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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

 
Returning for another Great Season ....

Farmer's Market

Sundays : July 12th thru October 4th 2015 11am -3pm

 

2015 Schedule of Events

  • July 12, 2015 - Farmer's Market Begins Every Sunday through October 4th
  • July 12, 2015- Hoot & Hollar Blue Grass Band 12:00 -1:00 Concert
  • July 19, 2015 - Blackstone Valley Band Camp & Blackstone Lions Club Car Show
  • July 26, 2015- Auburn Suns Music 12:00 - 1:00 Concert
  • August 16, 2015 - Grey Whisker Pickers Band 12:00 - 1:00 Concert
  • August 23, 2015 - Blackstone Valley Band Camp
  • August 30, 2015 - Boston Mycological Mushroom Walk 11:00 am
  • September 6, 2015 - Claflin Hill Symphony's Annual Patriotic Concert -3pm
  • September 12 & 13th , 2015 - Two Day Antique Tractor Show
  • September 20th - Blackstone Valley Band Camp
  • September 27th - Tim Oates 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • October 4, 2015 - Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band 1:00 pm
  • November 29, 2015 - Everything Christmas

Also Lectures by:

Jason Karakehian - Foraging for Mushrooms

Kathy Barton - Wildflower Walks

Sarah Martin - Nutritionsist

John Root - Naturalist, Edible Wild Plants

 
 

Looking to Host a Wedding or Special Function at the Farm?

Please contact Justine 508-726-2042 or Paulette 508-560-5786

 

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

Click Here for the 2015 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

Fall / Winter  2014   Newsletter Articles Include

Season's Greetings

In Recognition

President's Greeting

 

A message from the President

                                                                                                                                                                         Photo: P Boyko
Why Should I Join and/or Support the
Daniels Farmstead?


It’s a significant part of our local history, reminding us of who we were and how we lived not so long ago.


• The Daniels Farmstead is one of increasingly rare historic and preserved farmsteads in New England – and across the nation. As a “destination”, it draws visitors to our town, and positively enhances our reputation in the state and throughout the Blackstone Valley.


• Its many events attract people from near and far – who are then likely to support other local businesses.


• Its Farmers Markets help to support our local farms and farmers – while providing a place for families to buy fresh-from-the-field foods!


• Its various cultural events offer “something for everyone”!


• Daniels encourages and contributes positive energy to Blackstone’s quality of life.


• Its opportunities for volunteerism, collaboration between organizations and businesses, and just general socializing, help to create new relationships and friendships in our local community – and beyond.


• What’s not to like?


The Daniels Farmstead Foundation depends on donations to operate and survive.

Every donation – of any size – is appreciated!
Thank you in advance for your support in 2015

– Remember, we cannot continue without your help!

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!

Contact Paulette Boyko 508-560-5786

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 508-560-5786.

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

 
   
   

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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