Book & Plow Farm

The staff of Book and Plow Farm seeks to affirm and celebrate the people who work here. We invite you to the farm to be yourself.

Book & Plow 2020

We are now in our 8th growing season. Book &and Plow Farm has been in operation since the college went remote in March. We have been working with a fantastic group of students who remained on campus to grow vegetables for the Dining Hall, our CSA, and donation to local food pantries. 

We will offer a few on-campus and virtual events this year and are happy to collaborate with campus groups and Professors. Follow our instagram @bookandplow and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date. 

Our Fall Work Study Crew is not FULL. Email Farm Manager Maida at mives@amherst.edu for more information.

Folks who have permission to be on campus are welcome to come to the farm to visit. Please follow all public health guidelines (masks and physical distance).

Follow this link to a series of videos on how to cut your own flowers up at the farm core site.

Professors who want to visit the farm with your class (either in-person or over zoom), email mives@amherst.edu.


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Book & Plow In the News

Read “Better Know a Farmer,” a news article on how the Book & Plow Farm is becoming an Amherst resource for wellness and teaching on climate change, and view a slideshow of the farm’s work.

Monthly Newsletter

Book and Plow sends out a monthly newsletter with updates about what's going on at the farm, events that the farm or friends of the farm are putting on, recipes, articles of interest, musings, pictures, etc. Want to sign up? Click here and we'll add you to the Newsletter List. 

To read our most recent newsletter, click here! This will take you to our most recent newsletter, there is a tab labeled past issues which you can use to access our past newsletters. Enjoy!

Year In Review 2018

Book and Plow Farm workers harvesting in a greenhouse

Visit our Year In Review 2018 page to read about our sixth year of vegetable production at Book & Plow Farm. You can also download a PDF of the review.