Byline: By Noah Baustin

It feels like the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a grinding halt. But nature is oblivious to national emergencies.Nowhere is that more...

CONWAY — Howard Boyden of Boyden Brothers Maple was in the midst of an all-out maple syrup sprint earlier this month.“This season is just killing...

Steve Gougeon and his wife, Jen Williams, didn’t intend to start a farm. “We like to say it’s a hobby that got out of control,” Gougeon said.While...

Going with the grain at Upinngil

1/29/20

There aren’t many farmers who grow and mill their own grain in Western Massachusetts. But Clifford Hatch and his family, the farmers behind...

You may be cursing the cold, but many farmers in the Valley are grateful for winter. “It’s relaxing,” Katie Bodzinski said. “We really need the...

When cold snow blankets the Pioneer Valley, locally produced fiber can keep you warm during these wintry weeks.“Wool has innate properties for...

For farmers who raise livestock, winter brings a shift in the rhythm of their work. At Bridgmont Farm in Westhampton, Mary Montague, who raises...

Now that we’ve hit December, local Christmas tree farms are welcoming families in the search for their new living room centerpiece. You might...

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I have been chatting with local farmers about their favorite holiday recipes. I recently spoke with...

“I don’t remember seeing this many apples on the trees for quite a while,” Aaron Clark said. Clark runs Clark Brothers Orchards in Ashfield with...

The grapevines at Apex Orchards in Shelburne had a rough start in 2019. “It was a tough winter,” Tim Smith, owner of the orchard, explained during...

Linda Enerson is on a mission to breed rare and heirloom vegetable seeds here in the Pioneer Valley. Enerson has run the Ox and Robin Farm seed...

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