Astarte Farm sits on 6.6 acres of rich Pioneer Valley loam located on the southwest side of the Hadley town common. In 1999, Dan Pratt, an experienced organic farmer, bought the land and began Astarte Farm. The farm became certified organic in 2003 and has been popular around the valley for its great tasting heirloom veggies. In May 2014, we purchased Astarte Farm and with Dan's help have begun growing our own organic fruits and vegetables. In 2014 we sold our produce at the Kendrick Park Farmers Market in Amherst, as well as All Things Local in Amherst and River Valley Market in Northampton.
We are hiring for this season! See our Job Opportunities for a full listing. In these frigid cold weeks of winter I am looking forward to continuing our pollinator and beneficial insect habitat installments and maintaining those areas we have already installed. The diversity and series of blooms we get during the season are enough to inspire me all winter!
2017 After completing a third high tunnel in the fall, we are filling our open spaces with lettuce, radish, peas, carrots, fresh garlic, and over wintered spinach is reaching our customers at River Valley Coop. Looks like a cool wet spring, just what the doctor ordered! Check our Instagram and Facebook for more updates.