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January 2, 2014

Farm Board Message to Our Supporters,

The Brook Farm Project Board is enormously grateful for the opportunity we had during the past 10 years to be part of this scenic and historic landscape, farm and community.  We were fortunate to have the steadfast support of a great number of motivated and talented people from our immediate neighborhood, and beyond—who dedicated their skills, knowledge, and countless hours of labor and love to the development and ongoing activities of our Project.

This past year in particular we saw a strong resurgence of positive community involvement and participation, thanks to our very capable and highly motivated farm manager, Creek Iverson with his partner Lisa. We also wish to thank our staff Kate McCoy, Elaine Matthews and Rachel B. Matteson for their years of work on behalf of the Project.  We have been able to extend the outreach and the positive impact of BFP in many ways.

We want to express our deepest appreciation to all of you that have helped—with volunteer labor on the property and fields, assistance at activities and events, donations of supplies and equipment, general support, advice, songs and encouragement, and by buying what we produce. A huge thanks to ALL who have been a part of Brook Farm Project this year and before! You enabled us all to do so much this year. We take great pride in those accomplishments.

Brook Farm has seen substantial changes in its long history—going back decades even before the founding of the farm as a non-profit organization. We now face another change, with uncertain outcome, as we conclude our occupancy at the farm by the end of this year.  BFP does not now plan for an active farm operation in the coming year. However, the organization will remain in existence as a viable entity. We believe new ways can be found to continue our mission—environmentally and financially sustainable local food production; land-based education; and community involvement.  We are optimistic that other groups and individuals will find a place AND we will be able to work in coordination with them.

We sincerely hope that we will find these new ways, in 2014 and beyond, to continue to work with you—our friends and neighbors.

Keep the fires burning, our gratitude and cheers to you all!

Brook Farm Project Board —Doc, Jon, Gerow, Patty and Sarah

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