An interview with Adam, a young farmer in the Pioneer Valley

Adam Dole is a hard working farmer here in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.  I had the pleasure of taking classes with Adam as we were both working towards our B.S. degrees in the Sustainable Food and Farming program at UMass Amherst.  Adam’s interview, tells us a little bit about himself, his path and how he started his projects at “Solid Ground farm” located at the New England Small Farms Institute in Belchertown, MA.  He has a background in sustainable agriculture, and follows permaculture principles coupled with Japanese farming techniques.  Adam is growing local grain through his business known as White Oak Grains.  He is working towards getting more and more vegetable CSA shares sold and often distributes products at local farmers markets.

Adam is a great young man and a hardworking local farmer and I wish him the best in his endeavors.

Gregory Connor