Bug Hill Farm is a small rare fruits farm in Ashfield, MA. We are best known for our berries, fruit cordials, shrubs, and syrups, crafted from our own and other local berries, and sweetened with raw honey or organic sugar. We manage our farm, and nearly forty acres of woodlands for wildlife and pollinator habitat as well as organically grown products to nourish and delight our customers.
Our products have been featured in The Boston Globe, The Springfield Republican, Country Gardens Magazine, and USA Magazine.
Over the past ten years Kate Kerivan created Bug Hill Farm, nurturing its pollinator habitat, planting new berries and crafting delicious shrubs, cordials and spreads. Aware of the large shoes we have to fill, we are very excited to be taking the reins, as owners of the business and stewards of the land. We plan to build on the foundation Kate has laid, growing delectable berries, and selling exceptional products, following organic, regenerative practices in our operations and land management.
Hope to see you at the farm!
- Sam and Charlotte
Gifts for the holidays! You can find us this weekend at the Berkshire Grown Holiday Markets in Great Barrington (Saturday 11/18) and Williamstown (Sunday 11/19). The complete listing of holiday markets and retail shops that carry our products can be found here.
Farewell Berries, 'Til Next Year
We awoke this morning to a dusting of snow, but just a few days ago a mother and two young children stopped by the farm and picked several pints of raspberries. It was a wonderful conclusion to our PYO season, which started with a bounty of black currants back in those warm mid-July days, now fading into memories of seasons past. Following the currants, which seem to yield begrudgingly to harvesting hands, we discovered the wonders of aronia. As if in recognition of the challenge of their tartness, aronia fairly leap off the bush into one's pail, so eager are they to become part of the pantheon of worshipped nutritious fruit. Then finally the raspberries, expected in mid-August but not arriving until mid-September, they fulfilled their promise, offering hundreds of pounds of delectable goodness. The canes were still offering a lot of berries over the final three weeks (even 12 pints on November 5), and we will have frozen berries available for a while (think jams, smoothies, tarts) - until we turn them into raspberry-mint shrub in a few weeks.
Winter hours: By chance or appointment, please call (413) 628-3980
Glamping will return in 2018. Glamping at our pond-side tent site was a great hit in 2016 and will be back in 2018. Check out the description, photos and reviews on GlampHub.