Dalby Farm Donations 2020

Please consider a donation to Dalby Farm, as we navigate these uncharted waters in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, which has wiped out most if not all of our Spring 2020 School Tours & Birthday Party bookings income. We aren't ones to really ask for this kind of assistance but I wanted to make this an option to anyone who felt they were willing and able to offer support.

More about us:

Since the early 2000’s, Dalby Farm in Scituate, MA has been working on a difficult mission: Educate the community about the importance of preserving rare farm breeds and encourage environmental conservation.

Home to many rare farm breeds ranging from rare poultry to livestock, each season the family owned and operated farm offers multiple educational programs and events.  A popular spot for school field trips, birthday parties and summer learning programs, children are given positive experiences with plants and animals in hopes that they will carry a new appreciation for nature with them into the world after they leave.

Unfortunately, the farm cannot run on passion alone. New England has its fair share of inclement weather, which forces the farm to close down public offerings for nearly 6 months of the year. Revenue streams are limited during the Fall and Winter months but the price of feed and general upkeep remains consistent and overwhelming. 

To make matters more complicated, the COVID-19 crisis has put a grinding halt to the traditional school year. As a result the hundreds of children that usually visit us on their school field trips will most likely not be coming this year. Our Spring income has all but disappeared nearly overnight.

The honest truth is the farm basically breaks even most years- so to lose this revenue is devastating. We believe in what we do and overlook the many sacrifices this endeavor asks of us... But animals don't just stop needing to eat, or have their routine checkups because the schools had to close and the economy had to shut down (even for the best of reasons!). 

Without government funding, a non-profit status or even regular donations, our family needed to create an opportunity for supporters near and far to help keep the farm running.  If you are so willing, please consider a donation to help us brave this unforeseen, damaging situation we are in.

Or, visit DalbyFarm.com to enroll your child in our Summer Learning Program(s) in mid/late July, or book a Birthday Party (probably for July and beyond as a realistic timeline)

Most importantly we hope you are all staying healthy through this trying time. We are all in this together.

Donations ()

  • Theresa Cleary 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Catherine Ball 
    • $200 
    • 2 d
  • Mr. Mrs. Herb Butts 
    • $40 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 3 d
  • James Ball 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kendall DiTommaso 
Scituate, MA
Cheryl DiTommaso 
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