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, press cider, make an herbal tincture, learn to grow mushrooms, relish in roasting chiles, 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.
Fantastic farmers and farm product exhibitors are getting ready for the 2014 Festival! The application period is closed for 2014. 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 978-544-7564 to talk more about participation in the 2015 Festival.
Please learn more about these amazing exhibitors by visiting their website! And of course visiting and shopping at their booth at the 2014 Festival:
- Balky Farm, Northfield MA: Quilts, sheepskin, wool felted items, rovings, yarn, meat, preserves
- Ben’s Bins, Leverett, worm composting, Phoenix composting toilet.
- Birch Moon Farm, Shutesbury MA: Herbal teas and body care
- Chase Hill Farm, Warwick MA: Organic cheeses including garlic cheese
- Companions of Health, Wendell MA: Aloe and Fig plants, shitake mushrooms, herbs
- Cooleyville Farm, New Salem: Maple syrup, produce and garlic
- Clearview Compost, Orange: compost education
- Dancing Bear Farm, Leyden MA: Garlic, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and plants
- Deer Valley Farm Products, Hardwick MA: Garlic
- The Farmstead, Leverett MA: Cedar garden accessories, perennials, dried flowers
- Forestopia, Shutesbury MA: agroforestry grown cocoa, spices and nuts
- Fungially, Hadley MA: fresh and dried mushrooms and products
- Hettie Belle Farm, Warwick MA: Organic pastured turkey, chickens, pork, beef & meat CSA
- The Kitchen Garden, Sunderland MA: Garlic, root and fall veggies, herbs
- MA Department of Agricultural Resources, games and local harvest samples
- MA chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (including a presentation and tree planting Sunday afternoon!)
- Montague Chile Roasters, Montague MA: on-site green chile roasting
- New Salem Preserves, New Salem MA: Apples, preserves, and cider
- Niemi’s Apiary, Athol MA: Honey, beeswax candles, beekeeper’s handcream
- Paranormal Pumpkins, Orange MA (at the Seeds of Solidarity booth)
- Pollinators Welcome, Turners Falls, MA
- 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, Greenfield 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!
- 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
- White Buffalo Herbs, Warwick MA: Handmade organic herbals, teas, and aromatherapy products
- White Oak Timber Framers, New Salem
- Woodcock Farm, Belchertown MA: fleece, roving, yarn and hand-knitted and woven products
Agricultural Organizations with Booths at the Festival include:
Western MA Permaculture Guild, American Chestnut Foundation, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) and more!
Plus, visit the new animal area with Winterberry Farm and their sheep, ducks, rabbits and more; plus the MA Working Steer 4-H Club youth bringing young oxen and calves.