August 6 is Farmworker Appreciation Day, and if you haven’t noticed, Dracut has a few working farms. And they don’t run themselves. So let’s show some appreciation for the folks who keep Dracut’s farms running.
Here’s a look at those farms. As usual, if you visit them, let them know Dracut Economic Development sent you. (And if we missed any, let us know that, too.)
Boundary Farm, 316 Richardson Road
- According to the farm’s website, guests can relax in a reading area, visit animals, peruse antiques for sale, or purchase seasonal vegetables.
- The farm also hosts family-friendly events, including birthday parties and paint nights. (One caveat: Boundary has suspended activities until late fall to establish new trails and fence lines. Eggs and yarn are still available.)
- Call 978-319-1652, email email@example.com, or visit https://www5f76a035b8432.site123.me.
Briscoe Family Farm, 274 Nashua Road
- Pick up your apples, vegetables, honey, beeswax, maple syrup, eggs and more.
- Briscoe has a Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, program.
- Call 978-764-3852, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brox Farm, 1276 Broadway Road
- Brox features local produce, greenery, homemade baked goods, Mediterranean food and more.
- The farm hosts regular pop-up markets, where you can find local crafters selling their products. Also, Pineiro’s Kitchen & Café and Good Vibes Shaved Ice have been setting up shop at Brox to add to the many reasons to visit.
- Call 866-272-2769, email email@example.com, or visit https://www.instagram.com/broxfarm.
Camco Honey, 54 Varnum Avenue
- Pick up your unfiltered raw honey from Cameron Bosnic’s roadside stand.
- Cam, a software engineer by trade, got into beekeeping in 2018. He now has six hives.
- Visit https://www.camcohoney.com, where you can also place orders.
Cutrumbes Farm, 238 Fox Avenue
- The Cutrumbes family offers corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, summer and butternut squash, cabbage, red and green peppers, apples, peaches, blueberries and pumpkins.
- The farm covers 10 acres just a few yards from the intersection of Fox Avenue and Broadway Road.
- Call 978-453-0531.
Cutter Farm, 710 Mammoth Road
- Full-service equestrian facility that provides 24-hour care for your horse, riding lessons for all levels and professional training, an 84-foot-by-210-foot indoor arena, a 150-foot-by-250-foot outdoor sand ring, two barns, multiple paddocks, and access to trails in the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest.
- Cutter is planning a Summer Day Camp this week August 7-11 for kids 6 and older.
- Call 978-697-7858, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.cutterfarm.com.
Dunlap Farm, 480 Marsh Hill Road
- Dunlap specializes in grass-fed beef, hay and free-range eggs.
- Marjorie Dunlap placed the entire 10 acres under a conservation restriction in 1983. The farm includes the Dunlap Sanctuary, featuring public walking trails.
- Call 978-453-9982, or email email@example.com.
Farmer Dave’s 437 Parker Road
- Farmer Dave’s mission is growing healthy food, building strong community, and creating lifelong traditions. It has a Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, program.
- This past spring, Farmer Dave’s opened an ice cream stand, serving cones, cups, sundaes, frappes and more delicious treats.
- Call 978-349-1952, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://farmerdaves.net.
F-Word Farm, 19 Roswell Avenue
- F-Word is an urban farm founded by Emily Makrez, who grows her own products, then creates different types of vinegars and an Asian marinade called shio koji out of a shared community kitchen at Christ Church United.
- Emily teaches classes locally that are designed to help people grow and produce their own food.
- By the way, it stands for farming, fermenting and foraging.
Lily Mack Farm, 702 Broadway Road
- Lily Mack is a seasonal farm that opens each year for the Christmas season.
- In addition to trees, wreaths and other holiday items, Lily Mack includes a gift shop featuring handmade items.
- Call 978-726-3115 (between Thanksgiving and Christmas).
Nallie Pastures, 1200 Broadway Road
- Nallie is a regenerative, pastured, poultry farm offering chicken, eggs, pork and Thanksgiving turkeys.
- Owner Stephen Hall sells his products at Mill No. 5 in downtown Lowell.
- Call 978-996-9675.
Ogonowski Farm, 713 Broadway Road
- Fall is the season for Ogonowski Farm, specializing in pumpkins, cornstalks, mums, hay bales and other autumnal attractions. They’re open September 1-October 31.
- The Ogonowskis have been farming the land at Broadway and Wheeler roads since 1904.
- Call 978-455-2528, email email@example.com, or visit https://www.ogonowskifarm.com.
Saja Farm, 403 Parker Road
- Fruits, corn, vegetables, tomatoes, corn, honey, milk, corn, eggs … did we mention the corn?
- Owner Caroline Zuk is the granddaughter of Polish farmers Bronislawa and Andrzej Saja, who founded the 56-acre farm in 1915.
- Call 978-454-7252, email Sajagirl23@comcast.net, or visit https://sajafarm.com.
Shaw Farm, 204 New Boston Road
- Shaw’s is a one-stop shop (or you can have it delivered) for milk, ice cream, muffins, frozen foods, groceries, etc., all from land the Shaw family has been farming since 1908.
- Whoopie Pie Sundaes and Ice Cream Sandwiches. ‘Nuff said. (Oh, and the ice cream stand is open year-round.)
- Call 978-957-0031, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.shawfarm.com.
Stoneymeadow Farm, 194 Crosby Road
- Soaps, hand salves, lip balms, jams, vinegar and yarn, all handmade from products on the farm – including alpacas!
- Stoneymeadow is a family affair: Thomas and Cathleen Murphy and their two kids make everything they sell on the farm.
- Email email@example.com, or visit https://www.stoneymeadowfarm.net.
Taplin Farm, 489 Wheeler Road
- Taplin is in the business of providing hay and straw.
- Although the farm, at about 96 acres, is one of the largest in Dracut, the entrance is hidden, and you’ll miss it if you blink while driving down Wheeler Road.
- Call 978-685-0129, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Gate Farm, 315 Marsh Hill Road
- White Gate was founded by John Ogonowski, in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. His brother, Jim, now runs the farm as well as Ogonowski Farm at 713 Broadway Road.
- White Gate is primarily a hay farm.
- Call 978-970-5608.