Bask’s CEO Chapman Dickerson led a SEMAP writer and photographer on a late-summer tour of both their Fairhaven operation and the nearly completed Freetown site, pointing out the advantages that will be gained by moving the company’s cultivation and processing operations.
Sometimes the rules need breaking and other times just tweaking. Which will it be? Right now, Massachusetts farmers have a chance to comment on the new on-farm composting regulations proposed by the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture (MDAR). Earlier this month I attended a listening session on these proposed regulations and wanted to share my concerns and to encourage our local farmers to comment to MDAR on the changes. The more voices MDAR hears, the more likely we will see favorable changes.
The 28-acre working farm contains a four-bedroom, two-bath historic farmhouse residence, several barn buildings, and 20 acres of agricultural fields.
May is Beef Month – just in time for Memorial Day weekend and graduation parties. The best beef can be found in Southeastern Massachusetts pastures. Our farmers are using regenerative methods to pasture-raise their animals, which is good for you and for our environment.
It is our pleasure to introduce Dawn Dufault as SEMAP’s new Program Coordinator. Dawn comes to SEMAP with an array of nonprofit management & horticultural experience – including her own small cut flower farm, Bayberry Farm & Flower Co. in North Dighton.