Northeast Harvest Buy Local Farm Facts

The number of farms has increased by 26% since the last agricultural census. Of those farms, the average size of farms has decreased by 20%. Of the 1231 principal farmers, 947 of those workers worked on farms 200 days or more. The market value of production has increased by 13%. Essex and Middlesex counties rank in the top 1/3 of the state’s market value of agricultural products sold.

Farm Spotlight

Rocky Hill Farm
99R Butterfield RoadSaugus MA 01906
(781) 233-9480
www.rockyhillfarm.net
  • Area Served
  • Average size of farm
  • Market value of Ag products sold
  • Crop Sales (80%)
  • Livestock Sales (20%)
  • Average market value per farm
  • Total farm production expenses
  • Average farm production expenses
  • Net cash farm income of operation
  • Average net cash farm income of operation
  • Average age of principal operator
  • 1231 farms stewarding over 61,727 acres of land
  • 50 acres
  • $106,730,000
  • $87,775,000
  • $18,955,000
  • $81,924
  • $109,762,000
  • $85,994
  • $167,747,000
  • $24,373
  • 56.5 years
The number of farms has increased by 26% since the last agricultural census. Of those farms, the average size of farms has decreased by 20%. Of the 1231 principal farmers, 947 of those workers worked on farms 200 days or more. The market value of production has increased by 13%. Essex and Middlesex counties rank in the top 1/3 of the state's market value of agricultural products sold.
Area Served
1231 farms stewarding over 61,727 acres of land
Average size of farm
50 acres
Market value of Ag products sold
$106,730,000
Crop Sales (80%)
$87,775,000
Livestock Sales (20%)
$18,955,000
Average market value per farm
$81,924
Total farm production expenses
$109,762,000
Average farm production expenses
$85,994
Net cash farm income of operation
$167,747,000
Average net cash farm income of operation
$24,373
Average age of principal operator
56.5 years
The number of farms has increased by 26% since the last agricultural census. Of those farms, the average size of farms has decreased by 20%. Of the 1231 principal farmers, 947 of those workers worked on farms 200 days or more. The market value of production has increased by 13%. Essex and Middlesex counties rank in the top 1/3 of the state's market value of agricultural products sold.