Contact: Hannah Sol
Address: 469 Main Road Gill, MA, 01354
Everyday Farm was started in 2018 and is owned and operated by Hannah Sol and Joseph Connelly. They began farming with the shared goal of growing healthy food for themselves and then for others. They started with market gardening and had their first Vegetable CSA program in 2018. Soon after came eggs, fruit trees, pork, and lamb.
Everyday Farm is located in Gill, MA on family land that goes back to Hannah’s great-grandfather who had a dairy farm called Captain Kidd Island Farm. It was then taken over by Hannah’s grandparents and was an active dairy until the mid 70s. In 2009 Hannah’s parents, Andy and Jen, built a house up the hill from Grandma’s house and planted fruit trees, blueberries, raspberries, and started gardens. Family is an important part of what keeps Everyday Farm going!
The sheep at Everyday Farm can be found grazing on many different fields in Gill, Bernardston, and Leyden. Most of the flock will be overwintering on a rented farm in Leyden, which includes a beautiful old barn. Hannah and Joe are passionate about regenerating and preserving local farm land while growing delicious 100% grass-fed lamb.
Our 100% grass-fed lamb comes from our flock of Katahdin Hair Sheep. We raise our lambs without grain feeding, or routine flock wide antibiotic or dewormer use. We believe that the key to producing good grass-fed lamb is careful attention to grass management. During the grazing season we move our flock to fresh forage every day or two at a high density using temporary electric fencing rather than allowing them to spread out across a whole field or farm. This not only allows us to grow more high quality grass to graze more sheep per acre, but keeps most of our fields resting most of the time which prevents overgrazing and encourages diversity in plant, and wildlife communities in our meadows. Our sheep can be seen grazing in Gill, Bernardston, and Leyden. When the grass runs out during the non growing season we provide a bedded barn for the flock, and feed locally produced hay.