Cook Farm / Hadley, MA
The Cooks were one of the original 50 families that settled Hadley in 1659. Puritans in exile, they may not have been the biggest fans of beer but today the family is happy to still be stewarding the land and running a thriving dairy farm. Winter Rye is a crop that gets planted in the fall to maintain soil nutrients, prevent erosion, bale straw for bedding, and now make beer and whiskey from. Working with Cook Farm is rewarding and creates a hyper local source for Rye that also supplements their farm’s income.