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Moonlight Farm, MA
Address: 35 Byfield Rd Ashburnham, MA, 01430
Email Address: moonlight_farm@yahoo.com
About Us
Moonlight Farm was established in 2013 and is lovingly run by Megan Glennon, Aidan Davin and their two young boys Toby and Toryn. We're located in Ashburnham, MA and specialize in pasture raised Ameraucana Chicken eggs, off ‘cides veggies and pork.
Why Buy Local?
People love to ask what "buying local" is all about. I love to tell them. Buying local is more than a fad, it's not a special diet or a passing phase.
When you buy local, you support a farmer in your own backyard. You help them realize their dream, you help put their children through college. When you buy local, you strengthen your small-town economy. Each and every customer absolutely makes a difference. When you buy local, you are reducing your family's carbon footprint. Your veggies and eggs are not traveling 3,000 miles to the supermarket on a diesel-guzzling semi. Nor are their nutrients being depleted by the minute on these trucks!
Why Buy from Moonlight Farm?
When you buy local, you are choosing to eat the freshest, most nutrient-packed vegetables and eggs money can buy. They are hand-picked, hand-washed, and hand-packed within 24 hours of distribution. No one but our crew of two will have handled your veggies, eggs, or meat.
Practices
Off 'Cides Farming!
100% natural growing methods, using NO pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. NO chemicals whatsoever.
HAPPY HOGS
We have 3 sows: Rosemary, Basil and Pear and a boar named Leroy.

For the first time in 2017, we began offering our own delicious, respectfully raised pork!

As mentioned before, co-owner Megan was a vegetarian for 10 years; until her first pregnancy. Aidan is a passionate animal lover, and quite frankly, a pied piper of most livestock. That said, the two believe in raising truly happy animals. Letting them live fulfilling, natural lives is a number one priority. We also choose not to use any antibiotics or hormones on any of our animals. Some common factory farm practices on pigs are tail docking, ear clipping, nose ring use, farrowing crates and a life indoors. We are doing our part to break that cycle! We refuse to employ any and all of these archaic methods.

The one modification we will do is castrate the male piglets. This is to eliminate the possibility of inbreeding and aggression, and some believe the meat of an intact male is tainted, and lacks superior taste.

Our pigs live outdoors on about an acre of woods. They roll around in the mud and root around to their hearts content! They have a great shelter to keep them out of the elements, but as long as they have each other, they stay quite comfortable. Have you ever heard of a pig pile? Oh yeah, those are real... and real warm!

When the sows get close to giving birth, we move them to their birthing pen, our barn. There, we can keep a close eye on mothers and babies at all times.

The pigs eat locally grown and milled GMO-Free grain from Clover Hill Farm in Hardwick, MA. As special treats, they get spent brewery grains from River Styx Brewing and kitchen scraps from Applewild School, both in Fitchburg.

We take our market pigs to Adams Farm in Athol for USDA processing.

PASTURE- RAISED EGGS:
We are proud to offer eggs from our 100% pasture-raised chickens. As with the vegetables on our farm, we treat them as nature truly intended. A common misconception is that vegetarian or grass-fed hens produce the healthiest eggs. However, chickens are not naturally vegetarians. There are no animal products or by-products in their feed, but they do forage for bugs and worms. Their feed is free of hormones, antibiotics and steroids. We do not employ any unnatural practices such as beak clipping, wing trimming or forced molting by starvation to manipulate egg production. The hens love to bathe in the dust, dig holes to cool off in in the summer heat and perch on low tree branches. They are able to perform their natural behaviors every single day without limitation. There are no chemicals on the land they roam. There is a simple fence that they fly over around their coops to keep predators away.