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SEMAP to host 2019 Annual Meeting November 21st in New Bedford

October 20, 2019

The public is invited to join the Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership for their Annual Meeting – a celebration of the organization’s accomplishments in 2019, networking with farmers and local food allies from across the region, and a presentation of awards for individuals key to the success of local agriculture in Southeastern Massachusetts in 2019.

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A Message from the Director, October 2019

October 4, 2019

October 4th, 2019

Frost warnings might put an abrupt ending to this part of the growing season but these past few weeks have been idyllic. Most of the growing season was unremarkable – no floods, no droughts, but still too hot at times. Finally, summer is winding down, cranberries are ramping up, and finally local apples! Is it cool enough for soup yet? Not for me. I’ve got beef stew on the stove. 

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After successful start in Fairhaven, Bask is set to grow in Freetown

October 3, 2019
Bask Inc. CEO Chapman Dickerson standing beside a rendering of the company’s now-completed Freetown grow facility.

October 3, 2019

By: Andy Tomolonis

Chapman Dickerson has been waiting for moving day.

The 40-year-old CEO of Bask Inc. oversees a thriving cultivation business and medical marijuana dispensary tucked into a quiet industrial building in Fairhaven. And now, after roughly a year-and-a-half at the old Mass. Lottery offices on Pequod Road, Bask is expanding – shifting its cultivation and processing operations to a new site in Freetown, complete with state-of-the-art greenhouses and streamlined production facilities. The Fairhaven building will remain open as a dispensary, but all production work will move to Freetown.

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Brix Bounty Farm Hiring Field Crew for 2020 Season

September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019

Field Crew Members Wanted, $12-$15 per hour, veggies, mentorship, and end of season bonus.

Located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Brix Bounty Farm works as a community catalyst producing nutrient-rich vegetables, providing educational opportunities, and undertaking crop & soil research.  This coming season we’ll actively crop ~7 acres of direct marketed vegetables.  Our production methods are grounded in realizing the wealth of productivity resulting from biologically managed soils, renewed with a broad spectrum of minerals.  We market 95% of our vegetables on the farm:  through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program (~60 summertime shares, ~30 wintertime shares) and a self-serve farm stand (~$150K annual sales).  The remaining vegetables are marketed at the downtown New Bedford Farmers Market located approximately 5 miles from the farmgate. 

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Sweet & Salty Farm Hiring Full-Time Cheesemaker

September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019

Sweet & Salty Farm is looking for someone to join our team to help us produce our high-quality artisan cheeses and yogurt at our farm in Little Compton, Rhode Island. If you are a friendly, hardworking person with the ability to learn quickly and follow instructions, and don’t mind spending much of your time dishwashing, this job could be for you! This is a job in our dairy plant. Experience is a plus but not required. You will learn everything from our experienced cheesemakers. You will start by shadowing our cheesemakers, quickly moving on to working independently, and making cheese on your own by the end of the first year. In the second year, you will be knowledgeable enough to contribute to the development of new cheeses and recipes. From there, cheesemaking skills can continue to advance over a lifetime of learning and experimentation. We are here to help you explore as far as you want to go.

We are Sweet & Salty Farm, a small grazing dairy farm in Little Compton, Rhode Island. We make a variety of artisan cheeses and yogurt. We manage our land and animals with care and respect, without the use of GMO’s, pesticides, antibiotics, or other chemicals. We produce all of our cheeses and yogurt with the milk from our own Jersey cows.

Full details on the job and how to apply are on our website: http://sweetandsaltyfarm.com/jobs/ 

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