Welcome to Hanging Mountain Farms & The Strawbale Cafe
Hanging Mountain Farm, which is located at 188 North Road, Westhampton, MA 01027, has been in the Aloisi's family now for three generations, starting with Leo's father who worked here on the farm in the 1930's as a teenager. He purchased the farm, when it was still a working dairy farm back in 1947, from C.G. Loud. Leo and his three brothers were all raised and worked on the dairy farm, until the cattle were sold in 1971 when Leo, the youngest, enlisted into the Army.
Leo bought the farm, from his father, with his wife, Anita and their two daughters in 1983. Their daughters Jennifer & Missa were 5 & 7 years old when they moved to the farm from Enfield, Connecticut. The years have passed quickly and now the girls are grown and are undertaking projects to bring the farm into the world of Agri-tourism.
Here on the farm many things occur on a daily basis. We grow organic vegetables in the summer and offer them for purchase at our roadside self-serve stand. In addition to the vegetables we also offer hay for sale that is grown right here on the farm, along with pumpkins in the fall, Christmas Trees in the winter and Maple Syrup and Maple products all year round.
In the spring you can visit the farm and see how we produce our pure maple syrup, which we also serve in our Strawbale Café.
Hanging Mountain Farm is a third generation working farm. We grow organic Vegetables, Pumpkins, Christmas Trees, & Hay. All of our vegetables are offered for your enjoyment, on our self serve roadside farm stand during the summer months. We then have, pick your own pumpkins, in the fall during our weekend hay rides around the farm, stopping in the pumpkin patch to pick your favorite from the many that were grown in any particular year. Then it's time to tag or cut your Christmas tree from our large selection of Balsam, Fraser, and Douglas fir trees.
In the spring the farm turns it's attention to producing pure Maple Syrup. We have about 1200 taps and produce, on a good year around 200 gallons. We have many visitors that stop in to purchase their year's supply of syrup and take a tour of our sugaring operation, having first stopping for breakfast in our Strawbale Café.
In 2006 we opened the Strawbale Café. We are always open year round, serving breakfast on Fridays, Saturdays, 7am to 1pm and Sundays 8-1.
Starting in 2012: We are now open on Monday's that we celebrate a holiday from 8 am to 1 pm. For now there are three, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.
Our daughter Missa designed the building. It is unique, in the fact that is built out of straw bales. It has a high energy factor, and is very green in the materials used.