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April 2018

The Farmer’s Office Live Webinar: Managing Cash Flow

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

You'll never have to worry about cash in the bank with proper cash flow management. In this webinar, participants will review how to create monthly cash flow projections and how to manage day-to-day cash flows. First, you will work through creating a yearly cash flow projection using historical data to lay-out cash needs on a monthly basis, then discuss how to manage cash on a weekly basis and prevent accidentally bouncing a check. Participants will be able to ask questions…

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Propagating Native Plants from Seed: Part 2: Seedling Germination and Establishment

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373

Learn all about propagating native plants from seed in this two-part, hands-on workshop. Take one or both sections of the workshop. Participants will focus on practical methods for propagating on a small scale. Appropriate for the beginner and more experienced propagator. April 29: Part 2: Seedling Germination and Establishment—Learn the science behind successful seed starting and practice transplanting. Take home your work. Coming Fall 2018: Part 1: Seed Dormancy and Sowing Techniques—Explore seed biology and practice sowing seed. Take home…

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Farm to School Sales: Are They Right for Your Business?

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Food Bank of W. MASS, 97 North Hatfield Road

Join CISA and MA Farm to School for School Food 101 introduction! Come learn what makes K-12 school meal programs distinct from other food service programs, how to cater to school meal providers, and how to troubleshoot potential barriers. We’ll discuss some of the unique benefits and opportunities of partnering with schools.  Representatives from schools and farms selling to them will join the conversation so you can hear directly from them about how it works. Farmers and school representatives will…

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May 2018

Wildflowers of New England at Nasami Farm

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373

New to the world of native plants? There’s no better way to study the region’s flora than in the field. In this class, participants will learn how to identify New England’s native plants by studying their habitats at Garden in the Woods. The class will examine the family characteristics, growth patterns, and key identification features of flowers, leaves, and stems. Bring a hand lens and Wildflowers of New England.

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Container Gardening with Native Perennials at Nasami Farm

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nasami Farm Nursery, 128 North Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373

Kick those petunias to the curb and create a show-stopping container garden using native plants! Become familiar with the species that thrive in containers and discover how to combine them. Learn about containers, soil mechanics, fertilizers, and proper care. Bring your own container and get creative. Plants are available for purchase, and potting soil is provided.

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Farm Share Fair 2018

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Armory, 191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA United States

Do you love local, fresh food?  Maybe you’ve been thinking about joining a CSA – a Farm Share? A Farm Share program allows you to receive a fabulous box of great stuff every week direct from a Massachusetts farm. Check out the Farm Share Fair at The Armory in Somerville on May 10th and meet the fantastic farmers and home delivery companies from across this state, which bring local produce to the Boston area. Compare and learn about all the…

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Northfield Mount Hermon Food Systems Teach-In and Farmers’ Market

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Northfield Mount Hermon, 1 Lamplighter Way
Gill, MA,

On Friday, May 11, 2018, Northfield Mount Hermon will host local food and agriculture experts in a day of connecting, teaching, and selling their products. The school’s classes focus on various aspects of the local food system to engage students in the effort of becoming responsible citizens through their food choices. In the afternoon, the local community is invited to campus to shop and learn at a farmers’ market and associated workshops. NMH’s goal: to build educational connections between youth…

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Gardening the Community Plant Sale

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gardening the Community, 200 Walnut Street
Springfield, MA United States

It's almost planting season! GTC will have a beautiful variety of plants at their annual Plant Sale & Gardeners Gathering. They will also have beautiful flower baskets ready for Mother's Day! If you would like to order your plants in advance, click here to place your order on their new online store! GTC will have all your favorites along with these new items:  Green Beans, Calabaza Squash, Corn, Dancer Eggplant (light purple in color), Ghost Peppers (super hot!), Green Zebra Tomatoes (delicious heirloom), Indigo Drop…

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