Tuesday Market will open in a limited way on May 12. Only fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, maple syrup and eggs are permitted to be sold until restrictions by the City of Northampton are lifted.
Our local farmers have been working hard to quickly adapt to the new conditions, implementing safety measures and creating new and innovative ways to get their food to you. Read on to see how our vendors are responding plus even more ways to access local food below.
Until we meet again in the plaza between Thornes and the parking garage, perhaps you can put on some Eli Catlin and virtually shop Tuesday Market. Order some things online, make a plan to visit a farm store or farm stand, email farmers for a special order… Whatever you can do to support our farmers right now will help them tremendously and also nourish you and your family in surreal times.
** UPDATED on May 11, 2020— We will update and add to this list as plans evolve, Check back!
***If you or someone you know is in need of emergency food relief, Grow Food Northampton, the Northampton Survival Center and Community Action of the Pioneer Valley are running the Community Food Distribution Project, with food available Monday through Friday. Details here.
The Winter Warehouse is OPEN 8am-5pm daily and stocked with apples, raw honey, cider vinegar and BBQ Sauce.
Bear Roots Farm
vegetables, meat, eggs, and plants. You can pre-order via email for
pickup on Saturdays or Wednesdays. Email email@example.com with
questions or to get on their email list for a weekly price list.
100 Bryant Street
Cricket Creek Farm in Williamstown, MA has their on-site farm store open daily from 7AM to 7PM, and are fully stocked with milk, eggs, cheese, beef, pork, flour, and many other groceries. They accept cash, cards, and checks. The farm store is self-serve, so folks are frequently able to come and go without crossing paths with anyone else, and they have hand sanitizer set out for public use and are sanitizing door handles and common spaces regularly. It’s also calving season, so there are many young calves available for folks to come see – a nice distraction, and a great way to enjoy the outside and get out and about while still practicing social distancing. You can find them online at www.cricketcreekfarm.com, on instagram at cricketcreekfarm, and on Facebook as Cricket Creek Farm.
1255 Oblong Rd.
Order Grace Hill’s cheese via Mass Food Delivery and have it, along with many other local products, delivered to your door.
Sign up now for Hart Farm’s Local Farm Box CSA. Enjoy fresh, local veggies, fruits, preserves, flowers, eggs, bread, cheese, meat and more! All conveniently delivered to your home. Three sizes available. Deliveries begin in June.
Hungry Ghost is baking bread! Call to order and then pay online. Cash free. They have a covered take out window where orders can be picked up. Please only one person at a time inside the shop. Unless they run out bread it will be available at the window for online payment. Open until they sell out and details may change.
62 State Street
LifeBooch kombucha is now available for safe pickup. Submit your order through firstname.lastname@example.org, or text/call at (413) 437-0697 and they’ll send you instructions for online checkout. They will leave your order on a table outside the brewery and smile and wave at you through the window!
69 Ferry St.
Easthampton MA 01027
You can also pick up Lifebooch kombucha at: Big E’s Supermarket, Cornucopia Natural Wellness Market (delivery), River Valley Co-op, Holyoke Hummus Company (pickup & delivery), My Main Squeeze (pick-up), Tandem Bagel Company (pick-up).
New as of March 28, LifeBooch is now delivering within 20 miles of Easthampton.
Old Friends has launched an online store with their own produce and products plus more from other trusted growers including our own Sweet Birch Herbals, Full Moon Ghee and Grace Hill cheeses. Order online and pick up in Amherst. Learn more: https://oldfriendsfarm.localfoodmarketplace.com/Index
Red Barn Honey products are available for delivery at Mass Food Delivery available at Big E’s Supermarket in Easthampton and Cornucopia Foods (local delivery and curbside pickup) in Northampton. You can also arrange for contact-free pick up at 43 Fort Hill Terrace, Northampton by reaching out directly to email@example.com.
Red Fire Farm’s farm stands are now open in Granby and Montague. More details here:https://www.redfirefarm.com/find-our-produce/farm-stands-2/
Now is also the time to preorder CSAs that will begin in June.
Ways to bring Herbs, Tea, and Ghee into your kitchen given the unique time we’re in: Order local products and farm fresh veggies directly to your door –Full Moon Ghee and Sweet Birch Herbals is available from Mass Food Delivery. Order Online and ship: www.sweetbirchherbals.com or www.fullmoonghee.com. Pick up- place orders directly with Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org or order online and skip the shipping cost using coupon code: ASHFIELDPICKUP. Also available at these local stores: Full Moon Ghee can be found at over 30 local stores. Now offering Hand Sanitizer and Anti-Viral packages.
Wingate Farm has organized a pre-order of fresh produce and eggs with pick up locations in Leeds, Greenfield, Brattleboro and at the farm in Hinsdale, NH. For information and to fill out our pre-order form visit the website. Wingate’s eggs are also available for delivery and pickup vis Sunderland Farm Collective.
Underline Farm has pork and beef available for pickup at the farm in Ashfield. On-farm pickups available by appointment- email to arrange. You can also pre-order your meat CSA for the 2020 season or pre-order chicken on their website. Underline’s eggs, pork, and chicken can be found at McCusker’s Market in Shelburne Falls, MA.
Other Ways to Access Food Locally:
**We will be sharing a full list of EMERGENCY FOOD resources soon, below are some options.
Crimson and CLover’s Farm Store is now open for the season in Florence. Order online for curbside pickup. SNAP and HIP accepted.
Now accepting sign-ups for their CSA, including the SNAP Share that Grow Food Northampton supports. For those paying with SNAP benefits, a 20-week or 24-week CSA share is half-price or less thanks to our discount and HIP reimbursements.
Free Breakfast and Lunch in Northampton on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Northampton Public Schools will be providing meals to children under the age of 18. Times and locations can be found here in English and in Spanish. Please note the days have changed from Monday- Friday to Tuesday and Thursday. Students will receive 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches on Tuesdays and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Thursday. No proof of age, residency or income needed.
Curbside Pickup available– allow 3-4 days for order processing.
Food Distributions at Jackson Street School Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00-3:00pm. Deliveries to housing communities on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00am-12:00pm. More details here: Community Food Distribution Project
Hours and locations:
Monday: 11:30 – 1:30pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church
Tuesday: 11:30 – 1:30pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church
Wednesday: 6:00 – 7:00pm at Edwards Church
Thursday: 11:30 – 1:30pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church
Saturday: 11:30 – 1:30pm at Edwards Church