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. 

Amherst College is a “Local Hero” With Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture

February 21, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College has joined the “Be a Local Hero, Buy Locally Grown”™ program of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), a South Deerfield-based non-profit organization of farmers, consumers and professionals working together to sustain agriculture and preserve the unique rural character of communities in western Massachusetts through the purchase of local farm products. Amherst is the second college to join the campaign.