Why we do
Old Friends Farm is owned and operated by Missy Bahret and Casey Steinberg, and is located in Amherst, Massachusetts. Missy and Casey have been friends since attending the University of Vermont ('98). After working on many inspiring farms in the Northeast, they started Old Friends Farm. The farm is in its 11th year. Above is (left to right): Mary Jean (Missy's mom), Casey, Missy, Phillip (Missy's husband), and Roland. Our current employees are listed on the Who's Who page.
At Old Friends Farm, we are passionate about supplying you with healthy, vibrant vegetables and flowers.
We believe in sustainable agriculture, and use only Organic growing practices and post-harvest care. We are Certified Organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers. We use Organic practices for our whole farm, for the edibles and flowers as well. We feel passionate about the environmental aspects of using Organic practices and are proud to offer Certified Organic flowers. Our community's health and the ecosystem we live in is just as important to us as the quality of the food we ingest (and sell to you to ingest!)
Please feel free to ask us about any of our growing practices and about these certifications. We'd be happy to share information with you- Most importantly, we want YOUR certification and trust in how we grow the food and flowers for YOU!
We use a Holistic Goal to help guide us through our business decision making. This is a Holistic Management technique that we have found especially helpful.