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Bulk Orders - corn, carrots, garlic, basil

Red Fire Farm in Granby, MA is doing bulk orders:


What's the deal with bulk orders?
You can order extra vegetables, to eat or preserve, and we'll deliver them to your share pickup location. We offer bulk purchase of the produce that's coming in in big quantities on the farm over the season, so the list will grow and change. Please call and ask if you're interested in bulk ordering any seasonal produce that's not on the list.

CORN - organic, great to freeze - $40 per bag of 60 ears
GARLIC - $1.25 per bulb
BASIL - $6.00 per pound
CARROTS - $38 per 25 LB bag

Please e-mail or call in your orders (413-467-7645) and leave a message with your name, number, how much of each thing you want and your share pickup location. If you get your order in two days before pickup, we'll bring it then; if not, it will come the next week. (Place orders by Mon. pm for Wednesday distributions; by Wed. pm for Friday distributions; and by Sunday pm for Tuesday distributions)

Orders are first-come first-served until we run out of the bounty. Please make sure to note if you want us to contact you in the case that we can't fill your order (and leave your contact info).

You can order bulk veggies and pick them up at any of our distribution locations during the distribution hours, just let us know which one, and make sure to be there. Distribution locations and times are on our website.
If items are in short supply, we'll fill CSA member orders first.

*Bring a check or the exact amount in cash to your CSA pickup* The coordinators don't have a way to make change, so please bring the exact amount for your order. Checks are best. Then ask the coordinator for your order and give them your payment.

*Please don't forget to pick up your bulk order*, because it will end up going to food relief, you'll lose the veggies, and we'll lose produce we might have been able to sell elsewhere.

Workshops in Brattleboro

Post Oil Solutions
2007 (Re)Learning to Feed Ourselves Workshops
Fall Series

Canning With (tomatoes), and Without (string beans) a Pressure Cooker
Saturday, September 8, 10:00-2:00
West Village Meeting House, South St., West Brattleboro
Presenter: Treah Pichette

Mushroom Walk
Sunday, September 9, 10:00-12:00
Bellows Falls Reservoir, Bellows Falls
Presenters: Meg Lucas & Barbi Schreiber

Seed Saving
Sunday, September 16, 1:00-5:00
Brattleboro Savings & Loan community room, Main St.
Presenter: Treah Pichette & Robert King

Extending the Season/Cold Frames
Sunday, October 14
Robert King’s gardens, Putney, VT.
Presenter: Robert King

ALL WORKSHOPS: $5 fee; pre-registration required: 802 869-2141


I'll call these places to make sure the info is still current.

Dickinson Farms - Blueberries and raspberries. 
134 South St. , Granby, MA. Phone: 413-467-3715. 
Containers provided, children welcome with supervision. 
2miles East of Jct. Route 33 and New Ludlow Rd, and/or going south onRt. 202 in Granby, take a left on Ferry Hill Rd. , and follow signs. 
Raspberries, Strawberries, daily from 7am-7pm. Call for Blueberries/Apple schedule. 

Round Hill Orchard - Blueberries and raspberries. 
1 DouglasRd - Rt. 10, Southampton, MA. Phone: 413-562-4985. Horse and sheep tofeed. Offer fresh farm honey. Children welcome w/adult. School &group tours by appt.  Exit 3 off Mass Pike, take Rt. 10N about 3 miles.First left after the Southampton sign. Or South on Rt. 10 fromNorthampton, last right before Westfield.  Open: 8am-Dusk 7 days aweek: mid-July to mid-Oct. 

Sunset Farm -Raspberries. 
Brigham Lane, Amherst, MA. Phone:413-253-2528. No pesticides or chemical weed control.  Farm is on Brigham Lane off Sunset Avenue, downtown Amherst. (10 Acre Farm) Callahead for picking conditions.

Uhhhh ...

Rather than eat local New England, I probably should have made it eat local Northampton or eat local Pioneer Valley. My eagerness always takes over. New England is a bit much. rumorofrain How do you abbreviate Northampton? I don't care for either Noho or Hamp.


[I'll figure out how to organize info later. For now, I'll list all local-ish (to Northampton) blueberry findings here. Check back, as I'll be updating it as I find other sources.]

Pick Your Own

Bird Haven Blueberry Farm
55 Gunn Road
Southampton, MA
Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May through September
Blueberries are on now, $1.85/pound, also offer gooseberries and currants

Val's Verry Farm
81 Parker Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
(413) 525-1565
21 miles from Northampton
Blueberry-picking started several days ago; berries are $1.95/lb.
(PYO raspberries available in the fall.)

River Valley Farm
239 River Road
Whately, MA
(413) 665-2752
Blueberry-picking begins Wednesday, July 11; berries are $3.50/pint
Raspberry-picking is in progress now; $2.95/half-pint
(These sound awfully expensive. Are they?)

Olesiuk's Farm
Off of Woodbridge St (on a small dead end; follow the signs)
South Hadley, MA 01075
(Easily bikeable from "downtown" South Hadley/the Mt. Holyoke campus)
U-pick blueberries, pears, and apples.
Blueberries are (I think) $1 to $1.50 per pound.
Pears and apples are cheaper - something like $0.50 to $0.75 per pound.
(This is all just off the top of my head, but I think my price guesses are pretty accurate.)

More to come later. Hopefully.