SpringDell Farm | The Theodoros Family
SpringDell Farm is located on land that has been family owned and operated in the historic town of Littleton, Massachusetts since the 1710. The farm sits on one of the oldest agricultural landscapes in the area; known to many as 'Scratch Flat.'
In the Spring of 1931, James and Marea Theodoros purchased the land during the heart of The Great Depression. They were Greek immigrants who had a passion for farming and a love for the land. Located in what was then the “Heart of Apple Country”, the land was originally a dairy farm with a large apple orchard that had varieties such as Wealthy, Rome and Russets; just to name a few. James and Marea worked together to convert the land into a fruit and vegetable farm. In the mid-1940s, James’ brother Tasso joined the family business and they added corn, strawberries, raspberries, grapes, watermelons, and many other specialty crops. As the output grew, they added the white farmstand that we operate out of today.
In 1981, with James' health failing, his granddaughter Paula took on a larger role in the family operation and stepped in as head operator. Later that year when “Grampa Jimmy” passed away, Paula became the next generation to continue the family tradition. Along with her parents Gerry and Helen, Uncle Tasso, and Marea, they worked the land as a wholesale operation and at that time sold to many supermarkets, other roadside stands, and into Boston. Only our most prized crop of strawberries were sold at the farm stand.
In the late 1980's, the farm shifted out of the wholesale business and opened the farm stand during the peak weeks of certain harvests. It proved to be the right decision, and they quickly developed a large and loyal customer base. Today, our number one priority is selling to our customers directly.
In 2006, Paula was joined by her daughter Jamie. Having worked with her grandparents, Uncle Tas, and her Mother from childhood, Jamie developed an early passion for the farm, ensuring her place as the next generation to manage the family farm. After graduating from high school, she quickly followed in her family's footsteps and started working the family farm. “I have always enjoyed planting a field, helping it grow, and putting a smile on the customer's face”.
Today, this farm is owned and operated by Jamie and an incredible team of passionate employees that keep the fields in production and the counters of their historic roadside farm stand one of the most visited places in the community!
Our farm has changed a lot over the last 90 years, and every year brings new growth and improvement. We take great pride in our land, our animals, and all the work that we have done to provide our customers with local food grown with care and respect for the environment and the people who depend on it. We invite you to come and experience a true New England farm store, explore our 300 year old landscape and meet the team that grows the food so you do not have to.