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August 2017

NOFA Summer Conference

August 11 - August 13
Hampshire College, Amherst , + Google Map

Register now and be part of this annual celebration of the organic movement! The NOFA Summer Conference is a three-day, solutions-oriented celebration of the grassroots organic movement. Gardeners, farmers, growers and food-lovers from across the Northeast will again share their inspiration and ideas for organic food, farming, health, activism, and beyond! 130+ workshops and sessions on everything from soil health and food preservation to mushrooms, bees and food activism. Other highlights include: Children's Conference Local dinner celebration Farm tours Exhibitors…

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Third Annual Northeast Gathering on Domestic Fair Trade

August 11 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hampshire College, Amherst , + Google Map

Friday August 11, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass (room to be announced) At the summer’s Free Open Meeting, held in conjunction with the annual NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE scheduled for that weekend, we invite activists from the Northeast Region who are engaged in projects and organizing efforts that come under the broad heading of Domestic Fair Trade to come together to share their work and ideas and to discuss possible collaboration for the immediate future. Who…

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Value-Added Showcase and Pairing at Great Falls Harvest

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Great Falls Harvest in Turners Falls for an evening of mingling and sampling as they offer a variety of prepared dishes and value-added products to pair alongside some tasty local beverages. Get a chance to chat with some of the local farmers who supplied the ingredients for these exciting dishes as well as Chef Chris Menegoni who artfully prepared them for your enjoyment. Featuring a new beer from Stoneman Brewery using all local hops from Four Star Farms as…

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September 2017

“Staff Meal” at Bistro Les Gras

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In collaboration with CISA Bistro Les Gras will be serving a muli-course dinner with a few of their favorite local farmers and producers featuring the lesser knowns of the our food world. In the spirit of a "Staff Meal", a meal that a restaurant would generally hold for their staff, will be a menu full of the scraps and leftovers from our menu....but in a delicious way!! Chef Peter will be serving a wonderful meal dedicated to all those fantastic…

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Rosie the Riveter Serves You Dinner: Local Women in Food with Belly of the Beast

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Belly of the Beast partnering with CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) celebrates local women in food with a special pop-up dinner featuring three local farms with women at the helm. Fresh produce and herbs from Caroline Pam at Kitchen Garden Farm, lucious mushrooms from Julia Coffey at Mycroterra and succulent chickens from Cris Coffin at Eden Pond Farm. Come enjoy the height of harvest with this multi-course family-meal where Caroline, Julia and Cris will talk about their farming experiences.…

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The Grassfed Exchange Conference

September 27 - September 29
Desmond Hotel, 660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY United States
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Early Bird Deadline July 31st September 27th-29th in Albany, NY The Grassfed Exchange invites you to participate in this year’s seminal event on grassfed meat and dairy. This three-day event will feature a variety of engaging and educational seminars, panel discussions and farm tours for producers and consumers alike. This is a unique opportunity to network with innovative producers, leading researchers, and experts from across the supply chain. It is a chance to learn about topics central to grassfed production…

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October 2017

Food Product Development Course

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Franklin County CDC Food Processing Center, 324 Wells Street
Greenfield, MA,
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October 5, 9AM-5PM  Propel your food business to the next level by delving into product development and food safety with Amanda Kinchla, of the UMASS Food Service Department, and expert on HACCP and product development. Register today! The full day course will cover: Principles of Food Safety and Risk Management Establishing Process Controls & Effective Strategies for Record Keeping Quality Attributes of Food Financial/Business Considerations to account for in your product development process Food Regulation and Product Labeling and Claims HACCP…

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