Elmartin Farm -- Cheshire MA

Elmartin Farm

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ELMARTIN FARM
FARM STORE
2013 Farm Updates To Current
2012 Farm Update
Family's Farm History
About The Present Owner Everett L. "Gus" Martin
Property Pictoral
Topographic & Satellite Maps of the Property & Region
The Barn & Current Use
Beef
Beef Production Program
Pigs
Poultry
Fun On The Farm
Elmartin Farm Stay
Elmartin Cows and Bulls Herds / Dispersals / Names
Mount Greylock & Amphitheater
Cheshire Massachusetts

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The Martin Families
 
 
"Longevity through Integrity"
 
 
 
 
 
"Century Farm"
 
Massachusetts Farm Bureau and the Massachusetts State Grange jointly recognize Elmartin Farm
as having continuously contributed to the production of food and fiber over the past 100 years.
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Elmartin Farm derived its name from the initials and last name of Everett Lawrence Martin, Sr, father to Everett Lawrence Martin Jr., known as "Gus," who together with wife Dodi are the current owners / operators of the farm.
 
During the 1930s and '40s, thirty to forty cows were kept and milked at Elmartin Farm.  The milk was bottled on the farm in glass bottles bearing the farm name on a yellow label.  This milk was then peddled throughout Berksire Village, Cheshire and Adams, Massachusetts.
 
In the 1950s, the herd grew to 80 milkers and 80 head of youngstock.  Together, they filled-up the new barn which had been completed in 1952.  Today, this barn, with the addition of a milking parlor, remains the focal point of Elmartin Farm.
 
Holstein cows were Everett Lawrence Martin Sr's 4-H project years ago.  He kept with this breed until customers asked for a greater cream line on the milk bottle.  Thereupon, Everett introduced Guernsey cows to the herd to meet their request.  Later, Everett changed over to Jersey cows with the Holsteins. 
 
Today, Elmartin Farm's dairy days are behind it.  In its place, Elmartin Farm is raising cattle, sheep, and pigs for its own purposes and for people who want to know from from where their food is coming and how it is raised as you will learn in our site. 
 
Once again, welcome to Elmartin Farm.   Enjoy your visit. 
 
The Martin Families
 
594 Windsor Road
Cheshire,  Massachusetts
413-743-9154
 
 
mailing address
Post Office Box M
Cheshire, MA 01225-0472
 
VISITORS WELCOME
Drop-ins OK.  Appointments Preferred.
School Trips  |  Day Camp TBA
Call for details.
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Milk Containers From The 40s - 80s

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Elmartin's Bottle Cap

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Orignial Farm Sign Is Still On Barn

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A recognized Century Farm for 100 years of farming
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Mass. Farm Bureau Federation & Mass. State Grange

Century Farms are farms that have been in the same family
for 100 years or more and are still being farmed. The Grange
and Farm Bureau are aware of more than 100 Century Farms
currently operating in Massachusetts, some of which have been
 in operation for more than 300 years.  Collectively, that’s more
than 10,000 years of farming here in the Bay State!
 
 
 
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