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NESFI News & Events:



Open every Tuesday and Thursday, 9am - 12pm.

Office: First floor, 270 Jackson Street. Because we're farmers, it's a good idea to call ahead. Phone: 413-323-4531 or Email:

Please contact the office for inquires at 413-323-4531 or


Permission to Hunt

People interested in hunting on NESFI's Lampson Brook Farm / State School Farm property, please contact Larry at 413-323-4531 or 413-887-1063


Since 1978, under the diligent oversight of Judy Gillan, NESFI has leased the property known as Lampson Brook Farm from the State of Massachusetts. It was Judy's wish to see the property permanently protected as an agricultural and natural resource for all. In 2021, legislation was passed to transition the property to permanent protection. More information can be found by searching [1] lampson brook farm. NESFI looks forward to continuing it's mission of promoting sustainable agriculture.



A legacy that will not be forgotten!

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing (24 May 2020) of Judith Gillan, founder of the New England Small Farm Institute. Judy was instrumental in creating, encouraging and maintaining the dreams of many farmers here at NESFI's Lampson Brook Farm Agricultural Reserve and her legacy will not be forgotten.

A link to her obituary is listed below:


About our website...

NESFI's collection of small farm information, learning tools and program services has been steadily growing for over thirty years. Slowly but surely, we have worked to create a systematic approach to small farm development. We welcome the opportunity to begin sharing these resources widely- slowly but surely. Visit often. You'll find something new each time you return.