The Farmer's Pantry CSA

The 2018 Farmer's Pantry Share

1/2 share
$165/Year
  • 10 incredible artisan farms featured. Dried mushrooms, seaweeds, Herbal teas, culinary herbs, Hot sauces, fruit preserves, lacto-fermented veggies, spice rubs and blends, ginger preserves, Ghee, and cider products!
  • Designed for singles and couples! You can select exactly which preserves you would like and how much you’d like of each.
  • Over 60 choices to mix and match from! Try one of each or focus in on the things you want enjoy the most! There are 7 types of tea, 4 types of culinary herbs, 4 types of seaweed, 4 types of mushrooms and 2 types tincture, 6 types of lacto-fermented veggies, 3 types of hot sauce, 5 types of ghee, 8 types of fruit preserves, and 3 types of cider products!
  • Customize Between Christmas and New years online with your unique customizing link you’ll receive on Christmas morning!

  •  Pick up your share in:

  • • Western MA the last Saturday in January 2019 at Brookfield Farm.

  • • The Boston area the first Saturday in February 2019 at Codman Community Farm in Lincoln.

  • • Westchester New York at Hannover Hilltop Farm the last Sunday in January 2019

  • • Simsbury Connecticut is the first Sunday in February 2019

  • Select your exact pick up time when you customize your share between Christmas and New Years Eve!

The 2018 Farmer's Pantry Share

Whole Share
$325/year
  • 10 incredible artisan farms featured. Dried mushrooms, seaweeds, Herbal teas, culinary herbs, Hot sauces, fruit preserves, lacto-fermented veggies, spice rubs and blends, ginger preserves, Ghee, and cider products!
  • Designed for Couples and Families! You can select exactly which preserves you would like and how much you’d like of each.
  • Over 60 choices to mix and match from! Try one of each or focus in on the things you want enjoy the most! There are 7 types of tea, 4 types of culinary herbs, 4 types of seaweed, 4 types of mushrooms and 2 types tincture, 6 types of lacto-fermented veggies, 3 types of hot sauce, 5 types of ghee, 8 types of fruit preserves, and 3 types of cider products!
  • Customize Between Christmas and New years online with your unique customizing link you’ll receive on Christmas morning!

  •  Pick up your share in:

  • • Western MA the last Saturday in January 2019 at Brookfield Farm.

  • • The Boston area the first Saturday in February 2019 at Codman Community Farm in Lincoln.

  • • Westchester New York at Hannover Hilltop Farm the last Sunday in January 2019

  • • Simsbury Connecticut is the first Sunday in February 2019

  • Select your exact pick up time when you customize your share between Christmas and New Years Eve!

Meet the Farmers and Learn about Their Beautiful Farm Crafted Products!

 

Old Friends Farm

We are proud to be farmers.  We love what we do and we love helping to facilitate the connection of agriculture and community. Ginger Syrup is a delicious way to capture the freshness of our ginger and let the culinary adventures begin!  Add it to tea, ice cream,...

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Full Moon Ghee Made in Montague

Honoring a practice rooted in the ancient texts of India, we make our ghee on the full moon, a time of heightened essence, vitality, and expansion. We begin with the finest locally sourced butter and simmer it down to its essence, infusing the ghee with intentions of...

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Hosta Hill Abe and Maggie – Lacto Fermentation Wizards

Abe and Maggie Jenks have been producing the highest quality Sauerkrauts and Kimchis I have ever encountered(and I’ve tried a lot) and we are so pleased to offer their outstanding products as part of the Farmer’s Pantry Share. Not only do they source there ingredients...

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Larch Hanson – The Seaweed Man!

Larch Hanson's Seaweeds Kelp Alaria Dulse Digitata Through seaweeds, the earth's sea-blood strengthens our own sea-blood that we carry within us. Seaweeds are an excellent source of trace minerals in our diet. As our air and water become more acidified through...

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The Kitchen Garden – Sriracha and Roasted Chili Salsas

 Habinero, ghost and regular Sriracha How It's Made We start by selecting fully ripe peppers from our fields, which we grind with the garlic, sugar and salt and allow to ferment for 4-10 days depending on the ambient temperature. After fermentation, the pepper "mash"...

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Carr’s Family Ciderhouse

Carr’s Ciderhouse is a family­ run operation committed to handcrafting small batch apple cider­based products for the pantry. Our historic orchard is located on the northwest slope of Mt. Warner in Massachusetts, overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful Connecticut...

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Fungi Ally – Willie Crosby

Fungi Ally strives to bring mushrooms and all their benefits to the forefront of the pioneer valley. By offering fresh locally grown mushrooms we hope more people can take advantage of the medicinal and culinary wonders mushrooms offer. We cultivate our mushrooms in...

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Full Kettle Farm

Full Kettle is a one acre herb farm run by Greg Disterhoft located in Sunderland Massachusetts. We grow a wide selection of fresh and dried herbs for tea blends, culinary use, medicinals, and essential oils. We grow almost everything by hand, using a rototiller...

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Cheshire Garden

Fruit Preserves "Jewels in a Jar" Grown and made by Patti Powers in Winchester NH Softly-set Preserves made with less sugar than ordinary jams No added pectin or other thickeners No preservatives Vinegars Prized for their beauty as well as their flavor, our herbal...

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The Farmer’s Pantry CSA Share

Evolution and Innovation in Community Supported Agriculture

Farmer's Pantry Collage

Here in the Valley we’ve been blessed with not only some of the best farmland in the world but some of the most dedicated and quality oriented farmers imaginable. This is next step in the evolution of Community Supported Agriculture, The Farmer’s Pantry Share will provide you with easy access to an array of the best farm made preserves anywhere! Simple, delicious, and all in one place!

Once the Grain CSA became an established an effective model for distributing the best grains, beans and flours around the next question was obvious. If this model works so well can we use it to make more opportunities available for a stronger local food system?

The answer was a simple solid yes and in 2016 The Farmer’s Pantry Share was born.

The Pantry Share is an annual distribution available in January/February every year along side the Grain Share distribution that focuses on making it easy to stock your pantry with the best fruit preserves, vinegars, mustards, dried mushrooms, seaweeds, salsas, hot sauces, Lacto-fermented veggies, and more all in one place and fully customizable to get exactly what you would like!

Distribution is in Western MA the last Saturday in January, the Boston area the first Saturday in February, and New York the Last Sunday in January!

Jars of Full Moon Ghee, Cheshire Garden Garlic Mustard and Acorn Kitchen Preserves

Pick Up at One of Our Fun Distribution Events in Amherst and Canton!

Shares Are Fully Customizable!

Over 50 Unique and Exceptional Products to Choose From!

Enjoy Summer All Winter!

Grown, and Preserved by Small Artisan Farmers

Choose From over 50 Farmer/Artisan made preserves to keep you stocked all winter!

Share Items Make Unique Gifts for the Holidays!

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

Sarah Ried

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