In the early 1900′s, Langwater Farm was famous for its Guernsey cows and Clydesdale horses. After that, the farm had been mowed for hay until the Ames family decided to seek out a farmer to begin a community farm for the town of Easton. Working with a non-profit organization, the Ames Realty Trust collected proposals from farmers and ultimately chose the O’Dwyers to farm the beautiful land at Langwater Farm. 2010 was the first growing season as a mixed vegetable and fruit farm.
Langwater Farm is 80 acres total with half of the land wooded and the other half tilled for crops. Part of the property was originally designed by landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted, the creator of Central Park. The beautiful farmland includes fields gently curving against woods, surrounded by stone walls, dirt roads snaking through the woods and fields, all bordered by Langwater Pond to the west.
Beginning in 2014, we were offered the opportunity to expand our production of delicious, Certified Organic vegetables onto another historic piece of farmland here in Easton. This additional parcel of 26 acres is at the Wheaton Farm on Bay Road and is owned by the Town of Easton. With this new piece of farmland, we were able to expand our production of local, organic veggies by close to 50%.