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ABOUT THE FARM

 

HISTORY

The original Codman family farm, sometimes referred to as “The Grange,” was established in the early 19th century on the former estate of Chambers Russell, one of Lincoln’s founders. The farm had been in continuous operation for over 150 years, with respectable dairy, vegetable and fruit operations. It was one of only a handful of working farms in Lincoln remaining after the Second World War. When Dorothy Codman died in 1967, her will provided for the transfer of the barns and acreage to the Ogden Codman Trust. In 1970, the town of Lincoln purchased the property, and in 1973 voted at town meeting to create a nonprofit Codman Community Farms, Inc., to run its operation.

Founded in 1973 by citizens interested in continuing the farming tradition of Lincoln, CCF is a non-profit agricultural enterprise. It began as a part-time, volunteer operation and over the years has grown, thanks to the myriad of volunteers that helped along the way.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

We are overseen by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors. Three new members are elected every year at the annual meeting to serve a three-year term.

Our 2019 Board of Directors are:

  • Nancy Fleming, President

  • Jeff Patterson, Vice President

  • Ginger Reiner, Treasurer

  • Fan Watkinson, Clerk

  • David Alperovitz, Chair, Agcom

  • George Travis, Agcom

  • DJ Mitchell

  • John Mendelson

  • Carol Carmody

  • Carol Michener Card

  • Lis Herbert

  • Jon Ferris

  • Sherry Haydock

  • Dr. Stephen Hoenig

  • Bryce Wells

OUR STAFF

Codman Community Farms has a growing dedicated and committed staff, currently including:

  • Pete Lowy, Farm Manager

  • Jen Hashley, Advisor

  • Jared Martin, Assistant Farm Manager

  • Jon Mayer, Education/Outreach Coordinator

  • Brian DeSanctis, Farm Assistant

  • Kari Bender, Farm Assistant

  • Deb Rosson, Bookkeeper

  • Abraham Lowy, Future Farmer

  • David Ries, Volunteer At Large

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VISITING THE FARM

The farm is open to the public year-round, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, seven days a week. As a working farm, we raise heritage breed cows and pigs, lambs (seasonally), laying hens, meat chickens, turkeys, and produce.  All items are for sale in our self-serve Farm Store which is open every day of the year.  Depending on the time of year, the barnyard and near by fields host a variety of animals, birds and gardens for exploration.

Admission is currently free, but donations are always welcome! Place your donation in the box inside the barn door.

Tours

During the summer months most of the livestock are located on pastures throughout the town of Lincoln.  Tours can be arranged though some driving may be involved.  Minimum cost is $125 for 1-1.5 hours and includes up to 8 people.  
For larger groups please info@codmanfarm.org for more information.

Hours

Farm - 9:00pm to 6:00pm every day

Farm Store HoursThe farm store is always open!  The cameras are watching to keep you safe!
Office Hours – We currently don’t have regular office hours. We try and return phone calls returned on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Email is the best way to contact us: info@codmanfarm.org

DIRECTIONS

The farm is located at the intersection of Codman and Lincoln Roads. The farm is within walking distance of the commuter rail station in Lincoln. By car, take Trapelo Road west from Route 128 (I-95) to the center of Lincoln; turn left on Lincoln Road; Codman Road is just past the Railroad tracks and before the police and fire stations.

OUR ADDRESS:

58 Codman Road, Lincoln MA 01773

PHONE: 781-259-0456

 

CONTACT US

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