Turner Farms

Egremont, MA
600 acres
120 cows

Back to the country

Darrell Turner was 30 and living the city life and doing very well in his career as a mechanical engineer when he and his wife, an architect, looked at each other one day and decided to take a break. The couple visited 13 national parks over two months and then came back to Egremont to stay with Darrell’s parents while they figured out their next steps. That next step, it turned out, was to stay there, making Darrell the fourth generation on the farm his great-grandfather bought in the beautiful Berkshire Hills in the mid-1950's.  

Maple Syrup
Darrell left a successful career as a mechanical engineer to join his dad, Bill, and Uncle Paul, on the farm.
In the 50s, William L. Turner paid $20,000 for 140 acres & a house.
I have always been a really hands-on person. I enjoy physical labor. I like tinkering with stuff.
- Darrell Turner
Paul & Carla Turner have a 4,000-tap maple sugaring operation.
A photo of this elm tree hangs in the national treasury in Washington, D.C. where Bill’s father-in-law worked.

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