The rolling hills of Westhampton sets a fantastic stage for historic Route 66 in the Pioneer Valley. On a sunny day it beckons a drive, providing lush scenery and historic stops. One such place is Outlook Farm. Their market offers a bounty of what is fresh, delicious and local. To know your farmer is to know your food and at Outlook Farm it is all good.
Since the 1781 the spot has been a gathering place for locals and travelers alike. Originally built as tavern by young Eliza Norton. Fiddler’s would entertain stage coach passengers. In 1861 the Norton Tavern became Outlook Farm. By the 1930’s the farm was known throughout the valley for it’s produce, chicken and pork sausage.
In 1962 the Morse Family bought the farm and started evoling it into the gem that it is today. David and Mary Lee Morse raised their family and fostered a love of hard work and stewardship for the land. Today their son Brad and his wife Erin continue to grow the orchards and gardens. The smoke house continues to thrive and the Country Store attracts new fans who are looking for good wholesome food daily. Eliza Norton's Tavern is now a Bed and Breakfast.
While anything and everything at Outlook Farm is sure to please, the apples and pork are what they are most known for. Baldwins, Northern Spies, Macouns and Honey Crisp are among the offering of apples, followed by fresh pressed cider and homemade pies. Buy them packaged or pick your own. Sausage, chops, ribs and roasts are delights from the farm’s smoke house.
You can purchase their products at the Springfield Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays and Northampton Market on Saturdays. If you have the time, that trip on old route 66 to the source is worth your while. Have breakfast or lunch at the market, ice cream from the shak, pick apples and take a hayride in the fall or enjoy yourself at one of their Sunday Festivals.
If a party or family get together is in your plans this year, consider the helping hands from Outlook. Pork Roasts ans BBQ's are their specialty along with all the fixings that make one memorable. They are happy to so the work with you, in your kitchen or theirs.
When you get home with your treats, try one of our favorite recipes for enjoying the fruits of the Morse Family’s labors;
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