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February 2017

Little Brook Farm Camp

February 20 - February 24
Little Brook Farm,
334 Russell Street
Sunderland, MA 01345 United States

Little Brook Farm Camp is a children’s educational program that takes place on a small family farm in Sunderland. The farm owner and camp director is a DOE certified educator and Registered Nurse. Children at camp will have the opportunity to learn about livestock and sustainable agriculture. Campers start each day by helping with morning chores, such as collecting eggs and feeding the animals. Children learn how to interact and relate to the animals, developing trust and their own self […]

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Winter Dinner at Barstow’s Longview Farm

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barstow’s Longview Farm,
172 Hockanum Road
Hadley,

Looking for an easy hot meal for the whole family?  Join Barstow’s Longview Farm on Tuesday, February 21 between 4pm and 7pm for their first ever Winter Dinner! The menu will feature their homemade Shepherd’s Pie, sauteed green beans, and, for dessert, warm Apple Crisp. Plates are $12 each and $8 for kid’s sized plates.

Meals will be available for takeaway too – call ahead, pop inside to order, or stop through the drive-thru. Their whole kitchen will be open until […]

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Maple Sugaring at Home

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden,
5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262,

How to identifying suitable trees, the when and how of collecting sap, the boiling down process for the home setting, and preserving the syrup for year-round use. Participants will install spiles, develop collection schedules, and boil down maple sap to syrup. A tasting will follow. Dress for the outdoors. Berkshire Botanical Gardens Members $25; Nonmembers $30

Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

For more information visit our website: berkshirebotanical.org

Or Phone: 413-298-3926

Or Email: info@berkshirebotanical.org

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Massachusetts Agriculture and Food Conference

February 26
Bristol County Agricultural High School,
135 Center Street
Dighton, MA 02715 United States

About the Conference

Whether you’re a professional farmer, a backyard gardener, or just curious about locally grown food, this is the event for you! Each year, the lineup includes workshops for the general public as well as info-packed sessions for farmers and gardeners of all experience levels.

Registration includes a locally-sourced lunch  and at the Resource Fair you’ll learn about local organizations and businesses that provide services and products to help you grow, whether you’ve got a hundred acres or a couple of […]

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March 2017

Growing an Organic Vegetable Garden

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden,
5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262,

Investigate a different vegetable family each week to insure all questions are answered about cultivating these important crop families for the home vegetable gardener. (A four week course starting 3/6/2017) $230

Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

For more information visit our website: berkshirebotanical.org

Or Phone: 413-298-3926

Or Email: info@berkshirebotanical.org

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2017 Harvest New England Conference

March 7 - March 9
Sturbridge Host Hotel,
Sturbridge , MA

The New England State Departments of Agriculture, in cooperation with agricultural organizations across the region, graciously invite you to participate as an exhibitor in the upcoming Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show.  Whether you provide a product or service to farmers in New England or have a unique product for a roadside stand, this is the show for you. Over 800 attendees joined us for our past conference in February 2015.

Growers from across the Northeast will convene […]

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$100 - $130

Introduction to Cheese-Making: Making Soft Cheeses

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
411 Main Road
Gill, MA 01354 United States

This all-day, hands-on workshop is ideal for the beginning cheesemaker. Using fresh grass-fed pastured milk from Upinngil farm, Cliff Hatch, veteran farmer and cheese artisan, will guide you through the process of making a number of simple cheese such as Camembert, Chevre, Brie, and Blue cheese. Along the way, we’ll talk about the process and history of cheese making and how different cheeses are made. With your palette sharpened and techniques honed, you’ll be ready to make your own artisan cheese.

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Spring Hive Management for Beekeepers

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden,
5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262,

An in-depth lecture the on spring care of honeybee hives. Focus on managing spring hive population build-up, feeding, dividing, monitoring pests, protecting the hive, and, most importantly, learning approaches to prevent swarming. Berkshire Botanical Gardens Members $15; Nonmembers $20

Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

For more information visit our website: berkshirebotanical.org

Or Phone: 413-298-3926

Or Email: info@berkshirebotanical.org

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