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Pick Your Own
  • Peas (snap)
    June-July, everyday 8am-7pm
    check website or call
    * Call ahead just to be sure.
  • Cut Flowers
    June-September
    Everyday 8am-7pm
    Check website or call for updates
    * Call ahead just to be sure.
  • Strawberries
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    Once the season begins we will open regularly every morning at 8am unless we have bad weather or a serious shortage. The gate closes every day as soon as we are picked out - this can be quite early! So we encourage you to come early or check our status immediately before coming, either by website or phone.
    We generally have lots of picked berries available on the farm stand.
    We estimate a 2-3wk season, usually done by the end of June.
    The strawberry field is 1/4 mile south of the farm store on Main Road in Gill. We encourage customers to visit the store after picking - we have baby chicks, kittens, piglets, snacks, beverages, PYO peas, flowers and much more!
    * Call ahead just to be sure.
  • Raspberries
    Starting Late August into October
    Everyday 8am-7pm
    Check website or call for updates
    * Call ahead just to be sure.
Family Fun
  • Farm tours
    Open to visitors 8am-7pm every day of the year.
    Walk out back and visit the cows, or take a picnic to the top of the hill to enjoy the view. Enjoy the backyard garden, the PYO raspberries, sugar snap peas, cut flowers, and herbs. Visit the chickens. Ask us questions, we love to talk about what we do. Tours available upon request.
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Upinngil Farm in Gill, MA


Founded in 1989, Upinngil Farm is a 100 acre farm run by Clifford & Sorrel Hatch.

Some of what we grow is available year-round.
411 Main Road
Gill, MA

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1 miles from Gill, MA 01354
(413) 863-4431

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A little about Upinngil Farm
Our farm is open 8am-7pm every day of the year. Visitors are encouraged to walk out back to visit the animals or enjoy a picnic and the view from the hilltop. We sell raw milk and farmstead cheeses from our small herd of Ayrshire Cattle. Also our own whole grain flours and baked goods, fruits, vegetables, and lots of other local grocery items and snacks. PYO crops include strawberries, raspberries, snap peas, and flowers. CSA shares available. We accept personal checks, credit cards, and now EBT!

Fruit

Vegetables

Herbs

BasilChivesCilantroDillMarjoramMintOreganoParsleyRosemarySageSavorySorrelThymeWheatgrass

Honey + Maple

Dairy + Eggs

Meat

BeefChickenDuckPork

Nursery + Flowers

Grains + Feeds

Spreads

Specialty

Baked Goods

Dry Goods

Breeding Stock

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Farm Profile: Upinngil Farm by CISA
Published: October 01, 2015

Gill, MA - Organic grains, raw milk, farmstead cheeses, pick-your-own berries, and seasonal vegetables – many components of a healthy, balanced diet are produced on Upinngil Farm’s 120 acres and can be purchased every day of the week at the farm’s on-site store in Gill.

Clifford Hatch started the farm with his wife Patricia Crosby in 1988. Hatch’s family’s farming roots in the Valley go back to the early 17thcentury. His parents were primarily dairy farmers. In the 1960s, when the federal government tightened milk pasteurization regulations, they anticipated challenges ahead for small farms and discouraged Clifford from a life in agriculture.

Diversification has been essential to Upinngil’s success. Strawberries, raspberries, and grapes have been consistently important crops. The dairy operation started because of Hatch’s interest in making cheese, but the popularity of the farm’s raw milk has driven its expansion. Upinngil also grows more than twenty-five acres of wheat, rye, and buckwheat for sale at the farm store and to local businesses, raises grass-fed beef and free-range chickens, and grows a variety of vegetables.

Hatch says that the sustainable, environmentally-sound farming practices utilized at Upinngil Farm are completely in line with his parents’ teachings about farming. Direct sales are another essential element of the farm’s success, allowing the farm to be competitive and derive the true value of their crops. The variety and high quality of Upinngil’s products have made the farm a regular destination for many loyal customers, some of whom travel to Gill from Boston every week or two to fill their trunks.

Hatch’s daughter, Sorrel, and son, Rhys, are integral to Upinngil’s operations. Sorrel graduated from Cornell University and runs the farm’s licensed kitchen. Rhys, who holds a degree in literary arts from Brown, recently finished a post-and-beam barn for the expanding dairy operation. Upinngil’s next generation is introducing new perspectives, interests, and skills, but they share their father’s commitment to provide the community with locally grown food from carefully stewarded land. CISA recognizes Upinngil Farm for providing a viable model of a multi-generational, polycultural farm that emphasizes diversity of products and direct sales to customers.

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