An update from Alice and Amy
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Looking for A Wider Perspective

 Last week I spoke of our need for rain, as we watched parts of our garden shriveling.  This week we see images of tens of thousands of displaced people in Louisiana after up to 24 inches of rain fell in a few days. Today we learned the fantastic news that the hard work of so many thousands of us paid off,  as the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the Pipeline Tax (which would have allowed the gas companies to charge us for the costs of installing their pipelines) is illegal.  So many different manifestations of the effects of climate change on our lives and on our planet. 

As I write about these stories from the last couple of weeks, I'm filled with hope AND with an overwhelming understanding of the seemingly impossible challenges we face as a global community.  And I think about the choices that I make, that we all make, each and every day.  What foods I choose to cook with, who grew those foods, how they were grown, how they were transported, and how I cook with them and package them are all meaningful choices. 

I think about the need for us to create resilient communities as we face more and more challenging times.  And I think about our little piece of this wide world and how we are making choices together.  Fighting (and defeating!) the NED pipeline.  Sharing our skills and knowledge and beliefs and differences with each other.  And caring for friends and neighbors in myriad ways.  We have the joy and honor of bringing nourishing and delicious foods to families going through difficult times in our community.  It is immensely gratifying to see how a small gesture of caring can have a huge impact. 

I feel gratitude to live here in these beautiful Western Massachusetts hills with extraordinary friends and neighbors, as we face together a future filled with uncertainty and challenges and with hope.  Tonight I'll dream of a world made better, and tomorrow I'll face a day with difficult choices.  But I know I'll be in good company.

Amy's Nursery is open by appointment or chance!  Stop by and see her impressive variety of beautiful and affordable native pollinator plants.  New plants are coming into bloom all the time.  The gardens are gorgeous!  Come sit amidst the beauty and be inspired. 
Community Supported Foods Membersclick here for this week's menu. 
A La Carte customers:  click here for this week's menu.

Please visit our website at for further information on all our programs.  We have many ideas about how Alice's Kitchen can help build and serve our hilltown community.  We're excited to share our resources in a myriad of ways.  Stay tuned for more details and let us know how we can best serve. 

Amy's Nursery is open for business.  The updated list of plants available in Amy's pollinator nursery is now posted on the website.  All of Amy's plants have been chosen for their usefulness to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.  We hope you will stop in for a visit and to chat about how to improve your garden habitat for pollinators.  The bees and butterflies are out and about!

It is a joy to provide delicious, nourishing, and beautiful foods, prepared with care and love, for our community.


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