Inspired by the Shakers dedication to building harmonious community through Spirit, beauty, mutual care and innovation, our vision brings together art, science, and a sacred appreciation of Nature to sustain our community with nutritious organic food while promoting a more intimate understanding of our inter-dependence with nature through our educational mission.
In 2011, Erin Stack with support from her husband Michael and their teenage girls Tara and Izzy, purchased the original farm located near the banks of the Merrimack river in West Newbury from her dear friends and mentors Bonnie Silva and Russ Barry (founders of the Greater Newburyport CSA). In 2013, Niall and Katie Robinson (friends of Erin through their environmental activism in Newburyport) bought the 15.8 acre farm in need of tender loving care in Newbury. Niall and Katie are partnering with Erin to make New Harmony Farm, LLC a 2 field, 2 family farm. Erin is the farm manager of both fields and both families are excited as we develop the farm and increase our environmental education programs.
Although New Harmony Farm is the only certified organic CSA and farm stand in the Newburyport area, our farm is taking the tenets of organic practice to an even higher level through our commitment to working with Nature through integrating permaculture principles with biological growing practices to heal and support a vital farm ecosystem that is highly productive, beautiful, and beneficial to our local wild life. We nurture our crops' immune systems through optimal nutrition and soil building to cultivate nutritious, flavor dense and chemical free vegetables, flowers, and herbs grown in a most earth friendly way.
New Harmony Farm, offers Summer, Fall, and Winter CSA harvest shares. Our Summer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), runs 18 weeks runs June through mid October. As part of our mission to educate and promote biodiversity we offer a wide variety of heirloom, unusual, and native vegetables along with delicious recipes to more fully enjoy our bounty. We also offer a pick-your-own herb and flower share at our Newbury Farm gardens.
New Harmony Farm also has a self-serve farm stand featuring all our own certified organic produce (a few items that we do bring in such as certified organic corn from central MA will list the farm it came from).
Our self-serve farm stand and primary CSA distribution pick-up is located our farm at 186 High Rd. Newbury, The farm stand is open daily, Sunday-Saturday during the harvest season (June 17 -September) from 10 AM -6:00 PM. In October we are open Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays 0 AM -6:00 PM.
FIND OUR PRODUCE AT LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND GROCERIES
You may find our produce in the dishes offered at Brine in Newburyport, SALT Kitchen and Rum Bar in Ipswich and Natural Grocer in Newburyport and other locals businesses. The Natural Grocer also sells our produce in season. Check out this gracious recommendation from Chef ChrisTighe from SALT Kitchen and Rum Bar
Regenerative Agriculture- Healing our Ecosystem
We see our farm as an inter-species healing center. We are working towards restoring a healthy soil system through minimal tillage, multi-species cover-cropping, soil mineralization, and introducing beneficial microorganisms. We are increasing the biodiversity of the farm through perennial and native annual plantings that will increase vital habitat for pollinators, butterflies and native fauna.