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June 2018

Pest Management in Potato and Fruit Crops Hosted by Wright-Locke Farm – EMass C.R.A.F.T.

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Winchester, MA
Free

June 20. Pest Management in Potato and Fruit crops @ Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester, 4:00-6:00pm Host: Adrienne Alstatt, Farm Manager, Wright-Locke Farm Address and Parking: WLF is located at 78 Ridge Street in Winchester. Parking is available at 82 Ridge Street (signs point to this lot). Additional or “overflow” parking areas include Mullen Field and Saint Eulalia’s Parish.   Please check the CRAFT Visits schedule (linked below) for the most up to date information regarding the farm visits, and to check…

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SEMAP Twilight Workshop: Pastured Poultry at Copicut Farms

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Copicut Farms, Darmouth, MA, 11 Copicut Rd.
Dartmouth, MA 02747 United States
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$5 – $20

Copicut Farms in Dartmouth raises pigs and chickens for both meat and eggs. Our SEMAP Twilight workshop will focus primarily on their poultry growing operation, including considerations and best practices for others who would like to start raising meat chickens or egg layers on their farm.

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July 2018

Livestock @ Freedom Food Farm – EMass C.R.A.F.T.

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Freedom Food Farm, 471 Leonard St
Raynham, MA 02767 United States
Free

July 7. Livestock @ Freedom Food Farm in Raynham, SATURDAY July 7, 5:00-7:00 pm Host: Chuck Currie, farmer and owner, Freedom Food Farm Address & Parking: 471 Leonard St. in Raynham, MA. Look for the blue Mass Grown signs on Rt. 44. Please park in the gravel lot behind the greenhouse at the farm (to the right after pulling in the driveway) Please check the CRAFT Visits schedule (linked below) for the most up to date information regarding the farm…

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

July 11 @ 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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Westport Fair

July 18 - July 22

Learn more at westportfair.com

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Weed Control @ Waltham Fields Community Farm – EMass C.R.A.F.T.

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Waltham, MA
Free

July 18. Weed Control @ Waltham Fields Community Farm, Waltham, 4:00-6:00 pm Host: Erinn Roberts, Farm Manager, WFCF and Tim Cook Address & Parking: 240 Beaver St, Waltham, MA. Park in the side lot adjacent to the unskinned greenhouse frames; we will meet at the small pole barn on the west side of the property. Please check the CRAFT Visits schedule (linked below) for the most up to date information regarding the farm visits, and to check for any reschedules or…

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MA Food Policy Council Meeting

July 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd.
Westbourough, MA 01581 United States
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  Date: July 19, 2018, 9:30 – 12:30 (Thursday) MA Food Policy Council Meeting, Location: Richard Cronin Building of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Room 108, Westborough   Draft Agenda: Call to Order Acceptance of Minutes Officers Reports Old Business:   HIP Update,  Department of Transitional Assistance Program:  Deep dive into food waste II - What actions can FPC members support? Food waste is one of the six MA FPC priorities from the MA Local Food Action Plan identified…

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Martin House Farm – Corn Grinding Demo, Weaving Demo, & Historic House Tour

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin House Farm, 22 Stoney Hill Road
North Swansea, MA
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The Martin House Farm is a rare example of an 18th and early 19th century farm which still retains the character of its original setting. It consists of the house, two barns and cultivated fields surrounded by dry stone walls and woodlands. From 1-4pm, George Whitley from Grays Grist Mill will be in the barn demonstrating corn shelling, shucking and grinding.  He will have Johnny Bread samples and recipes.  Nan Szenher will be demonstrating the weaving loom and spinning wheel…

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Barnstable County Fair

July 23 - July 29

Learn more here.

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August 2018

Irrigation Systems @ Appleton Farm – EMass C.R.A.F.T.

August 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ipswich, MA
Free

Aug 1. Irrigation Systems @ Appleton Farm in Ipswich, 4:00-6:00 pm Host: Andrew Lawson, Farm Manager Address & Parking: 219 County Road, Ipswich. Come down the main road, stay to the left at the fork and park in the lot adjacent to the big barn that houses our Dairy Store. Please check the CRAFT Visits schedule (linked below) for the most up to date information regarding the farm visits, and to check for any reschedules or cancelations.

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Martin House Farm – Colonial Storytelling, Weaving Demo, & Historic House Tour

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin House Farm, 22 Stoney Hill Road
North Swansea, MA
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The Martin House Farm is a rare example of an 18th and early 19th-century farm which still retains the character of its original setting. It consists of the house, two barns and cultivated fields surrounded by dry stone walls and woodlands. From 1-4pm - Carol Gafford from Swansea Free Public Library will be Colonial storytelling under the trees.  Light refreshments will be available and guests are encouraged to bring favorite blanket or lawn chair.  (Rain Date August 12th). Also, Nan…

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44th Annual NOFA Summer Conference

August 10 - August 12
Hampshire College, 900 West St
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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The Northeast Organic Farming Association’s Summer Conference is the community learning hub of the NOFA universe. We learn, we play, and we enjoy a weekend of skill-building, inspiration, and entertainment. It is our opportunity to get together and inspire one another during a family-friendly weekend with people living the same lifestyle, holding the same vision and working respectively in many ways toward the same goals. More Info at www.nofasummerconference.org

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2018 Farm to Tapas

August 12 @ 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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Discussion: Running a U-Pick Fruit Operation @ Sunshine Farm – EMass C.R.A.F.T.

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sherborn, MA
Free

Aug 15. Discussion about U-Pick Fruit @ Sunshine Farm in Sherborn, 4:00-6:00pm Hosts: Jim and Roberta Geoghegan, farmers and owners Address & Parking: 41 Kendall Ave, Sherborn, MA Park in the overflow parking area for the farm stand and carpool if possible.  Grab some ice cream on the way out! Please check the CRAFT Visits schedule (linked below) for the most up to date information regarding the farm visits, and to check for any reschedules or cancelations.

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Farm Planning and Grazing School with Sarah Flack – Hosted by TLI

August 17 @ 1:30 pm - August 18 @ 4:00 pm
Weatherlow Farm, 845 Sodom Rd.
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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$25 – $70

REGISTER HERE Friday, August 17, 1:30 to 5:00 Matching livestock numbers to land base to increase farm income The first part of this session will include a farm visit and discussion of land base assessment. We'll review how different grazing management methods can increase, or decrease the number of acres needed for the herd. We’ll review how to size paddocks, calculate stocking density and stocking rate and how that helps determine what the ideal herd size is for your farm.…

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