Farmers and Farm Products

Each year, the agricultural exhibitors at the festival offer amazing, locally grown and produced products that celebrate the plentiful bounty of the North Quabbin and surrounding regions. Through on-going demonstrations and workshops they showcase the methods for growing your own garlic,  making herbal products, growing mushrooms, roasting chiles, and promoting pollinators. This year we will celebrate this feast of the land, honor the good work of farmers, and rejoice in the harvest season by encouraging you to support our local farmers.  Purchase their products, visit their farms, and sustain their good work. Visit their web pages, highlighted below, for more directions and details.

Below are the wonderful farmers and farm products that are part of our festival family this year. You may find some of them at area farmers markets and other events, so do enjoy their websites and support local food and farms year-round! 

They are committed to promoting human and ecological health by providing people with delicious, nourishing food and by working toward a regional, organic food system. Take a tour of their processing facility   Real Pickles, a worker’s coop, aims to produce the highest quality, traditional pickled foods available, using natural fermentation. They buy their vegetables only from Northeast family farms and sell their products only within the Northeast with 100% organic ingredients.  Learn about their values.

    • Senny’s Sweets, Wendell MA: carmel and maple syrup apples, maple syrup lollipops, maple syrup!
    • Sokoki Falls Farm is a nursery, ecological landscaping service, and forest garden nestled in southeastern Vermont. We believe perennial food, medicine, and resource crops are key to a verdant future. We specialize in chestnut, pawpaw, hazelnut, persimmon, heartnut, walnut, hardy pecan, mulberry, elderberry, and other perennial crops.
    • Sweetwater Farm, Petersham MA: Produce and seeds
    • Sweet Birch Herbals,  Montague MA: teas, tinctures, salves, and Full Moon Ghee
    • 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