Spring Brook Farm est. 1713... In Farming for Good
The story of our farm...
A 300 year old love story ...
you will fall in love with it too!
For three hundred and six years the land, known as Spring Brook Farm, has rewarded ten generations with the bounty of life. In 1713, the English deed to the land was conveyed to Captain John Proctor for contributions he made as a colonial. In 1714, the Town of Littleton was incorporated. Preserving and maintaining the natural habitat through practices of 'good land stewardship' over the past 306 years, has rewarded Littleton and the surrounding communities with an agricultural treasure that not only provides sustenance for healthy living but a healthy home for over 40 endangered species by protecting and caring for this natural habitat for all wildlife.
As one of the largest, and one of the oldest working farms in America (#11 in Massachusetts), Spring Brook Farm manages and maintains over 400 acres of prime farmland with compassion and great care. A combination of farming genealogy and the best in today's agricultural education has created a special place for all living things to thrive. From our earliest descendants to our up-coming future generation, agricultural education has been a driving factor for the continued successes of Spring Brook Farm. Through trials and tribulations, blizzards, hurricanes, wars, and fires ... Spring Brook Farm families prevailed with New England tenacity. Our descending farmers have attended prestigious colleges, fought in The Revolutionary War, The Civil War, and have served the State of Massachusetts to protect and conserve ... A great natural resource ... Spring Brook Farm. This year we have the pleasure of celebrating 306 years and more to come ... Please join us!
Farm animals are always the center of attention at Spring Brook Farm. At Spring Brook Farm we raise our own livestock ... beef, pork, and lamb. Our animals are cared for by our ninth generation farmer, Frank Matheson JR. Frank has a degree in animal science from the University of New Hampshire. He is an expert in animal nutrition who grows his own grain, which he custom mixes for our livestock. These custom grain mixes are also available for purchase at the farm. Along with grain, our animals get a healthy diet of grass, hay, and vegetables. We won a First Place Reader’s Choice Award from Wicked Local Magazine for our beef and meats. All of our meat is available in our farm store, open daily year-round. You may also purchase Spring Brook Farm beef at Blood Farm in Groton, MA. Our own eggs are picked fresh daily from our Free Range Rhode Island Red chickens who enjoy lots of room to roam and are lovingly cared for. They feast on a natural diet as well as layer mash which produces delicious tasting fresh eggs!
It is all about the growing; whether it's the grain used to feed the animals, the produce, the berries or the flowers ... We GROW! Frank Matheson, Jr. has won The National Corn Yield Contest 3 times for having the highest yield per acre of grain corn using the no till drill method. Here at Spring Brook Farm we grow over two hundred varieties of award winning vegetables. We are proud to say that we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to control insect activity which includes many organic practices. We have an IPM scout visit the farm weekly to advise us on the most environmentally friendly way to control insects and disease.