After 67 years in the Warren Family, Randy and Heather have sold the Warren Farm to Theodore Wiegand and Eleanor Kane.
Theo comes from generations of wheat farmers in Montana and Eleanor is originally from Massachusetts. They're moving to Barrington after farming in MA for three seasons, where most of their experience was in grassfed, organic animal husbandry and small scale, organic vegetable production. They're excited to continue the tradition of cut your own Christmas Trees, as well as expand the vegetable operation and offer grassfed goat and lamb, pasture raised pork, chickens, eggs, and Thanksgiving turkeys.
Posted by Eleanor Kane :: Sunday, April 12 :: 12:25pm
We hope everyone had a great winter! We were certainly glad for the break, but now that the sun is higher in the sky and the days are warming up, we’re ready to put the snow behind us and see the grass grow!
New seasons always bring new changes to a farm, and we’re excited about a lot that’s going on here: it’ll be our first time growing in the hoop house we built last fall, we’re planting apple trees and blueberry bushes, and we’ve welcomed a bigger staff for 2015, so that while we still have patches of snow and cold nights, the farm feels like we’re really starting to ramp up for the year.
As we do so, we have a few announcements. It’s been a long transition to feeling settled into the farm, and now that we’ve been here for almost two years we’re feeling far like more like part of the community. We always knew that part of taking over the Warren Farm would mean some changes as we steward this land into its future as a farm, and part of that has been bringing livestock back to the fields, clearing more pasture, and expanding the vegetable operation. The other part is that we’ve always been planning to officially change the name and this summer we’re going to take the next steps of doing just that by replacing the sign at the end of the road and beginning to shut down this website.
From now on, you’ll receive emails from Brasen Hill Farm and you can find up to date information at www.brasenhillfarm.com as well as on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/brasenhillfarm. We don’t have this same blog on the front page of our other website so make sure that you’re subscribed to our mailing list if you want to know what’s happening each week during the growing season. As many of you know, we have our vegetable CSA sign-ups open, which you can access through our other webpage, and soon we’ll have pre-orders available for whole and half pigs, and whole lambs and goats so look out for upcoming newsletters!
Luckily, even though the name of the farm might be changing, nothing else is. We’re looking forward to the asparagus coming up in just a few weeks, and then the first spring lettuces, peas, and radishes. We’ll be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays 11:30-3:30pm and Saturdays 12pm-3pm from June through October, and then we’ll be open daily for Christmas trees starting the weekend before Thanksgiving, the same as always.
Thank you all for your support, warmth, and kindness as we’ve moved into your neighborhood and the Warren’s farm. It’s been a great almost-two years and we’re very much looking forward to our future here!
-Eleanor and Theo