Hilltown Families

Local Food From Local Farms I discovered a short video about local food and CSA’s in the LocalHarvest Newsletter, March 25, 2009 called “Fridays at the Farm.”  This film is a...

Attention All Locavores By CISA How local can you go? Starting August 15th, Northampton’s River Valley Market will be hosting a month-long “Eat Local America” challenge, along with seventy other co-ops...

As local berries and fruits ripen, finding new ways to use the abundance can be exciting. Pies, cobblers, and tarts are delicious ideas, but fresh fruit shouldn't be limited to desserts-...

Locally Grown: The Farm Products Guide By CISA CISA’s Farm Products Guide, a comprehensive guide to eating and buying locally produced food and farm products, is coming soon to newspapers, food...

Navigating your way around a farmers' market can be enjoyable and rewarding, or incredibly overwhelming. In order to make your next trip to the farmers' market a little better, we've put...

And speaking of authentic good food from other places, we have our guest chef Neftali from Mexico (who makes our El Jardin bread) coming back to cook for us this week!...

Carbon Foodprint By CISA Getting Your Feet Muddy? Understanding the Carbon Foodprint of Local Food You may have noticed, as we have, a flurry of news about the “carbon footprint” of...

Maple syrup production is dictated almost entirely by the weather. Alternating warm days and freezing nights are ideal conditions for sugaring. This winter the ground didn't freeze thoroughly, which means that...

Co-op information night this Thursday @ the Florence Civic Center, 7 pm Come learn the latest co-op news and join the co-op as a founding member-owner! Our next information night is...

(Community) Winter Fare and Ag Education Year-Round By CISA Sooner or later, everyone who is working to get more local food into school cafeterias or incorporate agricultural education into school curricula...

Winter Fare Week 2008: Local Food in the Winter! Eating locally grown food is easy in August when area farmstands are overflowing and a Free Harvest Supper is served on the...

Notes from Nan: Holidays All Over the Place! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati December 31st, 2007 Dear Diary, You know what I’m wearing right now? My pajamas, and I am...

Being a grocer is hard. You have to anticipate and plan and order things weeks in advance. You have to see into the future. You have to know that if there...

Peggy has passed the grocery torch from her steady, capable hands to my trembling, sweaty ham-fists. Although I have already dropped it a few times, I’m determined to get to a...

And the snow came in just in time! I had actually ordered it for Friday, and what I wanted was just a light fluffy bit, not too cold, not too frozen...

Notes from Nan: Big Doings This Weekend BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Fanfare: Brp Br dr Brp Brp Baaaaaaah!: CRAFTED IN THE VILLAGE HAPPENS THIS WEEKEND! So, here at the...

Notes from Nan: Crafted in the Village BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Enjoy an old-fashioned kind of Christmas this weekend in Ashfield with Crafted in the Village A Weekend-Long Celebration...

River Valley Market Come Find Out What the Co-op’s About! Are you yearning to learn more about the co-op’s history, how the co-op will work, when it will open, what the...

The first ever Massachusetts Harvest for Students Week, organized by the Massachusetts Farm to School Project, was a celebration of locally grown food in schools across the state. The week's goals...

Notes from Nan: Happy Thanksgiving! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati For those of you who snickered at me putting up my storm windows yesterday in the snow, well for you...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING As we celebrate the harvest season this week, it would be a great time of the year to show our kids how we can share with our neighbors. Donating...

Here's a good word: Crafternoons -- that's what we have at 2pm on Saturday afternoons when everyone brings the crafts they're working on. I thought of that at 4:00 this morning....

Notes From Nan: Chicken Stew & Biscuits BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati New! New! New! Everything is new in the world of time these days! New Nightlight Savings Time (11/04/07...

Notes From Nan: Bonjour and Dostoyevsky! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati So this week we have pure international inter-marriage craziness! We go from France to Russia with wild intermingling of...

Notes From Nan: Back Home Again, Culinarily Speaking BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Gentle Readers, After dining out on the windy steppes of Foodlandia with menus from all around the...

After all, it was the rousing success of our serving of it last year on the Friday after Fall Festival that made us look at each other and say, “Hey! How...

Notes From Nan BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Hey Y’all! Mahn, I got tings to do, yeah! Can’t waste no time on this heah letta, but I got to tell...

River Valley Market Orientation on October 10th Come this March the doors are planned to open at the River Valley Market Co-Op (RVM) in Northampton, a consumer-owned cooperative whose key goal...

So! (You know, that Germans frequently with Exclamation Points speak!) We have yes for you (plural) this week German Food!

Notes From Nan BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Hey! I’m sorry about last week’s post. I was out of town and not able to write it. Mary (the cook) wrote...