Simple Gifts Farm

1089 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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1089 North Pleasant Street Amherst MA 01002
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3rd party certifications: Certified Organic
Contact: Jeremy Barker-Plotkin and David Tepfer
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About

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 that is open to the public 7 days a week, year-round. The new 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 soil 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

Breeding Stock

Cows (beef), Pigs

Dairy + Eggs

Eggs (chicken)

Fruit

Cantaloupe, Melons, Strawberries, Watermelons

Herbs

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

Meat

Beef, Pork

Nursery + Flowers

Annuals, Bedding Plants, Cut Flowers, Heirloom Seedlings, Herb Plants, Vegetable Starts

Specialty

Lip Balm, Smoked Meat

Vegetables

Arugula, Asian Greens, Beets, Bok Choi, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Chili Peppers, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Edamame, Eggplant, Fava Beans, Fennel, Garlic (cured), Green Beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Microgreens, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions (cured), Parsnips, Peas (snap), Peppers, Potatoes, 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.

 

Our Customers

Community Supported Agriculture

CSA information:-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 ($690) 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 ($320), and a pick-your-own pass for access to our PYO fields alone ($225).   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.

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Just Picked

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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