Visit Solidarity Handworks, our sweet farmstand located at our site, 165 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange. We are famous for our delicious salads and greens, grown in fertile soil in our solar greenhouses and available March through November (at least!). The farmstand is open daily, self-serve and our cooler is powered by a solar electric system. Heirloom and gorgeous vegetables fill the shelves at the height of the season. We sell most of our garlic at the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival but any left will go in our farmstand in October for your planting and eating pleasure.
Solidarity Handworks also showcases Ricky’s beautiful, sacred rustic furniture for sale or order, as well as produce and art from our neighbors on Chestnut Hill Road. The hill and the farmstand are special places, please do come by.
Your purchases support our livelihood as a family working with the land, and while they do not fund the work of the non-profit directly, farm product sales enable us to be of service to our community. We thank you, and hope you enjoy the bounty!
The phone number for the farm, and Solidarity Handworks if you wish to talk about and place an order for meditation benches, altars and other cedar, handcrafted rustic furniture, is 978-544-7564. Ask for Ricky, and feel free to leave a message.
At the farmstand, there is always some interesting reading about upcoming events, or Ricky’s “cooler blog,” his notes on life, food, farming, and community left for visitors on the cooler door, such as this excerpt:
Tuesday Aug 29: We survived the hurricane of 2011. Many farms did not fare well. When I was looking for my first farm 25 years ago the place to look for was river-bottom land. Now river-bottom land gets 100-year floods, three years in a row! Things have changed and we must adapt. Farming up in the hills, cities, suburbs–making soil is the future. May all neighborhoods everywhere come together to create resilient and healthy communities. In solidarity, Ricky