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
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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, both open to the public 7 days a week, year-round. 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

Beverages

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

Fruit

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

Herbs

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

Honey + Maple

Honey, Maple Syrup

Meat

Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork

Nursery + Flowers

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

Specialty

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

Spreads

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

Vegetables

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, 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 https://www.simplegiftsfarmcsa.com/events/

Our Customers

Pick Your Own

Strawberries!  For the month of June, we are open every day.

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 ($715) 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 ($330), and a pick-your-own pass for access to our PYO fields alone ($250).   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: $715, sliding scale of $615 to $765

Flexible Veggie 10-share: $330

PYO Pass: $250

Winter Veggie CSA: $310

Fall and Winter Veggie CSA: $570

Spring Veggie CSA: $310

http://www.simplegiftsfarmcsa.com/farmshare/

 

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

Season

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

CSA type by product

Vegetable

Crop

Raspberries, Strawberries

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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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