About

Chip-in Farm, 201 Hartwell Road, Bedford, MA

Open Year Round, daily, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Welcome to Chip-in Farm! We are a family owned and operated farm, committed to providing our customers with quality products and exceptional service. We are known for our really fresh eggs! The eggs sold in our store were laid yesterday by our free-running chickens. It’s hard to find fresher eggs than that!

We also carry many local products, such as our own grass-fed beef, Shaw Farm milk and ice cream, Number 9 Tortilla Strips and Salsas, Bedford Blueberry Goat Farm Goat Milk and Cheese, and many more.

For a fun outing with children, visit our petting zoo. Feed the friendly goats, cow, pig, sheep, bunnies and chickens, with vegetable scraps provided free by the farm. Finish off the fun with a trip to our penny candy counter inside the store.

For questions about the farm and farm store, call 781-275-2545

For information about Classes & Events at Chip-in Farm such as Goat Yoga, birthday parties, and kid’s classes visit www.farmershelpers.com or call Farmer Sandy at 339-222-2555

66 thoughts on “About

    1. Michael

      Hi my name is Michael and I am 14 and I was wondering if this summer I could work for chip in farm I would be open to any job that you think I would be qualified in.

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      1. chipinfarm Post author

        Hi Michael, please stop by and ask for Paul or Neil. We like to meet potential employees in person. We are here most of the time. If you’d like to call ahead our number is 781-275-2545.
        Thank You, Paul

  1. Angela Lamb

    What happens to the chickens after they stop laying eggs? And where do you ‘process’ (slaughter) your poultry/meat?

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    1. chipinfarm Post author

      After our chickens stop laying eggs, we sell them to Antonelli Poultry in Rhode Island. The chicken we sell in our store is not raised at Chip-in Farm. The chicken is from FreeBird Chicken of Pennsylvania. You can find more information about FreeBird at freebirdchicken.com.

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    1. chipinfarm Post author

      We wholesale our eggs and some produce during the growing season. Please call Paul or Neil at 781-275-2545, with more details on what you are interested in sourcing.

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      1. chipinfarm Post author

        Our 3,000 chickens are free running in the barn. (Not in cages.) They lay their eggs in nests and are free to come and go from those nests as they please. On a larger scale it is not practical to have the hens lay their eggs outside. The other issue is that of predators. We have raccoons and possum that frequently try to gain access to the barn. Again, on a larger scale, it would be nearly impossible to protect the birds from them if they are outside at night. Lastly, we have a large coyote population in the area. They have tried to attack the smaller animals in broad daylight and are getting more brazen each year as they get more accustomed to humans. Hope this answers your question.

    1. chipinfarm Post author

      We take orders for duck eggs we get from the Bedford Blueberry Goat Farm. Please call the store at 781-275-2545 to order. We will then call you when the Goat Farm delivers the eggs to us. The eggs are $1.00/egg, with a 6 egg minimum. Please feel free to call us with any questions.

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  2. Holly leavitt

    I was looking for duck eggs as we have a family chicken egg allergy If you sell or know of any, please let me know. Thank you

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  3. delightfuldecorblog

    Hi, I read about donating old Christmas trees to local farms for the animals to eat/use & wondered if you might need any? I’m looking for an eco-way to dispose of our tree in a few weeks time, rather than just have it go to landfill.

    Thanks.

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    1. chipinfarm Post author

      Thank You for thinking of us. Although the goats will eat the branches, too much is not good for their diet. I would recommend removing the boughs and bringing them into the woods for the deer to eat.

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    1. chipinfarm Post author

      No we are not. We have more than our goats can safely consume. Cut the boughs off and leave them in the woods for the deer to eat. Thank you for thinking of us though.

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  4. Dana Schaeffer

    Interested in a kitten. I was told y’all have a few litters a year and to look into adopting one and getting on a list ? Am I on a wild goose chase ? Lol

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    1. chipinfarm Post author

      Hi Dana. We do have a list and you can put your name and phone number on it. There are quite a few names on the list already so you may not get one from the next batch but maybe later in the year. You can come in or call us at 781-275-2545.
      Thank You

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  5. Kathy Zorotheos

    Hi there, I live in a manufactured home community of 250 homes. We have a compost area for grass, leaves and brush.
    We are looking for someone that could use the yard debris on their farm. There is about 10 dump trucks of material. You would have to be able to remove it as we have no large equipment to do that kind of work. Please let me know if you are interested.

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  6. rebecca

    Do you or do you know anyone who is willing to rent out goats to help with eating poison ivy on my property? I live in Lincoln, MA

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  7. Lauren Wedgwood

    Hello! My name is Lauren and I’m a 17 year old living in Lexington, MA! My comment today is regarding if there are any job opportunities avail as right now?

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    1. chipinfarm Post author

      I’m sorry Lauren but we’re in the process of training two new employees so we do not have any openings at this time. Possibly in the Fall. Talk to us at the farm and give us your number.

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  8. TRUNG TIN NGUYEN

    Hi, my name is Trung, I was wondering if you have chickens that people can come to pet like in a petting zoo type setting?

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    1. chipinfarm Post author

      Sorry but our chickens are egg layers and we do not sell them for meat. Unfortunately I do not know anyone in the area that raises chickens for meat.

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