Agricultural Hall

An Urban Agriculture Supply & Resource Center

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Beehive winterization workshop, 10am-1pm, at The Urbano Project, Jamaica Plain Brewery:  This two-part workshop begins with a discussion about the hive through winter, including cluster metabolism, location, size, as well as various theories about insulation/ventilation (to wrap or not to wrap, snow cover, overwintering indoors,...).  In part two you have an opportunity to assemble a "quilt box" and/or homasote-based moisture control system which you can drop right onto your hives.  Tuck your bees in snug and cozy!  For tickets go to


Cider Day (#2) at Ag Hall!

The cider press will be spinning again at Ag Hall from 10am to 2:00pm.  Bring apples or buy some of our JP-harvested apples to make regular or hard cider. If you plan to make hard cider, all supplies will be available at Ag Hall for a small charge.  And some of last year's vintage will be on hand to sample/swig.

Agricultural Hall?

In 1818, the Massachusetts Society for the Promotion of Agriculture built the original Agricultural Hall on Dighton Street in Brighton.  It served as the hub of the Brighton Fair and Cattle Show, one of the earliest and largest such fairs in the country.  In 1829, "a 17-pound turnip, a 19-pound radish, and a bough on which pears hung like a cluster of grapes were among the outstanding exhibits of that year."  In 1844 the building was moved to its present location at the corner of Chestnut Hill Avenue and Washington Street.

Dr. William P. Marchione & 

The Bostonian Society

Brighton Allston Historical Society

Agricultural Hall

245 Amory Street

Jamaica Plain, MA  02130

617-388-7378  /  e-mail Ag Hall

Sat.&Sun., 10:00am-2:30pm & by appt.


Supplies, tools, and know-how; AH is your resource center for almost every need and question.



Feed, bedding, feeders and more.  Keep your girls happy and healthy.  Find your supplies and answers here.



Seeds, saltmarsh hay & straw, fertilizer, tools & more. It's here, it's local, it's often in bulk, & it's affordable.


Maple Sugaring

Welcome spring with a warm & delicious tradition. We have everything but the trees. 



Start with a family-friendly kit, then graduate to more challenging species.   Enjoy a delicious year-round harvest.


Cheese & Canning

AH carries some supplies, a few ingredients, & big plans for both.


Agricultural Hall in a nutshell...

Agricultural Hall is Boston's urban grange; a store, a resource center, and a hangout for urban aggie-types (agri-nerds?) to share their agriculture-related experiences, explore new ideas, and just "shoot the breeze."  

From the store at 245 Amory Street we sell a wide range of urban agriculture supplies, primarily beekeeping equipment and chicken husbandry supplies, but also solid, practical, and inspiring goods and tools.  Our tendencies are: 

  • To carry organic, recycled, readily recyclable, handmade, and/or locally made products;
  • To sell in bulk when possible, thereby helping you keep your costs and packaging footprint to a minimum;
  • To only carry well-made, durable products that you will cherish and use for a lifetime; and
  • To be a resource/referral center for anyone looking for answers to agriculture-related questions.

Agricultural Hall also organizes classes in all manner of urban agriculture.  Schedules and sign-up instructions can be found at our Workshops page.  Whether a novice beekeeper, a weathered gardener, or a hard-core canner, you will find new and interesting topics to explore among Agricultural Hall's workshops.