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September 2019

Producing Value-Added Products in a Shared Commercial Kitchen

September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hope & Main, 691 main St.
Warren, RI 02885 United States
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6-8pm Hope & Main 691 Main Street Warren, Rhode Island 02885 Are you interested in producing and selling jarred sauces, processed vegetables and other value-added food products to the public but not sure where to start? Join SEMAP at Home & Main in Warren, RI to learn about using a shared commercial kitchen, food safety guidelines, co-packing options, and more.    Hope & Main's mission is to help local entrepreneurs jump-start early-stage food companies and food-related…

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SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Raising Sheep 101

September 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Soule Homestead Education Center, 46 Soule St
Middleboro, MA 02346 United States
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September 29th from 10AM-12PM Are you fascinated by fiber, a lover of lamb or just thinking about how to mow your grass without power?  Then sheep might be the perfect animal to add to your life.  Whether it is just a few that you would like to get for your yard or if you are interested in starting a flock then come and learn the basics.  We will discuss breeds, fencing, housing, feeding, hoof care, parasites and everyone can try…

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November 2019

SEMAP 2019 Annual Meeting

November 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Groundwork! New Bedford, 1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Join us for a celebration of SEMAP's accomplishments in 2019, networking with farmers and allies from across the region, and a presentation of awards for local farms, businesses, and people key to the success of local agriculture in Southeastern Mass. Held at Groundwork New Bedford, 1213 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740. Use the Maxfield Street Entrance as shown on the map below. The corner of Purchase & Maxfield Streets is a stop on SRTA's New Bedford Routes 2 &…

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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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Learn more about the conference here. 

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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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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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April 2020

CANCELED: SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Intro to Welding

April 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bayberry Farm & Flower Co., 1841 Maple St
North Dighton, MA 02764 United States
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Join SEMAP for a Twilight Workshop on Saturday, April 25, 2020 11 am - 2 pm at Bayberry Farm & Flower Co., North Dighton, MA Tom Dufault will teach introductory workshop on basic welding skills, to include ARC, MIG, and gas welding brazing, metal prep, safety, and more. Workshop price includes pair of welding goggles.  All participants are required to bring ear protection.  Pre-registration required. $45/Public $25/Member $15/New Farmers.

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May 2020

POSTPONED: SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Backyard Cannabis Growing

May 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairmount Fruit Farm Stand, 887 Lincoln Street
Franklin, MA 02038 United States
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Date and Time: May 9 10am-12pm Location: Fairmount Fruit Farm 887 Lincoln Street Franklin, MA 02038 www.fairmountfruit.com Linda Noel, of Terrapin Farm, is pleased to present a workshop on Backyard Cannabis Growing at Fairmount Fruit Farm in Franklin, MA, to benefit SEMAP! This “twilight” workshop will cover Cannabis Growing (marijuana and/or hemp) from planting a seed to final harvest. Topics will include: Best methods for starting seedlings and where to find seeds How to Clone (Practical cutting advice + take…

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Backyard Chicken Care 101 Webinar

May 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, MA United States + Google Map

Love the local food movement? Ever thought you might like to keep your own chickens? Want to add a flock for your school or community garden? Come join a webinar by SEMAP and “The Chickeness” Khrysti Smyth Barry of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens for a rundown of housing needs and design, basic feeding and care, health, chick info and transitioning to a coop, popular breeds, and other things you might want to know about keeping your own backyard chickens. Course materials will be provided. Come find out whether keeping chickens might be a good addition to your garden, your school, your kitchen, and your community’s overall health and wellbeing.

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SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Cover Cropping and Soil Health

May 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Langwater Farm, 209 Washington St
North Easton, MA 02356 United States
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May 20, 2020 5 pm - 7 pm Langwater Farm, 209 Washington St, North Easton, MA During the cover crop workshop, farmers at Langwater Farm will cover selection, establishment, termination and benefits of cover crops, as well as calculating plant available nitrogen.  Maggie Payne from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will talk about the basics of how a healthy soil functions, how to assess the health of your soil, and methods of improving soil health using reduced tillage and…

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Backyard Chicken Care 201 Webinar

May 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online, MA United States + Google Map

ome join a webinar by SEMAP and “The Chickeness” Khrysti Smyth Barry of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens for a more advanced topics in chicken care.  Learn more about coop upgrades, health issues and troubleshooting, integrating replacement birds into an existent flock and whatever questions folks might have.  Course materials will be provided. Come find out whether keeping chickens might be a good addition to your garden, your school, your kitchen, and your community’s overall health and wellbeing.

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November 2020

2020 Annual Meeting

November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online MA United States

Join us for a celebration of SEMAP's accomplishments this year, learning from farmers and local food allies from across the region, and a presentation of awards for individuals key to the success of local agriculture in Southeastern Massachusetts in 2020. This year has been difficult for many of us, but we aim to highlight the organizations, people and programs helping to support local agriculture and food security—not only in this difficult moment, but for our future as well. Our 2020…

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March 2021

Direct Market Farmer Networking Night

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Farmers can network with each other and agricultural marketing consultant Mieko Ozeki of Radiance Studios, LLC to take their business strategies to the next level. Mieko will coach farmers on digital presence, branding, and social media strategy to create engaging online content and increase your customer base. Have questions about the best digital marketing choices for your farm? Learn or brush up on web site best practices, driving online traffic to your web site or farmstand, and more! Speaker Mieko…

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April 2021

Marketing in a Pinch: Quick Fixes for the Busy Season

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online MA United States
Free

Spring is here, and so is the busiest time of year for many farmers, market managers, and other food system workers. When you have so many things on your To Do list, social media maintenance and online marketing can fall by the wayside. Join Mieko Ozeki of Radiance Studios, LLC to discuss the quickest and most effective marketing strategies to adopt during the growing season. She'll share low-input and high-reward choices that will elevate your existing marketing practices, or help…

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September 2021

SEMAP Grant Writing Workshop

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online MA United States

SEMAP will host a free online grant writing workshop on Sept 22nd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. This workshop will focus on the new round of Food Security Infrastructure Grant applications. Expert grant-writer and farm business planner Rose Wilson will walk you through each element of the grant, as well as provide strategies to improve your application. Learn more and register here. Please note: this workshop was previously scheduled for September 15th.

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