Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2024-06-21T17:15:34+00:00
Is the farm open to the public?2024-06-21T18:12:59+00:00

The farm will be open to the public by invitation only. We will be creating relationships with many local schools and organizations in the coming years to bring people to the farm and see what all the buzz is about. Our goal is to bring hands on farming experience and knowledge to the community and restore the connection to our food. 

How do honeybees differ from other bees?2024-06-21T17:06:03+00:00

Honeybees are to be considered livestock in the United States. They are of European descent; however, we have a long relationship with Honeybees because they are incredibly efficient at pollinating large areas in a short period of time. We rely on their efficiency to pollinate our food. Some farms have acres of fruit trees or other crops that flower for a short period of time. Honeybees make pollination for these farms possible! 

How can I help bee repopulation in my own backyard? What are the best flowers to plant to attract honeybees?2024-06-21T17:06:09+00:00

The best way to helps bees and all pollinators is to plant native plants in your yard. Offering plants that flower at different times of the year ensures plenty of pollen and nectar to go around. Refer to Dr.Gegear’s plant list on our website to find out more information on plant selection for Massachusetts. 

What sustainable practices does the farm adopt? What is an IPM?2024-06-21T17:06:14+00:00

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a science-based decision-making process that combines tools and strategies to identify and manage pests. It is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks.

We implement many different strategies at the farm. Some include: Crop Rotation, Cover Cropping, Companion Planting, Trap Cropping, Beneficial Insects, Composting, Bird Houses targeting specific species, and using livestock to help with insect and weed management.

Where can I buy FoxRock farms products? Do you attend local farmers markets?2024-06-21T17:06:28+00:00

Sign up for our newsletter to keep in the loop on where to find our products. We expect to be in a variety of stores across Southeastern MA by 2025. We also have setups at many local events. We are looking forward to being at Levitate Music Festival, Cape Cod Canal Day and The Plymouth Thanksgiving Parade in 2024. 

What is native flower honey? How does it differ from other honey?2024-06-21T17:07:20+00:00

We make native plants available to our honey bees by conducting large scale native pollinator plantings at our apiaries. By introducing plants that flower throughout the growing season; our honey bees are able to have pollen and nectar available to them outside the times our crops are in bloom. As a result, we do not have to provide supplemental feed to our bees through the season like many others do.  

What kinds of produce are grown there/is it sold locally?2024-06-21T17:07:24+00:00

Currently we are growing Apples, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and a variety of Annual Vegetables. Currently, these are donated to local food pantries in order to provide fresh produce to the community.

What purpose do the goats and donkeys serve to the farm?2024-06-21T17:07:30+00:00

The goats help with plant maintenance, and their feces are a great addition to our compost piles. The donkeys make great guardians of the livestock and help with grazing. But we love having both the goat and donkey personalities at the farm.

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