FARMS

Talk to most farmers raising animals on pasture, and they’ll tell you the same thing – from a farming perspective, the animals are secondary.“Our...

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Department’s Food Service Director Greta Shwachman received a kale bouquet and a certificate on Tuesday...

‘We live in a really interesting spot, where you can almost get all your food from within the region,” says Kelly Hickey, owner and general manager...

Wheel-View Farm in Shelburne is named in homage to the farmers, the Wheelers, and the farm’s enviable vantage point. As Autumn splashes flaming...

Deborah Christakos founded Pioneer Valley Food Tours in 2017 by transforming her passion for fresh, local food into walking and bicycling food...

SHELBURNE FALLS — “What would happen if farmers adapted to climate change without relying so much on plastic and petroleum?” asks Abby Ferla. “One...

A peachy day at Apex Orchards

9/13/22

A couple of weeks ago, I was honored to be asked to judge the peach-recipe competition at Apex Orchards in Shelburne, during the farm’s annual...

“It’s basically like a landslide,” Amelia Mead says of tilling the soil. It resets the soil ecosystem to a state of just-post-disaster – a blank...

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern toured farms in Franklin and Hampshire counties on Tuesday to gain perspective on their operations in anticipation of the...

A thriving little farm right in town

8/5/22

While traveling on Greenfield’s Leyden Road, it’s easy to miss that there’s a small farm thriving right in town. A stone walkway leading to a gate...

Farming is not for the faint of heart, so who better to cultivate 125 acres into organic farmland than a cardiologist? Dr. James Arcoleo may be...

Quonquont Farm on North Street in Whately has seen a lot of history. Its farmhouse was one of the town’s first taverns in the 18th century, co...

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