Indian Line Farm - The Legacy
EXCERPT FROM INDIAN LINE FARM: “The Indian Line is the approximately mile wide strip of fertile land the Housetunnock people chose to keep as their reservation in a deed of 1724. It extended from the Housatonic River in Massachusetts into New York. It contained hills and valleys, swamps, streams, springs, a veritable wild game preserve, berry patches and nut trees with one main brook, now known as Karner Brook. Our 17 acre farm occupies a portion of this tract and we are proud of this heritage. We embrace the legacy of stewarding this land. In 1985 Indian Line Farm became the first Community Supported Agriculture Farm and we have been proudly continuing this model.
Elizabeth [Keen} and Al’s[Thorp] love story began with farming: They met as farm apprentices in 1995. In 1996 Elizabeth was working for Robyn Van En, one of the founders of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement, at Indian Line Farm. After Robyn’s untimely death in 1997 Al and Elizabeth entered into a partnership with The Nature Conservancy and The Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires to preserve Indian Line Farm as a working farm. Its cornerstones are farmland affordability, watershed and wildlife habitat conservation and community involvement in sustainable food production.” READ MORE ABOUT INDIAN LINE FARM