Farmers and Farm Products

It takes a village to press cider!The agricultural vendors at the festival offer amazing, locally grown and produced products that celebrate the bounty of the North Quabbin and surrounding regions. Through on-going demonstrations and workshops you’ll learn to grow your own garlic, experience live honeybees, make an herbal tincture, or delight in a flower garland or wheat weaving. Celebrate this feast of the land, honor the good work of farmers, and rejoice in the harvest season.

Farmer and Farm Product Exhibitors are invited based on past participation, regionality (based in or near the North Quabbin) and quality and diversity of products.  If you live in the North Quabbin region and farm or produce a farm product that you feel fills a unique niche at the festival please contact Ricky before April 1, 2014 at 978-544-7564 to talk more.

To give a sense of our great community of exhibitors, our 2013 agricultural vendors are below. This list will be updated for the 2014 festival by July.

  • Artisan Beverage Cooperative, formerly Katalyst Kombucha, Greenfield MA: various kombucha beverages.
  • Balky Farm, Northfield MA: Quilts, sheepskin, wool felted items, rovings, yarn, meat, preserves
  • Ben’s Bins, Leverett, worm composting, composting toilet wisdom and more!
  • The Beancake Company, Sunderland MA: beancakes in 4 flavors
  • Birch Moon Farm, Shutesbury MA: Herbal teas and body care
  • Chase Hill Farm, Warwick MA: Organic cheeses including garlic cheese
  • Colrain Mountain Candleworks, Athol MA: handpoured soy wax candles and bears
  • Companions of Health, Wendell MA: Aloe and Fig plants, shitake mushrooms, herbs, aloe
  • Cooleyville Farm, New Salem: Maple syrup and garlic, (and portable sawmill demo too in the North End).
  • Clearview Compost, Orange: compost education (Sun only)
  • Dancing Bear Farm, Leyden MA: Garlic, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and plants
  • The Farmstead, Leverett MA: Cedar garden accessories, perennials, dried flowers
  • Forestopia, Shutesbury MA: agroforestry grown cocoa, spices and nuts
  • Four Star Farms, Northfield MA: Locally grown grains and milled flours and cornmeal
  • Hedgie’s Hot Stuff, Belchertown MA: Salsa, relish, rubs, jam
  • Hettie Belle Farm, Warwick MA: Organic pastured turkey, chickens, pork, beef & meat CSA
  • The Kitchen Garden, Sunderland MA: Garlic, root and fall veggies,  herbs
  • Linabella’s Gourmet Garlic Farm, Oakham MA: Six varieties of pesto, garlic, garlic chocolate chip cookies
  • Montague Chile Roasters, Montague MA: on-site green chile roasting
  • Myron’s Fine Foods, Millers Falls MA: sauces and marinades
  • New Salem Preserves, New Salem MA: Apples, pears, preserves, and cider
  • Niemi’s Apiary, Athol MA: Honey, beeswax candles, beekeeper’s handcream
  • Pollinators Welcome, Turners Falls MA: pollinator habitat and garden design
  • Popple Camp Alpaca Farm, Phillipston MA: Alpaca knitted products
  • Prospect Hill Farm, Royalston MA: Wheat weavings and dried materials, mushrooms
  • Rachel’s Everlastings, Orange MA: Herbal and dried flowers, wreaths and swags
  • Real Pickles, Montague MA: Raw, local organic naturally fermented pickles
  • Roots, Fruits and Greens, Wendell MA: veggies, herbs, and fruit
  • Saw Mill Site Farm, South Deerfield MA: Assortment of Horseradish Products
  • Seeds of Solidarity Farm, Orange MA: Great assortment of garlic for planting, garlic braids, fall veggies, handcrafted cedar meditation benches, hot peppers and ristras!
  • Stefan Maier Solar Power, Orange MA
  • Stockbridge Farm, South Deerfield MA: Lavender and Herbal products, garlic salt and pepper
  • Sweetwater Farm, Petersham MA: organic grass fed lamb and grass fed beef, wool, garlic, cider and maple syrup
  • Totally Tulasi, Millers Falls MA: Tulasi herbal products, plants and tea
  • Warm Colors Apiary, S. Deerfield MA: honey, beeswax candles and products
  • Western Mass Permaculture Guild: eduction and demonstrations about permaculture and sustainable living
  • White Buffalo Herbs, Warwick MA: Handmade organic herbals, teas, and aromatherapy products
  • Woodcock Farm, Belchertown MA: fleece, roving, yarn and hand-knitted and woven products