Walnut St. Farm Store
We are excited to announce we have increased store hours to 3 days/week to better meet community demand. We will be open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.
We have also launched an on-line ordering system so you can choose exactly what you want on-line and then choose your pick up time. We can bring your items out to your car, or you can walk up to the back of the store to pick up. Click HERE to order online and see what we have! We are no longer allowing customers into the store, for all our safety. We are happy to take your order at the store -- we will have paper order forms available or we will help you access the online store and process your order immediately..
If you will be using your SNAP benefits to pay, simply use the coupon code "SNAP" at check-out so that you can pay when you pick up your order. All purchases of fruit and vegetables at the GTC store qualify for the HIP benefit. This means that when you use your SNAP dollars to purchase fruits and vegetables with us, $40-$80 of your purchase each month (amount depends on your family size) is FREE. Our store is the only HIP-qualified vendor in Springfield right now, so please help us spread the word so families can access this important benefit.
Walnut Grab and Go Produce Bags now available!
We are now offering 2 produce bags that we have assembled for you, for $10 and $20 each. These bags of delicious vegetables and fruit give you a great deal on pesticide-free produce and make pick up simple. It's also an easy way to get produce for a neighbor in need. Both bags qualify for the HIP benefit!
Plant Sale and Gardeners Gathering
We will still be holding our Plant Sale though it will be spread out over a week's time this year. We are asking our customers and supporters to please help us by ORDERING YOUR PLANTS IN ADVANCE so we can assemble your order for you and bring it to your car. Click HERE to browse our catalogue and place your order. We have an amazing selection of plants available this year and can't wait to get them to you so that you can grow food and beautiful flowers at home. We will be scheduling pick up times for all customers between May 8 and 16. We will also have appointments for shoppers who do not want to pre-order.
Workshops and tips on how to work with your plants and make sure your soil is safe will be shared with our community through online videos and other interactive resources. Stay tuned for more information soon!
Volunteering on the Farm
We understand that some of you may want to join us to help out with getting ready for planting. If you are interested in volunteering in some way with farm work, please email Nydia Hernandez at [email protected] or call Ibrahim Ali at 413-693-5340x1 or email him at [email protected] We can’t take groups, but we are ok with individuals who would like to do some work outside (non greenhouse work) as long as you understand we need to keep our distance from each other in the process. VOLUNTEERS MUST BRING YOUR OWN GLOVES.
HIP IS HERE!
Buy your fruits and veggies at GTC with SNAP and get FREE FOOD with your HIP* benefit
*The HIP program gives families using their SNAP card $40 - $80 MORE SNAP dollars each month (depending on family size) when they buy fresh fruits and veggies from GTC and other qualified farms!