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Valley Bounty: Winter CSAs

Oct 15 2017
For many of us in the Pioneer Valley, the weekly ritual of swinging by the farm to pick up our farm share is a familiar fixture of the warm-weather months. As the days are (finally) starting to cool off, I only have a few Saturdays left on the calendar with “PICK UP FARM SHARE” scrawled [continue reading]

Hiring: Full Time Farm Work – Kitchen Garden Farm

Sep 28 2017
Kitchen Garden Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm in Sunderland MA. Seeking experienced farm workers for full time harvest and production tasks starting immediately. Preference for applicants interested in continuing next season. Position runs through November with possibility of part time hours into the winter. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work [continue reading]

Hiring: PT CSA, Market and Entertainment Staff – Warner’s Farm

Jul 28 2017
We’re hiring! If you enjoy interacting with people, an outside workspace and great farm fresh produce, we want to meet you. Keep reading to see if you are a good fit for our job opportunities.
Warner Farm is a 10th generation diversified fruit and vegetable farm located in Sunderland, MA. We grow over 150 [continue reading]

Northampton Tuesday Farmer’s Market Opening Day, April 25

Apr 24 2017
April 25, 2017 1:30-6:30pm 99 Armory Street, Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Tuesday Market returns! Kick off the 2017 Farmers’ Market season on April 25th. Reunite with your favorite famers and food-makers and meet some new ones! Greet your friends and neighbors after the long winter!
Shop for an array of vegetables and spring greens, [continue reading]

Hiring: Market Manager – Belchertown Farmers’ Market

Feb 22 2017
Full-time Farmer’s Market Manager
$15.00/hr  ($2,040 for the season payable in 4 installments)
We are a growing market located in the center of Belchertown. We are looking for an energetic and outgoing individual to help expand our customer and vendor base. The position would entail soliciting new vendors, informing customers about what will [continue reading]

Can County Find More Land for Food Growing?

Dec 9 2016
The Recorder, December 6, 2016, by Richie Davis
If ramping up agricultural output is going to become a reality, as outlined last year in food plans by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments and the Massachusetts Food Policy Council, it’s partially going to be by putting additional acres of farmland into production.
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Drought Puts Squeeze on Valley Farmers

Nov 30 2016
 
The Daily Hampshire Gazette, November 28, 2016, by Jack Suntrup
Farmer fortunes are tied to the elements. Too much rain or too little can have the same effect — a spoiled growing season.
Much of New England has been snared in drought conditions since April. The National Weather Service [continue reading]

Last Northampton Tuesday Market, Raffle

Nov 4 2016
Last Tuesday Market of the season! November 8 from 1:30-6:30 is the last chance in 2016 to shop at the Northampton Tuesday Market! Thanksgiving follows the final market by only 16 days, making it a perfect opportunity to stock up on potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, beets, onions, leeks, apples, mushrooms, herbs, beans, popcorn, turmeric, ginger, [continue reading]

Hiring: Post-Harvest Manager – Queen’s Greens

Oct 20 2016
Queen’s Greens is seeking a Post-Harvest Manager. Queen’s Greens is an organic vegetable farm in North Amherst and Sunderland Massachusetts. We grow baby greens, herbs and select vegetables. During the winter we grow spinach in our greenhouses. This is a year-round position for which we are seeking candidates who are interested in a long-term position.
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Valley Bounty: Spaghetti Squash

Oct 15 2016
I did not really know anything about spaghetti squash for most of my life, other than that it had a funny name. Then, somehow, seemingly half the people I knew were eating some version of a gluten-free diet, and they were all talking about spaghetti squash. Determined to leave no gourd unturned, I sought out [continue reading]

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