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Abundance Farm is a Jewish food justice farm, outdoor classroom and community building space located in Northampton, Massachusetts. A project of Congregation B’nai Israel, Abundance Farm works to build a more generous, just and sustainable world by offering earth-based, community building experiences that integrate Jewish tradition, regenerative agriculture and food justice. We grow a wide variety of sustainably grown vegetables, herbs, berries and flowers on 2 acres of no-till production. We operate a weekly, free, Pick-Your-Own program (May-October) which is open to the public. We also have an outdoor, wood-fired bakery and offer many programs and events for all ages throughout the year. The Farm is open year-round for the public to enjoy.
We host a number of on-farm Jewish festivals, gardening workshops, and gatherings throughout the year. Check our website calendar or social media for all details!
Our Pick Your Own program at Abundance Farm is a community harvest event that happens May through October on Mondays from 3:30 to 6:00 and Thursdays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.
It is a moment each week when the vision of Abundance Farm comes to life, and our three-fold mission manifests.
Guided by Jewish agricultural values of justice, dignity, and abundance, we invite community members from all walks of life- children from the partnering schools, neighbors biking along the bike path, clients from the Northampton Survival Center, college students, synagogue members, and more to come to the Farm, partake in the harvest, enjoy food together, and spend time on the Land.
We hold volunteer hours on the Farm at the same time as Pick Your Own, so people are welcome to pick food and help grow the food in whatever balance feels right! (Volunteer hours begin in April and run through November).
Each week, we display a harvest list listing what crops are ready to be picked and we provide all the supplies needed for harvesting (bags, scissors, rubber bands, etc).
Volunteers are around to greet Pick Your Own participants, walk the land together, and share knowledge with each other.
PYO participants have diverse backgrounds–including those who have never picked food from the earth before, and people come who are master gardeners. All are welcome, and everyone has unique and beautiful contributions to share and receive- this is what makes Abundance Farm so special!
This upcoming year, we are looking to add music and art into the Pick Your Own experience, so if you are interested in contributing in this way, or in any other way- helping harvest, weed, paint signs, refilling harvest supplies or have any questions please be in touch with Sid, our Farm Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org – or just drop by sometime!