Byline: By NOAH BAUSTIN

Linda Enerson is on a mission to breed rare and heirloom vegetable seeds here in the Valley. Enerson has run the Ox and Robin Farm seed company in...

Temperatures have dipped down into the 50s during the nights this week. With September just around the corner, it feels as though summer has...

Late August is exciting because it brings the short window here in the Valley when cantaloupe is in season. I recently spoke with Charlie and Marla...

The field tomato harvest is in full swing at farms across the Valley. For Dean Landale, owner of The Bars Farm in Deerfield, the tomato harvest...

Valley Bounty: Hot, hot, hot peppers

8/10/19

On farms across the Valley, pepper season has kicked into gear. The peppers are looking good at Kitchen Garden Farm in Sunderland, said Tim Wilcox,...

Steve Sapowsky knows that the Valley community starts looking for local sweet corn on the Fourth of July.“People have gotten used to it but it’s...

Ben Clark reports that the peach harvest is off to a great start. “So far, it’s been amazing flavor,” he told me. Ben Clark, along with his father,...

Last week, Susan Pincus hosted a tour group of 20 teenagers on Sawmill Herb Farm, the farm she owns in Florence. “I was walking them around to all...

The last piece of art Genevieve Burnett created was an embroidery picture of her cat, Pipsqueak. The beginning of her stay in hospice had been...

Valley Bounty: Raspberries

7/12/19

By the Fourth of July every year, phone calls are already rolling in to Joe and Donna Pease. The question on everyone’s mind: when will raspberry...

Liz Adler is glad it’s June. On Mountain View Farm in Easthampton, which Adler owns with her husband Ben Perrault, May is a month of tireless work....

Valley Bounty: Swiss chard

6/14/19

The Swiss chard harvest recently began on Bardwell Farm in Hatfield. It was nearly three weeks later than usual. “Last year, we had a nice warm...

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