C&C Reading Farm is a family farm, producing over 90% of our own quality produce, organically and traditionally grown. Our farm has nearly quadrupled in size since it’s inception, boasting over 75 acres of lush and fertile farmland. We were the first farm in Massachusetts to pass the GAP certification with a 100%. We are members of The New England Vegetable Growers Association, Farm Bureau, Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership, and the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
Our mission is to provide a quality, family-friendly agritourism destination featuring the freshest and best local goods and homegrown fun where memories are made for all ages!
We are dedicated to:
Growing healthy, fresh food
Offering family-friendly activities for all ages
Educating the community about farming
Supporting local Massachusetts artisans, small businesses, and farms
Grandpa Tom’s Farm Stand was built in the early 1970’s by Jeannette & Tom Reading of Pembroke, Massachusetts. After being released from the Army, Jeannette and Tom’s son, Pete, joined his parents at the family business.
In 2001, the business had to move after Pete’s parents passed away. With the help of Pete’s wife, Lynn, the business was moved to Billingsgate Farm in Plympton, MA. The new property was originally owned by the Perkins family, turned into a cow farm by the Billings family, and sold to the Sheehan family prior to being operated by the Readings. At the new location, Farmer Pete and Lynn began to sell fresh-picked vegetables wholesale and retail off of Farmer Pete’s flatbed trailer.
In 2006, an authentic New England country-style farm stand was built on the property and used by the Readings as a working vegetable, fruit, and fresh cut flower farm.
In 2012, Farmer Pete and Lynn added a corn maze to the location, expanding into the agritourism industry – providing new options for visitors. Families and friends could come enjoy the maze, u-pick, and many other fun attractions in the fall.
In 2014, the Readings expanded their businesses, purchasing the 74-acre C&C Reading Farm, LLC (formerly known as the Hayward Dairy Farm), located in West Bridgewater on 175 East Center Street.
At the end of the fall season in 2016, the Readings consolidated operations after making the difficult decision to cease operations at Billingsgate Farm in Plympton. After over a decade in Plympton, they looked forward to new opportunities and making memories in West Bridgewater.
In 2017, all operations moved to the C&C Reading Farm location. Despite challenges with Covid and unusual weather/difficult growing conditions over the last couple of years, Farmer Pete and Lynn have continued to add new local goods at the Farm Stand and to provide family-friendly activities for our guests to enjoy. It is our joy to serve our community farm-fresh food and homegrown fun and we hope to see you soon at our farm!