Since 2009, The Town of Medway has been leasing out a small 7-acre parcel of farmland carved out between Winthrop Street and the Chicken Brook to the Medway Community Farm, a nonprofit enterprise that has much broader goals than simply growing high quality and nutritious vegetables. Over the years, what was originally a very small growing operation has blossomed into a true community resource, providing both food and education for the Medway community. Back in May, I stopped in at Medway Community Farm to see what all the buzz was about (pun intended, they have close to 20 beehives on site).
The Medway Community Farm stand at 50 Winthrop St.
The New England Alpaca Fiber Pool (NEAFP), located in Fall River, MA – is the largest alpaca fiber processor in the United States. As an agricultural service provider with a focus on natural fiber based U.S. textiles, we are looking to add a dynamic member to our team to help us grow and serve our alpaca farm customer base across the country. This position is for a Customer Support / Administrative Assistant whose primary role will be to provide great customer support while assisting in the day to day business activities associated with receiving, processing, and shipping orders.
May is here, it is finally Spring in Southeastern Massachusetts, and asparagus has arrived. The cooler weather has been good for spinach and lettuce and the arrival of asparagus and strawberries makes it time to celebrate. Our first Twilight workshop of the year will be on strawberry growing at Spring Rain Farm in Taunton. If you want to learn more about strawberry growing, you’ll be learning from experts. We are also excited to offer a workshop on Raising Alpacas at Golden Touch Farm in Westport in June. The rest of our Twilight Workshops are posted on the website, and below in the newsletter. Our workshops run right through October. We’re sure you’ll find something you like.
The Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP) believes that local agriculture is essential to the health and vitality of our community and our economy. We provide assistance to farmers, educate the community on the importance of local agriculture, work to increase the functionality of our region’s food system, and connect all people to local food. Our efforts focus on agricultural land preservation & expansion, education & technical assistance, and healthy local food access. We encourage diverse applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.
2018 SEMAP Outreach Intern
Hours: 10-15 hour/week, flexible, for 8-12 weeks or longer for the right applicant
Reports to: Executive Director & Outreach Coordinator
Description: The Outreach Intern will assist with disseminating SEMAP materials and setting up informational tables at events throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.