Joe Czajkowski comes from a long line of farmers; in 1914, Joe’s grandfather began growing tobacco, potatoes, and cucumbers. Today, Joe operates on 300 acres of fertile farmland and has experimented with almost every kind of crop–he even makes his own vegetable noodles! While the farm’s sweet potato noodles are Joe’s favorite, the vegetables grown on the farm are astounding enough on their own. The farm is SEI Global HACCP Certified; MDAR Commonwealth Care Certified; Baystate Organic Certified, and Joe is recognised as a Local Hero. Joe uses his long-standing, community relationships to ensure that local hunger demands are met. He grows for a variety of different institutions, including public school cafeterias, the University of Massachusetts, and Cooley Dickinson Hospital. In addition, he works as an aggregational point for nearby farming partners; local farmers drop off their product at Joe’s and he finds a market for them. While Joe’s vegetable noodles are surely enticing, his beets, carrots, kale, or turnips are equally appetizing.