Luther belden farms
Hatfield, MA

Luther Belden Farm

“We don’t eat until the animals eat,” says Lucinda Williams. To the Williams family, dairy farming is not a job — it’s a way of life.

Belden Farmstand comes from a long history of farming in the Pioneer Valley. The family has been cultivating the land, caring for animals, and delivering the freshest local products since 1661, across 13 generations of farmers. Today, the Williams family carries on that tradition with an eye towards sustainability and stewardship by offering local milk, artisinal cheeses, farm fresh eggs, milk-based soaps, and many more products proudly homemade on the family farm.

Some of the newer projects on the farm include a voluntary robotic milking system and an anaerobic methane digester which will produce renewable electricity for the farm and the community.

The farm has been proud members of the Agri-Mark Co-operative since its inception and looks forward to continuing to farm responsibly and with the future in mind.

Lucinda & Darryl Williams have also been actively involved in our leading in school physical activity and nutrition program – Fuel Up to Play 60. They have participated as speakers at several school events in Massachusetts helping connect students to their local dairy farmers.

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The Williams family is the 13th generation to farm this land

Learn more about what being a dairy farmer means to this family farm.

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