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.


In the Comfort of Others

When we have a chance to delve deeply with others who our craft, it is immensely comfortable. This week I was lucky to welcome back on Monday Pete Herceg, a staff member in 2022 who is now farming with his partners at Rattleroot Farm in Princeton. On Tuesday Kerisa Perazella, who owns a farm in […]

Good Neighbors Make Good Neighbors – Matt Kornn

I am sure that you all have heard the aphorism “Good fences make good neighbors.” I was struck by this quote above by Matt, MHOF working shareholder and attendee at our Hedgerows and Permaculture workshop on Saturday. I have been inspired by Matt’s quote for the rest of the weekend, as I ponder how I […]

Ecstasy is a Full, Deep Involvement in Life – John Lovell

October 2, 2023 Ecstasy is a Full, Deep Involvement in Life – John Lovell It could have seemed impossible to keep these words foremost this past Monday and Friday, where we experienced long and steady rain from start to finish. But then how many people are so lucky as to be able to work in […]

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