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Learn more about our history, lifestyle, and how we grow our food. If you have any questions about our products, our events, or everything that is going on at Hanson's Farm, take a look at our list of frequently asked questions. Everything you want to know about Hanson's Farm is right here. However, if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What are your COVID-19 restrictions?

In response to the COVIS-19 Pandemic, we have implemented some restrictions following state and local mandates.

  • Masks are required on the property

  • We have a one-way traffic pattern set up in the farm stand

  • Physical distancing is required- Please allow at least 6 feet of space between you and other customers

  • Please limit your group size if possible

Is your produce organic?

Hanson's Farm is not a Certified Organic farm. To be organic takes loads of paperwork and costs a large fee each year, but that does not mean we do not have organic produce. Approximately two-thirds of our produce is organic, including lettuce, swiss chard, beans, peas, carrots, basil, parsley, kale, rhubarb, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, and more. Under federal regulation, however, we are not allowed to call these vegetables organic. For other produce we use a system called Integrated Pest Management, or IPM. IPM is a low spray method of growing. It involves monitoring insect traps, scouting, and crop rotation that allows us to spray when threats are high. This eliminates the need for excessive spraying, and sometimes, eliminates spraying altogether. When we do need to spray, we use the newest and safest materials the market has to offer. We work every day to ensure the quality and safety of our fruits and vegetables. We are always looking into new and safer ways to grow. If you have more questions feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer them for you!

What do you grow?

We grow more than 185 varieties of produce, including:

  • 13 varieties of eggplant

  • 26 varieties of tomatoes

  • 12 varieties of summer type squashes

  • 13 varieties of hot and sweet peppers

  • 3 varieties of radishes

  • And much more!

Everything has its own season and weather plays a large role in what and when a crop is available or if a particular crop is in short supply.

Are dogs allowed on your property?

We love animals of all kinds on the farm! Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash for the entirety of your visit. Please keep in mind that we have a few barn cats, free-range chickens, and other families with dogs visiting at the same time as you.

Do you host birthday parties or events on the farm?

We do host birthday parties, office parties, small weddings, and more at the farm! If you are interested, send us an email with some more details on your vision and we will work with you to create a memorable day for you!

What do you offer for pick your own?

We offer pick your own (PYO) produce throughout the spring, summer, and fall. In general, we offer the following for PYO:

  • Strawberries- June-July

  • Blueberries- July

  • Flowers- July-September

  • Blackberries- August

  • Pumpkins- Late September-November

We always recommend you call for updated picking conditions as we can become picked out, or weather conditions can affect picking conditions. 

What does a typical CSA share look like?

Our CSA shares include anywhere from 5lbs to 20lbs of produce depending on the time of the season. Here are a few examples of weekly pickups:

  • Week 3: Radishes, lettuce, beets greens, scallions, peas, rhubarb. PYO this week: 2 quarts of Strawberries

  • Week 10: Corn, Italian eggplant, Oriental eggplant, basil, summer squash, zucchini, peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley PYO this week: 1 Pint blackberries

  • Week 14: Corn, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, carrots, beets, eggplant, kale, potatoes PYO this week: 1 Quart Beans, 1 Quart Cherry Tomatoes

  • Week 20: Beets, butternut, buttercup, acorn, sweet dumpling squashes, potatoes, Indian corn, kale, sugar pumpkins

****All dates and produce offered are subject to change at any time****

Do you offer horseback riding or horseback riding lessons?

We do not offer horseback riding or lessons on our farm. Our horses are all boarded here, so you may see their owners riding them from time to time.

More questions? Let us know, we'd be happy to answer them!

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20 Nixon Rd | Framingham MA

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