THE STRAWBALE PIZZA CAFE
Pizza (413-527-3210) is available for take-out on Friday and Saturday afternoon/evening from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm
We are typically closed on Sunday and for the entire month of JANUARY
Hanging Mountain Farm, which is located at 188 North Road, Westhampton, MA 01027, has been in the Aloisi's family now for three generations, starting with Leo's father who worked here on the farm in the 1930's as a teenager. He purchased the farm, when it was still a working dairy farm back in 1947, from C.G. Loud. Leo and his three brothers were all raised and worked on the dairy farm, until the cattle were sold in 1971 when Leo, the youngest, enlisted into the Army.
Leo purchased the farm, from his father, with his wife, Anita and their two daughters in 1983. Their daughters Jennifer & Missa were 5 & 7 years old when they moved to the farm from Enfield, Connecticut. The years have passed quickly and now the girls are grown.
Our daughter Missa designed and built the building from 2002 to 2006 the year we opened. It is unique, in the fact that is built out of straw bales. It has a high energy factor, and is very green in the materials used.
Here on the farm many things occur on a daily basis. Christmas Trees in the winter and Maple Syrup and Maple products all year round are sold in our gift shop within the Cafe. The owners are in their retirement years so they have stopped doing many of the activities of the past, such as veggie production, hay production syrup production, farm tours, and informational sessions to the public are no longer available. The cafe is no longer serving breakfast and is now a Pizza take out Cafe. There is no sugarhouse restaurant experience to be had by visiting this farm and we are closed to the public as of the spring of 2020. That has become a thing of the past. Our sugarhouse is no longer open to the public. We will still produce our maple syrup that we sell in our cafe, but it will be done privately only on our time.
In March of 2006 we opened the Strawbale Café so we are in our 15th year here at the cafe.