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Rootastes x Kitchen Garden Farm

Rootastes x Kitchen Garden Farm

The root of what we do is summarized with Eat. Real. Food. It’s our slogan and our way of life. Along with the health benefits of sourcing locally, we also believe in the economic benefits of supporting our community.

Kitchen Garden Farm is a 50-acre, certified organic vegetable farm owned and operated by Tim Wilcox and Caroline Pam.

Kitchen Garden Farm is located in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, the prime agricultural region of Western Massachusetts. The farm consists of 50 acres of rich river bottom soil with fields on both sides of the Connecticut River, in Sunderland and Whately. The farm's home base is located on S. Silver Lane in the center of Sunderland, about five miles from UMASS Amherst.

Caroline and Tim started the farm in 2006 on 1 acre of rented land, and have expanded the farm greatly in recent years. All of the new land they have brought into cultivation had previously been farmed by conventional growers in the area. Kitchen Garden Farm is doing the important work of converting prime agricultural land in their community to Organic production. Caroline and Tim are committed to growing healthy soils by cultivating a wide range of biodiverse crops, improving crop rotation and cover cropping.   

Photos and Information courtesy of Kitchen Garden Farm

Their growing practices reflect a deep commitment to the quality of their products, the health of the land and the safety of their workers. They only use natural products and sustainable techniques to grow their vegetables. Their farm is USDA certified organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers. Healthy soils grow better tasting, more nutritious food.

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