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June 2017
$10 - $15

Farmer to Farmer: Profitable Pastures

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sidehill Farm, 58 Forget Rd
Hawley, MA 01339 United States
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Join Amy Klippenstein and Paul Lacinski of Sidehill Farm, Eric Sheffer of Sheffer’s Grassland Dairy, and Morgan Hartman of Black Queen Angus Farm as they share insight from years of managing pastures. Topics will include land stewardship, forage growth, soil fertility, and animal health and genetics. We will discuss the ways all of these things and more affect the cost of production and improve your bottom line. Jump at the chance to learn from these Northeast farmers as well as…

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Freedom Food Farm Fest

June 10
Freedom Food Farm, 471 Leonard St
Raynham, MA 02767 United States
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Save the date for organic wood-fired pizza with farm ingredients, live music, farm tours, hayrides & more - event is free and open to the public!

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Free

Anawan Farm Meet Your Farmer Event

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anawan Farm, 73 Anawan St
Rehoboth, MA 02769 United States
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We are holding a meet & greet for our CSA participants & customers on June 10 @ 10am-12pm! Feel free to come to the farm to join us for coffee and a few light snacks. We will show you around, answer your questions, and gather to meet new folks in our community.

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WRWA River Day

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Head of Westport, Drift Rd & Old County Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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This year’s popular River Day will take place on Saturday, June 10th, at the Town Landing at the historic Head of Westport, at the intersection of Drift Road and Old County Road.  This event is free and open to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free parking at the Middle School and free shuttle provided by Whaling City Transit.  The shuttle will make frequent runs to and from the Head Landing throughout the day. The day…

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Free

Young Farmer Night

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ivory Silo Farm, Corner of Hixbridge & Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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++ ABOUT THE FARM // WHAT TO EXPECT ++ Farmers Bill Braun and Dee Levanti grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers on about 5 acres at Ivory Silo Farm in Westport, MA. They grow only open-pollinated varieties, from which seed can be saved from season to season, while adhering to organic principles to regenerate the land. The tour will include running a market farm based heavily on seed-saving. Ivory Silo's Website: http://dlevanti.wixsite.com/ivorysilofarm WHAT TO BRING? a dish to share at the…

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Free

New Bedford Science Café

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterfront Grille, 36 Homer's Wharf
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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New Bedford Science Café’s next event will feature soil scientist Peter Fletcher on Tuesday, June 13, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Waterfront Grill, 36 Homer’s Wharf, New Bedford. Open to everyone. Free, save for the beer! Mr. Fletcher will present “Talking Dirty: New Frontiers Beneath our Feet,” a discussion of how soil analysis is yielding new insights into carbon sequestration, endangered species, aquaculture, and pharmaceuticals. He will also discuss the distinctive qualities of Southcoast soils, and how they shape…

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$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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of CommonWealth Kitchen

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
CommonWealth Kitchen, 196 Quincy St
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Ever wonder how your favorite food products were made? Where? And by whom? Join us for a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of CWK’s shared kitchen and food manufacturing facility. We will show you where products are made, explain the complex world of food processing, and share with you the challenges and successes of CWK’s food entrepreneurs. CWK's Executive Director, Jen Faigel will lead the tour, followed by a lively conversation about CommonWealth Kitchen while you enjoy breakfast treats prepared by Fresh Food…

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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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Evolving Greens Wash Station at Wishing Stone Farm

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wishing Stone Farm, 25 Shaw Rd
Little Compton, RI 02837 United States
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With FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) and CAPS (Community Accreditation for Produce Safety) compliance at our door step, we will analyze our wash rooms pros and cons and discuss food safety issues. Wishing Stone Farm's growing methods are committed to sustainable agriculture and the protection of open space, while providing food for local communities. We started our farm in 1983 as early adopters of the organic movement. Our farm is located in Little Compton along the southeastern coast of Rhode…

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Free

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of CommonWealth Kitchen

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CommonWealth Kitchen, 196 Quincy St
Boston, MA 02121 United States
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Ever wonder how your favorite food products were made? Where? And by whom? Join us on the Behind the Scenes Tour of CWK’s shared kitchens and food manufacturing facilities. We will show you where the products are made, explain the complex world of food processing, and share with you the challenges and successes of CWK’s food entrepreneurs. Jen Faigel will lead the tour followed by a lively conversation about CommonWealth Kitchen while you enjoy light appetizers made by our food…

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$15 - $20

SEMAP Event – CANCELLED – 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!  Unfortunately, our coffee and dessert night will be rescheduled. Check back…

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$10 - $20

New England Pastured Poultry Day

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pat’s Pastured, 830 South Rd
E. Greenwich, RI 02818 United States
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Spend a day with New England pastured poultry producers. This community day is a networking opportunity to meet with other pastured poultry farmers in the region, form alliances, learn from each other, and build relationships. All experience levels welcome. If you questions about getting started or getting better, bring them. Our host farm, Pat's Pastured raises broilers (10,000), hens (1,800), turkeys (500), laying ducks (200), meat ducks (200). They run a mobile processing unit and opening an inspected processing facility.…

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$36 - $50

Growing and Processing Medicinal Herbs

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Full Kettle Farm, 111 N. Silver Lane
Sunderland, MA United States
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The demand for local, organic herbs is rapidly growing with the revival of herbalism and integrated medicine. This workshop will provide an overview of what it takes to grow and manage a successful herbal market garden. Full Kettle Farm’s Greg Disterhoft will walk us through soil, light & water requirements, cool and warm season herbs, annuals vs. perennials, transplanting, harvesting, fertility, and the maintenance of a variety of herbs. Greg will demonstrate how he propagates and cultivates a wide array…

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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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