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, press cider, make an herbal tincture, learn to grow mushrooms, relish in roasting chiles, or promote pollinators. Celebrate this feast of the land, honor the good work of farmers, and rejoice in the harvest season.

Our 2017 farmers and farm product exhibitors are listed below. Please learn more about these wonderful exhibitors by visiting their website. Buy local!  We are full for exhibitors for this year, and prioritize those from in or near the North Quabbin region.

  • Aimee’s Apple Cider Caramels, New Salem MA
  • Balky Farm, Northfield MA: Quilts and blankets, wool felted items, rovings, yarn, meat, preserves
  • Birch Moon Farm, Shutesbury MA: Herbal body care, handmade shoes
  • Chase Hill Farm, Warwick MA: Organic cheeses including garlic cheese
  • Companions of Health, Wendell MA: figs and more.
  • Cooleyville Farm, New Salem: Maple syrup, produce and garlic
  • Clearview Compost, Orange: compost education and small bags of compost
  • Dancing Bear Farm, Leyden MA: Garlic, produce, figs and fig trees
  • The Farmstead, Leverett MA: Cedar garden accessories, perennials, dried flowers
  • Fungially, Hadley MA: fresh and dried mushrooms and spawn
  • Hettie Belle Farm, Warwick MA: grassfed meat and poulty,
  • Kitchen Garden Farm, Sunderland MA: Garlic, root and fall veggies, sriracha
  • Little White Goat Dairy, Orange MA: Raw goat milk products and pastured meat
  • MacDonald’s Farm, special visiting guests and among the original farmers and fermenters!
  • Maple Mama Beverages, Wendell MA: Bottled Craft Maple Spritzers
  • Mass Grown and Fresher/MA Dept of Ag Resources
  • MA chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation
  • MA Working Steer Young Pioneers: Animals and petting zoo!
  • Montague Chili Roasters, Montague MA: on-site green chile roasting
  • New England Wild Edibles, Amherst MA: mushrooms, logs, shitake jerky, bitters
  • New Salem Preserves, New Salem MA: Apples, preserves, and cider
  • Niemi’s Apiary, Athol MA: Honey, beeswax candles, beekeeper’s handcream
  • Old Friends Farm, Amherst MA: ginger, turmeric, garlic and shaved ice sodas
  • Pollinators Welcome, Turners Falls, MA: Nest boxes and other pollinator attractors
  • Popple Camp Alpaca Farm, Phillipston MA: Alpaca knitted products
  • Real Pickles, Greenfield MA: Raw, local  naturally fermented pickles and krauts
  • Sawmill Site Farm Horseradish, S. Deerfield: Variety of horseradish products
  • Seeds of Solidarity Farm, Orange MA: Great assortment of garlic for planting, garlic braids, fall veggies, handcrafted meditation benches, rustic furniture, and mandala tee shirts, cards and prints.
  • Stockbridge Farm, South Deerfield MA: Lavender and herbal products, garlic salt and pepper, seasonings, herbal vinegars
  • Sweetwater Farm, Petersham MA: veggies, garlic, eggs, beef, pork and chicken
  • Sweet Birch Herbals,  Montague MA: teas, elixirs, and Full Moon Ghee
  • Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, info and games!
  • 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

Don’t miss: Horse-drawn Hayrides with Brian Hubbard!

Check out the new Portal to the Future in Festival North End/Renewable Energy Area with an agricultural skills tent for growing ideas! 

Many exhibitors sample their products and do on-going and scheduled demonstrations throughout the weekend.