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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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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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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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Northfield Mount Hermon Food Systems Teach-In and Farmers’ Market

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Northfield Mount Hermon, 1 Lamplighter Way
Gill, MA,

On Friday, May 11, 2018, Northfield Mount Hermon will host local food and agriculture experts in a day of connecting, teaching, and selling their products. The school’s classes focus on various aspects of the local food system to engage students in the effort of becoming responsible citizens through their food choices. In the afternoon, the local community is invited to campus to shop and learn at a farmers’ market and associated workshops. NMH’s goal: to build educational connections between youth…

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Webinar: The Nutritional Benefits of Pasture-Raised Animals

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you a farmer who raises your animals on pasture? Or perhaps you are a consumer who buys humanely-raised meat, milk, and eggs. This is the webinar for you! Join us to learn more about the nutritional benefits that come from raising food animals on grass. Our presenter, Collette Lentz, MS, will discuss the nutritional advantages and the associated human health benefits of pasture-raised versus conventionally-raised animals. The superior nutritional content of pastured animal products provides a new perspective and…

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June 2018

Greater Quabbin Food Alliance Spring Gathering

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Orange Innovation Center, 131 West Main Street
Orange, MA

Register Now email: kowalski@mountgrace.org

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Armed to Farm 2018

June 11 - June 15
The Inn at East Hill Farm, 46 Monadnock Street
Troy, NH 03465 United States

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is bringing its nationally recognized Armed to Farm training to Troy, New Hampshire. The Armed to Farm Program provides military veterans the skills they would need to transition from a military life to a farming life and is offered free-of-charge thanks to a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Armed to Farm is scheduled for June 11 – June 15, 2018 at The Inn at East Hill Farm in…

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