Owners: Luke and Catarina Mahoney
Years in Business: 11 years
At Brookford Farm, we believe that in diversified farming, all areas of production have symbiotic relationships with other production areas.
We believe deeply in organic methods which will make our earth a better place for our children.
We believe that a diversified farm can grow a greater variety of food.
We strive to produce high quality, pasture-oriented, nutrient-dense food year round.
We believe that our focus on the soil and well-being of plants and animals will have a positive effect on the health and well-being of the people who eat the food and the community who experience the farming activities.
We believe that the food we produce is good for us, our children and for you.
We believe in non-GMO farming practices, including any feed we may give our animals.
We strongly value land in a fruitful state for future generations to utilize.
Food from the earth up!
We believe that it is important to train young farmers in proper soil rebuilding techniques.
An important part of the mission of Brookford Farm in Canterbury is to reclaim and return the land and soils to optimum fertility. Through the use of organic methods, including a mixture of animal and green manures, crop rotation, and good ole’ observation, we hope to find the best uses of the land. We will have our ear to the ground and be listening for the response to our actions. Cows, pigs, chickens, insects, micro-organisms, vegetables, grasses, and a variety of grains will all intermingle and slowly but surely improve the fertility of the soil. As a result of this variety of life and their intermingling, we will have a variety of by-products to nourish our physical bodies. These products include milk, butter, cheese, beef, sausage, bacon, chicken, eggs, sauerkraut, and 40-50 varieties of fresh and stored vegetables, We are an open place for people to come, visit and learn. We host a handful of public events over the course of the year, but many folks just come on the weekend to look at the newborn calves, the heifers out grazing or the pigs rooting in the soil. Our products and events draw health and community-minded individuals from as far away as Boston. All are welcome at any time and we believe strongly that people need to know more about where their food comes from.
What products/services does your business offer?
We are a 600-acre diversified farm with 35+ acres in certified organic vegetable production. The farm is also home to cattle, hogs, and chickens, all rotated on pasture as the seasons allows. Our cows are 100% grass fed and our pigs and chickens are supplemented with non - GMO grain. Our products are distributed to a 250+ member year-round CSA, restaurants, retail stores, and farmers markets. We have a farm store on site that is open 7 days a week.
Certified organic veggies
100% grass fed dairy and beef
Pastured pork and chicken (fed non-gmo grain)
Nitrate free dry aged meats
Raw fermented veggies
Have you participated in the Egleston Market before?
No but we are looking forward to a great season!
What are you most looking forward to while participating at the 2018 market?
Providing the members of the community with local, fresh farm products that meets all their diet needs! We also look forward to people having the chance to know more about where their food comes from and that our food will have a positive effect of their well being.
What is your favorite or most unique product/service you will be offering to market-goers this year?
All of our products are grown and produced right here at the farm! We have recently added a few value added items to our list of products such as dry aged meats and a variety of fermented veggies.
What has been, or do you hope to be, the most rewarding part of participating in local farmers markets?
We look forward to connecting with the members of the community and providing them with good food - they deserve to know where their food comes from.