4/27/24 – Old Homestead Farm: Our Story Past, Present, & Future

Presented by Ben and Chelsea Hatcher, Owners

April 27, 2024
1:30 PM
New Ipswich Library

Both of the Hatchers were raised on New England farms:  Ben on a dairy farm in Central Massachusetts and Chelsea in New Ipswich on Old Tavern Farm.

Though small-scale farming in our region has declined in recent decades, Ben and Chelsea decided that farm life is exactly what they wanted for themselves and their young daughters. In 2019, after they purchased the three parcels that would become Old Homestead Farm, Ben began constructing the farm from the ground up.

Through hard work, ingenuity, faith, and the help of family and friends, Old Homestead Farm has thrived, and Chelsea and Ben are transforming their dream into reality. During their 60-minute presentation, they will describe their journey—from the decision to buy the land in New Ipswich, the challenges they faced, the successes they achieved, and their vision of the future as a small family farm.

A short Q & A will follow. Light refreshments will be served.

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