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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

Webinar: Land Access Basics for Livestock Farmers

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Overwhelmed by the challenges of accessing farmland? Don’t be. Whether you are a new, beginning or established farmer, this webinar will help you navigate the issues around accessing farmland or a farm property. Jason Silverman with Land For Good will discuss land tenure arrangements, including leasing and owning, as well as provide tips for finding and evaluating land. Come with your questions! Register here.

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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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Mindful Eating & Meal Prep

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lotus & Hawk Holistic Center, 665 Prospect Street, Suite 5
Chicopee, MA 01020 United States

FoodLove! has joined forces with the wonderful Lotus & Hawk Holistic Center to offer you a new workshop, their most robust yet! Mindful Eating & Meal Prep: an exploration & practice workshop Saturday, May 5 10am - 2pm Lotus & Hawk Holistic Center Chicopee, MA $65 includes all materials, demonstration, and a vegetarian lunch. Come de-stress, find your creative side, and learn how mindfulness can help you chose and prepare some delicious, healthy meals while you enjoy a few hours…

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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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