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Indian Head Farm, the town's source of fresh food in Berlin MA

Updated on November 18, 2016
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Seafarer Mama/Karen is a journalist who loves to write reviews of places to visit, books for all ages, music albums, movies, and more.

Beautiful Features of this Rustic Family-Owned Farm

Front of Indian Head Farm
Front of Indian Head Farm
Flower carts outside the farm stand
Flower carts outside the farm stand
Sunflowers tower over all the other plants on the stand, giving them some cool shade
Sunflowers tower over all the other plants on the stand, giving them some cool shade
Field full of flowers, formerly full of summer fruits. Nearby are the vegetables.
Field full of flowers, formerly full of summer fruits. Nearby are the vegetables.
Bench to sit and rest
Bench to sit and rest
Bins of the fresh fruit and vegetables sold at Indian Head Farm
Bins of the fresh fruit and vegetables sold at Indian Head Farm
Fresh, delicious blueberry muffins, baked daily when the store is open for business
Fresh, delicious blueberry muffins, baked daily when the store is open for business
Room just for presenting and selling dried flower bouquets
Room just for presenting and selling dried flower bouquets

Local farm owned by the same family for generations

If you are looking for a place to buy freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, look no further than Indian Head Farm in Berlin, MA. Take exit 26 off I-495 in Massachusetts and head West on Route 62. Take a left onto Pleasant Street at the corner just before Clinton Savings Bank and keep driving until you see the road sign in front of the farm, which will be on your left. The store is open for business from the beginning of July until the end of November.

Indian Head Farm has been owned by the Wheeler family for 175 years. They are very friendly folk and the food they grow is always fresh and delicious. You can feel its goodness as it travels all the way down to your stomach. They sell not only fruits and vegetables, but also herbs, fresh flowers, and bouquets of dried flowers. Right now they are proudly displaying their bright orange pumpkins and other gourds. The friendly, cozy warmth of the farm can be felt from the road as you draw near. One of the things I like about the farm is its close proximity to where I live, Mosaic Commons Cohousing at Sawyer Hill Ecovillage . Many of my neighbors walk or cycle to the farm to procure their food, as do my daughter and I. When we do walk, there is a short cut that we take with a big oak tree to sit under while we rest and feast on a peach or apple, or two.

May Food and Flowers Grace your Home ~

Step inside the shop to choose from bins of beautiful, delicious fruits and vegetables, brought in straight from their fields. During the summer months patrons are invited to pick their own berries, such as strawberries. There is a greenhouse on the site early in the summer that sells flowers and food that ripens before the store opens in June. Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are also grown there in the summer, and apples in the fall.

In a side niche there are flowers drying in bunches from a rack on the ceiling. There are also bouquets of fresh flowers to purchase.

Take a snack for the road

The farm also sells cold beverages in their shop, and the best blueberry muffins for miles are baked daily and sold there. They host a bench to rest your feet and eat. In addition to the fresh produce and blueberry muffins, the farm sells jams, jellies, sauces, and pickled produce, perfect for spreading on homemade buttermilk biscuits. There is also a room full of dried flower bouquets that make lovely gifts for all occasions, and fill the space with a soft, natural fragrance.

Learn something while you're there

Local residents of Berlin, Hudson, Clinton, and Marlborough attend some of the classes offered at Indian Head Farm. They also host educational activity programs for children. Most recently, I attended a presentation by a gentleman named John Root, who brought guests on a walk to identify and sample wild edible plants. My daughter also enjoyed the experience and can identify "sour leaf" whenever she sees it, which makes a lovely impromptu snack.

Autumn is peak season for road trips by "leaf peepers," so if you are on your way to see Mount Greylock, take a detour to stretch by stopping at Indian Head Farm to buy some food for the road.

Indian Head Farm and other Destinations in Central and Western Massachusetts

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A marker232 Pleasant Street, Berlin, MA 01503 -
232 Pleasant St, Berlin, MA 01503, USA
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Local, family-owned farm stand selling fresh fruits and vegetables in season, flowers, and invites customers to pick their own berries and apples.

B markerDavis Farmland -
145 Redstone Hill Road, Sterling, MA 01564, USA
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A family-friendly agricultural park full of life and barrels of fun. Goats roam around freely and a corn maze enchants visitors each fall.

C markerTower Hill Botanical Garden -
11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505, USA
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Hosted by the Worcester Horticultural Society, Tower Hill has acres of scenic places to walk and rest, offers classes, and hosts seasonal festivals.

D markerWalden Pond State Reservation -
915 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742, USA
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Home of Henry David Thoreau, this park costs only $5 to park is full of history and beauty.

E markerHopkinton State Park -
164 Cedar Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
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The place for the family to spend the summer. Full of opportunities to learn water sports and hosts a day camp for a variety of ages.

F markerMt. Greylock State Reservation -
30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, MA 01237, USA
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Located in N. Adams and part of the Appalachian trail, miles of hiking pleasure will fill your day when you visit this beautiful place.

© 2010 Karen A Szklany

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      Karen A Szklany 7 years ago from New England

      Thanks, LeanMan. Do hope you will be able to visit Indian Head Farm some day.

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      Tony 7 years ago from At the Gemba

      Love the pictures, great hub, hope to visit.

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