Join Connie Adams and John Keilch of Yellow Stonehouse Farm in Westfield, MA for a tour of the first organic vegetable farm and CSA in Hampden County. We will share the innovations we have implemented to improve climate resiliency and sustainability, demonstrate the new, lightweight equipment we use in our High Tunnels, and how we use the High Tunnels for season extension and growing cold weather crops during winter, plus show off the shallow tilling implements used in tight spaces that allow us to maintain cover cropping in areas that aren’t planted. We will also discuss the grants we’ve received to improve energy efficiency and equip our farm store to improve the availability of fresh, local produce to our community and how we are working with local food pantries and state agencies as well as providing SNAP-HIP farm shares to help address food insecurity. Join us for an informative romp around the farm!
Accessibility Info: This tour is semi-accessible as we have thresholds between some areas, such as at the store door, and the fields have uneven lanes. Individuals in wheelchairs will either need to be pushed by a helper in their party, or have great upper body strength themselves.
Rain date: September 20, 2022
For more information and to RSVP, contact Connie Adams.