Farm Values: The book!

We started the Farm Values project two years ago with a grant from Mass Humanities, and this month we’re proud to present a locally-published book based on the research and photography that were generated by the project.

Entitled A Quabbin Farm Album, it contains slightly-edited versions of the blog posts from this site, along with many of the photos taken by Oliver Scott Snure in 2015 and some follow-up photo shoots with area farmers in 2016. Continue reading Farm Values: The book!


The factory farm that wasn’t

barns on hillside
Diemand Farm in Wendell, Massachusetts. Photo: Cathy Stanton

This isn’t an official part of the Farm Values project, but I’ve posted a new piece here that relates very closely to the kinds of questions about scale, methods, economic survival, and civic debate in north-central Massachusetts that Farm Values was designed to explore.

Read about the “The factory farm that wasn’t: How a Wendell egg producer ended up on the wrong side of the ballot” and please pass the link along to others if you feel inspired!



Some videos, at last!

Videographer Shane Brown at work last summer.
Videographer Shane Brown at work in Warwick last summer.

We’ve been quiet for a while, but with the start of the new summer farm season (and the end of Cathy’s academic year) there’s some action again on our long-delayed videos.

We shot the footage for these last summer, and are currently editing the final four.

The first two, which we premiered at our December 10, 2015 capstone event in Athol, can be found here.