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June 2017
$5 - $20

SEMAP Event – Growing Cut Flowers: Seed to Vase

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weatherlow Florals, 845 Sodom Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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Managing Production of Specialty Cut Flowers for Floral Design. Tour the flower fields and hoophouses at Weatherlow Farms and learn about the ins and outs of growing specialty cut flowers for use in floral design. We'll discuss sourcing seeds and plugs, trialing new varieties, harvest and post-harvest tricks for extending vase life, and what fun flowers and foliages you might want to add to your cutting garden. Register here!

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$5 - $10

Vegetable Fermentation

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Norwell Farms, 4 Jacobs Ln
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Fermentation is the transformation of food via microbes.  It's been used for thousands of years as great way to preserve vegetables.  The process of fermentation also increases the nutritional value of the food and makes it easier to digest.  But best of all it's easy to do in your own kitchen.  In this 90-minute workshop we will demonstrate how to make sauerkraut and a brine ferment.  ($5 Friend of the Farm /$10 general)

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$15 - $20

SEMAP Event – Local Coffee & Dessert

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speedwell Coffee, 208 S Meadow Rd
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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Join us at Speedwell Coffee for perfect end to the week. Sample several delicious varieties of Speedwell Coffee and espresso, while also enjoying Pain D’Avignon desserts and bread, as well as some chocolate and biscotti. After sampling and learning a little about what it takes to be a barista, take a tour of the roasting facility! We might have an opportunity to enjoy some locally distilled Speedwell Coffee vodka! Register here!

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$5 - $20

SEMAP Event – Setting the Stage for a Successful Season with Full Spectrum Fertility

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brix Bounty Farm, 449 Bakerville Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02748 United States
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We’ll take a fieldwalk through the Brix Bounty Vegetable Fields surveying early season crop growth and focus our discussion on fertility steps we take at Brix Bounty to ensure crops are able to maximize growth during the longest days of the year.  From boron to zinc we’ll cover the mineral foundations we invest in each season to promote healthy, vigorous crop growth.  Included in the tour will be a deep dive into onion production, including:  variety selection, enterprise analysis, cultivation…

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Water Management Twilight Meeting

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm, 139 Spring St
Millis, MA 02054 United States
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FSMA and drought got you down? Come to this Twilight Meeting at Tangerini Farm in Millis, MA. Tour the newly installed irrigation system for orchard and vegetable crops built with funding support from NRCS with the designer, Trevor Hardy of Brookdale Farm, Irrigation and Row Crop Supply. Find out water sampling protocols and lab requirements for FSMA from the UMass Food Safety Specialist Lisa McKeag and about grant opportunities for irrigation and food safety improvements. Other industry representatives will be…

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July 2017
$5 - $10

Growing Cut Flowers

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Norwell Farms, 4 Jacobs Ln
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Have you dreamed of growing beautiful cutting flowers to brighten your home all season long. If so, please join Nikki Bartley of Cross Street Flower Farm to learn what to plant for cut flower growing, how to harvest for bouquets, and simple flower arranging. Cross Street Flower Farm grows over 50 varieties of specialty-cut flowers.  They farm without the use of chemicals or pesticides, using only organic and sustainable methods.

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$5 - $10

Beekeeping

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Norwell Farms, 4 Jacobs Ln
Norwell, MA 02061 United States
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Join us for a 90-minute workshop on Backyard Beekeeping.  The decline of the honeybee has prompted many enthusiasts to start their own backyard beehive.  Find out if this is for you.  We will cover where to get proper training on beekeeping, costs of establishing your own beehive and basics of honeybees and honey production.  Plan to leave knowing more about honeybees and whether this hobby is for you. ($5 Friend of the Farm /$10 general)

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$35 - $95

SEMAP & TLI 3rd Annual Farm to Tapas

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Historic Home & Farm of Joseph Keith III, 775 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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Join us for our third annual Farm to Tapas fundraiser! At this event, we will have over a dozen restaurants and caterers from the community, all of which source from local farms, set up stations and serve a variety of food items. We’ll also have an open bar, featuring local beer, wine, and spirits; live and silent auctions; and a live music. Tickets on sale for SEMAP member May 15 and general public on May 30.

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August 2017
$18 - $250

NOFA Summer Conference

August 11 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 3:30 pm
Hampshire College, 900 West St
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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At the NOFA summer conference, you may learn as much across a lunch table as you will at workshops; solve your most pressing challenge in a chance discussion with a stranger; or create the spark that is going to be your next big idea. Children and Teens also have their own conference experience with a parade, workshops and activities that build their organic vision for the future.

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December 2017

Community Food Systems Conference

December 5 - December 7
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes between food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture including obstacles in urban and rural environments and fostering community empowerment to create and sustain resilient local food systems. We will provide space for conversations around promoting, facilitating, and supporting self-reliance; breaking down barriers to racial justice; connecting communities to their food sources; and impacting communities at the local and regional level through sustainable food production. The conference…

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New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference

December 12 - December 14

This conference will include more than 25 educational sessions over 3 days, covering major vegetable, berry and tree fruit crops as well as various special topics. A Farmer to Farmer meeting after each morning and afternoon session will bring speakers and farmers together for informal, in-depth discussion on certain issues. There is also an extensive Trade Show with over 100 exhibitors. We hope that you will enjoy your time here, and meet with fellow growers, advisors, researchers, and industry representatives.…

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