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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.

 

 
 

 

 
Thank you for a wonderful Market Season...see you next year!

Closed for Season

Farmer's Market

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

Click Here for the 2016 Vendor Contract

 

 

Civil War Reinactment Returns to Daniels Farmstead

DUE TO RAIN -October 9 2016!

The beautiful historic Daniels Farmstead will once again be transformed into Union and Confederate encampments.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 8 from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday October 9, from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.


This two-day event is hosted in conjunction with the Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc.,

Blackstone Valley Tech and the 13th Mass Regiment Volunteer Infantry Company F.


You’ve read the stories. You have seen the films. You studied it in school. See it first-hand, a re-enactment of Union and Confederate Armies as they oppose each other. Watch Calvary, Artillery and Infantry Armies battle. Now you have an opportunity to see history re-enacted first hand. Will the brave men in the Gray or Blue be victorious in this battle? See the encampments up close. Experience what life was like to be a soldier in the War Between the States. Brother against Brother. Speak with re-enactors from the Confederate and Federal encampments. See how a battalion camp was set up with headquarters’ and company camp streets. Have your picture taken with the troops, see how they lived and relaxed when not engaged in battle.
Visit the sutlers village (a person who followed an army or maintained a store on an army post to sell provisions to the soldiers) and their families in their authentic period dress. Come and watch history come to life and hear Generals discuss and debate battle tactics, see infantry and artillery drills, first person impressions both military and civilian, period music, recruitment stations and other period scenarios.


On both days northern and southern re-enactors will engage in staged battles. Saturday’s battle will take place at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for the education of the public.


This event will focus on the Battle of Shiloh. The Battle of Shiloh was fought April 6-7, 1862 in southwestern Tennessee. The Confederate army led by General Albert Sidney Johnston launched a surprise attach on Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s Union army.


Food and refreshments will be sold at the Daniels Kitchen

Hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage-onions & peppers, beverages, snacks and donated baked goods.


The Daniels Farmhouse will be open for house tours for a small donation of $3.00
All visitors will park at the Daniels Farmstead Visitors parking area.


Sorry No Dogs, Alcohol or Smoking is allowed. This is a rain or shine event.


Gate Tickets are Adults $8.00; Students 11-17/Seniors 62+/Veterans $6.00;
Children 5-10 $4; Children under 5 are Free.
DFF members – Receive half price off Gate Ticket price
(must show 2016 membership card)

 

2016 Schedule of Events -

Farmer's Market Every Sunday July 10th - October 2nd

Musical Entertainment As follows (12 - 2pm): (Weather Permitting)

Music provided in part by a grant from the Blackstone and Mendon Cultural Councils.

  • July 10th -       Hoot and Holler Band
  • July 17th -       Auburn Suns
  • July 24th -       Blackstone Valley Music Band
  • July 31st -       Auburn Suns
  • August 7th -    Vito Caccavelli
  • August 14th -  Grey Whisker Pickers
  • August 21st -  Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards
  • August 28th -  Blackstone Valley Community Band
  • Sept 4th -       Smith & Ryder (acoustic duo)
  • Sept 11th -     Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra & Art Show
  • Sept 18th -     Tractor & Car Show, DJ - Grill / House Tours
  • Sept 25th -     Grey Whisker Pickers
  • October 2nd - Fox and the Dragon (acoutic duo)
  • October 2nd - 1PM - Mushroom Walk with Marisol Sanchez-Garcia of Clark University and Doug Brown.  Marisol has been leading forays and collecting mushrooms in Tennessee and North Carolina for the last 5 years, mainly in the Smokey Mountains.
  • October 8 - 9th - Civil War Reinactment
 
 

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

Please contact Justine 508-726-2042

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

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 2017

– Remember, we cannot continue without your help!

 
 

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 Justine Brewer -508-726-2042

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 Send in your membership form and check payment to:

Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc.

286 Mendon Street

Blackstone, 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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