BY KENDRA MURRAY
Situated in the back of a brick plaza on Route Six in Westport, it’s easy enough to drive by Revolution Lobster without even noticing it. However, if you have been driving by, you’re missing out! If you’re looking for sustainably caught local seafood you can feel good about eating, Revolution Lobster is the fish market for you!
Quarter, Half, and Whole Pig shares available from
Spring Rain Farm in East Taunton
All share sizes include vacuum-packed, butchered cuts of:
Each pig is a mix of several tasty rare heritage breeds and raised in the meadows and forests overlooking our cranberry bogs, free to romp and root under a canopy of wildflowers, pine and oak. In the fall, they are fed cranberries from our farm and other forage, such as apples and acorns. We will have a farm field day in the fall for shareholders to see how the pigs are raised. Pork will be available a week before Christmas, exact date TBD.
QUARTER-SHARE: $7/lb. $150 deposit. Roughly 33 lbs of as wide a variety of cuts as possible. $77.50 owed on pick-up, Total=$227.50
HALF-SHARE: $6.75/lb. $300 deposit. Roughly 65 lbs of cuts butchered custom to your request in the winter. $138.75 owed on pick-up, Total=$438.75
FULL-SHARE: $6.50/lb. $600 deposit. Roughly 130 lbs of cuts butchered custom to your request in the winter. $245 owed on pick-up, Total=$845
Space is limited and sign up ends July 30th! We encourage splitting larger shares with family or friends to save money and get customized cuts!
To sign up: Call William at 774-218-6416, email email@example.com, or mail your name/contact info & a check made out to “William McCaffrey” to:
William N. McCaffrey
Spring Rain Farm
692 Caswell St.
East Taunton, MA 02718
BOSTON – July 7, 2016 – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced grants totaling $50,000 for projects that will help farmers improve the overall utilization of land resources permanently protected from development under the Department of Agricultural Resources’ (DAR) Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program (APR).
“By choosing to protect their land from development, these farmers have committed to supporting a strong agricultural industry that benefits our local and regional economies,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “This assistance to dedicated farmers illustrates our administration’s ongoing support for the Commonwealth’s vibrant agriculture industry, which provides fresh, healthy food for our state’s residents.”
“Restoring and stewarding farmland to ensure fields remain in active, agricultural use will help these farms continue to be successful for future generations,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “We are proud to provide this valuable assistance to farmers across the state who are committed to the enhancement of their land for agricultural purposes.”
The grants are being provided through a new DAR grant program, Stewardship Assistance and Restoration on APRs (SARA). SARA will fund activities related to restoring and preparing land for active agricultural use, design or engineering plans, project implementation costs associated with resource restoration, legal or professional fees to address land ownership problems or compliance issues, and other activities that assist with enhancing the purposes of APR.
The first round of grants has been awarded to three farms in the towns of Ashfield, Dartmouth, and Greenfield. These grants will fund projects to remove stumps from an abandoned orchard to replant new apple trees, restore hayfields through brush clearing, apply fertilizer and lime, reseeding and reclaim old overgrown pasture land for active production. Read more →
The second 6-week summer session of online classes in Sustainable Food and Farming gets started in 10 days. The courses we are offering are:
Summer Term II (July 11-August 19)
Most online students are “non-traditional”. To see a short video about a student working toward the Associate of Science degree online, see: https://youtu.be/l_HP44PmzVI
There are currently 900+ students signed up for the online Certificate (15 credits) in Sustainable Food and Farming AND….. they have just accepted their first class of Associate of Science students into this program. For more information about the fully online A.S. degree program (60 credits), see: https://stockbridge.cns.umass.edu/onlinesustfarm
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