About

Welcome!

Welcome to historic Flintlock Farm which is an authentic colonial New England historic site and working herb farm dating from 1782, hence our web domain; 1782Farm.com. 

We are located in the village of Still River, MA 01467 which is a part of the Town of Harvard, Massachusetts 01451 USA.

We run a farm-based herbal apothecary and wellness gift shop entitled; Simples & Worts! This funny name comes to us from the actual words used by the first American English settlers for medicinal herbs and herbal plants.

Simples & Worts provides a range of potted herbs, flowers and other plants during the growing season. Our winter-hardy Lavender and Buxus (Boxwood) shrubs have developed quite a following by our New England regional customers.

We also provide luxury-class herbal wellness and bath and beauty products from April through December. We also offer a range of other gift products which are a favorite for building a custom gift basket, wedding and party favors, etc.

Herbs commonly sold include lavender, mint, thyme, basil, oregano, dill and others. We also sell dried bouquets and flower arrangements for home decor as well as for the crafters' markets.


Herbal Courses for Pro's and Hobby Herbalists (On the web)
We are an Herbal Academy affiliate and offer individual classes and more lengthy courses of instruction year-round, for professional herbalists including herbalists, herbal clinicians, product developers, wellness consultants and practitioners and other professionals.

You can browse our extensive curricula HERE.

 

Farm History

Captain Thaddeus Pollard established this American Patriot farmstead in 1782. He is one of three notable owners of the site. Another owner was one of the first "scientific farmers" in the region, while the third notable owner was an electrical inventor who sold his patented x-ray signaling device to the US Army.

Capt. Pollard served for four years in the American Revolutionary War. He answered the alarm of April 19th 1775 to march to Concord and Lexington during the initial battle with the British. This was the key battle which touched off the American Revolution, and which lasted from 1775 - 1783.

Pollard was a blacksmith and farmer. He built his historic farm site and raised a large family. He also served as a Town of Harvard, Selectman and helped build the first aqueduct in the center of Harvard to bring water to the residents.
  • Capt. Pollard's farm (known by historians as the Pollard Marshall House) reached 238 years of age in 2020.

  • The American Planetree, aka Sycamore, which graces the farm's front lawn is estimated to be 400 years old, making it the 3rd oldest Sycamore in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This means that the heritage tree was a seedling when the first American Puritans arrived on Cape Cod shores in 1620.

  • Beth and Phil Wilson purchased the historic site in 1994 to restore it and establish an herb farm on the 16.4 acres of land. That's over 25 years for their "stewardship in time"!

 

Herbal Wedding Gifts and Favors

We can work with you to design and produce unique shower and wedding herbal favors such as herbal surprises such as herb plants, topiaries, herbal sachets, gift baskets and a variety of other herbal treasures including these ideas:

  • Potpourri
  • Small vials of essential oils
  • Lavender hydrosols and mists
  • Herbal pillows
  • Herbal wreaths and swags
  • Culinary herbs
  • Jams
  • Lavender bouquets fresh and dried
  • Mixed flower bouquets
  • Many others!

 

About the Simples & Worts Name

During the 17th century, a “Simple” was a single medicinal plant used to bring about a medicinal cure. Example: To search for wild herbs was “to go simpling”.

  • A “Wort” meant “root”; a synonym once used for the word “plant”. Example: St. John’s Wort. 

  • An “Apothecary” was the name of an herbal wellness business which made and sold medical preparations. A “Chemist”, from the word Alchemist, was the head of the Apothecary.

 

Contact Information 

Web:  1782Farm.com
E-Mail:  info@1782Farm.com, orders@1782Farm.com and support@1782Farm.com
Farm Shop Phone:  1(978)456-8253


Physical Address:

327 Still River Road
Still River, MA 01467


Address for Mail:

PO Box 152
Still River, MA 01467-0152

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