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September 2018

Chefs as Catalyst Connectors in our Complicated Food World

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wright-Locke Farm, 78 Ridge St
Winchester, MA 01890 United States

Vittorio Ettore (Bistro 5 & A Tavola), Frank McClelland (L’Espalier), Lori Deliso (Kid’s Cooking Green & Dave’s Fresh Pasta) Join Wright-Locke Farm's Speaker Series for a panel discussion with local chefs who have been making strides to reconnect people with the food they eat and the landscapes and people that are behind those meals. What is the role of a chef in this complicated time that we live in? How do they inspire and teach? How are chefs working within our local…

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Shared Use and Community Kitchens Training

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Franklin County CDC Food Processing Center, 324 Wells Street
Greenfield, MA,

Join experts from Franklin County and greater Massachusetts to learn the basics about using community and commercial kitchens. Thinking of turning pounds of tomatoes into sauce for donation to a local food pantry? Pickling lots garden veggies? Starting your own food business? Does your town have a school or church kitchen that could be shared with community cooks or food entrepreneurs? This training will introduce you to the resources you need to be safe and successful on your food processing…

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20th Annual North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival

September 29 - September 30
Forster’s Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Road

Meander among 100 bountiful booths featuring regional artists, farmers, community organizations and garlic cuisine; strengthen community and economy by purchasing locally crafted and grown. Celebrate and relax with great bands, spoken word, and performance on three stages- including a solar-powered music stage – and throughout the rolling fields and forest. Be inspired by exhibitor demos and ample activities for kids and families. Get silly with garlic games galore including the famous raw garlic-eating contest. Soothe the soul with healing arts…

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Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch Opening Day

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Austin Brothers Valley Farm, Across from 348 West Street

Visit Austin Brothers Valley Farm's Story Book Trail with the kids. Saturday's 11:00 - until dusk ( 6 ish ) last admission and hayride 5:00 Sundays 11:00-5:00 last admission and hayride at 4:00 Open Columbus Day Weekend Saturday  11:00-6:00 Sunday 11:00-6:00 Monday 11:00-5:00 Group reservations available for Friday nights Pick Your Own Pumpkins is open weekends only. Saturday 11:00-dusk ( 6 ish ) Sunday 11:00-5:00 Grab a wagon and head on out to the field to hunt for your own…

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Nuestras Raíces 25th Anniversary Harvest Festival

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nuestras Raices – La Finca, 24 Jones Ferry Road
Holyoke, MA

Free to all!

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October 2018

PVGrows Investment Fund 3rd Anniversary Party

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Raven Hollow Winery, 436 Russellville Road
Westfield, MA 01085 United States

We’re celebrating the third anniversary of the Pioneer Valley Grows Investment Fund by bringing together current and future entrepreneurs, investors, and potential investors. Thursday, October 4th 5-7 pm Raven Hollow Winery at Kosinski Farms 436 Russelville Road, Westfield MA. Save the date - more details to follow! In the meantime, to find out more about flexible financing or technical assistance to farm or food businesses or if you are interested in investing in the PVGrows Investment Fund, visit PVGrows Investment Fund or…

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Film Screening: Cuban Food Stories

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Academy of Music, 274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States

From the Executive Producers of Jiro Dreams of Sushi comes a unique film about food, society and culture on the island of Cuba. After a decade living in the United States, Asori Soto returns to his homeland of Cuba to search for the missing flavors of his childhood – a journey to discover culinary traditions long thought lost due to the hardship that Cuba survived after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Soto embarks on a road-trip adventure all around…

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Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Harvest Festival

October 6 - October 7
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262,

The Harvest Festival has earned a reputation for being a quintessential family event celebrating the autumn harvest, where the 15-acre Garden is transformed into a vibrant hub featuring continuous entertainment, children’s games, more than 100 regional artisan food and craft vendors, and drop-in workshops on topics relating to gardening, traditions of the harvest, and farm to table activities. Tag sales featuring jewelry and accessories, repurposed, gently used household items and clothing, an expanded plant and bulb sale, hay maze and…

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