Belkin Family Lookout Farm is dedicated to being the #1 healthy outdoor, family fun destination in the Boston and Metrowest Area. We embrace a philosophy surrounding healthy nutrition and respect for the environment. Belkin Family Lookout Farm is committed to the preservation of our exquisite farmland and we share the benefits of all our products through solid corporate sponsorships, community education and philanthropy.
Lookout Farm is one of eight companies owned by Steve and Joan Belkin of Weston. They have two daughters, Julie and Amy. Julie is married to Michael Rand and they have two sons and a daughter, Harrison, Tyler and Chloe. Amy is married to Jay Mofenson and they have a daughter, Jordan. Jay is the founder and leader of Lookout Farm Hard Cider. Steve started Trans National Group in 1974 which today has its headquarters in Boston and a division in Minnesota.
Steve and Joan have devoted their lives to giving back to the community and making a difference to others. Joan, a former first grade teacher, has championed the cause of caring for malnourished children. In 1994, the Belkin’s created a benefit dinner they named Food for Thought. The proceeds went to Boston Medical Center’s Grow Clinic which treats children with a condition called failure to thrive. The dinner has become an annual event that has raised more than $15 million to date for the clinic.
The Belkin family has been instrumental in setting up Boston Medical Center’s Food Pantry which is the only hospital-based food pantry in the country. The pantry teaches low-income families how to choose and prepare healthy food and provides in-home nutritional assessments of children.
Joan and Steve, working with the Anti-Defamation League, sponsored an annual trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. for 15 years. This day-long education event enabled over 2,000 community leaders, students, teachers and people of all denominations to learn about the effects of discrimination and to build unity and understanding.