See All Posts...

Ten Thousand Pounds

Between this weekend’s distribution and the previous one, we moved Ten Thousand Pounds of local, organically grown grains into the eager hands of our CSA members.  There were over 200 people in my living room and kitchen Saturday afternoon scooping their shares, there were five fantastic folks helping us make it all possible, and one […]

Pioneer Valley Heritage Grain – First Distribution 2010

Read More →

WIP – knitting and wheat

Simple Shawl with undyed wool from Cranberry Moon Farm. Fan and Feather Shawl from the book Folk Shawls, with luxurious lambs wool from Barberic Farm (handspun “in the grease”). Two Socks at once from Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks. . New to me – embroidery (it will be a clock!) from Meg‘s awesome book Sew Liberated. Getting […]

Gratitude Friday – Raising the Roof

Last spring, we started building the wall . . . Today, we erected the frame while Cole looked on in amusement and nervousness, and finished putting the roof on just minutes before the rains came pouring down onto the new dried bean harvest.  Hooray! So much gratitude for all the crew who helped, the incredible […]

Emmer with Basil Cream Sauce

After I mentioned this combination last week, I made it again for family this weekend, and decided that I am officially obsessed with this combination.  Which means that I really need to share the recipe with you. First, I should confess that I’m not a huge basil lover.  It’s a bit licoricey for me, but […]

Gratitude Friday -the Harvest

Head on over to to see what we’re grateful for this week – the beginning of the bean harvest!

It’s Our Birthday, So We’re Giving You Local Bread

(us, circa 2007 – Ella was three months old when we opened this space!) That’s right friends, this month marks three years on Main St in Amherst!  We have the most amazing customers, and we’re so proud to be part of this thriving, beautiful community.  To celebrate, we’ve had free birthday cake in past years, […]

Time for a Break

Love her summer cooking outfit – panties with an apron. With a broken camera (oh that fateful final “click!”), family visiting, and no internet at home, the time is ripe for a blog summer break!  Only for a week or so, and then we’ll be back.  In the meantime, pop over to to see […]

Then there were Five

We woke up early Wed morning to bleating.  Ben said, “Do you hear those new lambs?” and I lept out of bed, waking Ella.  She started crying but when Ben told her the new lambs were here, she jumped to her feet, too, tears filling her eyes, hand to her mouth, saying, “Oh, I had […]

Meet Your Farmer this Sunday

Read More →