About Chip-in Farm
Chip-In Farm was founded in 1944 when Couvee family members “chipped in” to purchase a small farm in Bedford, MA. Today, a visit brings you back to a simpler time when food was local and farms were family run.
Farmer’s Helpers programs offer authentic, hands-on farm experiences for all ages. Participants are given the chance to develop confidence, build community, and learn to become better stewards of their land and environment. We also operate a Petting Farm.
Chip-in farm also operates a General Store where we sell our fresh eggs and our own grass-fed beef & pork. We also carry high-quality local products including Deano’s pasta, Bedford Blueberry Goat Farm goat products, Concord Teacakes baked goods, and Dom’s sausage, steak tips and poultry.
Meet the Farmer’s Helpers Team
Sandy Couvee “Farmer Sandy”
Sandy has been connecting kids to Chip-in Farm for over 15 years. She knows that the farm offers a unique full-sensory experience, which makes it the perfect classroom for kids! Sandy has a Massachusetts EEC infant/toddler and preschool certification and has worked as a preschool teacher. She strives to create a space of acceptance, connection, and community at Chip-in Farm for all ages and abilities. Sandy was honored as a “Featured Woman in Agriculture” by the Pink Tractor Magazine in 2018.
Samantha Lamar “Farmer Sam”
Sam is our Educational Programs Coordinator. She graduated with an Environmental Science degree from Stonehill College. While at Stonehill, Sam volunteered with The Farm on campus to provide freshly grown produce to local communities.
Emily Holton “Farmer Emily”
Emily is our Farm Educator. She grew up in southern New Hampshire, learning all about gardening and agriculture from her dad’s green thumb! Emily has previous experience as a preschool teacher and is also an EMT. In her free time Emily enjoys bike riding, drawing, and caring for her plants.
Eva Scollo “Farmer Eva”
Eva graduated from the Equine Science Program at Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School. She has been riding and caring for horses since age 9 and livestock since age 11. Currently, Eva is currently an active member of the 4-H and FFA clubs.
Harrison Sachs “Farmer Harrison”
Harrison is a student at Bedford High School and is an active member in both the Bedford Farmers 4-H club and Good Shepherd’s Sheep club. Harrison helps out with various activities including the after-school programs (Hired Hands), travel events, and summer camp.