Ryan and Sarah Voiland, owners of Granby’s Red Fire Farm, purchased the former Blue Meadow Nursery in Montague and have gradually moved much of their farm operations north. Red Fire Farm currently serves more than 1,500 Community Supported Agriculture shareholders. Mount Grace worked with the Voilands to protect the farm with an agricultural preservation restriction.
Mount Grace is currently partnering with the Voilands on the Campaign for Affordable Farms, a cutting edge model of shared ownership that will serve not only the current farm operation but will continue for future farmers as well.
In 2013, AmeriCorps members serving with MassLIFT designed and created an interpretive trail that guides walkers through Red Fire Farm. You can download a copy of the trail brochure below. Or, head over to 184 Meadow Road in Montague and follow the beets!