Northshore Magazine

May / June 2015

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MAY + JUNE 2015 | 71 photographs by Christine Richenburg (bottom and opposite); by Brad Mintz (top) BY MARY GRAUERHOLZ At 200-plus years old, Pettengill Farm is rich with history and local color. Full Bloom Of all the people hungrily searching for their roots, few could reach as far back as Liana Webb, manager of Pettengill Farm in Salisbury. When Webb's ancestors settled the family farm in 1792, George Washington was president, and the food that the family raised was used as much for bartering as for sustenance. Today, Webb and her husband, Justin, are reflecting on their long ancestral line of farmers, as they plump up their pasture-raised offer- ings of organic eggs, meat, and veg- etables, while tending the flowers that are a Pettengill Farm hallmark. "We're proud to be another gen- eration of Pettengill Farm that is connecting back to our roots," says Liana, 37. "Farming was a common thread ingrained in both of our childhoods." Pettengill Farm is a nature- lover's dream, a sweeping 70-acre expanse that backs onto Salisbury's Great Marsh. Last year, more than 20,000 visitors arrived on the farm—most of them in the spring and summer—to glean ideas, talk to experts, participate in events like the Pasture to Plate dinners or the popular Vintage Bazaar, or just slow down and breathe in a place where nature prevails. In high season, Pettengill is a vibrant carpet of flowers and shrubs, interspersed with display gardens of native plants and big Liana and Justin Webb; Below, The farmhouse sits on 70 verdant acres.

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