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The Charmed Life of Goats at Thomas Farm

People have long adored passing on stories featuring depictions of our animal friends with exaggerated, distinctively “human” qualities. Therefore, it is compelling to think that this concept is rooted in some form of truth as the story of Thomas Farm is no fable or fairy tale. Rather, it is the true story of a herd of farm goats who radiate charm and personality in unexpected—and yes—relatable ways...

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Back to our Roots with Sweet Roots Gardens

Owner Sara Coblyn began Sweet Roots Gardens out of a deep passion for gardening. Eventually, she felt an epiphany that would lead her to develop this love into a profession—a hope that she might bring a touch of the very nature that helped her find so much peace to the rest of her local community...

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P'Frogi by Irida: Authentic and Handmade!

Crafting that perfect batch of handmade pierogies can certainly prove challenging for those who are unfamiliar with the art, which is why we love that we can count on our good friend and longtime local vendor Irida Kakhtiranova to pull them off flawlessly every single time...

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Real Pickles: A Co-op Month Success Story

Real Pickles is a great example of an area business that both understands and implements cooperative values thoroughly across every aspect of what they do. One of our longtime partners here in Western Massachusetts, they strive to not only contribute to a culture of respect, equity, and shared prosperity within our greater food system but also within their own walls...

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Through the Seasons with Park Hill Orchard

Nestled under the majestic peak of our iconic Mt. Tom and across a vast expanse of beautiful grassy hills, fields and forests, orchardists Russell Braen and Alane Hartley spend their days trekking across the land, caring for their many rows of fruit-bearing trees and shrubs that feed thousands of Valley residents each year. Park Hill Orchard is a natural paradise where bliss is served daily through the sights and sounds of its environment, such as during the spring bloom or as the leaves turn in the fall...

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