In 2011, inspired by the Shakers dedication to building harmonious community through Spirit, beauty, mutual care and innovation, Erin Stack started a small farm in West Newbury, Massachusetts. Her vision was to bring 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 2013, Niall and Katie Robinson bought the 15.8 acre farm in Newbury, Massachusetts need of tender loving care in Newbury. Niall and Katie partnered with Erin to bring New Harmony Farm to it's present location in Newbury. In 2017 Erin, Niall, and other inspired individuals incorporated the non-profit Earth Harmony Sanctuary to further New Harmony's educational and community mission. Coming full circle, in 2018, New Harmony Farm is now under our non-profit Earth Harmony Sanctuary.
Our farm is the only certified organic CSA and farm stand in the greater Newburyport area, and 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/Winter CSA harvest shares. Our Summer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), runs 18 weeks runs June through mid October and our Fall/Winter CSA has 13-14 harvest distributions October in March. 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 seasonal, 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.