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Woohoo for winter events! 

Staff and friends at SEMAP have been happily plotting several fantastic winter events to help shake off those snowbound blues!  From a tasty Apple Sauce class to an all day TEDx Manhattan event, we hope you'll find a class, discussion or workshop you're interested in attending.
Many more to come!  Check in at the SEMAP event page for updates on new events and scheduled workshops listed below.


SEMAP Annoucements & Events!

Apple Sauce Canning Class with Cedar Herb Spring Farm

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Saturday, February 12th, 2010

Cedar Spring Herb Farm, 159 Long Pond Drive, Harwich, Ma.

Learn from a pro!  Local grower/herbalist Donna Eaton will show us the ins and outs of canning our own delicious, all-natural Applesauce.  Learn recipes, canning instructions, and tidbits on saving money by preserving locally grown foods.  Take home a jar! 

Cost: $20 per person; RSVP required; email or



SEMAP to host TedX Viewing Party -  February 12th, 2011

"Changing the Way We Eat"

Umass Cranberry Station, 1 State Bog Rd., W. Wareham, Ma

"The one-day event will highlight several aspects of the sustainable food movement and the work being done to shift our food system from industrially-based agriculture to one in which healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all." -

Join SEMAP as one of the 4 countries and 56 locations nationwide to host a live webcast of the TEDx conference event.  The TEDx Manhattan conference "Changing the Way We Eat" will stream live all day in conjunction to great discussion on local food and farming in Southeastern MA.  Plus, it's a potluck!  Sign up and bring your own local specialty or warm winter food to share.

Listen to discussions from:

Laurie David, author of The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time

Dr. Melanie Samuels and her work with Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger.

Ian Cheney co-producer and star in the feature documentary KING CORN.

Brian Halweil, publisher of edible Brooklyn & edible Manhattan and author of Eat Here: Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket.

Cheryl Rogowski, CSA farmer in NY is the first American farmer to be awarded the MacArthur Genius Award.

AND MANY MORE!  Check here for the full list of conference speakers.

Bring your friends and a locally prepared potluck item! 



Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth - Monday, March 14th, 2011

New Bedford Public Library, 196 Williams Street, New Bedford MA - FREE EVENT! 

Sson of a farmeron of a Farmer, Child of the Earth, is written by 4th generation farmer Eric Herm, who lives on his farm in Western Texas.  Eric's inspirational work teaches us first hand the struggles modern small farmers face, and leaves us all empowered to make the changes needed to fix our food system for the better.

Join us in New Bedford to hear Eric speak on his farming experience TX and his work to help the next generation of farmers become more sustainable and less dependent on corporately owned chemicals and seed.  Visit   to learn more about Eric and his vision for the future of small farms.  Please RSVP by contacting,


March One-Day Farm Conference - with NEW PUBLIC TRACK

Saturday, March 5th @ Bristol County Agricultural School

8:30 - 4:00pm, 135 Center Street, Dighton Ma.

SEMAP's annual One-Day Farm Conference has traditionally been a day filled with ideas, resources and next steps for farmers throughout Southeastern Mass.  For 2011, we'd like to extend this invitation to the public, and incorporate more classes, workshops and resources for home gardeners, and folks interested in learning more about small scale sustainable agriculture. 

Local lunch provided by Mike Melo of M&C Cafe in New Bedford, Ma.

Registration and fee required.  Click here to REGISTER! 

(Check back for updated workshops and speakers!)


Mercy Meals and More - Seeking Local Eggs for their Daily Free Breakfast ProgramMercymeals

646 Purchase Street, New Bedford Ma. -

Are you a local egg producer close to the New Bedford area?  Member Mercy Meals and More provides nutritional meals for members of the greater New Bedford community in need, offering free breakfasts, year round.  Program Director Rev. Russ Chamberlain hopes to use more locally sourced foods in their meals - starting with fresh eggs!

If interested, please contact Rev. Russ Chamberlain at


travessiaCongratulations to SEMAP members

Travessia Urban Winery and Chef Martha Stone

who are among the

2010 edible South Shore Local Heros!

The Local Hero award honors people in our Southeastern Massachusetts community who have made a significant contribution to the local food movement. It is our way of honoring those who bring the best local foods and progressive ideas to our community on a daily basis.

Visit to see all of 2010's winners!




THE FARMERS' MARKET @ ATTLEBORO FARMS - January 2nd - April 2011
Attleboro Farms, 491 Hickory Road, N. Attleboro MA
Visit new market vendor Coastal Vineyards to sample and purchase their wines made from their own grapes grown on their vineyard/winery in South Dartmouth MA. There is so much more to choose from including local meats, cheese, seasonal greens, baked goods, sweets and more!  The list goes on and on...the only sure way to know what is at the market is to visit!

PLYMOUTH LOCAL FOODS - Next Monthly Market: Thursday, February 10th
Plimouth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth, 2:30pm - 6:30pm.plymouth local foods
On Thursday February 10th, 2:30 till 6:30, indoors at Plimoth Plantation, gather with local farmers, food-makers and artisans.  Browse the tables of winter crops, grass fed meats, greens, fresh eggs, herbs, regional cheeses, breads, pies, take home foods, homemade jams, soaps, herbals, fiber fashions and distinctive chocolates (for your sweetheart.) Warm your heart by the fireside as the Lindsay's perform from their new recording, "From the Green to the Blue" all afternoon. 

