127 Manomet Point Road, Plymouth, MA 02360 781 987-4096 Hours May 16-October 31 Wednesday to Sunday 10-7
Hayley Sabella - 4th season
The Edible Yard is growing food in your backyard, front yard, school, condo, deck, farm or anywhere!
In Massachusetts we have a shortage of affordable land on which to apprentice new farmers. Making the connection between land owners and farmers is key to the success of a local food system.
The key to developing a successful design is first and foremost understanding a client's goals, expectations, and personal preferences. Matching this information with the property's characteristics is the first step in formulation our landscape ideas.
The Edible Yard was founded in 2009 by Jennifer Friedrich. Jennifer has 12 years of experience in the farming industry. She lives in Plymouth, MA.
Recent Projects include:
Plymouth Eats www.plymoutheats.org Plymouth Eats is a cooperative organization supporting a local food system in Plymouth.
Holmes Farm, Plymouth, Ma www.theedibleyard.com/holmesfarm
Holmes Farm is the base of operations for The Edible Yard.
Norwell Farms, Inc www.norwellfarms.org Jennifer wrote the plans and got the approvals to start this organization and successful CSA in the town of Norwell. She was also the farm manager for one season.
Plymouth Agricultural Committee www.plymouthagcom.org
Jennifer sits on the committee and also was on the steering committee for the Right to Farm bylaw in Plymouth.
Marshfield Fair www.marshfieldfair.org As the "Vegetable Ambassador" Jennifer helps the public understand the vegetable competition which has been a part of the Marshfield Fair for decades and is located under the grandstand during the fair.
The Edible Yard is dedicated to bringing local food to the marketplace and promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture system for the South Shore region. The Edible Yard and Holmes Farm operate a farm business on land owned by, and work collaboratively with, Manomet Center For Conservation Sciences. Manomet’s mission is to conserve natural resources for the benefit of wildlife and human populations. Through research and collaboration, Manomet builds science-based, cooperative solutions to environmental problems.
Since 2010 we have undertaken a full scale Organic Cranberry Bog renovation. Our renovation has included many conservation and climate change resilient updates. From laser levelling the bog to building a high tunnel we have invested in our community to provide access to local food for decades to come. Some of our projects are climate change resistant vinestock, pop-up irrigation heads, a tailwater recovery pond, pollinator habitat, laser levelling, a new flooding irrigation line, automated irrigation, and solar pumping capabilities. This is THE only fully certified organic renovation of its kind and COULD be a model for climate change resiliency and small scale agriculture in the region.
Jennifer, The Edible Yard and Farming business at Holmes Farm. Jennifer has twelve years of experience in farming and entreprenurial ventures. Some of the accomplishments of The Edible Yard are: Founder of Norwell Farms CSA, Learning Garden for the Marshfield Recreation Department, Agricultural Ambassador for the Marshfield Fair and hundreds of backyard gardens for residents of the South Shore.
Some of Jennifers Professional Associations are: Plymouth Agricultural Committee, Board Member for Crystal Spring, Board member for Plymouth Eats, Northeast Organic Farming Association chapters MA, NH, NY, New England Food Working Group. Jennifer regularly gives talks and support to groups such as the South Shore Locavores, Plymouth Farmers Market, Marshfield Agriculture and Horticultural Society and many others.
Jennifers cranberry experience came from a position as the Farm and Facilities Manager at the UMass Cranberry Station. There is a research plot in 2013 on organic weed management managed by the station.
The project is a private farming venture but could not have been possible without the help of our CSA shareholders, Manomet Center For Conservation Sciences, USDA-NRCS-EQIP Program, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, The UMass Cranberry Station and Northeast SARE and the local food movement.
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