Directions to Old Friends Farm for order pick-ups:
Please note that we do not have a farm stand.
Directions are for pre-arranged orders only.
593 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Be sure to follow the following directions (not just the street address),
as our farm is set back from the road:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, please wear mask and be ultra respectful of local and state covid-19 parameters. Thank you for keeping our workplace safe and supporting our farm!
From the center of Amherst, take 116 South (South Pleasant Street) 3/4 mile from the town green. Just past the Common School on the right you will see a white house at 593 South Pleasant St. Turn right into the driveway and continue straight up the hill (10 mph please!) As you go up the hill, you will pass a white house, a blue barn, a red metal building, all on the right, and a wooden barn within a fenced-in corral on your left. The road will briefly become paved again. Turn left before the crest of the hill towards the buildings and greenhouse. Drive past the greenhouse and turn right. There is a silver walk-in cooler is facing the parking lot in the building attached to the greenhouse. Park as close as you can to the cooler. Your order will be on the shelf just inside the sliding door (or on a cart labeled with your name).
*Please make sure the sliding door to the cooler is closed tightly before you leave.* Thank you!
Important notes about picking up your Special Order:
SIZE OF ORDER: Please be sure to have enough room in your vehicle (or multiple vehicles) that will safely fit your order for transporting. Flowers transport well being snug, except for open lilies, which need some space! Please plan accordingly!
THE LAST ERRAND: Flower pickup should be the last thing that is done on your list of errands so that your flowers are not sitting in a car wilting or freezing!
STORAGE: Flowers will store best in cool conditions, out of direct sunlight. Corsages and boutonnieres should be put into a refrigerator, or kept in a portable cooler. If you are picking up the flowers several days before the event, or it is especially hot, have someone check the water level each day. Some flowers, like sunflowers and peonies, are heavy drinkers.