Update August 2021: Stonefield Farm is permanently protected! The Boston Area Gleaners (BAG) purchased the Acton farm and granted an Agricultural Preservation Restriction to SVT and the Town of Acton, ensuring the land's permanent protection.
Our thanks go to the town of Acton and the many supporters who donated to BAG, the Acton Conservation Trust, and SVT to make this project a success. SVT and ACT were able to raise $50,000 in a very short window to help with the purchase of the APR. Stonefield Farm will serve as BAG's new headquarters, where they will continue to provide critically needed produce for Massachusetts families in need. At the same time, 51 acres of important farmland and wildlife habitat have been protected for current and future generations.
At a Glance
- Stonefield Farm in South Acton is a local treasure that has been growing vegetables and plants for retail and wholesale markets since 1929.
- Stonefield’s owners, farmers Carl, Mike, and Paul Simeone, are ready to retire, and Boston Area Gleaners (BAG) has agreed to purchase their property and to continue farming operations on the land. BAG is a nonprofit, food rescue and hunger relief organization.
- Stonefield has long been a priority for protection, so SVT, the Town of Acton, and the Acton Conservation Trust are working together to purchase an Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) on the property from BAG.
- The APR will ensure the 51-acre property remains undeveloped and will be used either for agricultural use or as open space in perpetuity.