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 offer delicious and high quality organic vegetables, grass-fed meats and pasture-raised eggs through a CSA program, a farm stand on-site and at the Amherst Farmers Market. Located on land preserved from development by tremendous community effort.–We will have a new farm stand that will be open 7 days a week starting in Spring 2017, and offering beautiful organic produce from our farm and many other local farms and food producers.–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). EBT-SNAP benefits are accepted.-Pick-up is at our new Farm Store on the North Amherst Community Farm (1089 North Pleasant Street in Amherst) seven days a week. Kids are welcome at all farm events.–The Spring Share ($300) starts in the third week in March and goes 10 weeks until the end of May. Simple Gifts will have the sweetest salad greens you can imagine, along with radishes, scallions, and other such tender green things. Carrots and strawberries will hopefully be available sometime in May. Distribution is weekly Thursday and Friday 12-6, and Saturday 8-6, self-serve at the farm on North Pleasant Street.–The biweekly Winter CSA runs from the first week of December-mid March and now includes more fresh greens! Each share includes one-half bushel of winter squash distributed to members in December; 10 pounds per biweekly distribution (eight distributions total) of storage crops such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, parsnip, turnip, kohlrabi, and cabbage; three-five fresh vegetable items per distribution such as salad greens, sweet salad spinach, kale, scallions, radish, or bok choy; and pick-your-own kale while it lasts. The winter share is available for a cost of $300 and can be bundled with a fall or spring share for a total of $550 for the two seasons.

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) 323-9608

Stand open afternoons June-November.

You’ll also find: Hedgie’s Hot Stuff

Our Customers

Community Supported Agriculture

Summer, Fall
Tuesday pickup:

1089 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Call: (413) 323-9608
E-mail: simplegiftsfarm@gmail.com

Summer, Fall, Winter
Thursday pickup:

1089 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Call: (413) 323-9608
E-mail: simplegiftsfarm@gmail.com

Winter
Friday pickup:

1089 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Call: (413) 549-1585
E-mail: simplegiftsfarm@gmail.com
CSA Manager(s): Jeremy Barker-Plotkin and David Tepfer
Winter Share Pickup is Thursday, Friday 12-6, and Saturday 8-6 on Alternate weeks, December through March

Summer, Fall, Winter
Saturday pickup:

1089 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Call: (413) 549-1585
E-mail: simplegiftsfarm@gmail.com
CSA Manager(s): Jeremy Barker-Plotkin
See full CSA details in our farm description.

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