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Come get fresh, locally-grown produce and help support the Farm at Walden Woods
The Farm at Walden Woods preserves an active, highly visible, and productive agricultural landscape that serves as both a buffer and western gateway to historic Walden Woods.
The conservation of this farm by the Walden Woods Project represented a critical opportunity to prevent large-scale development so close to Fairhaven Hill, a site much-loved by Thoreau. It also protects an important piece of agricultural land that contributes to the preservation of the Walden Woods ecosystem. Through growing and selling a range of produce like squash, eggplant, pumpkins, tomatoes and corn, the Walden Woods Project is able to use all proceeds to directly support the Farm at Walden Woods and also fund the Project’s efforts to protect more land within historic Walden Woods.
There is a growing movement supporting local agriculture as a means of protecting open space and the rural character of towns where farms are historically significant. Purchasing locally grown food, as opposed to food that has traveled great distances, significantly reduces the carbon footprint of what we eat. The Farm is the Project’s most recent acquisition. It has been in continuous agricultural production since 1928. The Walden Woods Project will carry forward its agricultural legacy, continuing an important source of locally grown produce.
Where the good husbandman is, there is the good soil.
Journal, 24 April 1859