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; shefland@bcn.net

Wolfe Spring Farm

Wolfe Spring Farm (formerly Cold Spring Farm) had been in the Griffiths family for generations. Eleanor Griffiths was born and grew up on the farm and raised her family there, however, when she passed away the family realized they would need to sell the farm to settle the estate and taxes and provide for the family. The property is a fabulous mix of farmland and wildlife habitat (including core habitat for rare species), part of an extensive block running most of the way along Hewins Street and the Housatonic River - a patchwork of farms that date back to early in Sheffield's history. SLT helped the family secure approval for an Agricultural Preservation Restriction and was fortunate to find a local family, the Wolfes, who purchased the farm subject to the APR and will run it as a diversified organic community farmstand. Although Sheffield still has a viable agricultural base and skilled farmers like the Wolfes, development pressures have made farmland unaffordable for farmers, so this APR was essential. SLT is working intensively with the Wolfes, neighbors and the community to raise $366,000 to retire expenses associated with the conservation this property. Your contribution now will help ensure the future of productive Sheffield farms! To make a contribution or pledge, please print and mail our donation or pledge form. Contributions to SLT are tax-deductible. Thank you!