Farm History

The first deed for the land was recorded in 1738.
David Jewett from Rowley MA. was the first to
break open the forest and begin the arduous task
of building a home, clearing land and raising a family.
The Jewetts sold the farm in 1872 to Augustus Tuttle.
He built a new barn (1880) and remodeled the
house (1889). In 1920, the farm was sold to Halsey Allen,
Eric’s great grandfather. He brought the farm
into the modern age by planting a large orchard
and starting a commercial dairy cow herd.


For the ensuing years , the orchard and dairy were the mainstay of the farm. The orchard was discontinued in the late 1960’s.
In 1985, Eric came to the farm and worked to improve and expand the dairy operation.

An addition was put on the barn and 40 milkers provided milk to local dairies.

In 1998, Ann and Eric purchased a herd of dairy goats.

A new barn was built to set up in as the cows remained
until 2004. Now, cows no longer roam the fields at CBF,
Goats have made their mark here, and their cheese
speaks for why!

  • Thanksgiving Amongst us

    The fall leaves have mostly fallen, and we are preparing for the colder days ahead. While we have a day set aside for Thanks Giving, I think its best to give thanks throughout every day. After setting a new fence for the goats this morning, a Marsh Hawk.. aka Northern Harrier.. glided over the field. What a sight! Brilliant white rump patch, banded tail, rufous breast and powerful wings. This agile raptor amazed me with its smooth, definite flight, searching amongst the field brush and cattails =looking for prey. Smaller birds hastily flew out of its way, which is what really drew my eye to the sky. I watched in awe and wonder. and said a word of Thanks. Gratitude is a powerful energy. Let us realize more graciousness in our lives. Be Full of Thanks. Self guided farm tours are free and open during daylight hours, Wed. - Sun. Guided tours are available by appointment only. See Dooryard/Tours section. Ann's recently released, "The Dairy Goat Handbook" is available at our On-Farm Store (autographed copies!!), and online outlets like Amazon. Learn interesting dairy goat and basic animal husbandry facts to explore your GOAT-titude! & wow the group on trivia night!! ??? email us at, call or stop by... 192 TUTTLE ROAD STERLING, MA 01564 978-422-6646
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