Our home.

The sugarhouse

Helping collect the sap

beefalo

Resting on the farm

About

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our philosophy

Our animals raised on the Chestnut Lot Farm live a natural and healthy life. They are grass fed and raised without the use of hormones, antibiotics, or steroids—a benefit passed on to the consumer.

Providing locally-raised food addresses the growing desire for sustainability: caring for one’s self, family and local community, while respecting our global community and our planet. With over 25 years experience in sustainable farming, Chestnut Lot Farm is well-positioned to respond to this growing demand.

In the early ’90s, we learned about Beefalo, a hybrid mix between bison and any breed or combination of bovine. We were impressed by the high nutritional value of Beefalo meat, learning that it is high in protein, low in fat, and low in cholesterol.  Beefalo does not need to reinvent itself to meet the needs of today’s health- and environment-conscious consumer. We decided to shift from raising Herefords to raising Beefalo, joining the Northeastern Beefalo Association in 1992.  [ to top ^ ]

our farm and earth-sheltered house

Over 25 years ago, we built our earth-sheltered, solar heated home at the lower corner of the property, preserving the open land for the farm.

In addition to our own land, we pasture and hay 14 acres from two neighboring properties and tap maple trees along the road and in a neighbor’s sugar bush.

We have been environmentally conscious for over 30 years. Paul has been supplying area residents with solar systems since 1977: Conway Trader Energy System. We selectively cut wood off our own land for supplemental heat. [to top ^]