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

July 6, 2014 11 am - 3pm

July 13, 2014 11 am - 3pm * Music by Kim Oakes & Chris Medina 11am - 12pm

July 20, 2014 11 am - 3pm

July 27, 2014 11 am - 3pm - * Band Camp

August 3, 2014 11 am - 3pm - * Mushroom Walk w/ Jason Karakehian, 11 am.

August 10, 2014 11 am - 3pm

August 17, 2014 11 am - 3pm

August 24, 2014 11 am -3pm * Band Camp

August 31, 2014 11am - 3pm

September 7, 2014 Special Hours 9 am - 3pm * Claflin Hill Symphony 3pm

Antique Tractor Show

September 14, 2014 11 am - 3pm

September 21, 2014 11 am - 3pm

September 28, 2014 11 am - 3pm

October 5, 2014 11 am - 3pm



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

Click Here for the 2014 Vendor Contract



 •Click Here to for the Daniels Farmstead Newsletter Fall2013 / Winter 2014•

Newsletter Articles Include

Documenting History - Jane Hennedy

Looking to the Future

Remembering Blaine Hawkes

A message from the President

Dear Friends,                                                                                                                                                                         Photo: P Boyko
Dear Friends,
The Daniels Farmstead Foundation
Inc. (DFF) celebrates its 10th Anniversary as a 501 c (3) foundation.
Seem just a short time ago I was sitting in the Worcester attorney’s office
in November 2003, with Justine Brewer, as she signed the papers creating
the Daniels Farmstead Foundation Inc. I wondered then, what would
the Daniels family be thinking of this newly formed organization, which
was to become steward of the Daniels family farmstead? Those who have
known the Daniels family, are very much aware of their dedication and
love for their family farm. Throughout the valley everyone who visited the
farmstead would comment on how pristine the farmstead was and that it
had a vista that would take your breath away. Years back you could see
Boston from the well house! The stone walls were impeccably kept which
made for the clear fields. This New England farm could easily be depicted
in a Currier and Ives print.
As soon as the ink was dried, Justine and I recruited the volunteer
board of directors. We began our outreach to neighbors and friends
of the Daniels family and supporters of the Daniels project. Your support
has been unwavering. We are very appreciative and grateful.
Our first priority was to stabilize the house by addressing the
leaky roof and frail chimneys. After several years of neglect, it was time
to get to work and bring the house back to its grandness. The house and
cider mill exteriors have been completely restored; 2014 will be the year
we plan to begin the barn restoration- with the help of our supporters.
The Daniels Farmstead is listed on the State Register of Historic
Places and has been awarded grant funding from the Massachusetts
Historical Commission, Historic New England and the John H. Chafee
Blackstone River Valley National Corridor Commission. We also depend
on the assistance of volunteers and donations from local businesses and
individuals in our community.
We look forward to another exciting year of farmers markets,
historical programs and entertainment at the Daniels Farmstead. And
we look forward to seeing you at the farm this year-and please bring your

Warmest Regards
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.

Just some of the Events held at The Daniels Farmstead.....


The Antique Tractor Show

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

Boston Mycological Society Mushroom Walk
   Civil War Reinactment
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
All rights reserved - 2012