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 Farm is in its sixth season of vegetable production. Formerly a farm in residence, we are now a department of Amherst College. Our mission is threefold: Engage students in collaborative and productive farm labor. Provide quality produce to the Amherst College community. Offer people space on campus to connect with food, land, and each other. Our produce is available at Valentine Hall through Dining Services and through a weekly CSA share in the Fall.

Come to the farm to spend time outdoors, work with your hands, observe, ask questions, speak up, and work on a team. The farm is not for racism, classism, ableism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, nor any derision or discrimination based on identity. The farm is a space for people to build community around growing vegetables.

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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.