Welcome to the Daniels Farmstead Foundation - Blackstone, MA

The Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2003 with an all volunteer board of directors to preserve a unique historical resource that has survived the modern age in tact. This remarkable find is due to the efforts of Doris Daniels King and her family to preserve the Farm's history and legacy. The Foundation's focus is to provide a place for people to gather, celebrate, and learn the values of a working farm and its traditions. It is our purpose to protect and preserve the rich historically significant farm and buildings located on pristine New England soil, restore the farm to its former splendor, and operate a living museum where local historians, schools, and the general public can learn about the New England Farm life from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Daniels Farmstead Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  

The Farmstead continues its historic use through active hayfield and farm management. To date many events have been held for the public at this historic property. We gratefully acknowledge the interest and support from the various Blackstone Town agencies, Blackstone Cultural Council, Mendon Cultural Council and supported by the the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Historic New England holds the Preservation Restriction on this unique property.





Farmer's Market 

July 7, 2019- September 29, 2019

Every Sunday 11am - 3pm through September 29th

Would you like to be a Vendor at the Farmer's Market?

Click Here for the 2019 Vendor Contract



2019 Event Schedule coming soon....


2018 Schedule of Events


Farmer's Market Every Sunday July 8th - October 7th

Musical Entertainment (12 - 2pm): (Weather Permitting), House Tours, Doris' Kitchen Grill...All are Welcome!

Music provided in part by a grant from the Blackstone and Mendon Cultural Councils and supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.



  • May 20th @ 11am - 3pm: Spring Plant Sale, Annuals & Perennials, Herbs & Vegetable seedlings, some Heirloom Tomatoes.  Lunch Available from the grill. House Tours.  Vendor Registration kindly call 508-726-2042 for information.  Naturalist Kathy Barton leads a Woodland Walk at 11apm and John Root, Naturalist & Landscaper gives a presentation on Attracting birds, butterfiles and other beneficials at 1pm.


  • July 8th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm. Also at 11:00am, join us for a Mushroom Walk to hunt for fungi! All ages are Welcome, come prepared with closed toed shoes, long pants, knife for cutting, bag or basket for specimen, and a magnifying glass.  Entertainment 12pm - 2pm featuring Singer/Songwriter Ric Allendorf.


  • July 15th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12pm - 2pm featuring the Blackstone Group led by Vito Caccavelli.


  • July 22nd: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12pm - 2pm featuring Singer/Songwriter Rose Kerr.


  • July 29th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12pm - 2pm featuring Singer/Songwriter Sean Ryder.


  • August 5th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment provided by The Blackstone Valley Concert Band (1pm - 3pm).


  • August 12th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12pm - 2pm featuring Singer/Songwriter Ric Allendorf.


  • August 19th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12pm - 2pm featuring the Blackstone Group led by Vito Caccavelli.


  • August 26th: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12pm - 2pm featuring jazz pianist Bobby Gadoury.


  • September 2:Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12pm - 2pm featuring the Blackstone Group led by Vito Caccavelli.
  • September 9:Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm. At 3:00 PM join us for some wonderful entertainment provided by the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra.  Bring folding chairs, blankets, picnic snacks and enjoy.


  • September 16: Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm. Antique Tractor & Truck Show, contact Gary Smith garyxsmith@comcast.net or call 774-573-0418.


  • September 23:Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12pm - 2pm featuring the Grey Whisker Pickers.


  • September 30:Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm, Entertainment 12pm - 2pm featuring Singer/Songwriter Rose Kerr.


  • October 7th:Farmer's Market 11am - 3pm ,Entertainment 12pm - 2pm featuring Shanna Keegan with vocal students from Blackstone Valley Music.   Apple Festival - a full day of events.  

Did You Know that Bee Keeper Dave Lewcon sells raw local honey raised here at the farm?
The Daniels Farm honey is available for purchase in addition to the Farmer's Market at Daniels Farm @ the following locations: Toll Booth (Main Street Blackstone, MA) & The Purple Peacock Gift Shop @ Southwick's Zoo (Southwick Street, Mendon, MA)

A message from the President

                                                                                                                                                                         Photo: P Boyko
Why Should I Join and/or Support the
Daniels Farmstead?

It’s a significant part of our local history, reminding us of who we were and how we lived not so long ago.

• The Daniels Farmstead is one of increasingly rare historic and preserved farmsteads in New England – and across the nation. As a “destination”, it draws visitors to our town, and positively enhances our reputation in the state and throughout the Blackstone Valley.

• Its many events attract people from near and far – who are then likely to support other local businesses.

• Its Farmers Markets help to support our local farms and farmers – while providing a place for families to buy fresh-from-the-field foods!

• Its various cultural events offer “something for everyone”!

• Daniels encourages and contributes positive energy to Blackstone’s quality of life.

• Its opportunities for volunteerism, collaboration between organizations and businesses, and just general socializing, help to create new relationships and friendships in our local community – and beyond.

• What’s not to like?

The Daniels Farmstead Foundation depends on donations to operate and survive.

Every donation – of any size – is appreciated!
Thank you in advance for your support in 2018

– Remember, we cannot continue without your help!


How Can I Help?

You can help by becoming a Member of the Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Sign Up as Vendor ($20) at the Farmer's Market or by Volunteering during Daniels Farmstead Events. 

Contact Justine Brewer -508-726-2042



Daniels Farmstead Memberships

..help us celebrate the past & honor the future!


The Daniels Farm is not just a place, it's part of a community made up of people who appreciate agriculture, history, education and beauty.  You now have a chance to be part of that community!

You can join the Daniels Farmstead Foundation for the following rates:

Family $35.00 (up to 2 adults living at the same adress and their children or grandchildren under 18 yrs of age)

Couple $30.00

Individual $25.00

Senior / College Student (with ID) $20

Memberships are tax deductible. 

Membership benefits include special E-notices and periodic member newsletters during the course of the year, special invitations to private events, free parking at public events, complimentary house tours during events, and more!  If you would like to become a member of the Daniels Farmstead Foundation or if you would like to help out on the membership committee, please call Justine at 508-726-2042.

or Send in your membership form and check payment to:

Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc.

286 Mendon Street

Blackstone, MA  01504

Download the following membership form to send with your payment..

Daniels Farmstead Membership Form


Thanks to Kristen Casucci of Kristen Casucci, Inc. for volunteering her time to research farm / family papers at the Daniels Farmstead.  Kris specializes in problem titles and survey research and has given many hours to the Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc.

Past Events held at The Daniels Farmstead.....

The Antique Tractor Show

was a HUGE SUCCESS!  Thank you to all the Participants!





"Grey Whisker Pickers" from

Webster, MA


Boston Mycological Society Mushroom Walk

Soap Making

                               Blackstone Valley Concert Band

Cow Milking
presented by Hawkes Farm, Mendon MA
Dog Retrieval Demonstration

Daniels Farm

House Tours

    Greenway Challenge 2008  

On October 4, 2008 The Daniels Farmstead hosted the Greenway Challenge

kick off.


The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission


Greenway Challenge Coordinator: Barbara Dixon


The Greenway Challenge is a 57.3 mile course where 77 teams with over 450 individuals competed in cycling, canoe paddling, and running. 

The course started at the Daniels Farmstead in Blackstone, MA followed along the Blackstone River to Lincoln, RI. 

WXLO 104.5 was at the start of the race to broadcast the kickoff. 

Robert Brewer, great nephew of Doris Daniels King fired the start of the race.

Daniels Farmstead Foundation Inc.,       286 Mendon Street,      Blackstone, MA    01504
All rights reserved - 2018