Saturday, September 6, 2008

Stone Soup Farm

Just down the road on Jackson Street is Stone Soup Farm, one of the first farm stands I discovered and visited. I had my camera with me, so I was able to take a couple of shots -- outside and in.

While poking around inside, I ran into Annie, who runs the farm stand and works the fields. She had just returned from a run to the farmers market and chatted with me a bit about the farm and the stand and how the whole setup worked. Crops available in early September included potatoes (red & white, $1.50/lb), corn ($.50/ear), garlic, onions (white & purple, $1.50/lb), peppers (red, yellow, orange, green, purple), carrots, corn, herbs, tomatoes, lettuce, eggplant, leeks, and peaches. They also carry some local natural honey and herbal products from Banyan Moon Botanicals, as well as glass pendants & earrings and garden sculptures. Also included on location is a pick-them-yourself flower garden and community gardens -- read all about it on their website. It's a very community-oriented farm encouraging family participation.

You can purchase fresh produce at the farm or join the CSA or visit their table at the Belchertown Farmers Market. And if you go to the farm itself, be sure to read the newspaper article posted up on the fridge.

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