Billingsgate Farm is a real farm, producing over 90% of our own quality products, organically and traditionally grown. Â Our farm has nearly quadrupled in size since itâ€™s inception, boasting over 75 acres of lush and fertile farmland. Â We are currently the only GAP certified (Good Agricultural Practices) farm in Plymouth County growing small fruits and vegetables, and the first farm in Massachusetts to pass the GAP with a 100%. Â We areÂ Baystate Organic certified and the second farm in the state of Massachusetts to be Commonwealth Quality Certified. Â We are members of The New England Vegetable Growers Association, Farm Bureau, Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership, and the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
One of the most important priorities of Billingsgate Farm is food safety. Both Farmers Pete & Lynn, and all of their employees working at Billingsgate Farm, are tremendously committed to producing and marketing a safe product through GAP that focuses on the highest standards of food safety and quality.Â Â These safe practices include ensuring that there is no safety risk present in areas where the produce is grown, processed and packed, and that any risk of contamination of the product is avoided. Â We also make sure that insects, rodents, birds, and pests pose no risk of contamination to our fine products. Â It is also a priority that all of our employees follow healthy practices when working at our farm.Â Our mission is to make sure all information and paperwork is documented in a reliable, efficient and ethical manner.
Founded by Jeannette & Tom Reading from Pembroke, MA. Grandpa Tom’s Farm Stand was built in the early 1970â€™s.
After being released from the Army Jeannette and Tom’s son, Peter, went to work for the family business.Â In 2001, the business had to move after Farmer Pete’s parents passed away.
With the help of Peterâ€™s wife Lynn, the business was moved to Billingsgate Farm in Plympton, MA.Â At the new location, we began to sell fresh picked vegetables wholesale and retail off of Farmer Pete’s flatbed trailer.
In 2006, an authentic New England country style farm stand was built and what was originally owned by the Perkins family was turned into a cow farm by the Billings family and then finally sold to the Sheehan family.Â Today, the land is a working vegetable, fruit and fresh cut flower farm.