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April 2018

Greenhouse (Propagation) Management Hosted by Upswing Farm – EMass C.R.A.F.T.

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ashland, MA
Free

April 25. Greenhouse (Propagation) Management @ Upswing Farm in Ashland, 4:00-6:00 pm Hosts: Brittany and Kevin Overshiner, farmers & owners, Upswing Farm Address & Parking: 28 South St, Ashland, MA.  Please pull in and park along the driveway in front of the greenhouse.   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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Growing Organically – a Talk hosted by Wildlands Trust

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wildlands Trust, 675 Long Pond Rd.
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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Free

All this talk about growing our gardens and lawns without chemicals . . . why? For one, it’s better for you and your family to have less chemical exposures in your lives. It’s also considerably better for our planet. Using nutrients supplied by nature works to build a healthy ecology throughout your plantings and your soils. It’s better for our water supply, the critters who wander through our properties, and for YOU! The Six Ponds Association and the Wildlands Trust…

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“Nutrition, Microbiome & the Root of Chronic Disease” hosted by NOFA/Mass & The Marion Institute

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buzzards Bay Center, 114 Front St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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$34 – $42

Kathleen DiChiara is a former Fortune 500 corporate executive and triathlete whose health took a sudden debilitating turn toward chronic pain and disease at the same time as her son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After learning and experimenting with nutrition-based approaches to her illness, Kathleen was able to heal herself and her family through a dietary approach that focused on reducing inflammation and supporting the body’s microbiome. Inspired, she went on to change careers and commit to re-educating…

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Social Media Marketing Workshop hosted by SEMAP & Coastal Foodshed

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Groundwork! New Bedford, 1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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Coastal Foodshed & SEMAP are excited to bring you a super useful social media marketing workshop with help from The Branding Edit. This workshop is designed to help farmers, farmers market vendors and managers leverage their social media accounts to grow their farm, business, and brand. This is a free workshop. It will be held Monday April 30th, from 5-8pm at 1213 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA. Admit one per person. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.

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May 2018

Ivory Silo Farm Tour

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ivory Silo Farm, Corner of Hixbridge & Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States

Ivory Silo Seed Project Saturday, May 5, 12:00 - 2:00 PM Westport, MA Innovative, hardworking farmers Bill and Dee grow open-pollinated vegetables, herbs, and flowers on 5 acres. They follow ecological growing practices and strive to achieve a productive, low input farm system that is balanced as well as resilient –- and also pioneer seed-saving techniques via their Freed Seed Federation. Learn more about the farm. We'll meet for lunch in Westport, then travel together to the farm for a tour…

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6th Annual Bristol Aggie Spring Expo

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Free

Highlights include the BA Grows Farmer's Market & Vendor Expo, Live Animal Exhibits, Gourmet Food Truck, Live Entertainment, and more! Just in time for Mother's Day, check out the Bristol Aggie Plant Sale hosted by the BA Floriculture & Landscape Design & Construction students. Prospective Student tour for 6th and 7th graders will run from 9-11am, starting in the Gymnasium. If you will be joining the tour please sign up beforehand on the Bristol Aggie website or facebook event.

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Tractor & Equipment Safety hosted by Medway Community Farm – EMass C.R.A.F.T.

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Medway, MA
Free

May 9. Tractor & Equipment Safety @ Medway Community Farm in Medway,  4:00-6:00 pm Host: Seth Terramane, Farm Manager, Medway Community Farm Presenter: Brian Huckins, Huckins Forge Address & Parking: 50 Winthrop Street, Medway, MA. You’ll see our round, white MCF sign and our natural wood farm stand/shed.  Once you pull into the parking area, you’ll see our large greenhouse in the distance.  Drive past the small field on the left with the stand on your right and toward the…

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SNAP Registration for Farmers and Food Vendors in MA and RI

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Round the Bend Farm, 92 Allen Neck Rd.
Dartmouth, MA United States
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Free

Join New Entry, Mass. Dept. of Transitional Assistance, Mass Dept. of Agricultural Resources, and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to learn about accepting SNAP benefits, WIC coupons, and Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons at your stand or mobile market. Registration will be open all day for your on-the-spot USDA SNAP vendor license. These services are available for farmers in both MA and RI. This event is for: Farmers and food vendors looking to increase their sales while helping those who need it the most! Location: Round the Bend Farm | 92 Allen Neck Road |…

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Crop Planning & Micro Greens Hosted by Drumlin Farm – EMass C.R.A.F.T.

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lincoln, MA
Free

May 23. Crop Planning & Micro Greens @ Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, 4:00-6:00 pm Host: Matt Celona, Farm Manager, Drumlin Farm Presenters: Elena Colman, Lexington Community Farm and Andrew Rodgers, Clark Farm Address & Parking: 208 S Great Rd, Lincoln, MA   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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June 2018

Growing Infrastructure @ Farmer Dave’s – EMass C.R.A.F.T.

June 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dracut, MA
Free

June 6. Growing Infrastructure @ Farmer Dave’s in Dracut, 4:00-6:00pm Host: Dave Dumaresq, owner and farmer, Farmer Dave’s Address & Parking: 437 Parker Rd, Dracut, MA   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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Tick Talk at DNRT

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DNRT Center, 318 Chase Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02747 United States
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$5

Hosted by Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) This program will review the basic life cycle and ecology of deer ticks, incidence rates and distribution of tick-borne illnesses in addition to a database under development on infection rates of ticks. A three-point protection plan will be presented: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Yard and Protect your Pet. Tick-Borne Diseases are preventable. We will do a showing of “Tick Days,” as well as a Q&A regarding ticks and Lyme disease. Presented by Larry…

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Southeastern Massachusetts Wool Pool

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Read more about the Wool Pool here.   Bring your sheep wool here and get paid for it!

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Forgotten Farms Documentary Screening

June 16 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bristol County Agricultural High School, 135 Center St.
Dighton, MA 02715 United States
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Free

Schedule of Events: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm   Tour of Bristol Aggie (Optional) 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm   Networking Half Hour 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm   Film Screening 5:20 pm - 6:00 pm   Panel Discussion * Light, dairy-based refreshments will be served       ABOUT THE FILM Forgotten Farms examines class divides in our farm and food communities. Most people buy their food in supermarkets and don’t have a chance to meet their farmer, as the bumper sticker recommends.…

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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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