Book & Plow Farm

425 S. East St
Amherst, MA 01002
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425 S. East St Amherst MA 01002
Wholesale: Wholesale, Wholesale / Schools
Growing Practices: IPM
Contact: Maida Ives


Book & Plow Farm is now a department of Amherst College. Our mission is threefold: engage students in collaborative and productive farm labor; provide quality produce to our college community; and offer people space on campus to connect with food, land, and each other. Our produce is available at Valentine Hall through Dining Services and through a weekly CSA share in the fall.

What We Grow


Melons, Watermelons


Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Lavender, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Thyme




Arugula, Asian Greens, Beets, Bok Choi, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chili Peppers, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic (cured), Green Beans, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens, Mustard Greens, Onions (cured), Parsnips, Peas (snap), Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Rutabagas, Salad Greens, Scallions/Green Onions, Spinach, Summer Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Tomatoes (cherry), Turnips, Winter Squash, Zucchini

Our Customers

Community Supported Agriculture

Wednesday pickup: 3-7 pm

425 S. East St
Amherst, MA 01002

Call: (413) 610-1381
CSA Manager(s): Maida Ives

Fall CSA costs $250 and runs 12 weeks from September through November. See our website for more details at



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Put on some clothing you don’t mind getting a little dirt on and spend an afternoon with family and friends discovering the local farms that grow our food. Keep in mind that harvest times are a little different every year. It’s always a good idea to call ahead to find out what’s available for picking.

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