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Customize your share during the customizing period(December)
Pick up your share at our annual distribution at one of our 3 distribution locations in Haldey, Waltham and Simsbury CT (January)
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The module below shows the complete list of productts with descriptions and photos and allows you to play with a demonstration customizing form so you can see how customizing works!
Meet the Farmers and Learn about Their Beautiful Farm Crafted Products!
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,...
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...
Abe Hunrichs and Maddie Elling 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. We’ll be offering their:...
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...
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"...
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...
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...
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...
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
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!
What Our Members Are Saying
These are just a few examples of the overwhelmingly positive experiences our members report!
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!
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!
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.