Sunset View Farm is open to the public for non-motorized recreation including hiking, as well as the purchase of fresh and organic produce from their farm stand.
156 Gardner Rd, Winchendon, MA 01475
Located on Route 140, look for the colorful farm stand!
Parking is available at the farm for the purchase of produce only. The hiking trail is only accessible through the North Central Pathway and we ask for you to use the parking located at either 1261 Green St. or 54 Gardner Rd.
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Chuck and Livvy Tarleton
The property had been in active farming for over 200 years when Chuck and Livvy Tarleton purchased it in the 1970s. In fact, the name Sunset View Farm originates from an old sign that was left in a shed by the previous farmers. The 70-acre parcel is bordered by Route 140 on one side and by the North Central Pathway on the other, so Chuck and Livvy knew that if nothing was done to protect this land, it would quickly become house lots. In 2017, Mount Grace began working with the Tarletons to protect the farm and ensure it will always be operated as a farm. Mount Grace co-holds a CR on the farm with the North County Land Trust. An Option to Purchase at Agricultural Value (OPAV) also held by Mount Grace means the next generation of farmers can purchase the land together with the house and other infrastructure at an affordable price – keeping Sunset View Farm a whole farm forever.