Winter farmer's markets; fresh vegetables all winter

Gazetnet pic Fresh and local is not just a summer phrase.  Farming is a year round enterprise, even in the Pioneer Valley.  In the dead of winter greenhouses, hoophouses and root cellars are all brimming with activity. Over the past several years, winter markets of all shapes and sizes have sprung up to nourish us through the months of snow and sleet....

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Artisanal Foods, handcrafted in our back yard: Pekarski’s Sausage

resized_sign__photo_bucket.jpg "This is not a job, it’s a lifestyle," says Mike Pekarski.  A focused and hard working man, Pekarski has a twinkle in his eye when he speaks of the business his grandfather founded six decades ago. Today Pekarski’s has the distinction of being celebrated by the Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, the Republican and Martha Stewart.  Those accolades came from a family’s strong determination and commitment to quality.