A History Steeped in Tradition and Serving
In 1928, following his leadership of America’s first tank corps in World War I and before his legendary exploits in World War II, George S. Patton and his wife Beatrice purchased a horse farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts, on Boston’s North Shore. They named the place “Green Meadows.”
Patton’s son and namesake, George Patton IV, himself a highly decorated major general with multiple combat tours in Korea and Vietnam, retired to Green Meadows in 1980. He set about converting the land to a “pick your own” blueberry farm. It evolved to a commercial farm stand and ultimately to a Community Supported Agriculture Collective offering local-grown, organic-certified produce. The family’s commitment to sustainable agriculture was cemented.
Original Green Meadows Farm in Hamilton, MA circa 1984
Major General George S. Patton IV
The Philanthropy of the Farm Grows
After George died of Parkinson’s Disease in 2004, his wife Joanne promoted his memory by making Green Meadows a destination where visitors could walk the grounds and enjoy the fresh produce. People were moved by the spirit of the place; the late general had named its fields for soldiers who lost their lives under his command in Vietnam. Meanwhile Joanne wove her lifelong commitment to philanthropy and community service into the business, working with her children to share the property’s beauty and historical significance through outreach programs, educational excursions and charity events.
In 2012, the family placed the General Patton Homestead under Hamilton’s stewardship as a community center. Five years later they closed the farm and leased the fields to local farmers. They donated the Homestead’s extensive trove of Patton memorabilia, research documents, and family artifacts to the nearby Wenham Museum.
A Mission Continued with Cannabis
Along with its organic certification, the Green Meadows name became associated with community giving and veteran support. That legacy spurred the family’s interest in cannabis and especially its potential as an aid for PTSD symptoms experienced by veterans and for the relief that many children and adults gain from cannabis medicine for epilepsy, Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, chemotherapy nausea and other ailments. More recently, cannabis has shown promise as a possible alternative to deadly opioids in treating long-term pain.
Today, the Patton family has combined George and Joanne’s legacy of organic agriculture and public spirit to establish Green Meadows as a premier provider of safe, pure and environmentally responsible cannabis.
Green Meadows CSA Farm Stand Circa 1987
Joanne Patton, wife of Major General George S. Patton IV
Original Patton Homestead located at the farm
We Support Veterans
Green Meadows was originally a produce farm established on land purchased by George S. Patton in 1928. The Patton family continues to honor the General’s legacy through its commitment to diversity employment and to helping veterans and their families cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, social isolation, and pain-related issues.