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!

  • August excitement!

    August is an exciting month. Summer vacations, back to school organizing, completing summer projects, planning for winter vacations. Lots of activity this month. Our farmstead goat cheese is full of excitement as well! Slice the black pepper chevre on your grilled meats and veggies. Chunk any of the logs on a fresh summer salad. Our ginger goat cheese is delicious on a salad with peaches or watermelon. Find a new favorite -- or stay with a well known variety. Goat cheese adds protein and needed minerals to your summer meals. Our goat cheese loves to go on vacation. Pick up some logs and a easy to use tub for a trip to the beach or camping. Farmers Markets are in full swing. See more about our market schedule under The Store:Farmers Markets. Visit us at the markets.

    The cheese is developing some new flavors as the grasses grow and the goats are grazing on different flora. Warm season grasses bring a sweeter flavor than the fresh grass of spring. Our 2 year old buck Moses is looking sleek and shiny, prepping for his task in a month.

    Our ON-FARM Store is OPEN - Wednesday through Sunday, 7 am - 7 pm. Come get the spring cheese - creamy, fresh and sweet - KIds are getting bigger and very active. They will get some additional pasture area this week.

    Self guided tours are free and open during daylight hours, Wed. - Sun. Guided tours are available by appointment only. See Dooryard/Tours section.

    ??? email us at crystalbrookfarm@comcast.net, call or stop by...

    192 TUTTLE ROAD STERLING, MA 01564 978-422-6646

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