Agricultural Hall

An Urban Agriculture Supply & Resource Center

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Agricultural Hall?

In 1818, the Massachusetts Society for the Promotion of Agriculture built the original Agricultural Hall on Dighton Street in Brighton.  It served as the hub of the Brighton Fair and Cattle Show, one of the earliest and largest such fairs in the country.  In 1829, "a 17-pound turnip, a 19-pound radish, and a bough on which pears hung like a cluster of grapes were among the outstanding exhibits of that year."  In 1844 the building was moved to its present location at the corner of Chestnut Hill Avenue and Washington Street.

Dr. William P. Marchione & 

The Bostonian Society

Brighton Allston Historical Society

Agricultural Hall

245 Amory Street

Jamaica Plain, MA  02130

617-388-7378  /  e-mail Ag Hall

Sat.&Sun., 10:00am-2:30pm & by appt.

Composted manure, 2015:

Phil Stevens, owner of Carter & Stevens Farm in Barre, MA, says his composted manure is a blend of dairy barn wastes (manure, straw and some shavings), and has been aged three years.  ‘It’s as organic as you can get without being certified.’  The worms are red wigglers, the type you want in your worm (vermicompost) bin.  If you want to pre-order manure for 2015, please send an email or call.