“Preservation through Cultivation” is our mission as we move forward as a nonprofit educational farm.
The farm, which is in its fourth full year of operation, grows fruits and vegetables in a place that has been, at times, a native American hunting ground, a feudal plantation staffed by slaves, a market farm selling to cities across the northeast, and the country estate of Eben Norton Horsford, the father of modern food chemistry.
Each of these eras had their own unique culture of food — who grew it, how it was processed, how it was sold, and the skills, songs, dances, and stories that accompanied food at all stages. Each era was a unique answer to the question: How do we feed ourselves well?
Today, we explore Sylvester Manor’s role in the future of food by inviting the community to share produce grown on the property, to attend workshops, concerts, dances and other events that shed light on food, culture and place.
Whether shopping for vegetables or enjoying a barn dance, Sylvester Manor’s farm is a vibrant place. Come see for yourself.