We are a small farm in Spencer, MA, growing chickens, ducks, horses, food crops, native (indigenous) plants and a variety of organically-maintained "habitat gardens" that support wildlife including birds, butterflies, beneficial insects, amphibians and aquatic life.
The farm is just under 4 acres in size, but features a wide range of unique natural habitats, each of which supports a different community of native plants and their associated wildlife. In 2009, Turkey Hill Brook Farm was very proud to receive the New England Wild Flower Society (now Native Plant Trust) Katherine S. Taylor Award for Private Gardens.
Pollinating insects are going extinct globally! In Massachusetts, at least 3 species of native bumble bees are in steep decline and others have already disappeared altogether. Some pollinators are plant specialists, relying on a single plant or plant family for their living needs. We grow a variety of native plants that supply resources to the co-evolved wildlife that depend on these plants for part or all of their life cycles.
THB Farm is a certified Pollinator Habitat and has signed the Pledge to Protect Pollinators from the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Bring Back the Pollinators campaign. We are also registered as a Monarch Butterfly Waystation through Monarch Watch, and we are National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat #71074.