We are proud to be farmers and passionate about supplying you with healthy, vibrant vegetables and flowers. We love what we do and love the connection between agriculture and community. We encourage you to ask questions about where your food comes from, how it is grown, and what it takes to get from its source to your table.
We are Certified Organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers, have an on-farm Certified Kitchen facility for processing, and are certified by the Commonwealth Quality Program. Please feel free to ask us about any of our growing practices and certifications. Above all, we want YOUR certification and trust in how we grow food and flowers for YOU!
We decided on 4 Core Values (Integrity, Balance, Harmony, and Fun) and created a Holistic Goal to guide us in our business management, and use present tense to help us embody, step-in to, and realize its actuality.
Old Friends Farm Holistic Goal:
Old Friends Farm grows food and flowers with integrity. We offer fair pay to our workers and owners, and foster connection between the community and local agriculture. We are committed to increasing accessibility of local food for all members of our greater community. Old Friends Farm manages the farm to be part of a healthy ecosystem.
Old Friends Farm provides a fun and creative workplace. All people connected with the farm— workers, owners, and customers alike - are respected, cared for, and valued. Old Friends Farm manages its business with integrity, balance and harmony; it creates a high quality product in a positive work space; it provides an environment and schedule where workers can thrive at work and in their off-farm life; and the farm is adaptable and proactive about change. The farm keeps excellent records, has good internal communication and grounded decision making. Old Friends Farm pays attention to the water and mineral cycles, energy flow and community dynamics within the ecological and social ecosystem.
Old Friends Farm is a vibrant part of a healthy community and contributes to the local economy. The land is managed effectively, and is in better condition with each subsequent year. The community is a safe place to live, is diverse and accepting, and the link between sustainable agriculture and a healthy community is valued and actualized.