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!

  • Breeding has begun!

    We are beginning the breeding a bit earlier this year. September breeding means early February birthing. It's hard to think about that right now!! Planning is important for running a business, keeping animals and managing a farm.

    Farmers Markets are in full swing. Fall crops are creeping into the market offerings - apples, squash, even see some sugar pumpkins! Lots of tomatoes still - so get your goat cheese for the late summer cheese sandwiches and salads! See more about our market schedule under The Store:Farmers Markets. Visit us at the markets.

    The goat are currently grazing down 3rd growth on a hayfield. They get a new small lot every day, its fun to watch them work down the field. The feed areas alter with days in the woods and field edges to get the woody browse that they love.

    Our ON-FARM Store is OPEN - Wednesday through Sunday, 7 am - 7 pm.

    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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