Directions

Please see our Calendar of Events for workshops and open house visiting days. These directions will get you to our site for workshops, and also to our Solidarity Handworks Farmstand, open daily, March to October.  We are located at 165 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange, MA 01364. GPS does not get you here perfectly, so we do recommend using the directions below the map:

From Route 2:

Take Exit 14 (West River Street, Lake Mattawa). Turn South off exit ramp (from the west, turn right, from the east, turn left) onto Holtshire Road. Follow this road approximately 1.5 miles to the first intersection at which point you will see, but not pass a large lake (Mattawa). Turn right onto Chestnut Hill Road. Proceed uphill 1/2 mile to the ” T “. Turn left ( still on Chestnut Hill Rd.). In approx. 1/2 mile the road forks–bear right (still Chestnut Hill –do not take the left fork which is Lower Chestnut Hill!). Continue 3/4 mile. We have two parking areas: one on the left near some strings of colorful prayer flags, or, continue to our farmstand on the left, then turn into our driveway and immediately left to pull into the parking area.  Please note that the house, barn, and parking across the street is our neighbor, not us! Unless you have limited mobility, please park and walk down the driveway if coming for a workshop.

From Route 202:

From points south ( Amherst, Belchertown), take Route 202 north to New Salem. At a yellow blinking light, turn left onto Wendell Road ( just before the New Salem General Store). From points north (Athol) turn right onto Wendell Rd. at the yellow blinking light. Follow Wendell Road approximately 3 miles to the end. There is no stop sign, but the road curves sharply to the right, placing you on Neilson Road. Go 1/8 mile and take the first left which is Crowl Road (a dirt road). Go about 1/2 mile, and it becomes Chestnut Hill Road.  You will see the sign for Seeds of Solidarity and our farmstand on the right.   We have two parking areas: turn right down our driveway, just before our farmstand and then immediately left to pull into one parking area, or continue past the farmstand to another parking area on your right, just before  some strings of colorful prayer flags.  Please note that the house, barn, and parking across the street is our neighbor, not us!Unless you have limited mobility, please park and walk down the driveway if coming for a workshop.