About the Farm
Apponagansett Farm is a small family farm founded in 2012 by Susan Murray and Tony Wood. We currently rent fields at two different locations in South Dartmouth. Our farm stand, CSA distribution, greenhouses and the CSA pick-your-own garden are located at the historic Merrylegs Farm on Elm St. We also rent 6 acres of land on Bakerville Rd. in South Dartmouth, where we grow vegetables and house our flock of free range chickens.
We grow a wide selection of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruit using sustainable farming practices. We do NOT use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. We use compost, cover crops, natural occurring minerals and organic fertilizers to nourish our plants. We limit pest damage by using row covers, rotational planting, and removing some pests by hand. As a last resort, we will use certified organic sprays for insect or disease outbreaks. We use a small cultivating tractor to keep weeds in check, but we also do a lot of hoeing and hand weeding!