Edible Pioneer Valley is a food quarterly that heralds the simple pleasure of eating in an increasingly complex food system. We're a seasonal, community-based publication that promotes the abundance and variety of local foods in the Pioneer Valley. We celebrate our area’s authentic foods and culinary traditions, as well as the creativity, innovation and individuality that thrive here.
Thanks to a sweeping, fertile landscape and longstanding agricultural traditions, the Connecticut River Valley is blessed with an extraordinary bounty. Whether it’s heirloom apples or heritage turkeys, cauliflower or kohlrabi, there is an intriguing cast of farmers, chefs and food artisans working behind the Valley’s vibrant food scenes, and we’re excited to tell their stories.
In each issue, you’ll find essays, features, recipes and lively conversation, written for, and by, those who relish the unique flavors of the Pioneer Valley. By trumpeting tales of small family farmers, local chefs, enterprising aritisans, wine makers and brew masters, and reporting on the unique people, perspectives and personalities here, we share what makes Western Massachusetts such an amazing place to live, and eat.