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Welcome to the Daniels Farmstead Foundation - Blackstone, MA
 
   

The Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2003 with an all volunteer board of directors to preserve a unique historical resource that has survived the modern age in tact. This remarkable find is due to the efforts of Doris Daniels King and her family to preserve the Farm's history and legacy. The Foundation's focus is to provide a place for people to gather, celebrate, and learn the values of a working farm and its traditions. It is our purpose to protect and preserve the rich historically significant farm and buildings located on pristine New England soil, restore the farm to its former splendor, and operate a living museum where local historians, schools, and the general public can learn about the New England Farm life from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Daniels Farmstead Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  

The Farmstead continues its historic use through active hayfield and farm management. To date many events have been held for the public at this historic property. We gratefully acknowledge the interest and support from the various Blackstone Town agencies and Preservation MASS. Historic New England holds the Preservation Restriction on this unique property.

 

Sorry, No Dogs Allowed

 
 

 

2014 Farmer's Market Schedule

House Tours, Doris' Kitchen Open to Public

November 2, 2014 11 am - 3pm (weather permitting)

December 7, 2014 11 am - 3pm (weather permitting)

 

 

Would you like to be a Vendor at the Farmer's Market?

Click Here for the 2014 Vendor Contract

 

 
Did You Know that Bee Keeper Dave Lewcon sells raw local honey raised here at the farm?
 

 Click Here to for the Latest Daniels Farmstead Newsletter

Newsletter Articles Include

What's Happening at the Farm 2014

Farmer's Market Information

History on the Southwick Daniels Farm

 

A message from the President

                                                                                                                                                                         Photo: P Boyko
Dear Friends,
So much has happened over the past decade. In 2003 The Daniels Farmstead Foundation Inc. (DFF) was in its infancy. Taking on the responsibility of preserving the Daniels Farmstead was not something to take lightly. The buildings were in need of immediate attention after years of neglect. So, we, DFF hit the ground running.
Today, with a membership of 116 and still growing, and the dedicated volunteers who make things happen,The Southwick Daniels Farmstead has become a destination for visitors who want to step back in time and remember what farmlife was like back in the 1860s. Daniels Farmstead is indeed a time capsule.
There is something uniquely rewarding about building a foundation that you believe in, only to find out that lots of other people believe in it, too. Success has its rewards; for the foundation it comes in the form of e-mails and letters, casual conversations that express how much visitors young and old enjoy visiting the Daniels Farmstead.


In June DFF received a $50,000 emergency matching grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission. This money will be used for the restoration work on the barn. To repair the cupola, a new roof on the main barn, and the restoration of the Heifer barn to start. There is much more work that will be done as funding becomes available.


We want to thank you for giving us your time and financial support over the past decade. You’ve shared your stories of the farmstead and how much you appreciate our efforts to preserve this landmark in the Blackstone Valley. You tell us how much you enjoy a Sunday picnic having a burger from the grill; the blueberry pies, fruit tarts and galettes.


Your lives are busy and still you make time to visit the Farmers’ Markets, the house tours, the Civil War Reenactments, the antique tractor show, and the annual Claflin Patriotic Concert in September. You visit our web site and send in photos from your visits to the farmstead.


Daniels Farmstead is indeed part of the past, present and the future. With your continuing support-donations of time and money - it will be there for your children and grand-children.


Please take a moment and fill out the form on the last page of this brochure. It is because of your generosity and support that this newsletter is made possible. If you would like to volunteer your time, please visit: www.danielsfarmstead.org
We thank you!
Warmly,
Paulette Boyko ~President

 
 

How Can I Help?

You can help by becoming a Member of the Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Sign Up as Vendor at the Farmer's Market or by Volunteering during Daniels Farmstead Events. All kinds of volunteer opportunities available and everyone is Welcome!

Volunteer Information

We are looking for Volunteers to aid us in various types of service.

If you would like to Volunteer at The Daniels Farmstead, please email justine@southwickszoo.com.

We greatly appreciate your help and dedication in preserving the traditions& history of New England Farm Life.

 
   
Daniels Farmstead Memberships..help us celebrate the past & honor the future!  

The Daniels Farm is not just a place, it's part of a community made up of people who appreciate agriculture, history, education and beauty.  You now have a chance to be part of that community!

You can join the Daniels Farmstead Foundation for the following rates:

Family $35.00 (up to 2 adults living at the same adress and their children or grandchildren under 18 yrs of age)

Couple $30.00

Individual $25.00

Senior / College Student (with ID) $20

Memberships are tax deductible. 

Membership benefits include special E-notices and periodic member newsletters during the course of the year, special invitations to private events, free parking at public events, complimentary house tours during events, and more!  If you would like to become a member of the Daniels Farmstead Foundation or if you would like to help out on the membership committee, please call Justine at 508-726-2042 or Paulette at 508-883-4433.

or Send in your membership form and check payment to:

Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc.

286 Mendon Street

Blackston, MA  01504

Download the following membership form to send with your payment..

Daniels Farmstead Membership Form

 
   
Daniels Farmstead Foundation  

Thanks to Kristen Casucci of Kristen Casucci, Inc. for volunteering her time to research farm / family papers at the Daniels Farmstead.  Kris specializes in problem titles and survey research and has given many hours to the Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc.

      
 
Past Events held at The Daniels Farmstead.....

The Antique Tractor Show

was a HUGE SUCCESS!  Thank you to all the Participants!

   

 

 

 

"Grey Whisker Pickers" from

Webster, MA

 

Boston Mycological Society Mushroom Walk

   
  2014
   
Soap Making
   

                               Blackstone Valley Concert Band

   
Cow Milking
     
Dog Retrieval Demonstration
    
     

Daniels Farm

House Tours

   
    Greenway Challenge 2008  
     

On October 4, 2008 The Daniels Farmstead hosted the Greenway Challenge

kick off.

 

The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission

 

Greenway Challenge Coordinator: Barbara Dixon

 

The Greenway Challenge is a 57.3 mile course where 77 teams with over 450 individuals competed in cycling, canoe paddling, and running. 

The course started at the Daniels Farmstead in Blackstone, MA followed along the Blackstone River to Lincoln, RI. 

WXLO 104.5 was at the start of the race to broadcast the kickoff. 

Robert Brewer, great nephew of Doris Daniels King fired the start of the race.

   
           
Daniels Farmstead Foundation Inc.,       286 Mendon Street,      Blackstone, MA    01504
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