It was a damp drizzly day, but contestants, judges and onlookers alike huddled under the apple tent for a battle of baking. There were children and adults, veterans and rookies, and even a husband and wife pitted against each other …
We are a real, working farm just minutes from downtown Boston. On our thirty acres between three Needham fields we grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for sale in our Farmstand. In addition to summer standards of beans, tomatoes, and corn we grow a huge number of specialty crops with a great diversity among them.
The Farmstand is home to our vast array of local produce and grocery, as well as seasonally changing highlights. It also houses our kitchen, bakery, deli, craft beer & wine, and seasonal ice cream stand, as well as our offices. For more specific information on these departments please visit their pages on this site as hours for them may vary.
For a list of what we are currently picking please see our Now Picking page and look for the HOMEGROWN label on the signs around the stand.
We sell most of our vegetables by variety and our customers all have a favorite. Visit our vegetable guides below to see the many different types of lettuce, beans and tomatoes we provide throughout the growing season and learn more about the fine differences in our food.
In order to ensure that our customers have a complete shopping experience, we also bring in quality produce from a number of well vetted area farmers who we have long standing partnerships with. You will see their Massachusetts or New England Grown designation on sign around the stand as well. We take great lengths to bring you the highest quality product from as close a source as possible.
In addition to produce we carry a large selection of local dry grocery, frozen desserts and meats, full local cheese and dairy selections, and many local favorites when in season. In all there are over a hundred small businesses from the New England area represented on our shelves.