Medway Community Farm Hiring Growers

December 15, 2018

Medway Community Farm is a non-profit farm with a busy farming operation and with robust educational programming.  The farm cultivates seven acres of non-contiguous land using organic growing methods to provide veggies for a CSA program, on-site farm stand, local farmers markets, and wholesale accounts.  MCF is connected with Medway schools providing in-school programming for second and third graders, and on-farm programming for fourth graders.  During the season, the farm operates a summer program where kids can continue their nature-based education. In addition, we offer several community events that allow our continued commitment to the communities the farm serves.

We’re seeking growers for our full time, seasonal positions. Our growers work closely with the Farm Manager and other crew members assisting in all aspects of vegetable production from seeding to harvesting to direct sales. Responsibilities will include greenhouse chores, harvesting, and washing, tending the farmstand, all manner of handwork from rock picking to hoeing, setting up and breaking down farmers markets, interacting with kids and the public.

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Director’s Message – December 2018

December 15, 2018

 

As the year comes to a close and we are getting ready for the holidays, buying gifts, planning menus and shopping for ingredients we hope you will keep local food and our farmers in your plans.  Keep our farmers in mind when you are making your holiday decisions – there are a wide variety of winter veggies and greenhouse greens available now, plus baked goods, jams & jellies, beer, and wine.  And don’t forget cheese! Whether shopping at a local farmers market or at a farm stand our region offers so much!

We also hope that you will support SEMAP in your year-end giving.  Please help us keep healthy local food at the core of our community and donate to SEMAP’s Annual Fund.  We need everyone’s support and collective effort, to keep our impact strong! Thank you for your support.

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Coastal Foodshed Hiring a Full-Time Farmers Market Manager

November 27, 2018

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Farmers Market Manager
Start Date: January 2019

Organization Information:
Coastal Foodshed is a non-profit who works to connect people to local food and local farmers. Through our programs and education, we bring fresh, local foods to Greater New Bedford’s neighborhoods and serve over 15,000 New Bedford customers annually. The New Bedford Farmers Markets and Mobile Farm Stands are held year-round. During June to October, we operate 3 markets and Mobile Farm Stands in various locations throughout New Bedford. From November to May, our Indoor Market is held every week. We also conduct many pop-up farm stand and nutrition education events (year-round) to keep local food in the hands of those who need it most.

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Order Your Thanksgiving Meal from Cranberry Vine Catering & Events

November 14, 2018

A message from a SEMAP Member:

Cranberry Vine Catering and Events new 2018 Thanksgiving Menu and order form is available below. Let us help you create the perfect Thanksgiving dinner! All orders must be received by Friday, November 16, 2018. 

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A Message from the Director – November 2018

November 13, 2018

November is a month for gratitude – for a season of good harvests, strong farm businesses, happy customers, and improved access to healthy food for our community members who are struggling.  These are the things that SEMAP works, plans, and fights for and we are thankful for the opportunity to work for the region.

The Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) has been a significant reason to be grateful.  The program is offered to Massachusetts users of SNAP (formerly food stamps) and is a 1:1 match for fruits and vegetables bought from local farmstands and farmers markets.  The incentives have been extended to February 28, 2019 instead of closing next week as previously announced.  Farmers started the year planning on a full season of matching incentives but the success of the HIP has made the program a bumpy one.  The program will resume in the spring of next year.

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