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Mi Tierra Tortillas: For the Love of Local!

Astarte Farm grows a wide range of nutritious vegetables while also working to keep the land (and food) as close as possible to how the Earth intended. Their practices are rooted, literally, in leaving the roots alone and letting things ‘go their own way’ with no-till, a forward-thinking farming philosophy that intriguingly reverts back to the natural order...

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Astarte Farm: A Better Way to Grow

Astarte Farm grows a wide range of nutritious vegetables while also working to keep the land (and food) as close as possible to how the Earth intended. Their practices are rooted, literally, in leaving the roots alone and letting things ‘go their own way’ with no-till, a forward-thinking farming philosophy that intriguingly reverts back to the natural order...

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Two Mamas Farm: Making Life a Bit Sweeter for All

Two Mamas Farm is a local organic maple syrup producer based in Cummington, MA, and authentic in every sense of the term. Certainly, their syrups are organically produced and pure, thanks to their permaculture-centered approach to traditional syrup-making methods. They are also LGBTQIA+ owned in a field where few operate. Furthermore, they are committed to a just and sensible way of doing business that is both inclusive and truly locally focused; qualities that are deeply needed in farming today...

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Winter Moon Roots: The Farm Our Food System Needs

Rosendo Santizo immigrated to the U.S. from Guatemala in 2005 and soon started working for a number of farms around Western Massachusetts before he was hired at Winter Moon Roots. From there, he gained a passion for farming and worked hard to build up his skills and acquire knowledge in the field of agriculture, learning everything he could about not only growing, harvesting, and understanding the plants themselves but also operating the farm as a local business...

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Artisan Beverage Co-op: Cooperation Among Cooperatives!

In recognition of Co-op Month this October, we visited Artisan Beverage’s facilities in Greenfield, MA to hear the story of their co-op, and to see how their two popular product lines—Katalyst Kombucha and Ginger Libation—are made! We learned a bit about their roots, why they joined forces to become a cooperative, and how this empowered local workers, strengthened their business and improved our Valley communities...

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