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May 2020

Spring Flowering Nests

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Quonquont Farm Whately, MA
$50

Spring Flowering Nests Saturday May 9, 10-11:30 a.m. Celebrate spring and Mother's Day by creating a woodland themed flowering "nest." Using bark, twigs, lichens, acorns, moss, and other foraged materials, we'll decorate compostable pots and plant them with dainty spring flowers.  Registration includes all supplies and light refreshments. $50.00 Register for workshops from the Farm Events Calendar.

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Great Barrington Farmers Market- opening

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Great Barrington Farmers Market will be opening for its’ 30th season on May 16th, at 9 am-1 pm at its’ Church Street location in downtown Great Barrington. The Market will continue to offer a dollar for dollar match on SNAP through the Market Match program. HIP benefits can be redeemed at five Market vendors. For the first weeks of the season, the Market will look very different due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The market managers have taken into…

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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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Webinars on Loan Forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For those agricultural producers who received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, Farm Credit East is offering an informational webinar to prepare producers to apply for loan forgiveness. This free session will be offered twice in a webinar format. The first webinar will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 9 a.m. EDT, and the second will be held Friday, May 22, at 9 a.m. EDT. Farm Credit East business consultants Erin Pirro and Keith Dickinson will present these guidance webinars.…

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CISA’s Online Annual Meeting!

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Zoom!

Join us for CISA’s virtual annual meeting on Thursday, May 21st at 7 pm! Hear behind-the-scenes perspectives on how Valley farms are adapting to the new world we’re all operating in, and how CISA is supporting them.

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Webinars on Loan Forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

For those agricultural producers who received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, Farm Credit East is offering an informational webinar to prepare producers to apply for loan forgiveness. This free session will be offered twice in a webinar format. The first webinar will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 9 a.m. EDT, and the second will be held Friday, May 22, at 9 a.m. EDT. Farm Credit East business consultants Erin Pirro and Keith Dickinson will present these guidance webinars.…

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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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