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Weir River Farm
Address: 140 Turkey Hill Lane Hingham, MA,
Email Address: nwallace@thetrustees.org
About Us
The last working farm in Hingham, Weir River is known for its family-friendly events and programming. It features a grass-fed beef herd, broiler chickens, pastured hogs and an educational barnyard with a variety of animals. Educational programs include a summer camp, school field trips, programs for toddlers and young children, as well as activities and learning opportunities for people of all ages. Weir River Farm specializes in broiler production, pastured hogs, and a small beef cow herd. Hay production is an increasing focus, supplying both its own animals and Chestnut Hill Farm.

Our livestock manager is Nate Wallace; he has been working at Weir River Farm since 2011 and managing the livestock operation since 2018.He lives on the farm.

By purchasing from Weir River Farm, members support the farm, create community, and have access to fresh, local, and healthy foods!

Want to visit us? Get directions and information on visiting the farm here.
Practices
We raise 100% grassfed beef and pastured chicken and pork. Our swine and poultry are seasonally pasture-raised, and fed supplemental locally-produced grain-based feeds. At present those feeds are not GMO-free, soy-free, or organic.

We only use antibiotics in the treatment of acute disease (no routine use).

We judiciously use medications for parasites as part of a holistic approach that emphasizes:
- supporting natural resistance to parasites in our livestock,
- preventing transmission and infection through management-intensive grazing practices;
- preventing parasites from developing resistance to medications.

With all medications, we routinely observe twice the required withdrawal period prior to slaughter to ensure clean, wholesome products.

Our soils are the foundation of our livestock program—we steward our pastures without synthetic fertilizers and focus on building soil health in both pastures and hayfields to capture carbon and enhance biological nutrient management. We use herbicides rarely and strategically to spot-treat invasive plant species in support of ecological goals.