Ryan started Little Song Farm as an exploration of the intersection of Food, Money, Community, Land, Lifestyle, and Practice. He started it to scream YES! to life, to wild abundance. He started it to bring people together, to open hearts and minds, to imagine and realize possibilities. He started it as an invitation, as a small song that sings “Come, let’s share our gifts, our abundance as we go round the sun!” He started it to pay for this vision.
Currently Little Song Farm’s focus is Pasture-Raised Heritage Chicken. That’s our bread and butter. We sell this three ways: On-Farm Pick Up, the farm stand at Brook’s Bend Farm, and to a select few restaurants. The chicken is a Boddhisattva in this situation. They hang out on the farm and offer themselves to us in order for us to learn how to better care for each other, the place, and ourselves. Great great gratitude to the chickens.
We also offer a neighborhood egg delivery, and have collaborated with Sage Farm at Brook’s Bend to offer our eggs at their farm in Montague as well as the Greenfield Farmers Market (in the form of egg sandwiches!)
We love having work days, because we get work done but no one notices it’s work. In fact, people complain that they didn’t work hard enough all the while fascinated by the work that got done.
We’ve been known to have dinner parties for those who come and help. We love dinner parties because we love cooking and we love feeding people. Maybe you’ll serve a Little Song at your next dinner party.
Finally, we are committed to working within the limits of the place, to deal honestly and openly in our business transactions, to prioritize life, connection, health of the whole, and multi-generational resiliency, and to celebrate the beautiful mystery that we find ourselves all a part of.