Amethyst Farm

89 North East Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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89 North East Street Amherst MA 01002
Growing Practices: Chemical Free
Contact: Bernard Brennan
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About

An increasingly horse- and solar-powered, historic, diversified, family farm on APR land in the center of Amherst. We offer CSA vegetable shares, horse-drawn wagon/sleigh rides, horseback riding lessons and boarding, Nigerian dwarf goats, alpaca fiber, and farm stays.

What We Grow

Breeding Stock

Goats (dairy)

Fiber

Fleeces

Herbs

Basil, Cilantro, Mint

Vegetables

Asian Greens, Asparagus, Beets, Bok Choi, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chili Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Edamame, Eggplant, Fiddleheads, Garlic (cured), Green Beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions (cured), Parsnips, Peas (snap), Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Rhubarb, Rutabagas, Salad Greens, Scallions/Green Onions, Spinach, Summer Squash, Sunchokes, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tat Soi, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Tomatoes (cherry), Turnips, Winter Squash, Zucchini

Family Fun

Events and celebrations
Year-round by appointment
Horse-drawn wagon or sleigh rides for families, parties and wedding.
http://amethystfarm.org/draft-horses/hayrides–sleighrides.html

Farm camp
Summer and school breaks.
Horseback riding camp.
http://amethystfarm.org/amp-equine/contact-form.html

Farm stays
Year-round, by appointment.
Historic 1850 Farmhouse, one mile from the center of Amherst on a sustainable working family farm. Have a romantic weekend in our master suite, or bring the whole gang and use up to 5 beds in 4 bedrooms, sleeps 9 guests.
Reservations through Airbnb
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2984361

Hay rides
Year-round, by appointment.
http://amethystfarm.org/draft-horses/hayrides–sleighrides.html
Horse-drawn wagon and sleighrides through fields and forest at the farm. Bonfire & hot coco available in winter.

Community Supported Agriculture

Summer shares offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables every week from the first week of June until mid-November.  Salad greens and braising greens like lettuce, kale, chard, mesclun greens are available most weeks, along with roots like carrots, potatoes, and onions.  Fruits like strawberries and raspberries are available in season, the same as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and squash. Each share is meant for a family (2 adults + a couple of kids) or couples who cook and eat a lot of fresh food.

Winter shares occur every other week on Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm (arrangements can be made if you can’t come during the regular hours).

The winter share includes 12-15lbs of root vegetables typically made up of 2lb potatoes, 2lb onions, 2lb sweet potatoes, 2lb beets (or winter squash), and 2lb carrots in every pick up.  Shares also include a bag of spinach most weeks (depending on production) and 2-4lbs of other winter storage crops like parsnips, rutabaga. cabbage, celeriac, kohlrabi, and others which will vary with each pick up.  You also have the option to personalize your share by swapping out veggies you don’t want for something you do want if you come during the regular pick up hours.

http://amethystfarm.org/csa-vegetable-shares/

Prices: Summer vegetable/fruit share: $600

Winter vegetable/fruit share: $250

Distribution Details:

Summer, June to mid-November

132 Pelham Rd Amherst, MA 01002

Mondays, 4 pm-6 pm

Thursdays, 4 pm-6 pm

Saturdays, 9 am-12 pm

Winter, December to March

132 Pelham Rd Amherst, MA 01002

Every other Saturday, 9 am-12 pm

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