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

 

 

Booking Special Events NOW!

Please call 508-726-2042!

 

 

 

Farmer's Market

Every Sunday: July 9th - Oct 1st!

*Daniels Farmstead would like to Welcome a new vendor- Oakdale Farms featuring a wonderful selection of farm fresh vegetables!

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

Click Here for the 2017 Vendor Contract

 

 

 

A very special THANK YOU to Cristine & Marrisa Pedorella

for Baking Wagon Tails Dog Biscuits and donating the proceeds to the Daniels Farmstead Foundation!

 
        

        

 

2017 Schedule of Events

Farmer's Market Every Sunday July 9th - October 1st

Musical Entertainment (12 - 2pm): (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.

 

  • May 21st @ 11am - 3pm: Spring Plant Sale, Annuals & Perennials, Herbs & Vegetable seedlings, some Heirloom Tomatoes.  Lunch Available from the grill. House Tours.  Vendor Registration kindly call 508-726-2042 for information.  Naturalist Kathy Barton leads a Woodland Walk at 11apm and John Root, Naturalist & Landscaper gives a presentation on Organic Gardening at 1pm.
  • July 9th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm. Also at 11:00am, the Boston Mycological Club will conduct a 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.  www.bostonmycologicalclub.org
  • July 16th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment provided by Bobby Gadoury, jazz pianist (12 pm - 2pm).
  • July 23rd: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment provided by Blackstone Valley Music (12pm - 2pm).
  • July 30th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment provided by Vito Caccavelli (12pm - 2pm).
  • August 6th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment provided by Grey Whisker Pickers (12pm - 2pm).
  • August 13th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment provided by Abbi & Rachel (12pm - 2pm)
  • August 20th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment provided by Cameron Sutphin (12pm - 2pm).
  • August 27th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment provided by Vito Caccavelli (12pm - 2pm)
  • September 3rd: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment provided by Fox and the Dragon (12pm - 2pm)
  • September 10th @ 9am-3pm, Antique Tractor Show, contact Gary Smith garyxsmith@comcast.net or call 774-573-0418. 3:00 PM Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra presenting a Patriotic Tribute.  Bring folding chairs, blankets, picnic snacks and enjoy.
  • September 17th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment provided by Grey Whisker Pickers (12pm - 2pm).
  • September 24th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment provided by Vito Caccavelli (12pm - 2pm).
  • October 1st: Apple Festival 11 am - 3pm - a full day of events.  See flyer above for details. Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment provided by Blackstone Valley Music (12pm - 2pm).
 
 

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 ($20) 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

   
  www.bostonmycologicalclub.org
   
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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