 24; 10-3 with pot luck lunch: $50-$100; Jono Neiger to lead
  • Cooking with your CSA share – July 22; Clare and Julie to do this one. 10-noon with complimentary lunch; $25-$75
  • Food preservation – September 16, Julie, Clare and Jack; 10-2 with pot luck; $50-$100

Weekly shares of local, organic produce

Summer CSA: May 29 – October 27, 2023

Fall CSA: October 30 – November 20, 2023

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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.

Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge, co-owners of Many Hands Organic Farm

Photo by Oliver Scott Snure


A Return to Simplicity

“Working together in the bush, sawing and cutting and stacking the wood for winter, is a return to simplicity. The feel of energies bent to a task and seeing it through is the stuff of community, and a realization of how much we let slip away to technology and the speed of things. Reach out, leave […]

There is so Much to Do!

Good thing that we will have another big storm this week to stave off the early spring rush a bit longer. But it is inevitable and it is coming fast. Though we got all of our fruit tree pruning during the non-winter winter, we got cut short on finishing up the chipping, and can’t complete […]

Clare is Back

Clare went off to England and Scotland with daughter McMillan and was gone from the farm for 2 ½ weeks. She had a good time, and we missed her. She came back on Thursday. Clare has been with us for 15 years now, and her being gone only reminded me of how much a pleasure […]


Occasionally we have kittens born on the farm who are available to new homes at 8 weeks of age for $50 each. We do NOT keep a waiting list of interested adopters, so please watch this space and/or join our newsletter to find out when we have kittens available.

Currently there are no kittens available.

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