Simple Gifts Farm

1089 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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1089 North Pleasant Street Amherst MA 01002
Pay With: Credit/Debit, SNAP/EBT, HIP (Healthy Incentives Program)
Wholesale: Restaurants, Schools
Growing Practices: Certified Organic, Some Certified Organic Products, Chemical Free/ Sustainably Grown, Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Contact: Jeremy Barker-Plotkin and David Tepfer


We grow delicious and high quality organic vegetables, grass-fed meats and pasture-raised eggs and offer them through a CSA program, and through a farm store, both open to the public 7 days a week, year-round. The farm store is open 10 AM – 7 PM weekdays, and 8 AM – 7 PM weekends. The farm store features the seasonal bounty of vegetables from our farm, along with a wide array of other food from other local farms and food producers.  Pick-your-own crops are open to the general public, and include strawberries, flowers, beans, cherry tomatoes and more.  Our farm is located on land preserved from development by tremendous community effort.  We integrate our livestock and forage crops into a sustainable soil-building system that is capturing carbon and raising the productive capacity of the farm.  We are transitioning our greenhouse heat and electric power to renewable sources.  We are also working to train the next generation of organic farmers through our apprentice program; the list of former apprentices who now operate farms of their own is growing.


What We Grow


Apple Cider, Tea

Breeding Stock

Cows (beef), Pigs

Dairy + Eggs

Butter, Cheese (cow), Cheese (goat), Eggs (chicken), Eggs (duck), Ghee, Ice Cream, Milk (cow), Yogurt (cow)

Dry Goods

Corn Meal, Flours, Popcorn


Apples, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Grapes (eating), Ground Cherries, Melons, Peaches, Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelons


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

Honey + Maple

Honey, Maple Syrup


Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork

Nursery + Flowers

Annuals, Bedding Plants, Christmas Trees, Corn Stalks, Cut Flowers, Hanging Baskets, Heirloom Seedlings, Herb Plants, Perennials, Seeds, Sunflowers, Vegetable Starts


Apple Butter, Candies, Chocolate, Cider Products, Cider Syrup, Cider Vinegar, Crafts, Dried Chili Peppers, Dried Flowers, Dried Spices, Herbal Tonics + Tinctures, Kimchi, Lip Balm, Lotion, Maple Products, Oil, Pasta, Pickles, Popsicles, Preserves, Relish, Roasted Nuts, Sauerkraut, Smoked Meat, Soup, Sriracha, Syrup


Jam + Jelly, Pesto, Salad Dressing, Salsa, Sauces


Arugula, Asian Greens, Asparagus, Beets, Bok Choi, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Chili Peppers, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Edamame, Eggplant, Fava Beans, Fennel, Garlic (cured), Garlic Scapes, Green Beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions (cured), Onions (uncured or w/ greens), Parsnips, Peas (snap), Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radicchio, Radishes, Rutabagas, Salad Greens, Scallions/Green Onions, Shallots, Spinach, Summer Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tat Soi, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Tomatoes (cherry), Turnips, Winter Squash, Zucchini

Farm Stand

Simple Gifts Farm
1089 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA (map)

(413) 230-3262

Store open weekdays 10-7 and weekends 8-7.  We carry the seasonal bounty of our own organic vegetables, our own grassfed beef, pork and eggs, and a whole range of other great local foods


Family Fun

Front Porch Jam Monthly in the warmer times of the year: Bring an instrument or just sit and listen to your neighbors get down.

Weekly activities during Strawberry season.

Harvest Festival in October: Pig roast with great local food and fun.

Details for all events can be found at

Our Customers

Pick Your Own

Strawberries!  For the month of June, we are open for pick your own every day from 10am-6:30pm.

Note that PYO is dependent on weather and availability. Call ahead to be sure!

Cherry tomatoes, flowers, herbs, hot peppers, raspberries, okra, and more all available seasonally as part of the farm share or for walk-in customers.

Check out our website or call the farm store at 413-230-3262 for details

Community Supported Agriculture

We offer a weekly array of fresh, clean organic vegetables from June through the first week of November. Shareholders receive a canvas bag that they fill weekly with their selection of the seasonal bounty. A regular share bag ($761) is about the size of a plastic grocery bag. We offer pick-your-own crops (strawberries, cherry and plum tomatoes, herbs, flowers and more) in addition to the bag. We also have options for a flexible 10-share pass which allows members to fill their bag 10 times during the season at their convenience ($360), and a pick-your-own pass for access to our PYO fields alone ($300).   You can keep the veggies coming year-round with the Winter and Spring shares!  The biweekly Winter CSA ($300) runs from the second week of November until mid-March and now includes more fresh greens! The Spring Share ($300) starts the third week in March and goes 10 weeks until the end of May, and includes the sweetest salad greens you can imagine, along with radishes, scallions, and other such tender green things.  Winter and spring shares can be bundled for a total of $550 for the two seasons. Pick-up is at our new Farm Store on the North Amherst Community Farm (1089 North Pleasant Street in Amherst) seven days a week. EBT-SNAP benefits are accepted for all shares and for purchases at the farm store.

Prices: Regular Veggie Share: $761, sliding scale of $685 to $835

Flexible Veggie 10-share: $360

PYO Pass: $300

Winter Veggie CSA: $330

Fall and Winter Veggie CSA: $600

Spring Veggie CSA: $330


Distribution Details:

Summer/Fall, 23 weeks from June to Nov 23

On farm at farm store, 1089 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Weekdays 10 am-7 pm, Weekends 8 am-7 pm

Fall, First week September to first week November

On farm at farm store, 1089 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Weekdays 10 am-7 pm, Weekends 8 am-7 pm

Winter, 2nd week of November to middle of March, biweekly

On farm at farm store, 1089 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Weekdays 10 am-7 pm, Weekends 8 am-7 pm


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

CSA type by product



Raspberries, Strawberries

Holiday Product Details

Thanksgiving turkeys
Turkeys from Stillman’s farm available. We will be taking orders for Stillman’s Turkeys until November 13th.

Turkeys are pasture raised and fed an all natural diet at Stillman’s Farm in Hardwick and processed in their state of the art on-farm abattoir.
Small (10-15 LBS) – $99.00
Medium (16-19 LBS) – $124.00
Large (20-23 LBS) – $149.00

We require a $50 Deposit. The remaining balance will be due at pick up. Call for details.



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