September 14th, 2020

News from the Farm… Dear Friends, i hope that you all are enjoying the change in seasons here on the farm even while so much is unwell in the world. the cooler temperatures have made for pleasant working and growing conditions. it is a welcome change on the farm, and harbinger of sweet fall crops…

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September 7th, 2020

News from the Farm… Dear Friends, As a farm whose seed was planted by the Food Bank Farm, as proud residents of a community neighbored by sanctuary cities Greenfield, Amherst, Easthampton, Holyoke, Northampton, and Springfield, and as individuals committed to dismantling racism, we are thrilled by the abundance of new resources that allow us to…

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August 31st, 2020

News from the Farm… happy september friends. i hope this email finds you well on this beautiful day. we started our sweet potato harvest last week! they’ll cure for a couple of weeks so that their starches convert into sugars, and then you’ll see them in the share. you may notice that the season is…

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August 24th, 2020

News from the Farm… Dear Friends, In addition to our CSA, we grow food for several local markets, restaurants, small distributors, and organizations. One of our most loyal, consistent and supportive partners is the River Valley Co-op in Northampton – which, by the way, is taking applications for its Board of Directors through the end…

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August 17th, 2020

News from the Farm… Dear Friends, We are endlessly humbled, inspired and grateful to be in community with farmers, organizers, retailers and CSA members who are working tirelessly to envision, manifest and/or support just & sustainable food systems. Our friend Rowen White, a Seed Keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne, now based on her seed sanctuary farm…

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August 10th, 2020

News from the Farm… Hi Friends! There’s really no end to the possibilities for preserving summertime tomatoes for winter use… and thank goodness for that! Add to your probiotic intake with lacto-fermented salsa or fermented cherry tomatoes! Can (or freeze) your own BBQ sauce, pizza sauce, or tomato soup! Don’t feel like heating up the house or…

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August 3rd, 2020

News from the Farm… Hi Friends, This spring, we learned about the work of local organization All Farmers when we passed along some extra seedlings and planting supplies. All Farmers is a Springfield-based organization that supports autonomous groups of refugee and immigrant farmers in accessing the land, training, and resources they need to succeed. All…

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July 27th, 2020

News from the Farm… Hi Friends, Got more produce than you can eat these days? Just can’t stop picking in the pick-your-own? This is a great time of year to start stocking up for winter! New to preserving the harvest? Here are some great recipes to help you: ~Air dry your herbs; ~Freeze herbs in oil;…

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July 20th, 2020

News from the Farm… Hi Friends, Did you know that Next Barn Over is a partner farm of Gardening the Community? Based in Springfield, MA, Gardening the Community is a food justice organization engaged in youth development, urban agriculture, and sustainable living to build healthy and equitable communities. A few of GTC’s many amazing projects…

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July 6th, 2020

News from the Farm… Hi Friends, This is your farmer Ray’s long-time comrade and friend Deb, guest editing the newsletter this season! Once upon a time, many moons ago, young Ray and I were in a theater troupe called The Liberty Cabbage Theatre Revival, and we toured the country in a bus converted to run…

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