Hello and welcome to the Grass Roots Farm website. We actually spend much more time working on farm type work than working on the website so please understand if you see any typo’s or pages under construction.
We are very open to any suggestions on how to make this site a better means to communicate with our customers and friends.
Just in case we haven’t met in person yet, we are Kristin and Tom aka TJ Bohan. We purchased what had been previously know as the “Westpalis Farm” in New Braintree Massachusetts and renamed it Grass Roots Farm in 2004.
We started out hobby farming with large gardens and some chickens and a beef calf.
Initially what we raised was for home consumption and our belief in the concept of self sufficiency.
From the start we both believed that avoiding chemical fertilizers and managing the land in a sustainable manner best fit what be believed was the right course going forward.
In 2006 We decided that we were going to make the required improvements that would allow us to farm in a way we believed in which people have a real and personal relationship with the farmer and the production of the food they put on their tables.
In 2009 we started taking classes at the University of Massachusetts designed to help new farmers plan and complete a business plan to help launch a farming business in this very competitive area.