Now Hiring at Blue Heron Organic Farm
Blue Heron Organic Farm is looking for farm workers for the 2014 farming season! This will be farmer Ellery Kimball's fourteenth season running this certified organic farm. The farm produces seven acres of diversified annual crops including a large pick-your-own flower garden as well as pick-your-own cherry tomatoes and peas. Produce is sold from a road-side stand located on the farm, to over a dozen restaurants in the Boston area, and to three farmer's markets. Although more a farm job than an internship, workers will learn a variety of skills including: direct seeding, transplanting, cultivation, harvesting as well as preparing vegetables for retail and deliveries. Workers will also learn other relevant organic farming practices such as crop rotation, soil management, composting, pest and disease control, leading groups of volunteers and selling produce at farmer's markets. Employees must have a great sense of humor, be efficient and hard working, work well independently as well as with others and have a passion for organic agriculture and the environment. Workers must also be friendly, positive and helpful with customers, volunteers and children who come to visit the farm. We do not offer housing. Blue Heron Organic Farm is looking for full-time workers for June, July, August. To apply please send a resume and cover letter to the farmer anytime: [] - we will be conducting interviews starting in March.
See our links page for the farmer's reading list!
We need Volunteers! Volunteer hours (April-October): Tuesday-Friday 10-5pm. Email farmer if interested.
Blue Heron Organic Farm
of Lincoln, Massachusetts

Located on Route 117, just east of the railroad tracks.

We're closed for the winter.

Coming soon:
Organic Plant Sale!
Mid-May through June, 2014;
Fridays-Sundays 10am-5pm.
  • We will be selling a wide variety of perennial and annual potted herbs for your home garden, container garden, or kitchen windowsill.
  • We will also be selling organic vegetable plants for your home garden such as: mixed lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, onion, leek, scallion, heirloom and cherry tomatoes, eggplants, hot & sweet peppers, peas, beans, fennel, okra, beets, and much more.
  • Our farm stand will be opening in June with spring veggies for sale (seasonal availability list).
  • We will be starting up our farmers markets in June as well at Davis Square, Somerville on Wednesdays 12-6 and at Lincoln Farmer's Market on Saturdays 9:30-1:30. Hope to see you there!
Thanks for supporting local, small farms!
Blue Heron Organic Farm was featured in a cooking class at Rialto Restaurant in Cambridge! Green Salad with figs, pears, gorgonzola, nuts, sea salt; Fettuccine with herbs, olive oil and garlic; and Honey and Saffron Roasted Chicken with root vegetables, yum! Thanks to Chef Jody Adams and everyone at Rialto!

We offer pick-your-own flowers from the flower labyrinth from late June through October, priced by the stem. If you are interested in buying flowers for your wedding please contact the farmer (contact info at the bottom of the page). See this newsletter from last year for an idea of the flower selection.

We just harvested hops on the farm with Peak Organic Brewing! See this video featuring us and other local farmers growing hops. And taste us in their pale ale!

The 12th annual wild plant walk on the farm took place on Mon. July 15, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Edible wild plant expert Russ Cohen led the group around the farm finding delicious treats! Thanks for coming!
Our vegetables are served at more than 10 of the area's finest restaurants and local businesses, including Rialto, Nourish, and others. If you are a chef in Cambridge/South End/Downtown/Jamaica Plain and you'd like to feature fine local organic vegetables, please contact the farmer! Contact info is at the bottom of the page.
The farm was featured in the Boston Globe! Article | Slideshow
And in the Lincoln Journal!
And in a story by the Boston Local Food Festival!

We have successfully completed our well for an irrigation system thanks to all your donations. We have also put up a new greenhouse to help us with our transplants and plant sale, and to help with season extension in coming years. Thank you for all your support and donations over the years! We will continue to bring fresh local organic food to the community.
Check out our Blog! (new posts coming soon!)
Read a feature article [PDF] about the farm in Edible Boston magazine.
(if you can't open the PDF, click here to install Adobe Reader)

Click here for past press articles about the farm and past farm events.
Want a summery farm image for your computer's desktop background? Click here!
Volunteers Needed!
Fridays, anytime from 10 AM - 5 PM. No appointment needed - just show up!
Join us while we:
  • Weed
  • Harvest
  • Plant
  • Prepare vegetables for market
No experience necessary. Free farmer's tan included!
Our irrigation system is finally complete! Thanks for all your generous donations!
Wish List:
  • Volunteers! (see box on left)
  • Recycled bags: paper and clean plastic
  • We are always looking for clean baskets, bread trays, harvest bins, small plastic pots
The mission of Blue Heron Organic Farm is to increase the availability of locally produced food and to raise awareness about ecologically sound farming practices. Through selling produce from one of the few remaining organic farm stands in the area, offering a pick-your-own flower garden (as well as PYO raspberries, peas, and cherry tomatoes), guiding volunteers, creating a healthy and fun environment for children and establishing regular community events, Blue Heron Organic Farm aims to promote a deeper sense of community among the residents of Lincoln. Through supplying Boston area restaurants with local Certified Organic produce and donating what we do not sell to soup kitchens and shelters, we involve the surrounding communities as well.
Phone: (781) 254-3727
Mail: Blue Heron Organic Farm, P.O. Box 67, Lincoln, MA 01773

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