Pleasant Valley Gardens
We grow a huge variety of vegetables including leaf lettuce, romaine hearts, assorted greens, peppers, summer and winter squashes, tomato, cucumber, eggplant. We also supplement the shares with occasional sweet corn and fruit from Massachusetts farms. We also supplement our shares with gift certificated from our greenhouses and cut flowers during the season.
Pleasant Valley Gardens celebrated its 100th growing year in 2009. Started by Clementi Bonanno in 1910 on 100 acres along the Merrimack River, the Bonanno Family Farm has had many faces over the years. The farm has been involved in dairy, swine, vegetable, and flower production. It is hard to believe that prior to World War II, over 4000 pigs lived on the farm.
Currently, Pleasant Valley Gardens is operated by Richard Bonanno, his wife LuAnne Bonanno, and his father Angelo Bonanno. We now own about 35 acres and lease another 15 acres at the DeLucia Farm also in Methuen. Vegetables are produced for wholesale markets which include Market Basket, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Associated Growers of New England, and many local farm stands including Mann Orchards of Methuen.
Season: June through October
Type: Single farm
No of Shares: 100
Full Share: full share (1 bu vegetables) $600 for up to 22 weeks.
1/2 Share: half share (half bushel) $400 for up to 22 weeks.
Work Req? No
Pick Up/Drop Off Points:
Pleasant Valley Gardens (Tue Sat)
Members pickup their shares either Tuesday afternoon from 3-6 or Saturday morning from 9-12
Contact: Richard Bonanno
Address: 255 Merrimack Street, Methuen, MA 01844-6433
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