Painting of the farm fields by Janet Walerstein Winston

NORTH AMHERST COMMUNITY FARM INC

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A community owned farm for generations to come

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Rainbow over the farm looking west

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Farmland in the heart of the community

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A beautiful landscape available for afternoon strolls

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The farm is leased and operated by Simple Gifts CSA

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Tons of wonderful veggies feed hundreds of local families each year

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SGF's farm apprentice program trains a new crop of young farmers every year

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Seedlings growing with the help of solar hot water heating in the greenhouse

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A small scale livestock program helps build soil fertility

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Edible plant workshop led by local naturalist John Root

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At work with new seedlings in the greenhouse

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Getting to know the pet oxen

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Out in the fields

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SGF oxen team in Amherst's 250th anniversary parade

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Hoophouses in the mist

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Painting of the farm fields by Janet Walerstein Winston

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Sunset on the farm

North Amherst Community Farm (NACF) is a local non-profit devoted to preserving farmland and promoting sustainable farming practices.

Help us raise $10,000 today through Valley Gives!

In 2006 NACF purchased a lovely 35 acre farm stretching from N. Pleasant St. out to a large field on Pine St. The farm is leased to Simple Gifts Farm (SGF), which operates an organic CSA, producing tons of produce for hundreds of local families.

The farm itself is beautiful open space in the heart of our community. The farm paths are open for all in the community to wander and enjoy the scenery and observe a hard working farm through the changing seasons.

NACF's current capital campaign is finishing the job of paying for the farm. Out of the original $1.2 million price for the farm, we have only $200,000 left to go. The goal is very much within sight!

You can help today by donating $10, $25, $100, or more! to help us reach our $10K target for today.

NACF will be a community owned resource for generations to come, managed over the long-term by a succession of farmers with long term affordable leases, and committed to sustainable practices.

SGF, the first lessees, have improved the farm greatly by constructing a well and irrigation system, refurbishing the CSA barn, installing PV panels and solar hot water heating for their greenhouses, and building soil fertility through their small scale livestock program.


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North Amherst Community Farm (NACF) is a local non-profit devoted to preserving farmland and promoting sustainable farming practices.

EIN: 113756955

Reports: Guidestar

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