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Smolak Farms

315 South Bradford Street
978-682-6332

Smolak Farms of North Andover, Massachusetts combines agriculture, education, and entertainment in a very special way. The land was carved by glaciers, settled by prehistoric Indian tribes, colonized by English settlers and now farmed by the product of the wave of European Immigrants. Parts of the historic homestead are about 300 years old. Today the descendants of Martin and Magdalenna Smolak and their son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Helen Smolak, continue to farm one of the most progressive and beautiful farms nestled in the hills of northeastern Massachusetts. In 1982 the Smolak Family preserved 107 of the 160 acres in cooperation with the State of Massachusetts Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program, insuring that this area would forever remain open land, never to be developed.  For the past 35 plus years, H. Michael Smolak, grandson of Martin Smolak, has overseen the development of the farm from a dairy farm to the extraordinary farm that it has now become.

Farm Stand and Greenhouse:

The Farm Stand was opened in 1985 on the site of an old chicken coop that was built by Michael Smolak's grandfather. The wood that was used in this and all other buildings was from trees that came from the farm and were milled by the Farnum Sawmill on Farnum Street and the Adams Sawmill that was on Milk Street near the Drummond Playground in North Andover. The farm stand was originally used as a garage for their trucks and for storage. There was a pasture behind the stand and a shelter attached to the back for cows that were pregnant with calves. Mrs. Smolak had a flower garden on the side of the Farm Stand that is now a parking area. The Smolak Farm Bakery began in 1985. With the request for pies and muffins, the baking began and launched into what people from all over New England travel for...our cider donuts! The Greenhouse was built in 1992 as an extension to the stand, for growing a few plants, and for sitting and relaxing with a cup of coffee and a delicious treat from our bakery. In 2004, the Smolaks added an ice cream stand, called S'mo Licks, to the farm stand. In 2007, Treadwells took over the ice cream stand and now window customers, as well as Smolak Farms birthday party guests, can be seen enjoying a cool ice cream on a sunny day!

Today, visitors come to pick fruit from our orchards and shop at the farm stand and bakery. Children can go on one of the many types of educational or entertaining hayrides, have a birthday party, attend our summer programs and visit the animals.  Families come to our festivals from metropolitan Boston and beyond throughout the year. Our pine grove area and site on Orchard Hill are the perfect place for a function. Mostly, people come to relax and enjoy the beauty of the land and nature!



Reviews

Samantha Quinlan

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Friday, June 22, 2018
I had my son's birthday party here, best idea ever! Each the parents are like this is a great idea. It truly is!!!! Not only is it fun and the kids are entertained, the event staff is amazing, kind and always goes over the top for us. Thank you Smolak Farms for a successful 1st, 2nd Birthday and many more.

Katie Murphy

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
We absolutely love Smolak! The staff is always amazing and helpful. Their store had a lot of things like baked goods, toys, and soaps.

Kate Xavier

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
A bit dirty and definitely overpriced. It used to be much better, I'm not sure what's happening here but things are not as good lately. When you go on the hayride they take you by a huge trash dump, how nice...

Rebie Muyuela

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Sunday, July 29, 2018
Best experience in the Farm the staff are so nice, smiling and greeted us as we walk into their shop. And since we are tourist they allowed as fruitpicking even they were about to close in 4min.

Nick Albina

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Sunday, June 24, 2018
The animals are great. They have deer, chickens, peacocks, goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas, duxks, geese, pigs and rabbits! Great to see then all, and very well informed staff. The strawberry picking was ok. Maybe it was a tough year? The store has lots of great stuff and awesome baked goods.

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