Thanks to many of you whose generous donations furthered this effort, Greenbelt completed the 28.8-acre Mehaffey Farm Conservation Restriction project at the end of June.
This marked the successful completion of a 3+ year effort to preserve this historic Rowley farm. In addition to individual contributions, crucial funding support came from the Mass. Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, the William P. Wharton Trust, the Linn Foundation, the Town of Rowley Community Preservation Act, and the Mehaffey family.
Rowley's Historic Farm
The fields at Mehaffey Farm supply produce to numerous area restaurants that are committed to sourcing locally. They provide fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables and flowers to area families subscribed to their weekly farm share. Mehaffey Farm also serves as a hands-on classroom where seasonal farm staff from local high schools and colleges gain hands-on experience learning sustainable farming techniques, and beginning farmers get the mentoring they need to hone their skills before establishing their own farms.
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.