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Franklin Community Co-op may move into former Wilson’s Department Store space in downtown Greenfield

Jan 10 2020
Franklin Community Co-op may move into former Wilson’s Department Store space in downtown Greenfield Read more here: www.masslive.com
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Mass Appeal: Buy food locally for the holidays through CISA

Nov 25 2019

Claire Morenon, Communications Manager at the Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, offers tips for finding food for the holidays through local agriculture. [continue reading]

Valley Bounty: Sweet Corn

Aug 13 2019
Steve Sapowsky knows that the Valley community starts looking for local sweet corn on the 4 th of July. “People have gotten used to it but it’s really not a normal thing around here. It only happens when you do everything right as a grower and everything goes right with the weather,” Sapowsky told me [continue reading]

Valley Bounty: Peaches

Aug 8 2019
Ben Clark reports that the peach harvest is off to a great start. “So far, it’s been amazing flavor,” he told me during a recent conversation. Ben Clark, along with his father Tom, runs Clarkdale Fruit Farms in Deerfield. The recent heat wave may be to thank for the delicious peaches coming out of the [continue reading]

Valley Bounty: Blueberries

Jul 12 2019
Robert Sobieski is a man who loves blueberries. “I never get sick of them,” he told me during a recent conversation. “Every time I’m out there I take a few handfuls. It’s just too hard to resist.” As the owner of River Valley Farm in Whately, it’s easy for Sobieski to indulge his passion for [continue reading]

Hilltown Mobile Market Opens July 25

Jul 8 2019

Hilltown Mobile Market Starts July 25 Thursdays in 
WORTHINGTON
3:00PM – 5:00PM
The Maples
48 Old North Rd
Fridays  in 
HUNTINGTON
3:00PM – 5:00PM
Stanton Hall Green [continue reading]

Valley Bounty: Asparagus

May 18 2019
Our local asparagus, often known as ‘Hadley Grass,’ is considered some of the best in the country. I recently spoke with Donna Calabrese, who runs Calabrese Farms in Southwick with her husband Tom. Calabrese explained that the sandy, well-drained soil found throughout the Valley combined with our cool spring temperatures create the perfect conditions for [continue reading]

Interview: Sixteen Acres Garden Center

Apr 22 2019

http://www.buylocalfood.org/upload/news/2019/Sixteen.Acres.04.15.19.mp3
WRSI, April 15, 2019 . Listen to Judy Bordenuk of Sixteen Acres Garden Center in Springfield as she talks about her father’s labor of love, the gladiola field that started it all, and the beauty and scents you’ll find when [continue reading]

MassAppeal: How Maple Syrup is Made

Mar 9 2019

WWLP, March 22, 2018. For many farmers here in Massachusetts, this is the perfect time of year to collect sap and turn it into delicious maple syrup. You need freezing nights and thawing days, though the latter has been a bit difficult recently. Through CISA , a nonprofit that stands for Community Involved [continue reading]

Focused on hot stuff, no matter the weather

Feb 7 2019
The Recorder, February 4, 2019 by Richie Davis

SUNDERLAND — Temperatures struggled to rise out of the negative realm last week at Kitchen Garden Farm, but owners Caroline Pam and Tim Wilcox were laser-focused on hot stuff.
The 2,400-square steelframe building that will be the farm’s new commercial [continue reading]

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