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March 2020

MA Food Trust Info Session: Southeastern MA Chapter

March 10 @ 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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CANCELED: Neonics Scientific Literature Review Public Hearing

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd.
Westbourough, MA 01581 United States
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Pesticide Board Subcommittee, acting through the Department of Agricultural Resources, under its authority pursuant to FY20GAA-2511-0100, M.G.L. c. 132B, Section 3A, and 333 CMR 8.03; and in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30A; will hold a public hearing on the findings of a scientific literature review that the Pesticide Board Subcommittee will use when determining whether current uses of neonicotinoid insecticides pose unreasonable adverse effects to the…

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CANCELED: UMass Extension: Pruning Blueberries – a Hands-on Workshop

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sholan Farm, 1125 Pleasant St
Leominster, MA 01453 United States
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$50

For full details go to UMassGarden.com. Blueberries are among the most popular fruits to grow in the home garden. They are healthful and well suited to grow in our New England conditions Come learn the basics for pruning blueberries for your home landscape. Participants will get some hands-on pruning lessons. We’ll learn about tool maintenance and sharpening, too. Bring your own tools or use ours.* Ms. Sonia Schloemann 10:00am to 12:00pm Sholan Farm

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Deadline to Update Your Local Food Guide Listing

March 15

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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Deadline to Purchase Federal Crop Insurance/NAP Coverage – March 16, 2020

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Deadline to Purchase Federal Crop Insurance/NAP Coverage – March 16, 2020 Recent growing seasons have seen hail, drought, excess moisture and freeze occur across Massachusetts. If you’re concerned with extreme weather events and the impact they can have of your farm, you should consider purchasing some level of coverage on your insured crops. The deadline to purchase coverage for spring-seeded crops and the Whole Farm Revenue Program is March 16, 2020. Individual Crop Policies: Growers can purchase Federal Crop Insurance…

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Series – Amherst, MA

March 18 @ 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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Oregon Tilth Webinar Online Sales Platforms for Farmers

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Online Sales Platforms for Direct Marketing by Our Friends at Oregon Tilth With restaurants and some farmers markets shutting down, we know many of you need to find alternative sales channels for your products. Customers are also looking for new solutions to buy quality, organic food safely. Join our free webinar on Friday, March 20 at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST to learn more about direct-to-consumer online sales platforms.  Please forward this to any farmers that may benefit from attending. We’ll hear…

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CANCELED: Agriculture Day at the State House

March 25
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02133

Massachusetts Agriculture Day at the State House, scheduled for March 25, has been canceled as a precautionary measure, due to the coronavirus.

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

March 25 @ 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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The Promise of Regenerative Farming in an Era of Climate, Health, and Environmental Crisis

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Promise of Regenerative Farming in an Era of Climate, Health, and Environmental Crisis" Falmouth Academy Hermann Theater 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, Grace Communications Foundation moderated by Falmouth Academy Head of School Matt Green. Free and open to the public. Reservations encouraged. Sponsored in part by the Woods Hole Foundation.

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CANCELED: UMass Extension: Home Orchard Establishment & Basics – a Classroom Workshop

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carlsons Orchards, 115 Oak Hill Rd
Harvard, MA 01458 United States
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$50

For full details go to UMassGarden.com. Horticultural topics covered will be the basics of planting fruit trees, including site selection, choice of variety and rootstock, planting best practices, tree training and pruning, fertilization and ongoing fruit tree care. (In-depth pest management will be covered in the afternoon session.) If weather permits, there will be a hands-on demonstration of planting fruit trees at Red Apple Farm. Mr. Jon Clements & Ms. Liz Garofalo 10:00am - 12:00pm Carlson Orchards   This workshop…

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CANCELED: UMass Extension: Home Orchard Pest Management – a Hands-on Workshop

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carlsons Orchards, 115 Oak Hill Rd
Harvard, MA 01458 United States
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$50

For full details go to UMassGarden.com. One of the most challenging thing about growing your own fruit is knowing how to identify the insect pests and diseases that might afflict them.  Learn the basics of pest and disease identification and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the home orchard. Hands-on, scouting, monitoring, placement of traps, etc. will be covered.* Dr. Jaime Piñero & Ms. Liz Garofalo 1:00pm - 3:00pm Carlson Orchards This workshop can be combined with the Home Orchard Establishment…

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LEARN TO COMPOST – Westport Grange

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Westport Grange, 931 Main Rd
Westport, MA United States
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LEARN TO COMPOST: Turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into black organic soil and keep them put of the landfill! 2-4 pm Saturday, March 28, Westport Grange Home composting is both fun and easy to do, and does not require large investments of time, money, or effort to be successful. Composting your kitchen scraps and yard waste helps divert material from your local landfill (Americans average a pound a day in food waste) and creates valuable organic soil for use…

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April 2020

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

April 1 @ 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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UMass Extension: Introductory Hard Cider Appreciation – a Classroom Workshop

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Red Apple Farm, 455 Highland Ave
Phillipston, MA 01331 United States
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For full details go to UMassGarden.com. Cider is one of the fastest growing craft adult beverage markets in the country! There are many different styles of cider from the stuff your grandparents made in the basement to top shelf ciders that compare to fine Champagnes. Come and learn a brief history of cider and dive in to understanding (and taste) why cider really is the best thing you can do with apples. (Must be over 21 to participate in the…

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