We have seasonal Pick Your Own Fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and apples.
Our garden vegetables are ready in July and we harvest thru early fall. Then our winter squash and apples carry us thr December.
Visit our bakery for delicious cider donuts, hot mulled cider, cold cider and coffee. Make time to browse through our holiday filled farm store and take in the warm, inviting atmosphere. We have many unique gift ideas, holiday decorations and ornaments, baked goods, soy candles, fudge, candies, and gift baskets.
While here visit our barnyard animals, take in the beautiful views, take a deep breath and relax.
The farm is managed by 3 full time employees. Seasonal workers are brought in to help with planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables, and other daily jobs. We have both local workers and Jamaican workers for the fields, along with a staff that works inside the farm store. We depend on our dedicated seasonal employees, who help make it a fun place to work and to visit.
Thanks for your support!
The History of Brooksby Farm
From the King of England to the original parcel of land was granted to John Thorndike from the English monarch in the 1600's. At that time, Brooksby was known as Hog Hill, and passed throughout the years to several private land owners, Austin Smith the last of these .
Purchased by the City of Peabody in 1976, Brooksby Farm is 232 Acres in size, with over 110 acres of orchard and vegetable gardens, and 100 acres of hard woodland evergreen forest. There's over3.7 miles of scenic trails which wind throughout farm and woodland, allowing visitors a unique natural vista amidst the North Shore. There are barnyard animals that call Brooksby Farm their home. The farms 3 ponds provide for irrigation, wildlife habitat and recreation areas. Picnic areas are conveniently located near the farm store.
AND THE FUTURE
To insure that Brooksby Farm will always provide the residents of Peabody and local communities with valued conservation, agriculture, recreation, and education opportunities, we ask for your cooperation. We value your suggestions and ask you to be good stewards of the farm.
FARMER PAT says
As the farm looks to the future, a more diverse offering of small fruits are in the picture. An increase in strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are planned. An acre of everbearing strawberries will be planted this year, allowing us to harvest throughout the summer. Blueberries will be increased next year and raspberries the year after. Our sweet cherry planting was increased this year, with a planting of 230 Regina cherry trees. Our apples have always been a big part of the farm, and they will be just as big in the future. This year, we will be harvesting a new variety from one of our young orchards, you may have heard of it. Gingergold!! Another young orchard should produce Baldwins, an old-time favorite and some Honeycrisp, a new favorite. Each year we will try a new variety and see how well you like them.
• Variety of Apples, squash and apple cider!
• Fruit pies and gift ideas for the Holiday.
• Christmas trees and wreaths available 11/29.
• Closed Thanksgiving Day. Open 11/29 at noon.
at the Felton-Smith Historic Site. The Smith Barn is the perfect setting for your special day.
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