Larry Davis has always believed that “Over the generations, the Davis family has always trusted that hard work and innovation will keep agriculture alive and well in Massachusetts. Farming practices may have changed over the years, but the values such as preserving the rich farming culture of New England, maintaining open lands, and above all else, the importance of family, remain the same.”
Well, that certainly inspired the Davises. They knew they had something special and decided that they wanted to share it with all of you. So John, Larry and Doug went to work and built a small temporary petting zoo in 1990, (on the existing site of todays’ Davis Mega Farm Festival.)
Before they knew it, the petting zoo had become a home for all kinds of endangered farm animals, not to mention a full-time job for the Davises.
Brook, a Scottish Highland was born in 1991 – Farmland’s firstborn endangered farm animal. She got her name because when she was born, she rolled down an embankment into a brook. First photo: Larry carried the baby safely back to Mom while Dad looked on. Second photo: A mother and child pet baby Brook (AKA Moo Moo.)
Davis Farmland is a discovery farm for families with children 12 and younger, featuring over 100 breeds – including North America’s largest sanctuary of endangered farm animals. There is also pretend and nature-based play, a water spray park, hay and pony rides, delicious food, apple & pumpkin picking & more!