Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Petition to open Atkins Farms branch in North Amherst approaches signature goal

By Kate Leddy

December 4, 2013

A petition asking Atkins Farms to establish a second market in North Amherst has nearly reached its goal of 400 signatures, and its creator, Cinda Jones, is feeling hopeful. For years, Jones has been trying to convince ...

Top Five Fall Favorites at Atkins Farms

By Emily Abrams

October 24, 2012

A recent trip to Atkins Farms, at the juncture of Bay Road and Rte. 116 in Amherst, revealed some old and new favorite items at this long-standing family farm and market. The farm stand is a year-round grocer for locals, but it...

Pick-your-own orchards close early

By Katie Landeck

October 5, 2012

At many local apple orchards, the pick-your-own season is already over. Hard frosts in the start of the spring severely damaged many crops this year, causing many orchards to end the season early or not open up for picking...