Byline: By NOAH BAUSTIN

“Don’t be one of the people who lets strawberry season pass them by. The trick with berries is to get them while you can,” said Dave Wissemann...

Martha Stewart’s a fan. 

5/31/19

Amy Klippenstein and Paul Lacinski didn’t set out to be the largest local yogurt producers in western Massachusetts. “The idea was to homestead...

Valley Bounty: Rhubarb candy

5/24/19

David Kaskeski has been more than pleased with his rhubarb harvest this year. “Our rhubarb is really nice,” he said. “Great color, long stems, nice...

Valley Bounty: Wild leeks

5/17/19

Anna Meyer of Hart Farm in Conway becomes a detective each year at the end of April. “I’m always looking out when I’m driving around,” she said...

Valley Bounty: ‘Hadley grass’

5/10/19

Our local asparagus, often called “Hadley grass,” is considered some of the best in the country. I recently spoke with Donna Calabrese, who runs...

 Early May represents an in-between season when storage coolers are close to empty but the earliest field crops haven’t come in yet. Fortunately...

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 in the barn. I...

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 the...

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...

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