Indian Line Farm is a 17-acre farm located in South Egremont, Massachusetts. Farmers Elizabeth Keen and Al Thorp have been growing at Indian Line Farm since 1997. In 1999 we formally purchased the farm using a unique partnership model with the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires and The Nature Conservancy. Now we operate the farm with the help of dedicated employees and apprentices.
Primarily we grow food for our members who purchase shares in our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We provide an abundant supply of vegetables, fruits, herbs and cutting flowers June - November. In addition we sell our produce at the Great Barrington Farmers Market Saturday mornings between 9 am and 1 pm, May though October and sell to nearby restaurants and stores. We also sell vegetable seedlings and bedding plants at our Annual Memorial Day Plant Sale.
We believe in growing healthy food for our family and customers. Our produce is Certified Naturally Grown through a nonprofit alternative eco-labeling program for small farms that grow using USDA Organic methods but are NOT part of the USDA Certified Organic program. In addition, we grow according to the 1997 NOFA Massachusetts Organic Certification Program guidelines as mandated in our long- term lease. We consider ourselves lifelong students of agriculture and strive continuously to further our knowledge and implement practices which steward the land and promote good growing practices. Elizabeth has attended the year- long course in Biodynamics at the Pheiffer Center in Chestnut Hill, NY and workshops on Nutrient Dense farming. We seek to make our operation transparent to all our members and we encourage folks to visit the farm, look around and see how we grow our food. We stand behind all that we do.
For an online interview with Al and Elizabeth check out our interview on the Berkshire Food Journal.
You can also read past e-newsletters for a more detailed look at our day to day lives.