Cook's Valley Farm in Wrentham, MA integrated pest mgmt / Commonwealth Quality certified
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We are located in the west end of Wrentham 5 minutes from the Cumberland and Woonsocket line, at the intersection of Cook's Circle and West street. We sell primarly fruits and vegetables grown on our farms in West Wrentham and South Franklin. You won't find a supermarket here -if it isn't in season or we can't grow it here we don't have it. We see the produce from seed to harvest and to your shopping bag. Make sure you visit our website. We have a harvest chart that lists what is currently on the farm stand. We also have printable COUPONS good at the farm stand or at the weekly farmer's markets that we sell at during the season. When we say "PICKED FRESH COOK'S BEST" we mean it and stand by it. Hope to see you soon.
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Wrentham, MA - Cooks Valley Farm opened in 1705 in Wrentham, MA and continues to be run by the Cook family. It is now owned and operated by Warren Cook, his wife Marilyn, and their son Nate. The farm first began as an apple orchard. Although the farm has always produced crops, the Cook family also intermittently worked in the postal service. Marilyn also grew up on a farm in the area, and the Cook family continues to cultivate crops on both properties.
When you arrive at Cooks Valley Farm, you are greeted by a large farm stand inside of an old barn. There is plenty of room and space for produce to be sold. The farm stand was a very important source of income for the family and main attraction of the farm—you should make a visit! By touring the farm I learned that there is a vast amount of land- so much so that it is necessary to drive to some parts of it. It took about ten minutes to drive between the different plots. The farm is spread out for multiple reasons, the main reason being that Marilyn’s family’s farm is not directly next to the Cook’s family’s farm, but as a married couple they now run portions of both families’ land. In addition, the land is spread out because the Cook’s land has been divvied up over the years between family members. However, a positive consequence of this division is that most of the Cook family has remained in the area and continued to do some farming.
Previously, the family raised a range of goods such as apples, dairy cows, and vegetables. Today, Cooks Valley Farm grows about five acres of fruit trees and thirty acres of vegetables. They also have a green house for certain plants and herbs. Some of the products that they offer include apricots, apples, onions, potatoes, lettuce, eggplant, peppers, and of course many more. Cooks Valley grows their food in a conventional manner, using an integrated pest management system that mostly consists of traps and nets to handle pest problems.
When talking to the Cook family, it is clear how much they care about their farm. All three of them enjoy working on the farm and continuing the family tradition. Marilyn said that she loves that everything is always changing and new. There is also something very special about their land and how it has changed both in size and in purpose over the generations, thus creating a rich history of the farm, with many more generations of stories to come.