5 lbs. potato
2 – 8oz. cream cheese (room temp)
1/4 tsp salt
2 – tbl butter
1 – 8oz. sour cream (room temp)
2 – tsp onion/garlic salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Mash potatoes – add the remaining ingredients and mash. Butter bottom and sides of corning ware. add potatoes. Put pads of butter on top of potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika.
Bake 1 hour uncovered at 350 degrees
3 cups mashed, cooked butternut squash
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs beaten
½ cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup white sugar
NOTE: Mixture will be very watery (that is OK) it will set as it bakes
Tis the season of change, the ending of one chapter and the beginning of another. We take this time to look back at the season, remember what worked in the fields and what didn’t work across the farm, and how we can fine tune things to make the years to come better. SEMAP is just like a farm this year, we are beginning another chapter. Our search for a new Executive Director started in August this year and we are happy to say we have found our new leader. It wasn’t easy for the current Board of Directors to find the right candidate from the 20 applications, but they did a great job. On November 3rd Karen Schwalbe was hired. Karen has spent the first week on the job bouncing from meeting to meeting, getting to know where SEMAP is heading as well as learning its history. She’s been busy as we get ready for the December 1st Annual Meeting, the Winter Farmer Chef Networking series and the Food and Ag Conference. Many exciting events are in the works. You will learn more about Karen, her background and her visions and plans to bring SEMAP to the next level in an upcoming newsletter. SEMAP is lucky to have her on board.
We are working hard to bring new programs for experienced farmers who have a few years of farming next year as we continue to help the beginner and seasoned farmers. We’ve heard the seasoned farmers are looking for more marketing help. Experienced farmers are looking for more practical skills. As we work to bring this to the farmers we are connecting with two very interesting pilots. One with INEX in New Bedford, they are bringing IoT tools to local Ag. This will not force you to change what you’re doing today but with the data it gathers will make time management, product uses and traceability easier to control. Read more →
Brookwood Community Farm is a non-profit farming operation and education center in Milton, MA. Brookwood Community Farm (BCF) was founded in 2006 with the goals of restoring underutilized farmland near Boston, strengthening the local food system, and addressing the urgent need for access to healthy food in low-income neighborhoods of Boston. With the belief that one unified approach can help address the two problems of farmland loss and access to healthy foods, Brookwood returned to production a historic sheep farm just three miles from Boston. From one acre of land under cultivation in 2006, the farm has expanded to cultivate eight acres using organic practices and operate a 300-person Community Supported Agriculture program. Brookwood also provides on-farm educational, volunteer and employment opportunities to area youth and adults, and distributes approximately 15% of our annual produce harvested to hunger relief and food justice programs. Brookwood just celebrated its 10th growing season, and we are looking for a rockstar farm manager to come take the farm to the next level.
The Farm Manager will have general responsibility for running three fields and two greenhouses in Milton, MA and Canton, MA. In 2016 Brookwood will operate on approximately 8 acres. The Farm Manager will be charged with developing short and long term plans as well as overseeing and participating in daily farming operations. The farm manager will coordinate with other staff on volunteer, education and food justice programs. This position is part of our leadership team working under the direction of our Executive Director. Tasks include but not limited to: Read more →