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September 2017

3rd Annual Norfolk County Agricultural HS Expo

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Norfolk County Agricultural High School, 400 Main St.
Walpole, MA 02081 United States
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October 2017

Cranberry Harvest Celebration

October 7 - October 8
A.D. Makepeace, 158 Tihonet Rd
Wareham, MA 02571 United States
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The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old fashioned family fun. Watch as we harvest the crimson berries continuously each day. You can even put on a pair of waders and step into a corral of berries! Visit educational and historical displays, view the spectacular landscape and harvest by taking a helicopter ride, enjoy live cooking demonstrations by some of the area’s finest chefs and culinary professionals,…

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SEMAP Storage Crops Twilight Workshop

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Freedom Food Farm, 471 Leonard St
Raynham, MA 02767 United States
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Storage crops are an essential part of a four-season farm. We'll take a walk through the vegetable fields at Freedom Food Farm and look at some of their production methods for storage crops. We'll also tour their crop storage areas and winter wash station. Storage varieties, harvest tips, and different storage methods and conditions for different crops will be additional topics covered in this workshop. A can't miss for farmers looking to generate more year-round income! Hosted by Chuck Currie at…

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Bristol Aggie Fall Show 2017

October 20 @ 11:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Free

The 2017 Bristol Aggie Fall Show promises to be bigger & better than ever! The event will run from Friday, October 20th - Sunday, October 22nd from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. We will welcome back Jake the Cat & the entire team from Cat County 98.1 on Saturday from 11-1! In addition to the impressive showcase of student work, shows, and demonstrations we have always loved, Arboriculture will again be hosting their Supervised Kids Climb & our Floriculture department will…

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Seed Sovereignty Field Day at Round the Bend Farm

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Round the Bend Farm, 92 Allen Neck Rd.
Dartmouth, MA United States
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$60 - $77

Those who control the seed system, control the food system. And yet, over the past 50 years, as we’ve lost the majority of our plant breeds and seed companies, we’ve also divorced plants from their place. Cultivars are no longer bred to thrive in a certain bioregion or soil type. Rarely are they developed for drought or flood tolerance. Nor are most seeds bred under organic systems, which means that most organic growers are planting seeds that thrive on soluble…

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November 2017

Film & Potluck at Dartmouth Grange

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Dartmouth Grange 162 is hosting their Film & Potluck series again. It'll all start with a film co-sponsored by the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center: 'Finest Kind: The New Bedford Fishing Industry'. This is a potluck event! Please bring a food item to share! Potluck starts at 6pm, film at 6:30pm. The schedule for Fim & Potluck at the Dartmouth Grange is as follows: Fri Nov 3rd,  6:00 PM Fri Dec 1st,  6:00 PM Fri Jan 5th,  6:00 PM…

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SEMAP Annual Meeting

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Groundwork! New Bedford, 1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Network with others engaged in the local southeastern Massachusetts food system, learn about the progress SEMAP has made over the last year, help us to steer the course of 2018 with SEMAP Board elections, enjoy local food and drink! Please pre-register below so we know how many attendees to prepare for, thank you! 5:30 - 6:30pm - Networking Hour 6:30 - 8:00pm - Annual Meeting

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Massachusetts Food System Forum

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
DoubleTree Hotel, Leominster, 99 Erdman Way
Leominster, MA 01453 United States
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The Massachusetts Food System is full of activity, energy, and innovation – from the growth in urban agriculture, to increased access to healthy foods, to innovative education and supports for food system entrepreneurs, to efforts to reduce food waste, to schools integrating nutrition and farming into their curricula, and much more. Much has been accomplished, and there is an abundance of work underway and more challenges to address. Join Massachusetts food system leaders, organizers, activists, advocates, and mobilizers as we…

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December 2017

Animal Science Child Enrichment Workshop at Bristol Aggie

December 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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$25 - $35

Does your child love animals and want a hands-on learning experience? Let the staff and students of Bristol Aggie teach your child all about different species of animals. Children will be amazed at all the different opportunities they will have in these hands-on educational workshops. Each workshop will run from 8:30-12:30 on selected dates. Space is limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis and is non-refundable. Discounts will be given to groups registering with more than…

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NOFA/RI Advanced Growers Seminar With Roger Swain & Lee Reich

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hope & Main, 691 main St.
Warren, RI United States
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$45 - $65

Join NOFA/RI on Sunday, December 3rd for this special event with two nationally known experts sharing experience, techniques, and humor in backyard and small farm growing at Hope & Main (691 Main Street, Warren, RI). Roger Swain, always informative and entertaining, will impart practical advice for backyard and small farms in the larger context of how gardening sustains us, personally and collectively.  With wit and wisdom, Roger both inspires and educates.   Roger, who holds a doctorate from Harvard University, is known…

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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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Northeast SARE Farmer Grant Applications Due Dec. 5th

December 5

Farmer Grants are for commercial producers who have an innovative idea they want to test using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, marketing initiative, or other technique. A technical advisor--often an extension agent, crop consultant, or other service professional--must also be involved. Projects should seek results other farmers can use, and all projects must have the potential to add to our knowledge about effective sustainable practices. Awards will be announced in March.

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Eastern Mass CRAFT Annual Varieties Discussion & Potluck

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hosted at Newton Community Farm, which is non-profit community farm located on the historic Angino farmstead in Newton, MA. Time: 4-6pm Address: 303 Nahanton Street, Newton Parking: Park on Winchester Street The discussion will be on annual varieties. Bring food to share. Learn more about Eastern Mass Craft here.  

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‘Tis The Season For…Wreath Decorating! – Powisset Farm

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Street
Dover, MA 02030 United States
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$52 - $65

Join host Ferriss Buck Donham to make an early winter-inspired wreath at the farm. Ferriss will provide the class with the fundamentals of wreath making and ideas to get started, allowing participants to create a unique wreath according to their tastes. Each participant will bring home a finished wreath full of beautiful local and seasonal plant cuttings cultivated and foraged by Ferriss herself, including ivy, hydrangea, sedum, berries, dried flowers and other gathered natural beauties. If you have clippers, please…

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Agriculture, Labor, and the Law Workshop at UMass Dartmouth

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UMass Dartmouth Law School, 333 Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747 United States
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Free

Join presenter Mary O'Neal, Partner at Conn Kavanaugh Law Firm and employment law expert, for a workshop that will provide an overview of key employment issues that farmers need to know. From apprenticeships to agricultural minimum wage, the workshop will cover key topics that come up on the farm and provide attendees with an agricultural employment law handbook. It will also include case studies that provide an opportunity to apply the topics to real situations. Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 4:00…

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