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Book & Plow Farm

Since 2013, Book & Plow Farm has been supplying great produce to Valentine dining hall, and educational, social, and work experiences for students and the Amherst community.  For more information, and to sign up for their CSA or Birds and Breakfast, please visit their website

A Ton of Watermelon: Book & Plow's First Harvest

Submitted on Tuesday, 9/24/2013, at 8:25 PM

by William Sweet

How local is locally-grown produce? At Amherst College it means you can barely break a sweat walking to where your salad came from.

This fall, the Book & Plow Farm began supplying Dining Services wth the fruits --and vegetables-- of its first harvest. 


By Katherine Duke ’05

Photos courtesy of Kiyoshi Mino ’01 and Emma Lincoln ’02

[Fiber Arts] Kiyoshi Mino ’01 is constantly surrounded by animals. When not tending to the live ducks, chickens, bees, pigs, sheep and steers on the 10-acre farm that he founded with his wife, Emma Lincoln ’02, he’s sculpting birds and mammals out of wool through a technique called needle felting.

From Farm to Table in 1,500 Yards

By Caroline J. Hanna

[Food] The farm-to-table movement has sprouted on the Amherst campus. And in the college’s case, farm-to-table equals less than a mile.

Farmers Peter McLean (left) and Tobin Porter-Brown

Impersonating a Farmer

1972 Farm Journal, by Oakes Plimpton ’54 (iUniverse)

Reviewed by William H. Pritchard ’53

No More Knocking Heads