Saturday, August 7, 2010

New England Organic Farms

Land's Sake Farm, Massachusetts
photo courtesy of nicole hill gerulat 

What does WWOOF stand for? World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Begun in 1971 in England, it's now an international network of both organic farms and volunteers looking to experience life and work on a real farm. WWOOF volunteers do not pay for their stay, and the hosts don't pay for their work. Instead, the volunteers live like part of the family; meals are cooked and eaten together. Volunteers work a maximum of 6 hours a day, allowing alot of time for exploring the surrounding areas.

There are WWOOF farms all around the world, and it's been a dream of mine for many years now to go work for a month on a New England WWOOF farm in in the fall. 

I want to share photographs of some of the New England WWOOF farms....this is just a handful of those available. Come daydream with me about picking apples, harvesting pumpkins, feeding pigs and milking cows...













Would this be a dream of yours, too?

xoxo country girl


today, one year ago: Spoiling My Husband Who Spoils Me 

12 comments:

  1. OH YOU ARE A FARMGIRL AT HEART!! We're on the same wavelength. I just finished shooting lots of organic farmers at our fabulous farmer's market. I'll post it on Sunday.

    I LOVED this and lost myself in the landscapes.

    Sending love, love,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  2. They're all so absolutely, breathtakingly gorgeous! I would love to volunteer as well! ♥

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  3. What a great idea! I was lucky enough to live on a (small) farm from age 14, think this would be the perfect holiday/escape for someone who adores the countryside and New England. Erin?? Perfect thing for next Summer maybe? xox happy weekend dear Dawn

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  4. I would trade the suburbs for the country any day! Love the gorgeous pictures! They make me want to eat super healthy.

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  5. Wishing I were 29 again, what a fabulous opportunity for a countrygirl.xxoo

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  6. oh dawn..are you sure we are not twin sisters...this is so my thing too...LOVED all of it...was checking in on you to see about the few days before little Boston...and here i find all of this...wonderful...can't wait for Fall..isn't tomorrow the day you get your new little man?

    teddy is laying right by my side...and he and i send love to you and kiki, ramon and boston

    xxxx
    kary and teddy

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  7. i just double checked...it is august 8th

    i thought so....

    can't wait to see pictures and hear all about him...

    we're thinking about you

    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  8. no, but i could dream of eating from those

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  9. What a perfectly simple and brilliant idea! As a New England girl, these farms are close to my heart. When I was little I dreamed of owning an apple orchard. I was born in October right after my mother had been apple picking, and so I feel this wonderful connection to apples and apple farms. Okay, now I'm craving fall! xoxo Gigi

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  10. a great organization! and some of those pictures are just terrific...love the pigs in the snow...and that barn/shop...wow!

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  11. Hey sweetie, funny you should write this - this is actually what I am doing this October. My sister and I are going back to my home town in Carlisle, MA and staying with friends for a month and we are going to work on an organic farm for three mornings a week down near Walden pond. I had looked at Woofing but this I was able to organise directly with contacts provided by friends. Will let you know how it goes! :) xxx

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  12. just checking to see if you got little Boston....

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