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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, Blackstone Cultural Council, Mendon Cultural Council and supported by the the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Historic New England holds the Preservation Restriction on this unique property.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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

Click Here for the 2019 Vendor Contract

Become a Vendor at the Daniels Farstead Farmer's Market!

   

                                 

 

Pick Sunflowers at Daniels Farm....

 

2019 Schedule of Events

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Farmer's Market Every Sunday July 7th - September 29th

Musical Entertainment (12:30 - 2:30 pm): (Weather Permitting), House Tours, Doris' Kitchen Grill...All are Welcome!

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

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  • May 19th: Birds & Blooms , naturalists Kathy Barton and Beth Milkewill lead a wildlife walk to discover local birds and blooms on Daniels trails at 11am - dress accordingly. At 1 pm John Root will present "Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping ", a 90 minute power point presentation in the 1850 barn. Many annuals and perennials will be available for sale. Grill is open 11:30-2:30. Tours All Day available.  

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  • July 7th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12:30pm - 2:30pm featuring singer/songwriter Sean Ryder.

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  • July 14th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm. Entertainment 12:30 pm - 2:30pm featuring Singer/Songwriter Ric Allendorf.

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  • July 21st: Farmer'sMarket 11am - 3pm Due to the excessive Heat, the entertainment has been CANCELLED and Blackstone Valley Concert Band will reschedule for August TBD, check back for updates.

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  • July 28th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm featuring Sax Around the Blackstone. Also at 10:30am, join us for a Mushroom Walk with the Boston Mycological Society to hunt for fungi! All ages are Welcome, come prepared with closed toed shoes, long pants, knife for cutting, bag or basket for specimen, and a magnifying glass. 

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  • August 4th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm featuring singer/songwriter Allison Clemons.

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  • August 11th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12:30 pm - 2:230 pm featuring Singer/Songwriter Ric Allendorf.

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  • August 18th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 11:00 am - 1:00 pm classic folk/ rock music by Vito Caccavelli.  The Blackstone Valley Concert Band will perfrom from 1pm to 3pm.

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  • August 25th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm featuring jazz pianist Bobby Gadoury.

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  • September 1st :Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm featuring singer/songwriter Kala Farnham.

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  • September 8th :Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm. Entertainment 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm featuring Singer/Songwriter Allison Clemons.

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  • September 15th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm. Entertainment 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm classic folk/fingerstyle guitar by Eli Go.

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  • September 22nd :Farmer's Market & Apple Fest 11am - 3pm,Entertainment 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm featuring classic folk guitar artist Eli Go. Apple Fest features an Apple Pie Contest and much more! Application Apple Pie Contest 2019

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  • September 29th :Farmer's Market & Antique Tractors & Trucks Show 11am - 3pm,Entertainment 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm featuring bluegrass band Grey Whisker Pickers. 

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  • October 5th & 6th - Revolutionary War Reenactment

              For Contact Information please contact Jim Beauchamp, jim.beauchamp2251@gmail.com or call 508-498-0270.   House Tours & Cider Mill Tours Available during the day. 

The Fudge Lady and Artisan Breads/French Pastries will be vendors on site.

Doris' Kitchen /Grill will be open 10 am - 4pm.

In Partnership with Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, please visit BVT A Living History Event

  • Parking will be available at JFK School on Mendon Street in Blackstone, MA. BVT busses will transport guests to Daniels Farmstead.
    Follow Signs for parking.
 

 
Did You Know that Bee Keeper Dave Lewcon sells raw local honey raised here at the farm?
The Daniels Farm honey is available for purchase in addition to the Farmer's Market at Daniels Farm @ the following locations: Toll Booth (Main Street Blackstone, MA) & The Purple Peacock Gift Shop @ Southwick's Zoo (Southwick Street, Mendon, MA)
 

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 2018

– 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 ($20) at the Farmer's Market or by Volunteering during Daniels Farmstead Events. 

Contact Justine Brewer -508-726-2042

 

 
   

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.

      
Thank you to Trustee Joe Pedorella trimming bushes at the Daniels Farmstead.
 
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

   
  www.bostonmycologicalclub.org
   
Soap Making
   

                               Blackstone Valley Concert Band

   
Cow Milking
 
presented by Hawkes Farm, Mendon MA
     
Dog Retrieval Demonstration
    
     

Daniels Farm

House Tours

   
       
                   
Farmer's Market
     
       
    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 - 2018
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