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May 2020

Non-Traditional Uses for the Unheated High Tunnel

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

Non-Traditional Uses for the Unheated High Tunnel TEACHER: Danny Botkin DATE: May 17th TIME: 9:00-12:00pm COST: $30 Description There are numerous ways to design, build, adapt and exploit the power of high (and low) tunnel greenhouses, besides just planting traditional row crops for market production. Passionate greenhouse practitioner, Danny Botkin, (Laughing Dog Farm) will share slides, descriptions, details and stories of various “niche” growing tactics, seasonal “shortcuts” and unlikely opportunities gleaned in 14 years growing under hoophouse cover, using a…

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Valley Wedding Expo

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Valley Wed Sunday May 17, 11am-2pm Not your average wedding expo. Valley Wed at Quonquont Farm offers an alternative style of wedding show; one that focuses on real relationships with the best wedding vendors the area has to offer. We want to connect couples with the top wedding professionals to help them plan one of the most important days of their lives. Standard admission:  $8/person, $14/couple; VIP tickets:  $20/person, $35/couple Register for workshops from the Farm Events Calendar.

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46th Annual Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

46th Annual Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th, 2020 Cummington Fairgrounds Cummington, MA. Fiber and woolcraft vendors, sheep shearing demonstrations, sheep dog trials, fiber and woolcraft workshops for adults and children, sheep shows, fleece show and sale, and food booths.  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. For more information and map, go to https://masheepwool.org/  

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46th Annual Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

46th Annual Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th, 2020 Cummington Fairgrounds Cummington, MA. Fiber and woolcraft vendors, sheep shearing demonstrations, sheep dog trials, fiber and woolcraft workshops for adults and children, sheep shows, fleece show and sale, and food booths.  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. For more information and map, go to https://masheepwool.org/  

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Webinar: COVID-19 Impact and Economic Outlook for the Northeast

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated shutdowns have significantly impacted the U.S. economy and introduced a great deal of uncertainty. Where do we go from here? Join Farm Credit East Wednesday, May 27 from noon to 1pm for a free webinar on the economic outlook for the Northeast and beyond. Dr. Ed Seifried, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, will give his take on what’s happening with the economy and what might be in store…

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June 2020

Virtual Slow Living Expo

June 4 - June 12

SLOW LIVING SUMMIT - Virtual Conference Keynotes: Thursday, June 4 & Friday June 5, 2020 Panel Discussions and more: Monday, June 8 - Friday, June 12 The 10th annual Slow Living Summit will be virtual! Live keynotes by Bill McKibben, Frances Moore Lappé, Tom Newmark and Sandra Steingraber, plus interactive panels, a farm tour and a happy hour.  Topics include Social Justice & Climate Change, Regenerative Farming, Cooperative Ownership, Farm & Food Policy, and The Changing Landscape for Farm & Food…

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Decoding The Beehive

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

Decoding The Beehive TEACHER: Ori Ben-Shir DATE:  June 14th TIME: 9:00-12:00pm COST: $30 BYOS (bring your own suit)! There are some suits available to borrow.  Contact 94benshiro@gmail.com to arrange. *class limited to 12 students Description Join experienced beekeeper, Ori Ben-Shir, for a 3 hour “hive dive” and see for yourself how the honeybee colony functions. Together we will find the queen, watch the waggle dance, observe the different stages of honeybee development and taste honeycomb straight from the hive! We…

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Flowery Evening 1:  Welcome Summer

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Quonquont Farm Whately, MA
$50

Flowery Evening 1:  Welcome Summer Wednesday June 24, 5:30-7 p.m. Join us for this season's first hands-on flower arranging workshop with QQ’s Horticulture Manager, Maida Goodwin. We’ll gather for cocktails and light refreshments, learn about crafting beautiful bouquets, and tour the cutting garden at the height of bloom. Each participant will pick a bucket of flowers and create an arrangement to take home. Registration includes all supplies and light refreshments.  $50.00 Register for workshops from the Farm Events Calendar.

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