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Apponagansett Bay Farm Bids Extended to August 9th

July 26, 2019

Friday, July 26th, 2019

The 28-acre working farm in South Dartmouth, MA contains a four-bedroom, two-bath historic farmhouse residence (currently set up as two apartments), a separate garage, two large barn buildings and a storage shed, in addition to 20 acres of agricultural fields. Bids are due August 9th at 5pm. The minimum bid is $700,000.

View the full property flyer here.

Coastal Foodshed Hiring Assistant Farm Stand Manager

April 2, 2018

2018 Assistant Farm Stand Manager
Full-time, Hourly, Seasonal
Start Date: May 14th
Job Posting Close Date: April 30th

Learn more about Coastal Foodshed here.

General Responsibilities
Launching this June, Coastal Foodshed will be implementing the New Bedford Farm Stand, which will sell produce from local farms to New Bedford communities with limited access to local food. The Farm Stand will operate at 4-5 pop-up sites throughout New Bedford- schools, neighborhoods, and public parks. The position is an hourly seasonal role; 30-35 hours/week for 22 weeks (June-October) with an additional 10 hours in May (training) and 10 hours in November (wrap up). In addition to operating the farm stand, this role will also include a farm apprenticeship at a local farm to gain agricultural knowledge and skills.

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Director’s Message – February 2018

February 20, 2018

With a whiff of spring in the air and plants again filling greenhouses, it’s also time for SEMAP’s Ag & Food Conference.  A full day of workshops – 30 different ones to choose from – and an exciting keynote by Irene Li of Mei Mei in Boston talking about local sourcing for her incredibly popular restaurant.  Held at the Bristol County Agricultural High School, we have the amenities for some really exciting workshops – think indigo dying, basic beekeeping, winter greenhouse growing and cut flower production.  We hope you will join us this Sunday, February 25th at Bristol County Agricultural High School.

The late winter is turning out to be busy, not only for farmers but agriculture overall.  There are a series of “Listening Sessions” for the Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) program.

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Raising animals for fiber? Please let us know!

June 21, 2017

We are compiling a listing of fiber resources in Southeastern Mass. If you would be so kind to let us know if you are raising fiber, what animals, and where you are located we would appreciate it! Please send over details to fiber@semaponline.org.

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New Mansfield Farmers’ Market Seeking Vendors

May 3, 2017
The market will be every other Saturday from 9am-1pm beginning on June 3rd. MMAS’s location is highly desirable and visible, located on Rte. 140 directly across from the Xfinity Concert Center, with ample parking and picnic seating along the Norton Reservoir. Please see below for dates and detailed location info.
MMAS will be aggressively marketing the farmers market through multiple websites, emails and highway signage, in hopes of making this a real destination for Mansfield and its neighboring towns.
If interested, please call Tom Souza at (617) 331-4469 or email Alex at, ajohnson@usaworldmedia.com
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