News

Partying With Homegrown

Comments (0)
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Stephanie Kraft Photo

The place to be on Saturdays in Amherst is the winter farmers’ market, which recently featured accordionist Sophie Crafts “playing down her student loans” and charming children with her dress-alike puppet. SNAP cards were welcome at the market, where shoppers could buy winter produce, locally produced meat, eggs, and bread baked with Valley-grown wheat, maple syrup, suet birdhouses, artisanal soap and more.

The number of winter markets in Massachusetts has increased more than 400 percent since 2009 (to over 40), and the number of people attending them has grown as well; a quiet event in its early days, the Amherst market drew 750 people on this mid-February day.•

Comment:

Name:

Password:

New User/Guest?

Find it Here:
keyword:
search type:
search in:

« Previous   |   Next »
Print Email RSS feed


In Satoshi We Trust?
Outside the Cage
How solid is the case for organic and cage-free egg production?
Between the Lines: Practically Organic
Does the organic farming movement make perfect the enemy of good?
Scene Here: The Kitchen Garden Farm
From Our Readers
Profiles in Survival
Young business owners in retail-rich Northampton get along by getting along.
The Burning Question
Neighbors of a proposed wood-burning plant in Springfield cry foul air