|THANK YOUs as large as a local zucchinni!
Thanks to our many SEMAP supporters we had our best Farm to Table Dinner yet! See below for more information!
As the heat rolls by don't forget to get outside and enjoy what's local!
What can we say...THANK YOU!!
Farm to Table 2012 was an experience that far surpassed our goals.
Each year we focus on creating a fundraising event that hightlights the amazing variety of locally produced food in our area on a spectacular farm location.
Special thanks to The Silverbrook Farm (Farmer JJ Pereira and family!) who opened their fields, kitchens and bread ovens for our event!
Caterers included: Artisan Bake Shop, Cuisine en Locale, GreenGal Catering, Harriet's Catering & Rosa Galeno.
EVENT SPONSOR: NEW ENGLAND COUNTRY RENTALSNECR was honored to sponsor SEMAP's 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner and fully support and practice sustainability with reclaimed tables, bars, and other furniture!
Whether you are planning an intimate affair, an extravagant gala, or your dream wedding, New England Country Rentals (NECR) is the perfect full-service rental company to enhance your exceptional style. NECR offers an extensive product line that allows you to select every creative detail for your event. Choose from handcrafted wooden farm tables, crisp linens, high-end china & flatware, unique vintage line, to chic outdoor lounge furniture.
Each of NECR's product offerings have been carefully chosen to help you to set the perfect mood at any event you are hosting. Whether you are looking for a modern chic style or consider yourself a rustic, country bride, NECR has everything you need.
In a short time, NECR has developed and is known for its signature style, impeccable product line, unique approach, and white glove service. A breath of fresh air best describes NECR's immersion into the New England wedding industry with a unique, unmatched and long sought after product line. Let us help you bring your dream event to life.
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From our chefs
: "A little over one week ago on a gorgeous, sunny Northeastern afternoon, Cuisine en Locale was honored to take part in the 5th annual SEMAP farm-to-table dinner. This incredible, all-local meal took place under a beautiful tent surrounded by an enchanting expanse of Acushnet's Silverbrook Farm. While cows nibbled grass"...
(read full article!
From our guests
"Although it was Friday night and we were pooped from the week's work, we left energized and uplifted. It was great fun, it resonated with us philosophically, turnout was affirming, the food was FANTASTIC, healthy, balanced, exciting, delicious and fabulously served." - F2T attendee
Many thanks to our sponsors
, farms, caterers
and volunteers who helped throughout the night!
| Local Meat Producers Survey
Attention Livestock Producers:
The Southeast Massachusetts Meat Producers Association asks for a few moments of your time to complete this short survey.
We are working together to bring a state-of-the-art, local USDA-certified/Custom modular or mobile slaughterhouse to Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties that will utilize the highest animal welfare standards possible.
We appreciate your response in assessing demand for services.
GET THE FAMILY ROLLING WITH A SPECIAL
1st Cranberry Wilderness
|New Educational Workshops!
Tuesday July 31st, 2012
LOCAL FOOD 101:
The Where, Why & How? of Local Food
@ Old Methodist Meeting House
Bob Bailey a SEMAP educator will take you on a journey through local food at this seminar. Learn more about why supporting our local food system is important: ecologically, economically, and socially -- and how YOU can support your local food system! We'll cover the importance of supporting local agriculture in Southeastern MA, the benefits of eating locally, and most importantly - where to find it!
Learn more and register HERE...
Saturday August 11th, 2012
TOMATO CANNING 101 - Tomato Canning Made Simple with Chef Rosa Galeno
Learn to preserve farm fresh tomatoes with Rosa Galeno. August is a busy month for Rosa, putting by hundreds of pounds of fresh produce to use throughout the season. Learn some of her easy tricks and basic tips on preserving local food. Lunch included!
Save money, connect with local farms and enjoy local produce year-round!
Saturday August 18th, 2012 Heirloom Tomatoes 101 with Bob FeingoldLearn more and register HERE...
This 3-hour workshop will be held at Bob Feingold's 8-acre property in South Dartmouth and will cover why Bob loves and grows heirlooms, how to select varieties of heirlooms to grow, and tips for successfully growing your own heirloom tomatoes.
SEMAP & NOFA/MASS WORKSHOPS
Twilight Grower Education Series
Monday August 6th, 2012
with Fred Bottomley owner of Fairland Farms
What does it take to grow cranberries organically? How does it compare to other local organic crops?
Fred Bottomley and Bonnie Kavanagh of Fairland Farms will discuss the challenges, opportunities and health benefits attributed to organic cranberry production in Southeastern MA. And...don't miss a special tasting surprise for attendees at the end of class!
2012 Advanced Growers' Fall Seminar w/ Paul & Sandy Arnold
Profitable Year-Round Farming and Marketing
Monday, November 5, 2012
Stonehill College, The Martin Institute, 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA (8:30am - 5:30pm)
This one-day seminar will show how small-scale farming practices and organic systems can be used to make a livelihood throughout the year. Learn ways to make your farming operation more economically robust with well-designed farm systems, innovative techniques for extending the productive season throughout winter, intuitive methods for tracking farm productivity and expenses, and marketing techniques for success.
[Download the info/registration form!]
This event is part of an educational collaboration between SEMAP and NOFA/Mass, supported in part by the USDA Specialty Crops Program through the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.
SEMAP Program Director