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July 2018

SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Bristol Aggie Student Farm & Mobile Farmstand Tour

July 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
$5 – $20

Bristol Aggie Grows is an innovative program where students are involved in every aspect of growing, harvesting, and selling crops, from starting seedlings to operating a small mobile farm stand on campus. Join SEMAP for a tour of their current growing operation, the farm stand, and much more on this unique and historic campus on the Taunton River.

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August 2018

2018 Farm to Tapas

August 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barneys Joy Creek Farm, 12 Barneys Joy Rd.
South Dartmouth, MA, MA 02748 United States
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SEMAP and The Livestock Institute of Southern New England (TLI)  will once again be hosting a twist on the traditional farm to table dinner, our 4th Annual Farm to Tapas. Over a dozen local restaurants and caterers (all sourcing local ingredients, of course) prepare their own tapas station. Guests are able to sample gourmet local food items from each station for no additional cost. The complimentary local beer, wine, and cocktails are also always a huge hit! The proceeds from…

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September 2018

SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Direct Seeded Crops

September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Freedom Food Farm, 471 Leonard St
Raynham, MA 02767 United States
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Join SEMAP for the latest installment of our Twilight Grower Series on September 13th, 6-8pm at Freedom Food Farm in Raynham, MA Freedom Food Farm is an 88-acre diversified and holistic farm. Farmers Chuck Currie and Marie Kaziunas have been at their current location since 2014 and are now in their sixth growing season. They produce a wide range of agricultural products including produce, herbs, heritage eggs, flowers, raw honey, grain & beans, hay, straw, pasture-raised meat, plant starts, as…

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October 2018

SEMAP Seed Saving Demo at Ivory Silo Farm

October 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ivory Silo Farm, Corner of Hixbridge & Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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Join us for a demonstration on seed saving hosted at Ivory Silo Farm, in partnership with the Freed Seed Federation, a 501(c)3 whose mission is to foster a regionally-adapted seed stock for area growers in Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. At Ivory Silo, the vegetable seeds are tended by horizontal selection for regional adaptation. In other words, the best of the best seeds are selected based on a series of their most desirable characteristics. By doing so, the crops adapt to…

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SEMAP Local Libations at Bradford Distillery – CANCELLED

October 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hingham, MA
$30

  This event has been cancelled. Thank you for your interest. Join SEMAP for a tour of Bradford Distillery in Hingham, MA. The distillery uses local Massachusetts-grown potatoes for creating their spirits. We will also be doing a tasting of some of the spirits and offer a meal to pair with it as well – food TBD.  

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SEMAP Workshop on Wash Stations & Cold Storage

October 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Skinny Dip Farm, 85 Willow Ave
Little Compton, RI United States
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Join SEMAP for a tour of Skinny Dip Farm in Little Compton, RI. Husband and wife team Ben and Hannah Wolbach farm 4 acres of certified organic vegetables and flowers. We will get a chance to talk about the farm overall and additional topics to be covered include: Post-harvest handling for long-term winter storage Using Coolbot powered cold storage through the winter with the addition of heating capacity. The farm has 2 retrofitted coolers and will hopefully have a third pro set…

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November 2018

SEMAP 2018 Annual Meeting at Round the Bend Farm

November 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Round the Bend Farm, 92 Allen Neck Rd.
Dartmouth, MA United States
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This year we are pleased to announce our Annual Meeting will be held at Round the Bend Farm's new innovative & sustainable Learning Center in South Dartmouth.   We will take the opportunity to recognize some exceptional folks involved in the local food movement in Southeastern Massachusetts, review some of SEMAP's accomplishments over the past year, and look forward to goals for 2019. We will also hear updates from key partners on: farm to institution sales opportunities, urban agriculture & food access…

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January 2019

Create a Speed Marketing Plan for Your Farm or Food Business

January 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Groundwork! New Bedford, 1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Want to increase sales for your farm or food business? Get more accounts? Attract more CSA subscribers? Do you have a plan for how to achieve your goals? A marketing plan works like a GPS to keep you headed in the right direction. Learn the four steps for creating a speed marketing plan. This interactive workshop organized by SEMAP and led by Myrna Greenfield, founder of Good Egg Marketing, will help you outline your plan and get feedback from other…

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SEMAP Beginning Farmer Focus Group

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wildlands Trust, 675 Long Pond Rd.
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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SEMAP is calling all beginning farmers! If you are an aspiring farm operator, or you have taken ownership of a farm or stepped into a principal farm manager role between 2006 and 2018, please join us at our Beginning Farmer Focus Group. SEMAP is looking for feedback on how we can continue to support and help you. For 20 years, farmers have turned to SEMAP for support in sustaining their business and mission, seeking answers to their questions, and providing information…

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February 2019

Hemp Full-Day Workshop

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UMass CVPA Star Store Campus, 715 Purchase St
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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    Interested in growing hemp but not sure where to start? This information-dense full-day intensive workshop on hemp production will feature several speakers with experience in growing hemp, processing the plant for fiber and oil production, and the application requirements you'll need to meet in order to grow hemp in Massachusetts.  With a new Massachusetts policy authorizing the commercial production of agricultural hemp in the state, local farmers have a great opportunity to take advantage of this new business opportunity.…

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SEMAP’s 12th Annual Agriculture & Food Conference

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Learn more and view all the details about the conference here. Farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, advocates, foodies, and anyone interested in local agriculture: join us for our 12th Annual Agriculture & Food Conference! We will be having 20+ workshops, a resource fair, keynote address, and an always tasty locally-sourced lunch. Hosted at Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton, MA. Register for tickets here! SEMAP Members, Beginning Farmers, Students, and children are all eligible for reduced priced tickets.  

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June 2019

Pastured Pigs at Revival Farm – SEMAP Twilight Workshop

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Revival Farm, 6 Cross St.
Plympton, MA 02367 United States
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Farmers Katherine & Justin both have full-time jobs, but enjoy running the farm before and after work and on the weekends. They have been raising pigs and chickens for 3 years on their 3.5 acre farm.

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2019 Wool Pool of Southeastern New England

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule St
Middleboro, MA 02346 United States
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2019 Wool Pool will be Friday, June 28th 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Soule Homestead in Middleborough (46 Soule St, Middleborough, MA 02346). It will be both a wool pool and fiber hangout, with roasting marshmallows and hot chocolate. Please bring your pre-skirted fleeces. If you have any additional questions, please email fiber@semaponline.org or call 508-364-2833.

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July 2019

Website and E-Commerce Basics Workshop – SEMAP

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Groundwork! New Bedford, 1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Do you need a website? Are you ready to start selling your products online? Come to our Website and E-Commerce Basics workshop to learn more.  We will go over how to secure a domain name and how to get a website up and running.  We’ll also go over options for online shopping functionality, how to accept credit card payments and how to make it all work to enable customers to pay for CSA subscriptions, purchase tickets to on-farm events, order…

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Farm Machinery Maintenance & Servicing 101 – SEMAP Workshop

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Under the Sun Farm, 1050 Williams St
Dighton, MA
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An expert mechanic with over 40 years of troubleshooting and repairing everything from weed whackers to wide-body aircraft will share his expertise to help you keep your farm machinery in tip-top shape!  You will walk away knowing how to identify basic but important components of your equipment motorized and non-motorized, what basic tools must be in your toolbox, and how to perform basic preventative maintenance on your farm machinery.  You will receive an annual preventative maintenance and servicing schedule.  Q&A session follows…

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