About the farm

The Hoffmann Farm familyHoffmann Farm is a family farm managed by Jeannine and Nick Hoffmann. The 17+-acre farm is located off of Daniels Street in Franklin and once belonged to Jeannine’s aunt. Jeannine and Nick purchased the farm from her aunt in 2012.

Long a part of a larger farm, the land had reverted to woods when all farming stopped during the 1950s. In the spring of 2013 the Hoffmann family began clearing the land to develop workable fields. Presently the farm has a managed woodlot and is used to grow a wide variety of produce, pasture and hay.

Specializing in raw milk, the herd consists of three milking cows. They also have approximately 100 laying hens. Crops grown on the farm include tomatoes, summer & winter squash, cucumbers, potatoes, green & yellow beans, kale, onions, peas, and lettuce. They sell firewood and Christmas trees in the fall and winter and also feature hayrides to their pumpkin patch in the fall.

Nick Hoffmann has been farming since 2003. He began in New Braintree with a small vegetable garden in the backyard, but quickly grew to farming over 40 acres of vegetables and hay. He also milked 65 dairy goats and sold fresh produce to local restaurants. Self-taught, Nick is on the Board of the Farm Bureau and has recently been nominated to the FSA advisory committee.