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Stow Agricultural Commission

Stow, Massachusetts

Right-to-farm Bylaw
Property Notification
  Spotted Wing Drosophila, a new Berry and Fruit Pest
Basil Downy Mildew
Poultry Advisory and MDAR Poultry Handbook
Late Blight Management
Farm Vehicle Excise Exemption Form

The Stow Agricultural Commission was created by the December 2005 Special Town Meeting to help retain the rural character of Stow by helping to preserve agriculture. The Commission will help keep Stow farms viable by promoting agriculture through educational literature, events, and articles. The Commission can act as a voice for agriculture in Town government, helping to ensure that the various boards understand the impact of their actions on agriculture.

The Agricultural Commission is made up of five members, appointed to three year terms by the Board of Selectmen.

The current composition of the Commission is:

Dwight Sipler, Chair
Liz Painter
Kathy Steege
Dave Buchholz


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To help us preserve agriculture in Stow, please support the local farms

Applefield Farm
Carver Hill Orchard
D&D Farms
Derby Ridge Farm
Honey Pot Hill Orchard
Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm
One Stack Farm Orchard
Sauta Farmstand
Shelburne Farm Orchard
small farm
Stow Gardens
Stow Greenhouses
Three Boys Farm
White Pond Farm

There are also local support businesses and organizations for agriculture and home gardeners

Ace Hardware Acton
Aubuchon Hardware Stow
Coops and Sheds
Erickson Grain

The following links may provide useful information to those interested in agricultural topics in Stow or elsewhere:

Town of Stow
Stow Conservation Trust
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
UMass Soil Testing Laboratory
   Soil Test Ordering Information and Forms
UMass Center for Agriculture
Massachusetts Farm Bureau
Middlesex County Farm Bureau
American Farmland Trust
New England Small Farm Institute
Massachusetts Association of Agricultural Commissions
New England Vegetable & Berry Growers Association
Massachusetts Flower Growers Association
Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association
New England Wildflower Society
Massachusetts Grown

last update 2016 November 25