3 black and white kittens available now for rehoming.

$50 each, first come first serve.

No shots, organic fed.

Contact Julie at to inquire and arrange pickup.

On-Farm Workshops for 2023

One more workshops coming up this fall

Hedgerows for Food and Diversity; Agroforestry on Farms and Homesteads

Saturday, October 7, 2023
10 am – 3 pm, with potluck lunch

Many Hands Sustainability Center
411 Sheldon Road, Barre, MA

What We’ll Discuss:

With Jono Neiger as our workshop leader, we’ll first look at Many Hands Organic Farm through the lens of whole systems design. We will explore, and literally dig into, areas of the farm to see how the complexity of soils, water, vegetation, microclimates, and more are interwoven and incorporated into farm management. Finally, we will look at specific field edges to see how they might become multi-functional hedgerows.   We’ll walk through hedgerow design- looking at specific edges, identifying trees species, installation, and management strategies.

Hedgerows are an agroforestry strategy the goes far back into human landscape management- where trees, shrubs with other plants are employed and orchestrated to function in many ways.   They can function for windbreaks, fuel, fodder, pollination habitat, carbon sinks, and much more. These field and farm edges provide an opportunity to separate and interconnect parts of the landscape. Design and planning of hedgerows are both simple and complex and a chance to diversify the farm.

Jono Neiger is a founder and agroforestry planner at of Regenerative Design Group Cooperative, in western Massachusetts with 30+ years of professional experience in agroforestry, permaculture, ecological land and site planning, conservation, and restoration. He holds a B.S. degree in Forest Biology and a Masters in Landscape Planning and Design and authored The Permaculture Promise. He operates Big River Chestnuts, a chestnut agroforestry farm in Sunderland, Massachusetts.

Price for the workshop: $50-$100. Register here.

Donations gratefully accepted on a sliding scale: $50-$100 per person
Pay by check: Mail check made out to “MHSC” to 411 Sheldon Rd. Barre, MA 01005
Pay by PayPal: (Please add 3.5% plus $.50 processing fee to your payment) Pay here.


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Summer CSA is full! 

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.

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

“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


Visit our Organic Meat & Eggs page

Learn about our animal husbandry practices and preorder chicken, turkey, pork and eggs.


Farm fresh items available weekly:

Order on Monday and pick up on Tuesday (8:00am-3:00pm). Some items are in short supply – so best to order early in the day.

Visit our Available Now at the Farm page

To see all of the products that we have currently available for purchase. Pick up during farm store hours Monday through Friday: 12:00pm – 1:00pm with an appointment so that we know to expect you. If this timing doesn’t work for you, call or email to set another time.


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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