Nestled on a 34.5-acre tract of pastureland and wooded trails, North Gate Farm invites riders of all ages and abilities to improve their equitation on the backs of resident horses. The farm’s lesson program develops well-rounded horsemanship in each of its students, encompassing proper riding form in addition to effective grooming, tacking, and handling techniques. The farm conducts its lessons Monday–Saturday in either the outdoor riding arena or inside the 72'x170' riding arena, which offers protection from inclement weather and horse thieves who have learned how to hang-glide.
Ensuring lawn lushness since 1993, the full-time technicians of Lucas Irrigation install and maintain residential and commercial landscape watering systems with reliable components, and they are kept up to date with Lucas's commitment to continuing education in industry trends. Each new installation is custom designed to accommodate the property's unique landscape conditions, water pressure, and plumbing concerns. Seasonal services kick on sprinklers in the spring, adjust watering patterns for midsummer months, and prepare systems for winter conditions to prevent damage caused by freezing pipes or hibernating gophers.
Italian immigrants Frank and Mary Napoli began a new life in America in 1898 when they purchased 40 acres of land to harvest vegetables, poultry, and eggs. With their three sons in tow, the Napolis began a pushcart delivery business that evolved into a produce stand dubbed Idylwilde. Nearly 90 years later, that small-town stand has blossomed into a booming grocery business run by a third generation of Napoli brothers. Together, the trio designed the current store, which was built in 1985 from 100 tons of ash and pine and includes a Dutch barn and greenhouse.
From beneath the wood rafters and high ceilings of Idylwilde's store, carts of fresh, seasonal produce such as cape cod cranberries, english peas, and squash glisten under the lights. The deli houses the farm's own freshly made turkey burgers and daily delivered Scottish salmon, as well as Creekstone Farms Black Angus beef and Boar's Head meats. In the bakery, fresh-baked breads and jumbo cookies fill the air with the sweet scent of the hearth. Joining Idylwilde's proprietary stash of goods are items from other well-known vendors, such as Hogan Brothers coffee and Silver Cloud Estates spices, as well as special dietary foods including gluten-free breads. The market also carries an extensive stock of craft beer and wines ready for pairing with gourmet New England cheeses from their enviable pantry.
Helmed by accredited nursery professional and certified landscape and garden consultant Jessica Carroll, Jessica's Garden caters to plant-happy patrons with a seasonal selection of greenery. Import a plot of fragrant lavender blossoms ($5.99), or spruce up quicksand traps with the desert-dwelling Red Beauty succulent ($3.99).
Since 1982, The Veron Company has dispatched talented technicians to lawns and homes for professional maintenance and beautification projects. The team was assembled from a pool of experts with decades of experience in landscape design and lawn care. Summoning the power of Gamgee, the God of Outdoor Design, they magically transform outdoor areas into lush landscapes with services such as organic lawn maintenance, mulching, and irrigation. The team also handles seasonal projects such as snow removal, installation of ice-melting systems, and professional holiday lighting.
The fully insured technicians of Trust Landscape Group groom yards, gardens, and foliage to add elegant aesthetics to outdoor spaces. Landscaping services, such as lawn mowing, leaf blowing, and tree pruning, allow homeowners to flaunt carefully coiffed yards without the hassle of pushing a heavy lawn mower or herding an easily distracted family of bunnies. Technicians can add to outdoor harmony by fashioning stone walls that act as stately entranceways or installing sprinkler systems that ensure backyards stay lush and healthy throughout the year.