Father and two young sons standing in field of Christmas trees

A New Farm Business in Springfield

Experienced farmers Matthew Kurek and Maggie Wood are growing organic vegetables at Farm on the River, along the Connecticut River. They conserved the farm, protecting it for future farming and to improve water quality and habitat.

view of hills with fall foliage

100th Wildlife Management Area Established in Shrewsbury

On the hilly land where Shrewsbury’s town farm stood in centuries past, a thick forest of sugar maples, birch, and oak lays undisturbed by roads and development. Residents like to visit—drawn by the wooded hush—to hike or hunt. It’s a special place for animals, too. With three state forests nearby, the woods are part of a vast swath of wildlife habitat.