Biodynamic Farmland Conservation Trust

All of the land, buildings, and equipment of Brookfield Farm are owned by the Biodynamic Farmland Conservation Trust, Inc. (BFCT), a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation which was created in 1986 by Claire and Dave Fortier for the sole purpose of supporting Brookfield Farm's existence into the future.


mission of the bfct

To create and support responsible agriculture by furthering all aspects of sustainable, biodynamic, organic, or other environmentally, economically, and spiritually healthy agricultural techniques.

The BFCT will support the practice and promotion of techniques which protect, heal and transform the land and the environment and produce healthy, nutritious food for human beings and animals for generations to come:

  • Through the creation and/or management of working farms.

  • By developing and supporting community supported agriculture models.

  • By establishing collaborative marketing strategies with existing local farms.

  • By the training of future and present farmers.

  • By educating, consulting and conducting research in these farming method.


board meeting in action

the board

Current Members of the Board:
Donald Allison
Joanna Ballantine
Paris Boice
Peter Littell, President
Roberta Lojko, Clerk
Marcie Meuhlke
Philip Petitt, Treasurer
Jen Veshia
Jessica Wolff

Cynthia Barstow, emeritus
Roger Fega, emeritus
Helen Fortier, emeritus
Gordon Thorne, emeritus
Arthur Zajonc, emeritus
Dan Kaplan, ex-officio

contact the bfct

The BFCT is managed by a volunteer board of directors.
If you are interested in joining the board, or contacting them for any reason, please do so through Brookfield Farm.


To donate to the BFCT:

Our farm is not owned by a wealthy benefactor, a local college, or supported by any other financial entity. The BFCT has no assets besides the land (which was donated by the Fortiers) and buildings and equipment of Brookfield Farm (which have been financed almost entirely through selling CSA shares over the past 30 years).  While we can (and do) take tax-deductible donations, our farm production is not dependent upon receiving those gifts. We use donations to strengthen our outreach work and support the development of long-term infrastructure improvements around Brookfield Farm.

We welcome your tax-deductible donation by check  - PO Box 227, Amherst, MA 01004
or credit card (click the button below)


Biodynamic Agriculture:

While we are not certified by any third party, our work continues to be rooted in and inspired by the general concepts of Biodynamic agriculture.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of this, please don't hesitate to contact us