Apprentice Spotlight – Sylvana Szuhay

Sylvana is a member of our veg team and brings her enthusiasm for working in the elements to work with the land and grow good food for the community. Her childhood in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts really sowed the seeds for her interest in farming. She...

Apprentice Spotlight – Charlotte Lindblom

Charlotte comes to our Veg team to build on her experiences working on small vegetable farms in high school and college. She grew up in Tacoma Park, Maryland, and came to the Northeast to pursue a degree in physics at Mount Holyoke College. While teaching high school...

Cow Lane Update

Despite the heat and humidity of late June, work commenced on an improved cow lane leading to Hawthorne Valley Farm’s fields on the north side of Harlemville Road. For many years, the Farm has used two lanes to access those fields. However, increased use by students,...

Bringing Biodiversity and Beauty to the Landscape

In May 2022, Hawthorne Valley Farm and Farmscape Ecology Program (FEP) teamed up to honor Hawthorne Valley’s 50th anniversary by planting a 350-foot long hedgerow, featuring the valley’s namesake hawthorn trees. Farmers, staff, students from Hawthorne Valley Waldorf...

Farmer Reflections: Building Resiliency

By Spencer Fenniman, Director of Farm Operations As spring comes on in force in the valley, it is a moment to reflect on the past six months of activity on the farm, and how it relates to some of the themes brought up in a film screened here in April, Regenerating...