Leahey Farm has been family owned and operated since 1889. Nestled in the October Mountain region of the Berkshires, it is one of the last small family farms left in Lee. The farm has produced and sold milk for more than 100 years.
Today we are again selling milk from our Jersey cows, as well as pasture raised meats from Devon cattle and Tamworth hogs.
We also raise other heritage breeds of livestock, such as Suffolk Punch draft horses. Our family maintains approximately 45-50 head of cattle, about 20+/- hogs as well as horses, and poultry (for family eggs).
We utilize rotational grazing for our animals which allows them to be about 90% grass fed, with local corn feeding in winter months. The farm products are currently marketed through direct sales from the farm, at the Great Barrington Farmers’ Market May-October, Berkshire Harvest Market on route 102 in Lee and at a Berkshire Organics in Dalton.
Farm labor and management is provided by Phil Leahey, his wife Jen and Phil’s dad, James Leahey, with no outside or hired help.
The farm contains a total of 300 acres, 50 of which are tillable and is owned by The Leahey Family Trust.
Leahey Farm is a sole proprietorship jointly owned by Philip and Jennifer Leahey.