Red Fire North Updates for COVID19

What we are doing in response to Covid 19 Emergency

As most of you know, Red Fire North is closely linked to the Red Fire Farm. The farm is entering the peak of the planting season. The seeds of the summers’ harvest of tomatoes, potatoes, squas and everything will be planted in the next several weeks. In addition, the fields are opening up from the winter cold and requiring tilling, compost spreading and preparation for planting, pruning of berries and fruit trees, digging up the over wintered parsnips and uncovering the sleeping strawberries and garlic. Huge amounts of labor and cash are required to launch the season. The corona virus has already had a huge impact on the farm. Winter Farmers Markets have been cut back, reducing the cash available to pay the costs for labor etc. Travel restrictions have reduced the movement of seasonal workers into the Valley causing an already too small labor pool to shrink.

Red Fire North is a critical outlet for Red Fire Farm produce. We intend to stay open so that our produce and that from other local farms will be available to our townspeople. In addition, we intend to continue to provide as many nutritious other natural and bulk food items. Including items that we make in our kitchen
that includes:

Bread and bakery products,
Soups and other entrees,

  • Shopping in the store will continue as in the past with an increased mindfulness about “SocialDistance” as distinguished from “aloofness”. We will monitor the number of people who are in the store and limit it as needed.
  • Unfortunately, People will not be allowed to eat the food at the tables we have in the store or ourgreenhouse which is beginning to erupt with new growing plants.
  • All of the baked goods and prepared food items we make will be available to carry out.
  • For those who are not able to come into the store we will take orders via phone or email, pack the order in a box or crate and place it in our parking lot for customer pick up that eliminates direct face to face interactions.
  • We may be able to provide delivery service in the local Montague Center and North Leverett areas. Please inquire if you are interested

If the recommended restrictions on gathering and activities grow more stringent and we end up being
closed to the Public, we will convert our operation to a preorder style only.

Thank you for your continued support and are really requesting additional support during these difficult economic times. We must all work hard to get the farm through the spring planting season. If we fail there looms the possibility of no heirloom tomatoes............ please keep tuned to our website to stay current
and watch the farm developments

The Voilands and the crews at Red Fire North and Red Fire Farm.

Posted: to General News on Tue, Mar 17, 2020
Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Red Fire North

485 Federal Street, Montague, MA 01351


Summer Hours

Friday 12:00 to 6:00

Closed all other days