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March 2021

Fruit Tree Grafting – a Virtual Workshop*

March 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Mass Aggie Seminars 2021 Many people do not realize that all apple varieties are reproduced by grafting - they are not grown from seed. For horticultural enthusiasts, one of the most satisfying techniques to master is grafting. Wes Autio will present a workshop on “bench grafting” and “cleft grafting” of apple trees. Other grafting techniques will be discussed.  Proper tools and sharpening will not be included. All workshop participants will graft several apple trees to take home!* Register online for…

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April 2021

Start a Food Biz Workshop

April 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Start a Food Biz Workshop April 26 | 5:00-6:30pm This workshop is perfect for you if: you are thinking about launching a food business and curious about what it takes, OR you are about to launch a food business and want to be prepared for the road ahead. Register here

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Employment Law Webinar for Restaurants & Other Foodservice Businesses

April 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Employment Law Webinar for Restaurants & Other Foodservice Businesses “Can I Hire My Friends and Family? Beyond the Lemonade Stand: Employment Law & Why Formal Staffing Systems Matter” April 27 | 6:00pm In this webinar, you will learn ways to formalize employment in your business, as well as recommendations for working with lawyers on employment and other legal issues. Register here

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May 2021

Valley Grows Day

May 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

May 19th – A Vital Day for Giving in Western Massachusetts: Valley Grows Day! Learn more and Give: Food access and farm organizations across western Massachusetts have worked rapidly and tirelessly responding to the rising rates of food insecurity which have been exacerbated due to the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are disproportionately impacted, including low income individuals and people of color. Show your support for farming and food justice in western Massachusetts by donating to local…

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June 2021

Charlemont Forum Speaker Series on Regenerative Agriculture and Food Justice

June 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CHARLEMONT FORUM GIVES FOCUS TO SOIL HEALTH, FOOD JUSTICE AND NUTRITIONAL WELLNESS    (CHARLEMONT)    Forging links between the health of our nation’s soil, having access to healthy food and its far-reaching nutritional impact will be the themes of the Charlemont Forum’s 2021 opening event on June 9th. Exchanging perspectives on the issues will be Jeff Tkach, Chief Impact Officer of the Pennsylvania-based Rodale Institute, and Jessica O’Neill, Executive Director of Just Roots, a Franklin County organization focused on food access…

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July 2021

Volunteer Opportunity: Greenhouse build for The Food Bank Farm

July 21, 2021 - July 31, 2021

The new Food Bank Farm in Hadley is about to begin one of their biggest volunteer projects yet! They will be working with Sunnier Days Construction of Greenfield to lead a volunteer build of two greenhouses. The volunteer build will take place from July 21st through July 31st. Volunteers can sign up at this link. Volunteers do not need to have a background in building/construction to volunteer! Both greenhouses will be used for educational purposes, as well as to grow food…

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August 2021

17th Annual Harvest Supper Celebration – Greenfield

August 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Stone Soup Café for the 17th Annual Harvest Supper Celebration on Sunday, August 22, 4-6pm on the Greenfield Town Common! The Harvest Supper is always FREE and open to everyone in the community. Swing by for delicious food, music, raffle items, merchandise, and a “Really Really Free Market.” People are encouraged to bring their own plates, cups, and utensils to cut down on the waste produced at the event. This year the event will take place in-person, with live…

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September 2021

Garlic Saturday

September 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Seeds of Solidarity Farm in Orange, MA is hosting five Garlic Saturdays Sept 11- Oct 9. Starting this Saturday for five consecutive dates (9/11, 9/18, 9/25, Oct 2 and 9) from 12-5PM over 10 varieties of garlic seed packets plus culinary garlic and braids go on sale at Seeds of Solidarity, 165 Chestnut Hill Road, Orange MA. Stop by and Get your Garlic plus other farm stand goodies! Farmers Deb and Ricky will be present on these dates with garlic…

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