Brown Spring Farm Saved!
Greenbelt is excited to announce that the historic Brown Spring Farm in West Newbury has been successfully conserved and will continue to be a working farm.
A Greenbelt conservation project that was a year in the making, Brown Spring Farm came together through generous donations, Community Preservation Act funds from the Town of West Newbury, and the dedication of a local farmer, Chris Grant of Grant Family Farm in Essex. Once West Newbury and Greenbelt acquired a private Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) on the property, Chris Grant purchased the farm, and together with his partner, Alice Tonry, they look forward to continuing to farm this historic property.
Thank you to everyone involved in making this project possible! Greenbelt is proud to be able to contribute to affordable farming in Essex County, and we wish Chris and Alice all the best as they continue the agricultural legacy of Brown Spring Farm.