You probably know us from eating our delicious winter carrots, beets, parsnips, Macomber rutabagas, and Asian Radishes after shopping at River Valley Co-op. We love growing for RIver Valley Co-op because their customers have a special love for our local farms.
We’re loving this time of year as all the gourds, root vegetables, and other seasonal bounty start to surface and show up on our shelves! It is bittersweet as the summer produce season is officially over, but you can get excited about the spicy, fall flavors and products that are staples of fall. On the cover of our bi-weekly fresh sales flyer, we are featuring Atlas Farm in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.
Flower season is nowhere near being over just yet! This year, we conducted a flower expert interview to provide our customers with some more knowledge of how your purchase supports the local economy and informs them of local flower practices. We’ve got some of the most perfect specimens from Many Graces Flower Farm and Rooted Flower Farm in Hadley. Check out a couple of our local flower vendors and learn why it's important to support local flower growers!
Fall has to be my favorite time of year, with the crisp weather and the fall harvest it surely has the taste buds heightened. In terms of produce, it has to be one of the most fruitful times of the year as the orchards are ready to sell their produce and that have been harvested.
Here at River Valley Co-op we have several local, family-owned farms, humanely-raised turkeys that are antibiotic and hormone free. Stop by the co-op this Thanksgiving to purchase poultry products from Diemand Farm in Wendell, MA, Misty Knoll Farm in New Haven, VT and finally Stonewood Farm in Orwell, VT.