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Fairmount Fruit Farm in Franklin Hosting Winter Farmers Market

November 4, 2019

Fairmount Fruit Farm welcomes the public and local vendors you to their first-ever winter farmers market, in the Farm’s 100th year! For vendors, this is a great opportunity for you to get your business noticed, meet new people and expand your horizons. There will be beer and wine tastings for ages 21+ from local wineries and breweries added to the market as well. Below is some basic information regarding the new 6-month market.

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Message from the Board – April 2018

April 18, 2018

Every year in March, agriculture gets its rightfully deserved recognition at the State House in Boston. Massachusetts Agricultural Day, or more commonly referred to as Ag Day, is an opportunity for our local growers – farmers, fishermen, aquaculturists, Aggie students, Buy Local cooperatives, 4-H, FFA and agricultural enthusiasts to have their voices heard by our State Representatives and Senators.

This year an estimated 200 farmers and more than 35 agricultural organizations attended.

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Redbrook Farmers’ Market Seeking Vendors

April 2, 2018

The Redbrook Farmers’ Market runs every Wednesday from 3pm – 6:30pm on the Green at Redbrook Village! It will start in July for the 2018 season.

Interested vendors should contact Kim Houdlette  at KHoudlette@admakepeace.com

Redbrook Farmers Market Application 2018

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Eastern Mass CRAFT Scheduled Farm Visits Announced

April 2, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts C.R.A.F.T. is an independent Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training in eastern Massachusetts.

Their purpose is to promote:

–   Training of farmers, farm workers and apprentices in the craft of small-scale sustainable agriculture with emphasis on food production. Through the collaboration of many farms, they provide a broader learning experience than can be received on one farm alone.

–   Exchange of ideas among farm people. Our goal is to increase the skill base in sustainable agriculture.

–   A community of farmers, farm workers, and others who are interested in local agriculture. They support peer-based education to help farmers connect with others who share similar goals.

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A Message from the Executive Director – March 2018

March 21, 2018

One of the first signs of spring on the legislative calendar is “Ag Day” at the State House.  Massachusetts Farms will take center stage on Tuesday, March 27th to celebrate “Ag Day” where farmers come together to focus our legislators’ attention on agriculture.  It’s a day to celebrate the hard work by farmers and the diverse products they produce in Massachusetts.  Farmers, producers, agricultural associations and commodity groups join together to recognize these contributions of agriculture. There will be an opportunity to sample local products at “A Taste of Massachusetts” and learn more about our local agriculture.  Farmers can also meet with their legislators to reinforce the importance of agriculture to the Commonwealth and promote favorable legislation.  As the number of smaller farms increase and urban agriculture grows, we need to make legislative changes to reflect the Commonwealth’s increasing farming population.

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