For more than 200 years the Dowse family has farmed the gently rolling land in Sherborn, offering the results of our hard work at the Farm Stand since 1919. Our Farm Stand offers fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and sweet cider produced here on the farm from our fields and greenhouses from May until January every year.
Our Christmas tree fields were started in the 1950’s, and we have harvested our trees every year since. We have developed growing techniques that enable us to produce several trees from the same root system without replanting. Ask one of our field associates to point out the process.
Since 1853 the Dowse family has operated a cider mill, an activity for which Sherborn has been noted. The current apple presses have been in operation since 1947, and each year they turn our pure, fresh apple cider with no additives or preservatives. Several apple varieties are carefully blended in the cider presses for the best tasting cider in the area.
The Dowse family was recently honored with a prestigious Silver Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for Service to Agriculture. We are pleased to be recognized for our 200 year commitment in production agriculture and open space preservation.