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August 2020

Flowery Evening 3:  Experimenting With Color

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$50

Flowery Evening 3:  Experimenting With Color Wednesday August 12, 5:30-7 p.m. We'll be experimenting with color for our 3rd Flowery Evening.  Our challenge will be to choose one flower and build two strikingly different color combinations around it.  Join us for drinks and light refreshments, and an introduction to the color wheel. Select your flowers and create two small arrangements to take home.  Come and explore your artistic side while enjoying a summer evening at the Farm. Registration includes all…

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Zoom Q+A on Proposed Regulations on Produce Safety & Market Access

August 13 @ 6:00 pm

SEMAP and the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative will host a Zoom Q+A session with Michael Botelho, Director of the Produce Safety Inspection Program for the Massachusetts Dept. of Agriculture on proposed draft regulations for Produce Safety and Market Access regulations for fresh fruits and vegetables in the Commonwealth. The mission of the Massachusetts Produce Safety Program is to assist in the prevention of produce-related food-borne illness while increasing market access for produce that is grown, harvested, and processed in the Commonwealth. Click the "Learn More" button for the Zoom…

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A Virtual Field Workshop — Silvopasturing at UMass

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Nutrition's Role in Sustainable Livestock Production Practices 2020 Summer 2020 Virtual Field Workshop and Online Programming Webinar, Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9 - 11 am A Virtual Field Workshop -- Silvopasturing at UMass A tour of the silvopasture work at the UMass Agricultural Learning Center in Amherst, MA. With Nikki Burton of UMass Extension, we will have an online tour of their silvopasture, which includes sheep within a chestnut grove, and follow that with questions and discussion. If you have…

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Introduction to Mushroom Foraging

August 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

Introduction to Mushroom Foraging TEACHER: Graham Skorupa DATE: August 23rd TIME: 9:00-12:00pm COST: $30 In this course you are going to head to the woods, so dress appropriately and do a rain dance. We are going to stick to introductory mushrooms, safe to identify for beginners. On the walk, we will identify mushrooms as you find them. After this forest excursion, you will take your haul to the kitchen for a lesson in how to process and cook your foraged…

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September 2020

Flowery Evening 4: Garden and Meadow

September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Quonquont Farm Whately, MA
$50

Flowery Evening 4: Garden and Meadow Wednesday September 9, 5:30-7 p.m. For our final Flowery Evening of 2020, we'll take advantage of the riches offered by Quonquont's meadows and woods to add a touch of the wild to our bouquets. Each participant will pick a bucket of flowers and create an arrangement using garden and foraged materials. Registration includes all supplies and light refreshments. $50.00 Register for workshops from the Farm Events Calendar.

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October 2020

Make a Dried Flower Wreath

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Quonquont Farm Whately, MA
$65

Make a Dried Flower Wreath Saturday October 24, 10-11:30 a.m. Jack Frost may have brought an end to the season for fresh garden flowers, but we can continue to enjoy summer's bounty through the winter.  Join us to fashion a wreath from scratch using dried flowers, pods, twigs, and other natural materials cut from Quonquont gardens, and collected in our fields and woods. Registration includes all supplies and light refreshments. $65.00 Register for workshops from the Farm Events Calendar.

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Beyond Kraut: Diving Deeper Into Fermentation

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

Beyond Kraut: Diving Deeper Into Fermentation TEACHER: Daniel Bensonoff DATE:  October 25th TIME: 9:00-12:00pm COST: $30 Fermentation is truly the most alchemical means of creating deep, unique flavor from simple raw ingredients. Given the recent renaissance in fermented foods, many of us are now very familiar with sauerkraut and other popular ferments. But so much of the global fermentation tradition remains undiscovered. In the workshop, we will work with seasonal ingredients to create fermented dishes inspired by traditions from around…

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November 2020

Create a Woodland Terrarium

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Quonquont Farm Whately, MA
$50

Create a Woodland Terrarium, Saturday November 14, 10-11:30 a.m. Brighten the coldest of winter days with a terrarium full of native woodland plants. Assemble your own mini ecosystem. Registration includes terrarium jar, supplies, sustainably harvested woodland plants from QQ, and light refreshments. Registration includes all supplies and light refreshments. $50.00 Register for workshops from the Farm Events Calendar.

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