Local produce now available at area farm stands

Strawberries are now in season

FEEDING HILLS, Mass. (WWLP) – So far during the growing season western Massachusetts has not seen much at all when it comes to rainfall. The U.S. Drought Monitor still has most of the state under the moderate drought category.

But despite the dry weather we’ve had this spring there is still a lot of locally grown produce that’s already available.

Just starting squash and cukes, we’re picking strawberries and asparagus, rhubarb for a while.

Michael Cecchi of E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills says they started growing things like tomatoes, egg plant and peppers in the greenhouses early on so they’d be ready now.

He says the weather this spring has had an effect on the crops in the fields. “Now we’re looking at a decent stretch not too hot not too cold we could use a little more rain it’s still dry out there but things are running about a week behind give or take,” said Michael Cecchi of E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills.

And some people are already looking for locally grown fruits and vegetables. 

“Strawberries, I like their strawberries because they’re fresh picked. I like their spinach so I’m just here to get some of my plants and some of my herbs and some of my vegetables,” said Penny Kratimenos of Agawam.

Cecchi says strawberries should be available until around the 4th of July and he says you can expect to see corn in season around then.

More information on what’s in season:

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