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August 2017

Art in the Orchard at Park Hill Orchard

August 13 - November 23
Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Road
Easthampton, MA 01027 United States
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A free, self-guided exhibition of large outdoor sculptures set amongst the working orchards and fruit gardens.

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September 2017

HIP Ambassador Training

September 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Food Bank of W. MASS, 97 North Hatfield Road
Hatfield,
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The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has an urgent need for volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people by volunteering at their local farmers markets, CSAs, and farm stands to help explain a new Massachusetts program called the Healthy Incentive Program, or HIP. Join the Food Bank for a one time, 1.5 hour training on Wednesday, September 20th, from 9:30-11am, to learn how you can help!  HIP is a program that incentivizes families…

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Speaker Series: A Closer Look at GMOs

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wright-Locke Farm, 78 Ridge St
Winchester, MA 01890 United States
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Wright-Locke Farm’s SPEAKER SERIES In the spirit of inspiring and facilitating conversation in a time where it is crucial that we stay informed about the world around us, Wright-Locke Farm invites you to our 2017 Speaker Series. Join us monthly in our beautiful 1827 Barn for an evening of discovery and discussion. Each presentation will begin at 7:30PM and allow for a follow-up Q & A session. Our Speaker Series is free and open to the public. We kindly ask…

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Herbalism in the Pioneer Valley: Chris Marano of Local Harmony

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hungry Ghost Bread, 62 State Street
Northampton, MA 01060
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This unique series offers a window into herbalism from some of the foremost practitioners, teachers, growers, and product makers in our area – join us for this very special opportunity! Are you interested in herbalism? Did you know that the greater Pioneer Valley region is one of the nation’s richest resources for quality herbal health care, education, services and products? Come sit for an hour in the newly finished stone amphitheater and stunning medicinal garden outside Hungry Ghost Bread, surrounded…

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Farm-to-Table Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village

September 23
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic St.
Pittsfield,
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Dinner to be catered by Wheelhouse Farm. Tickets purchased in advance HERE This is in partnership with, and hosted by,  Farm to Fork Fondo.

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$5 - $8

North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

September 23 @ 10:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Forster’s Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Road
Orange,
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The ‘Festival that Stinks’ has more than 100 local food, art, agriculture, and community vendors, great music on two solar-powered stages, and only three bags of trash for 10,000 people.

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Seed-saving As If Our Lives Depend on It at Wildside Gardens

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildside Gardens, 37 Fisher Place Road
Conway, MA 01341 United States
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Come join in at Wildside Gardens a well-established off-grid homestead and permaculture site in Conway, MA. Presented by Danny Botkin Danny of Laughing Dog Farm, is an icon of sustainable farming in the Valley. He knows what we all need to know about saving heirloom seeds, hoop house season extension, raising and taming goats, the practical art of gleaning -- and the politics of food. Workshop will be free of charge for Conway residents, with a small fee for others.…

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Twilight Meeting: Produce Wash Station Design, Use, and Maintenance

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Atlas Farm, 635 River Rd Deerfield, MA 01342 + Google Map

(note: this meeting is at the main farm on River Rd, and NOT at the Atlas Farm store on Routes 5 & 10 in S. Deerfield) A functional wash and pack area can improve both workflow and produce safety. FSMA's Produce Rule states that equipment, tools, and buildings must be of adequate design and able to be cleaned and properly maintained. We will discuss the range of options available for growers of different scales to meet these requirements. We'll tour…

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