Hilltown Families

Enter to Win a CSM Share from Goldthread Herb Farm in Conway This summer Goldthread Herb Farm in Conway, MA is embarking on their fifth season of providing Community Supported Medicine...

Safe, Healthy Food Choices: Resources for Families in the Pioneer Valley This past Tuesday, May 29th, Hilltown Families and the Hilltown Non-GMO Workshop Group hosted a community conversation, Safe and Healthy Food...

CISA’s 2012 Locally Grown: Farm Products Guide Released this week, CISA’s 2012 Locally Grown: Farm Products Guide provides a wealth of information and inspiration to families in Western MA eager to...

Enter to Win a Farm Share from Crimson & Clover Farm this Summer! Locally grown food is a great community connector! This past winter families could enjoy Winter Farmers’ Market all...

Annual Harvest Celebrations Highlight Local Food Traditions Autumn in Western Massachusetts is a great time of the year to explore the region. As the seasons change and school buses slow down...

New Monthly Farmers’ Market: Jackson Street Farmers’ Market Debuts Friday, July 8th from 3-7pm Ben James of Town Farm in Northampton, MA writes: We are very excited to announce Northampton’s newest...

Local Food with International Flare Served Up at the Hilltown Spring Festival May 14th, 10am-7pm at Cummington Fairgrounds The eclectic nature of the Hilltown Spring Festival speaks true to the diversity...

Hilltown Families turned five at the turn of the year … and we are celebrating all year long!  This month we are offering 5 Gift Baskets from 5 Local Food Businesses,...

Northampton Winter Fare: Eat Locally Year Round It is possible for families to eat locally year-round, and there is a lot of amazing local food to be had even in the...

Local premiere of Fresh to benefit the Northampton Community Farm! The film Fresh celebrates the innovative farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Grow Food...

Just Look for the Seal of Commonwealth Quality   On September 28th, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) along with farm, fishery and forestry leaders announced “Commonwealth Quality,” a joint...

6th Annual Free Harvest Supper of Local Food Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 On the Greenfield Town Common Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the Sixth Annual Free Harvest Supper...

QUESTION AND ANSWERS Is your garden or CSA loading you up with fresh veggies? Are the heirloom tomatoes coming in yet? What’s your families favorite summer dish made with fresh local...

QUESTION AND ANSWERS It’s Strawberry Season! Share your secret pick-your-own spot to go to with the kids, or favorite farm stand for stocking up on these delicious red jewels!  Here are...

Organic Black Bean Burritos to Gluten-Free Coffee Cake Local Fare Served-Up at the Hilltown Spring Festival There will be something for every taste at the Hilltown Spring Festival, coming up this...

Notes from Nan: Why I Never Invite You to My House for Dinner – BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati – Last week some people were coming to dinner at my...

Peggy O’Neal of Worthington, MA writes: The newly formed Perennial Food Growing Group will be meeting at 6:30p.m. at Warner Farm in Cummington, MA on the following dates: November 10th, 2009...

Amy Pulley of Cummington, MA writes: There will be a Perennial Food-Growing Group Potluck on Thursday, October 15th, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at Warner Farm (4 Porter Hill Road) in Cummington,...

Notes from Nan: What I Learned on my Vacation by Nan Parati: BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Dang it, I know I was supposed to have this finished and sent...

Notes from Nan: Let the Sun Shine In! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati When I was fifteen my parents took me to see the Broadway touring company production of “Hair.”...

Notes from Nan: And to think it happened at Elmer’s! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Man! You just never know who you’re gonna see at Elmer’s. Last week at this...

Notes from Nan: Everything’s Coming up Rosemary . . . for me and for yoouuu! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Congratulations to Del Haskins for being sworn in as our...

Share the Abundance of the Hilltowns! Introducing Hilltown Home Garden Exchange (HHuGE) Wagon opens July 20th, 2009 at the Old Creamery in Cummington, MA. BRING YE! BRING YE! Your carrots and...

CISA Announces: Strawberry Season has Started! Those delicious red berries are waiting for you. The sweet juicy taste of a locally grown, fresh-picked strawberry beats those well-traveled California berries anytime. You...

2009 Guide for Families to Discover Locally Grown Farm Products in Western Massachusetts By CISA Summer’s here and so is the 2009 Locally Grown: Farm Products Guide, a free publication distributed...

Do you grow fruits or veggies at home? Take the lead… Plant more seed! The Hilltown Home Garden Exchange (HHuGE) invites you to encourage home gardening by planting extra and sharing...

Healthy, Local & Organic School Food Now School food: It’s never had a reputation for being good, but these days, it’s downright unhealthy. Obesity and a host of diet-related diseases are...

Maribeth Ritchie of Ashfield, MA writes: On Sat May 23rd the Ashfield Farmers’ Market begins on the Town Common, Route 116 in Ashfield, MA. Market hours are 8:30-12:20. Rhubarb Pie will...

Notes from Nan: Thank you Marian Gray, for making us famous! By Nan Parati, HF Contributing Writer I forgot to tell you guys who don’t read Yankee Magazine that their editors...

Thank you to Erin White of Cummington, MA for sharing this event! Eating’s Not Optional A Workshop and Networking Luncheon on Expanding Food Security in the Hilltowns When: Friday, April 24th,...