Byline: By Noah Baustin

The wet weather last year was a disaster for fall crops. But this year, farmers around the Valley are reporting that more favorable conditions are...

Valley Bounty: Gobble, gobble

11/2/19

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, November feels like turkey season. But for turkey farmers across the Valley, the birds have been on their...

Each year, as the grass growth stops in the autumn, beef and dairy farms take their cows out of the pasture. “If you leave them on the grass for...

Neil Pomeroy had never heard of spaghetti squash before he began getting requests to grow it a decade ago. These days, it’s Pomeroy who is...

Fall is here. “We have definitely turned the page in terms of seasonality,” Dan Kaplan, who manages Brookfield Farm with his wife Karen Romanowski,...

“I don’t remember seeing this many apples on the trees for quite a while,” Aaron Clark told me during a recent conversation. Clark runs Clark...

The Valley is back to school. “It is peak vegetable and peak student season,” Maida Ives, manager of farm operation and education at Amherst...

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,...

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