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State farm caucus spells out priorities: Bevy of legislation focuses on food access, farmland and economic development
07-23-2023 9:12 AM

By MADDIE FABIAN

BOSTON — Food access and insecurity, farmland and economic development top the list of priorities for the current legislative session for the Food System Caucus, one of the largest caucuses in the Massachusetts Legislature that’s co-chaired by Sen....


Growing food and friendships: ARPA money boosts gardens at subsidized housing
07-16-2023 10:37 AM

By MERCY LINGLE

NORTHAMPTON — In the community garden at Hampshire Heights, there is a two-person bench, perfect for tenants to sit on and watch as bees pollinate their plants. The garden is modestly sized but hosts an ecosystem of flowers, vegetables, herbs,...


Legislature urged to adopt permanent school meals program
06-29-2023 1:06 PM

By MARY BYRNE

Dozens of superintendents, including a handful from Hampshire and Franklin counties, have signed a letter to lawmakers urging them to make permanent the universal meals program School Meals for All, rather than just extend it for another year.“Being a...


Atlas Farm expanding Mobile Market stops to combat food insecurity
06-18-2023 10:49 AM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

SOUTH DEERFIELD — In an effort to combat food insecurity throughout the Pioneer Valley, Atlas Farm has more than doubled the number of stops its traveling produce shop will make in Franklin County this season.Atlas Farm’s Mobile Market, housed inside...


Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner, Molly Hale of Florence
05-12-2023 4:03 PM

Molly Hale of Florence made this spinach and asparagus roulade with her own homegrown asparagus. She said the recipe came from the Gazette several years ago and that the dish is “elegant but easy to make.”How to enter: @Snap a pic of something...


Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner — Allison Smith of Northampton
05-05-2023 4:18 PM

Allison Smith of Northampton submitted this photo of a salad with red bud flowers and a soft boiled egg, which is from her backyard chickens. She calls the dish Red Bud Breakfast and describes it as “a very local meal.”How to enter: @Snap a pic of...


Valley Bounty: Pioneering Amherst CSA farm is a produce powerhouse
04-28-2023 5:42 PM

By JACOB NELSON

This week at Brookfield Farm, a community supported agriculture (CSA) farm in Amherst, spring crops continue to take root in freshly tilled fields, gratefully soaking up last week’s rain. Just as they grow — slowly at first, then exploding with life...


Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner, Andy Morris-Friedman of Hadley 
04-28-2023 5:34 PM

Andy Morris-Friedman submitted this photo of local beets from the Winter Farmers Market at Hampshire Mall. He said he was preparing the beets for a pot luck when the sun came out and flooded his work space. The light “made the colors come alive,”...


Clarkdale Fruit Farms in Deerfield honored for strengthening local food economy
04-26-2023 12:46 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

DEERFIELD — Since the Clark family helped Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture get on its feet decades ago, the experience has come full circle, with Clarkdale Fruit Farms receiving an award from the nonprofit earlier this month.The...


Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner, Mary Ann Mish of Hadley
04-22-2023 5:17 PM

This dinner is Mary Ann Mish’s equivalent of a corn beef dinner but with a pork shoulder or “daisy ham.”How to enter: Snap a pic of something delicious-looking and send it with your name, town and a sentence or two to features@gazettenet.com!


Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner — Daniel Czitrom of South Hadley 
04-14-2023 5:45 PM

A Passover tradition, Daniel Czitrom made this gefilte fish with whitefish, yellow pike and carp, and served it with white horseradish.How to enter: Snap a pic of something delicious-looking and send it with your name, town and a sentence or two to...


Peaches pummeled: Area farmers report massive peach losses reminiscent of 2016
04-10-2023 9:22 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

The 2023 season isn’t looking too peachy for New England farmers waiting to see if any of their buds survived mid-February’s sub-zero temperatures.It appears that month’s cold snap crippled the growth of the beloved stone fruit typically harvested...


The essential allure of the sugarhouse: Why Steve’s Sugar Shack is the most exclusive place to eat in America
04-03-2023 11:54 AM

There are two main ways we experience taste sensations: swallowing and inhaling. Food and drink have been discussed plenty in the sensory media, tasty inhalants less so.The under-coverage of inhalants could be explained in various ways. Cigarettes...


Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner — John Wilkes, Sr. of Hatfield 
04-01-2023 10:09 AM

John Wilkes, Sr. made made these colorful deviled eggs while practicing for Easter Dinner later this month at his son’s home. He wanted to see how they would come out.How to enter: Snap a pic of something delicious-looking and send it with your name,...


Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner, Finn Carswell of Florence
03-25-2023 10:00 AM

Jerk seasoned mahi mahi is flaky and tender atop salted collard greens and Swiss chard with molasses and white wine. This meal was home-cooked in Florence by Daniel Adelmann, with the main ingredients bought at River Valley Co-op in Easthampton.How to...


There is a season: Rich bread pudding is a lot of luscious
03-18-2023 11:41 AM

By MOLLY PARR

I went back and forth about sharing this bread pudding recipe so close to spring. In fact, my beloved CSA wrote to remind me about remaining available shares and that spring was just days away. However, I didn’t see the email right away because the...


Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner, Denise Barstow Manz of Hadley
03-18-2023 11:39 AM

The Corned Beef Reuben Special for the month of March at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery in Hadley. How to enter: @Snap a pic of something delicious-looking and send it with your name, town and a sentence or two to features@gazettenet.com!


McGovern bill would increase federal reimbursement for school meals
03-13-2023 4:21 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

NORTHAMPTON — With new legislation, U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-MA) hopes to permanently increase the federal reimbursement for school meals.“This is one piece of the puzzle, but it is an important piece,” McGovern said in a phone interview.His bill,...


Rachel’s Table, now part of Jewish Federation, becoming independent nonprofit
03-12-2023 7:21 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SPRINGFIELD — After 30 years under the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts’ umbrella, the food rescue nonprofit Rachel’s Table will become its own standalone organization this summer. The separation will give Rachel’s Table full fiscal,...


Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner, Randi Klein of Northampton
03-10-2023 9:07 PM

These hamantaschen — filled pastries made to share in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim (March 6-7 this year) — are some of dozens that were sent to friends and family all over the country. The name hamantash is a reference to Haman, the...

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