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February 2020

SEMAP’s 13th Annual Agriculture & Food Conference

February 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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March 2020

Winter Networking at Somethin’s Brewin’ Book Cafe

March 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Somethin’s Brewin’ Book Cafe, 241 Main St
Lakeville, MA 02347 United States
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Let's do some networking and learning over coffee! Hear from representatives from Coastal Food Shed, The Marion Institute, and MDAR and discuss all aspects of wholesale from planning to delivery. Coastal Food Shed and The Marion Institute will take some time to speak with farmers about current marketing channels, interest in growing their wholesale marketing spaces, interest in a food hub, and farm to school opportunities.  We'll discuss what these new channels could mean for their farm business and will give…

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Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts 9th Local Food Trade Show

March 4, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Local Specialty Crop Trade Show  Exhibitors will include New England based farmers, produce distributors and local specialty crop producers (products made with 50% or more specialty crops also qualify). Please view the USDA definition of specialty crops here. Crops must be produced in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. This Trade Show is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Exhibition booths are free for specialty crop farmers and other specialty crop producers. Local Food Trade Show This trade…

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MA Food Trust Info Session: Southeastern MA Chapter

March 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Groundwork! New Bedford, 1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Hosted by Southcoast Food Policy Council and 2 others Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM at Groundwork, 1213 Purchase St, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740 Please join the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF), the Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP), and the Marion Institute's Southcoast Food Policy Council (SFPC) for a presentation about the Massachusetts Food Trust Program, a $1 million loan, grant, and business assistance program for projects aimed at increasing access to healthy and affordable food.…

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Deadline to Update Your Local Food Guide Listing

March 15, 2020

If you grow or serve local food, update your free Local Food Guide listing here before March 15th, 2020! SEMAP's Local Food Guide promotes local farms, grocers, restaurants, seafood, beer, wine, spirits and more! Serving Massachusetts counties of Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth.    

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Series – Amherst, MA

March 18, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hampshire College, 900 West St
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Who Should Attend: Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. This course will also cover the Massachusetts Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP), a voluntary 3rd-party audit program. This training satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for covered farms that “at least one supervisor or responsible party” completes “food safety training … recognized as adequate”…

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CANCELED: Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Series – Beverly, MA

March 25, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wylie Inn & Conference Center, 295 Hale St
Beveryly, MA 01915 United States
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Who Should Attend: Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. This course will also cover the Massachusetts Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP), a voluntary 3rd-party audit program. This training satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for covered farms that “at least one supervisor or responsible party” completes “food safety training … recognized as adequate”…

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April 2020

CANCELED: Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Series – Wareham, MA

April 1, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Rosebrook Event Center, 50 Rosebrook Place
Wareham, MA 02571 United States
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Who Should Attend: Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. This course will also cover the Massachusetts Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP), a voluntary 3rd-party audit program. This training satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for covered farms that “at least one supervisor or responsible party” completes “food safety training … recognized as adequate”…

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June 2020

9th Annual Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate Festival

June 20, 2020

9th Annual Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate Festival Sat Jun 20 2020 at 11:00 am Westport Fairgrounds, 200 Pinehill Rd., Westport, MA Join us for the 9th Annual Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate Festival Your chance to get ALL the Coastal Wine Trail Wineries under 1 roof! Taste over 45 different wines, while browsing through local artisans sampling a variety of cheeses, chocolates, and more!! 21+ Event For more information go to https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=1000084267906577

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4th Annual Dighton Strawberry Festival

June 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Under the Sun Farm, 1050 Williams St
Dighton, MA
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Join the Dighton Historical Society for the 4th Annual Dighton Strawberry Festival as they celebrate Dighton's strawberry tradition! Hosted by Under The Sun Farm in Dighton! Saturday June 20, 2020 from 11 am to 3pm, Under The Sun Farm 1050 Williams St, North Dighton, MA Vendors, hayrides around the farm, U-pick strawberries, farm animals, pony rides, live music and so much more!  This popular event draws hundreds of people from southeastern Massachusetts and is not to be missed! Vendor applications…

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The Brockton Fair

June 26, 2020 - July 5, 2020
Brockton Fairgrounds, 433 Forest Ave
Brockton, MA 02301 United States
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The 2020 Brockton Fair! Friday, June 26th - Sunday, July 5th, 2020! Brockton Fairgrounds, 433 Forest Ave, Brockton, MA 02301 One of America's oldest fairs returns with thrilling rides, fireworks, demolition derby, live music, & more! Visit http://www.brocktonfair.net/ for more information

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August 2020

The Rochester County Fair

August 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Rochester Fairgrounds, 65 Pine St
Rochester, MA 02770 United States
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The Rochester County Fair August 8 - 9, 2020 Rochester Fairgrounds, 65 Pine St, Rochester, MA 02770 A true county fair with a cow milking contest, tractor pulling, live music, corn shucking contest, parade, live auction, and so much more! Vendor applications can be found on their website http://www.rochesterma.com

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June 2021

Langwater Farm Community Pizza Night

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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June 18, July 23, Augus 20
Langwater Farm, 209 Washington St
North Easton, MA 02356 United States
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Pizza Nights on the farm are back! We really missed them last year. Wood-fired pizza + Shovel Town beer + a picnic table on the party lawn = a perfect summer evening on the farm. We'll be firing up our pizza ovens on Fridays nights, 4 - 8:30pm: June 18th July 23rd August 20th

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July 2021

Farm to Table – To Go

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dartmouth YMCA, 276 Gulf Rd
South Dartmouth, MA 02748 United States
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The Dartmouth YMCA, a division of YMCA Southcoast, is excited to announce our Farm to Table - To Go event is happening July 17, 2021! This year’s event features a group of local and visiting chefs who have come together to celebrate the bountiful harvest of the farm coast and highlight the impact of the work that YMCA Southcoast does in our community. The Farm to Table - To Go will offer a unique culinary experience for guests who will receive…

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Farming for Flavor, Yield and Value

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Gilded Tomato, 2 Peckham St
Rehoboth, MA 02769 United States
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Bill Braun from the Freed Seed Federation will join us to discuss vegetable variety selection and the importance of growers selecting, saving, and breeding crops that are better adapted to their locations than what is available commercially.  Bill has championed local MA/RI varieties like the Macomber turnip and local corn varieties like the Rhode Island White Cap Flint corn as well as, of course, some exquisite new tomato varieties just ready for taste testing! Bill Braun, farmer at Ivory Silo…

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