Come to our Farm Store for our beautiful organic produce and farm-raised meat and eggs, and for cheese, yogurt, fruit, bread, pickles, and other great local products from our friends and neighbors.

Our animals are healthy and happy, our land is organically and sustainably farmed, and our work is increasingly powered by green energy. We are the stewards of the North Amherst Community Farm (NACF), community-owned land preserved in perpetuity for farming. We run the farm as an ecological unit, integrating vegetable crops and livestock, and connecting our members with their food supply. We also train the next generation of organic farmers through our apprenticeship program.
 

 

 

FRONT PORCH JAMS 

Bring your friends, and your favorite instrument, and hang with us, as we jam into the evening, every third Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.  Local musicians will lead the jam. We'll be serving up our own meats and seasonal grilled vegetables. BYOB! The Farmstore will be open until 8pm on Jam nights.

Scheduled Friday-Night Jams:

  • May 17: Including an Open House to showcase the renovations to our Farmhouse
  • June 21: Strawberry Jam!
  • July 19
  • August 23
  • September 20
 

EDUCATION 

Know Your Plants and Attract More Pollinators!
May 25, at 10 a.m. / Presentation by Larri Cochran

The vast majority of insects have specialized relationships with plants. If we learn a little botany and a little entomology, to better understand which plant species butterflies and other pollinators require as host plants, we'll be able to select plants and design gardens which will attract & support more pollinators throughout the growing season.
 
For this presentation we will discuss:
  • the lifecycles of native butterflies and other pollinators,
  • understanding the difference between nectar and pollen,
  • the importance of host plants,
  • the importance of pesticide-free plants, seeds, bulgs and corms,
  • how to find non-pesticide-treated seeds & plants,
  • how to select the best pollinator-supporting flowering perennials, grasses, trees & shrubs for each season.
There will be handouts for everyone who attends including plant lists, recommendations for nurseries and seed sources, and lists for other resources.
 
Larri Cochran trained in horticulture, and is certified, through Berkshire Botanical Garden's Horticultural Certificate program, serves on the board of the Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association and on the Core Committee of Western MA Pollinator Networks. In addition, she is certified as a Landscape for Life Trainer by the U.S. Botanic Garden/Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. 
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