native earth teaching farm
about the farm
Bordered by conserved woodlands, The Native Earth Teaching Farm is a 5-acre farm with history – 100-year old blueberry bushes and a homestead farmhouse. Rebecca Gilbert and Randy Ben David raise heirloom breeds of livestock, including Cayuga ducks, Berkshire pigs, and assorted chickens for meat and breeding stock. And they are known for their fiber arts, including natural dyes from the garden and hand spinning lessons. Their knowledge is based in examples from the past, and they experiment towards the future, sharing their successes and failures along the way. A tour of the farm provides an opportunity for the public to deepen their connections with nature, with plants and animals, and with their food supply. Whether it is children playing with pygmy goats, families stargazing by the fire, or foragers on an edible plant walk, they explore the possibilities of time and place and always learn something new.
(according to season and availability)
wool and yarn (naturally dyed yarns, wool for spinning and felting, dye materials)
(sometimes sell breeding stock and hatching eggs for Cayuga and Khaki Campbell ducks, Silky chickens, and other breeds, also breeding and pet stock for Pygmy goats, and pigs for meat or breeding.)
(all that apply)
Antibiotic & hormone free
Pastures free of herbicides /
farm stand hours:
Wed, Sat, and Sun, 10am-6pm, mid-June through mid-September
no farmer's market presence
activities on the farm:
farm visits three days a week in summer and by appointment year round.; occasional workshops in fiber arts and rural skills; Popcorn Festival in the fall and other occasional special events.