Upswing Farm is a small, diversified vegetable farm leasing farm land in Ashland, Holliston, and Franklin MA. Though we are looking for the permanent solution. The farm is run by Brittany and Kevin Overshiner. Over the past four years more than 300 families have participated in our CSA Program and we’ve served hundreds (maybe thousands) more at the Ashland Farmer’s Market and our on-site farm stand. We feel fortunate to be farming in this community, and are optimistic that we can build a community treasure that will last long into the future.
We believe that small-scale, sustainable farming is a revolutionary act. We value healthy people and healthy environments over profit, and use constantly evolving and innovative methods to grow the most nutritious food possible with the least environmental impact. Food is essential, and has the ability to nourish and enrich our lives. Too many of the options available today are processed, low nutrient, high environmental impact foods that ultimately lead to chronic disease and pollution. We want to be a part of an alternative system that provides great food while protecting natural ecosystem processes and properly compensating and respecting farm employees.
Land access is one of the greatest challenges farmers face today. It’s harder and harder for new farmers to find affordable land within a reasonable proximity to markets. There is an incredible demand for local produce in our community and not enough farms and farmers to meet that demand. But the demand for housing is still much higher, and the development value of farmland is frequently 5 times (or more) the agricultural value in our corner of Massachusetts.
Please take a minute to read about our CSA Program, and learn how buying fresh, beautiful vegetables and flowers can create an amazing difference in your life and your community. And you can learn more about your farmers here.
Make sure to visit us at the Ashland Farmers Market this summer!
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