Farm Feast

Growing Food, Farms and Community Since 2005

Heritage Grains Share

More than 23 selections of Ancient and Heirloom Flours, Grains and Beans in an annual distribution every winter!

Oats, Cornmeal, Buckwheat, 5 Ancient and Heirloom Wheats, 7 Stone Ground Flours, Popcorn, Rye, 4 types of Heirloom Beans and more!

The Local Rice Share!

Enjoy the first rice ever produced on a commercial scale in New England!

Grown with deep organic Methods in Vergennes Vt. White or brown rice in 3 size shares.

Farmer's Pantry Share!

Over 60 selections of the finest farm preserves from ten of our most cherished craft producers. Fruit and herb preserves, dried mushrooms, lacto-fermented veggies, hot sauces, terroir honeys, wild seaweeds, apple and ginger preserves, herbal teas, culinary herbs, craft mustards, and more!

Harvesting Tradition

The forthcoming book from our founder, Benjamin Lester, featuring more than 200 full color pages, stunning photography, stories, and recipes to reclaim our Ancient and Heirloom Grains and Beans.

Distribution Information 2021

2021 Primary Distributions Official Information

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Official Timing and locations for distributions

Hadley, MA – Saturday January 30th from 11-5pm, Hadley Farms Meeting House 41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035

Simsbury, CT – Sunday January 31st from 1-3pm, George Hall Farm  180 Old Farms Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070
Waltham, MA – Saturday February 6th from 11-5pm, Gore Place Carriage House, 52 Gore St, Waltham, MA 02453

 

How to come prepared and about Covid compliance and safety at the event

 

This will of course be a Covid compliant distribution. During your customizing process you’ll be selecting a time slot to do your pick up at and we will require everyone to follow all procedures and protocols in order to pick up your share. Only one person per pickup will be allowed in order to maintain Covid compliance.

 

When you arrive at the pick up site you will check-in via email on your phone and we will then put you in the cue and call you in when it is your turn. Please be patient and cooperative as this will be essential to a smooth and easy distribution this year.

 

Of course masks will be required. Sanitizer provided and no more than 25 people allowed in the distribution space at any one time including staff. As usual bring as many grocery totes as you will need to gather and bring your share to you car. We will be assisting anyone who needs help with this process so if you need an extra set of hands we will provide it with our staffing.

 

Once you are inside the distribution please maintain proper social distancing and expect 30-40 minutes to complete your pick up. This year we will be packing your pantry and rice shares for you so just the grain share will require you to do your own weighing and packing.

Sign Up Here for the new 4th distribution in March! (Shutesbury only)Reserve My Copy of Harvesting Traditions!

The Heritage Grain CSA

Over 25 Selections:

The highest quality grains, beans, and stone ground flours
from the best farms in New England.

 The easiest, most cost effective, healthiest and delicious way to eat local year round

 Simple Once a year pick up

 You choose exactly what you want. Shares are fully customizable.

The Farmer's Pantry CSA

The Finest Pioneer Valley Farm Preserves!

 A ten farm collaboration

 Bringing you over 50 types of preserves from fruit and herb, to mushroom, kimchi and much more!

 Easy once per year distribution.

Harvesting Tradition

 

 

The Fourth Coming Book

by our Founder

  Featuring 0ver 200 pages full color pages with everything you need to know about ancient and heirloom grains.

Now that the book is nearing completion, I wanted to let you know that you can pre-order it  and be a part of creating this book.

 Scheduled to ship for Christmas…Order your copy now! Stories, recipes, tips tricks and inspiration in a book

 

The Local Rice Share

 

Paddy Rice Grown by Erik Andrus in VT

 Japanese White and Brown short grain rice. This rice is known as “Seven Sisters”

 Grown with deep organic methods

 Available in 3 size shares at our annual distribution

What Our Members Are Saying

These are just a few examples of the overwhelmingly positive experiences our members report!

Dear Ben,

I’ve been making your cool control whole wheat bread ever since you shared the recipe. It is indeed foolproof, and it is outstanding! Never before have I had success with 100% whole wheat bread and I tried for years. Thank you so much!…

…I made this loaf of rye bread per your instructions and it is outstanding!

Thanks to you, at last I am able to make
consistently excellent 100% whole grain breads.

Now I hope it will be possible to change my 2016 grain CSA from a half share to a full share. I will go the website later on and try to do that.

Many thanks again!

Brent Jackson

Grinding wheat berries and other grains to bake with has been part of our lifestyle for many years.  When Ben started the PVGH CSA, we jumped at the opportunity to buy wheat that was locally grown. Now, we’ve experimented with the different varieties of wheat available from PVGH, and we have learned what our favorites are for biscuits, cookies, crumble, crusts, etc.  The quality is phenomenal, and each year the distribution process has provided increased flexibility of choice. Thank you, PVHG; keep it up!

Linda Farmer
Kim Matland
Ashfield

As someone who chooses not to eat wheat, I’ve gotten a lot of value out of the grain share.

Most of the baking I do is with the oats, buckwheat and corn from the share, which I grind into flour. I’m very happy with the results.

The variety of beans available is wonderful and the popcorn is always a highlight for me.

rave review:
I’ve been making my own bread for years, but this recipe changed everything.  I don’t have to set aside a day anymore, or settle for soda bread. It’s truly only a few minutes in the making—I just have to plan ahead far enough to be able to bake it within a day.  I have changed the recipe several times, and settled on my favorite, made with fresh ground flour, milk and a bit of honey.  Delicious!
Bethany Creeger and Rebecca Williams

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