Dedicated to protecting the land essential to Sheffield’s natural, scenic, agricultural and rural character
The Sheffield Land Trust
Celebrating 25 years • 1989-2014
P.O. Box 940, 96 Main St., Sheffield, MA 01257-0940
Phone: 413 229-0234; Fax: 413 229-0239;

Equinox Farm & Wild and Cultivated

This project supports two separate farms. Equinox Farm grows and packages greens, and Wild and Cultivated grows flowers for sale to local and regional markets and restaurants. SLT, The Nature Conservancy and the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires continue to work to protect the three separate ownerships that together total 144 acres of open farm fields, unbroken forest land and the associated farm house on the south side of Bow Wow Road. The final piece of the project closed in December, 2008 and and these farms which are integral to the quiet rural character of the neighborhood are now preserved forever. The fields and forest are set against the backdrop of Mt. Everett rising in the west and the reflective mirror of Mill Pond across the road. The prime agricultural soils are suited for growing in both wet and dry years. Ecologically, the extensive upland forest and wetlands provide important wildlife habitat and travel corridors for diverse species and also act as a filter to protect the quality of the groundwater, streams and Mill Pond. SLT has completed fund raising which has leveraged over a million dollars of additional funding from the Commonwealth, the land owners, and the farmers. Thank you for your support in making the conservation of Equinox Farm & Wild and Cultivated a success! To make a contribution or pledge to another project, please print and mail our donation or pledge form. Contributions to SLT are tax-deductible. Thank you!