From the 1800s until the early 20th century, the Plimpton family grew fruit and vegetables and raised livestock on their 320-acre farm.
The Murray Farm is one of the last working farms in Bridgewater. The family ran a dairy farm here in the early 1900s-J.H. Murray was known as the "Midnight Milkman" for his late-night milk deliveries.
This farm has been an open landscape and active farm through a succession of different owners since the early 1600s. In recent years, however, the site's location near West Bridgewater's busy commercial area has made it the focus of several plans for commercial development.
We helped arrange the purchase of 81 acres on Elmwood Farm as public open space, preserving Hopkinton's rural character and ensuring that the extensive hiking trails will always be open to the community.
Established in 1943, Griggs Farm was the place to go in Billerica for spring tomato plants or fall pumpkins. But by the 1990s the farm had been hemmed in by retail malls as the town's character grew more suburban.
TPL has helped protect approximately 290 acres in the Common Pasture in Newbury in a long-term effort to preserve this well-loved and iconic open space.
The Trust for Public Land protects Massachusetts' most significant farmland to sustain locally grown food, reconnect communities and reduce transportation from farm to plate for more nutritious and tastier food.
In April, 2009 The Trust for Public Land reached an agreement with the Raymond family to conserve Maplecroft Farm, 250 acres of land along scenic Route 133.
The 410-mile Connecticut River is New England's largest river, draining a 7.2 million-acre watershed that supports fisheries, farmlands, forests, and fresh water in four states: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
In 2006, TPL worked with the Town of Groton and the Groton Conservation Trust to assemble the funds required to purchase Surrenden Farm, the town's highest conservation priority.