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Farm Tour: Next Barn Over Farm

July 19, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join CISA and Kestrel Land Trust for an afternoon behind-the-scenes tour of Next Barn Over Farm. Come take a tour of the farm in all its July lushness! Walk and Talk led by farmer Ray Young and farmer and CISA board member Tory Field – learn about their sustainable, justice-driven approach to farming and why they chose to protect their farmland with an Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) through Kestrel Land Trust.

Their mentor, Michael Doctor of Winter Moon Roots, will also be on hand to talk about the history of farming in Hadley, the success of new and young farmers in the Valley, and his techniques for drastically reducing the size of Winter Moon Farm’s carbon footprint.

After the tour, come back to the barn for refreshments and fresh veggies from the farm. You’ll also have a chance to get out into the fields and pick your own fresh produce from the crops that are ripe that day!

Next Barn Over grows over 40 types of organic vegetables, herbs, and fruit.They grow food while striving towards a larger goal — to nurture the earth and to build a strong and just community. They are inspired by the challenge of finding new ways to improve the local food system, whether it’s using sustainable farming techniques, using solar electricity, or partnering with community organizations to increase access to fresh food in nearby cities.

“We envision our farm as part of a greater movement for food justice and food sovereignty. We think the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model is a great way to provide nourishing food, support local farming, steward the land, and act as a gathering place for a vibrant community.”

Space is limited. RSVP required. Please email Judy Hall at CISA or call 413-655-7100. See you there!


July 19, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Next Barn Over Farm
15 Lawrence Plain Rd.
Hadley, MA,