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Amazing Food Tour- must do in Northampton!!

This tour was so fantastic! A must do in Northampton. What better way to experience the Pioneer... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
drnikki
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Delicious, Informative Food Tour!

Deb is a master chef and a lover of good food, so this tour was well thought out and designed to... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Isabel Y
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Pioneer Valley Food Tours offers guided walking tours that explore local flavors from around the region. Guests taste a selection of local specialties that include award winning cheeses, pasture raised meats, artisanal breads, frozen yogurt...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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240 Main St, Pulaski Park, Northampton, MA 01060-3584
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+1 413-320-7700
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

This tour was so fantastic! A must do in Northampton. What better way to experience the Pioneer valley than walking around with Deb- who is super knowledgeable about both the food and the region. Learning about locally sourced products was so eye opening for me....More

1  Thank drnikki
Deborah C, Owner at Pioneer Valley Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

I appreciate your positive comments, and I am so glad you had a wonderful time on the tour. Hope to see you in Valley again!

Reviewed July 26, 2018

Deb is a master chef and a lover of good food, so this tour was well thought out and designed to give people an opportunity to sample some of the most tasty local produce Northampton has to offer. Not only is Deb super knowledgeable about...More

1  Thank Isabel Y
Deborah C, Owner and guide at Pioneer Valley Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank you for your recommendation. I am happy to share my enthusiasm for the Pioneer Valley and its great food!

Reviewed June 30, 2018

This tour last about 2 ½ hours and you will learn more about local produce and markets in Northampton than you could possibly imagine. I have lived in the area for over 50 years and places we visited I did not know were even here.....More

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Deborah C, Owner at Pioneer Valley Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2018

Thank you! It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the tour and the different stops we visit. I am so glad I introduced you to some new food destinations.

Reviewed June 29, 2018

My wife and I have lived in this area since 2003, and Deb's tour of Northampton food places blew me away. Our 10-year old son even loved it and tried all kinds of taste treats. Deb's super-fun culinary stroll took us to places with lots...More

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Deborah C, Owner at Pioneer Valley Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2018

I am so glad you and your family enjoyed the tour and learned much about the local food scene. Thank you so much for your comments, I hope you continue to explore new tastes.

Reviewed June 20, 2018

As a local who knows many of the places we visited, Deb expanded my knowledge of the area, downtown and the foods available to us, right in our back yard. A must for any foodie, locavore or anyone with a food or regional interest

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Deborah C, Owner at Pioneer Valley Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Thank you for the thoughtful review.

Reviewed June 19, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the food tour I took with Deb. I was extremely impressed with Deb’s knowledge of the history of farming in the Valley and the local food industry. I did not realize how significantly the Buy Local movement has affected our local farming...More

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Deborah C, Owner at Pioneer Valley Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

I am so glad you enjoyed the tour, and that the Local Food theme resonated.

Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed eating our way through Northampton! Deb is extremely knowledgeable on all things food, especially local specialties. We have many friends who have also taken the tour and loved it as well. Very fun!

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Deborah C, Owner at Pioneer Valley Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Thank you, I am glad you had a nice time.

Reviewed April 30, 2018

Deb and the owners/bakers/chefs/experts were so knowledgeable. You could tell they were passionate about locally sourced items, not only because of the benefits to the economy, and environment, but also because of unique and special qualities of the items. Everything was delicious, and we plan...More

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Deborah C, Owner at Pioneer Valley Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

I am glad you heartily enjoyed the tastes along the Local Food Tour. It is a unique opportunity to sample the variety of locally produced foods and beverages.

Reviewed April 29, 2018

A well-designed local food tour for visitor or resident, those with handicaps (she can modify it, so contact and ask) and those with children (again, let her know in advance). Deborah does a great job at introducing the tour attendees to the myriad possibilities for...More

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Deborah C, Owner at Pioneer Valley Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you, I am so glad that you enjoyed the Local Food Tour, even in the rain. It's my goal that the foods, beverages and local experience shine through in any weather.

Reviewed April 8, 2018

I went to college in this area 40+ years ago and I have frequently come back to meet friends, bike and enjoy the vibrant downtown of Northampton. Taking the food tour yesterday introduced me to the many artisans who are directing their energy and talent...More

1  Thank Amy K
Deborah C, Owner and guide at Pioneer Valley Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Amy, it was my pleasure to be your guide and to highlight some of the best sources and producers in the Pioneer Valley. I am happy to hear that you recognized the ethic and emphasis on quality that thrives in this region. It is great...More

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