Growing organically since 1981

At Dancing Bear Farm we believe in working with nature to grow our crops. While we have chosen to no longer pursue organic certification, we have always grown with organic methods, and always will.


I am Tom Ashley, the farmer. Along with a seasonal helper, I do the field prep, seeding, picking, packing and marketing


My wife, Trish Crapo, in addition to her moral support, helps out with the marketing and drives truckloads of plants into Boston. She'll also be taking photographs for use here and in our printed material.


Our daughters, Kate (on right) and Liza, have helped in various ways throughout the years. Both have been known to pull weeds, pick berries, harvest tomatoes and join me at farmers' markets.


Don't Mess!

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  • The Boston Globe
  • The Improper Bostonian
  • Family Circle
  • The Greenfield Recorder
  • Garage Gardeners, radio program by Steven and Emma Biggs


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Picking Figs
Visit us at Bernardston Farmers Market
Some changes have been made.

Our Crops Are Available at:

Green Fields Market in Greenfield, MA.

Magpie Woodfired Pizzeria in Greenfield, MA.

Hope & Olive Restaurant in Greenfield, MA.

Great Falls Harvest Restaurant in Turners Falls, MA.

T.J. Buckley’s Restaurant in Brattleboro, VT.

The Gill Tavern in Gill, MA.

The Farm Table Restaurant in Bernardston, MA.

And of course, here at the farm.