When I spoke with Kristen Whittle, she exclaimed, “This is the time of year when eggs are coming out of farmers’ eyeballs!” Kristen owns Little[...]
While most farmers throughout the Valley are still laying the groundwork for the coming season, some local businesses have found creative ways to grow warm[...]
Well before the buds bloom on the trees, the earliest sign of spring on many farms across the Valley is the cry of newly-born lambs[...]
Last month, a wind storm swept across the Valley and at Blossoming Acres Farm in Southwick, the massive gusts ripped the plastic roof off their[...]
During the deep days of winter, JP Welch trudged through snow drifts, chainsaw in hand, felling beech and hemlock trees. JP produces maple syrup on[...]
Storage onions are harvested in August in the Valley, but many farmers continue pulling onions out of storage for sale all the way through to[...]
Each year in July, a steady stream of vegetables begins arriving at Hosta Hill in Pittsfield. I recently spoke with Maddie Elling who, along with[...]
Last October, Deb Habib began cracking bulbs of garlic and filling buckets to the brim with cloves. Deb runs Seeds of Solidarity Farm in Orange[...]
Pastures across the Valley are covered in snow, but we can all find a taste of local summer grass in ghee—which is clarified butter. I[...]
High season for foraging mushrooms is still months away but luckily for all of us, mushroom farmers across the Valley cultivate the tasty fungus indoors[...]
Cabbage harvest wraps up in November, but the leafy green stores well and is available from local farms all winter long.
I recently spoke with Lincoln[...]
Spinach is a remarkably cold-hardy crop. Across the Valley, farmers are spending these wintery February days harvesting the popular green.
I recently spoke with Dan Pratt,[...]