Visit for more information and to pre-order foods for market pick up.

ER FARMERS MARKET - Every other Saturday - April 2011
Beginning in November, 2010 and being held approximately every other Saturday morning (9am - noon) until April, 2011, The Winter Farmers Market in Sandwich will be offering many "farm fresh" local food products throughout the cold winter months!!  The Winter Farmers Market in Sandwich will be held at The American Legion Post 188 at 20 Main St (Rt 130) in Sandwich.  Make those gray winter days pass more quickly with some delicious homemade bread, fruit pies, jam and jelly, honey, and salad greens, etc.  Check for complete market dates here!

WAYLAND WINTER FARMERS MARKET - Sat., January 8th - March, 2011


What will you find at the indoor farmers' market?  The conditions in New England are not optimal for growing vegetables in the winter, but local farmers can grow root crops like carrots, beets, potatoes, parsnips and more, during the summer, and these can be stored and sold during the winter months.  Greenhouses make it possible for farmers to provide a large variety of greens and herbs year round.  The market will also host vendors selling locally produced honey, meat, eggs, raw milk, cheese, pasta, jams, salsa, pickles, granola, gelato, hummus, coffee, baked goods, root beer, maple products, and yarn to feed the growing preference for local products.

Check full list of vendors here! 

Wednesday (4-7pm) & Saturdays (10am - 1pm)
Open every Saturday & Wednesday except 12/25 and 12/29. Snow or shine, the Wintertime Farmers Market is open.
Local food in every season. The chickens are still laying eggs. The salad greens are so leafy and crisp. The onions and garlic are packing spice. The apples and squashes are getting sweeter by the day.  Chefs and eaters, one and all, come enjoy all that grows in Rhode Island year-round!
Local Food Events!

Winter Study Session II at  Brix Bounty Farm  

Mondays at 7 PM, February 7, 14, 21, 28 & March 7 & 14th, 2011.

(Optional simple Soup, Salad, and Bread Potluck Supper at 6PM)

Focus: "Agriculture in Depth"

We'll cover two texts: Biological Transmutations, by C.L. Kervran and Anatomy of Life & Energy in Agriculture, by Arden. B. Andersen.

We'll plan on gathering for 6 evenings for each session, with room in the schedule for any weather related cancellations.  To register (registration is free) contact Derek Christianson, 508-992-1868; Brix Bounty Farm, 858 Tucker Road Dartmouth, MA 


Umass Backyard Livestock & Poultry Management Seminar

February 26th, 2011 @ Bristol County Agricultural High School

135 Center Street, Dighton MA - 9:00am - 4:00pm 

Getting a Handle on Manure and Mud Issuee

Raising Sheep and Goats 

Pasture, Hay and Weed Management 

Basics of Poultry Care

Raising Rabbits 

Caring for your Camelid 

Adventures in Animal Reproduction

Preregistration required, contact 413-545-5221; 

Workshop descriptions:

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Feb. Vacation Fun at the Soule Homestead Education Center!

46 Soule Street, Middleboro, MA 02346, 9:30 am to 12:00pm.soulehomstead

"Don't be left out in the cold"  For Ages 5-10.

We will have interactive, hands-on games, crafts and outside activites here at our 120 acre working organic farm.  Each day has a different environmental theme.  All our programs are curriculum based with the Massachusetts Frameworks and led by a Mass. Certified teacher.

Laurie Amberman, Children's Educator
46 Soule Street, Middleboro, MA 02346
Phone: 508-947-6744 


Sustainable Braintree Green Gala - Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Cahill Auditorium of Braintree Town Hall from 7 to 11 pm.

Third Annual Green Gala on March 5th, 2011.  This year the Gala will be held in the beautiful Cahill Auditorium of Braintree Town Hall from 7 to 11 pm.  The event will feature music from the Braintree High School String Quartet followed by a buffet dinner and live music to dance to.   An array of door prizes will be awarded to ticket-holders in a random drawing.  Keynote Speaker Norman Smith, the Director of the Blue Hills Trailside Museum and Norman Smith Environmental Education Center in Milton, MA is a renowned expert in the study of birds of prey and will bring a live owl to enhance his keynote presentation.  Tickets can be purchased on-line at - or by calling 781-794-8338 or by visiting Rockland Trust, 400 Washington Street, Braintree.


New Bedford Home & Garden Show - March 5 & 6th, 2011

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School - 10am - 5pm
The annual Home & Garden Show is a great way for Southeastern MA residents to learn about and connect with area home service and product providers.  Visit all weekend to discover solutions to all your home and garden needs, including a new vendors/educators focused on locally grown food, plants, and creating your own growing space even for the smallest homes.
SEMAP will be leading a public discussion on where to find locally grown foods, and the importance of supporting local growers in Southeastern Mass.
Farms / Organic Landscapers / Sustainably Product & Service providers - TABLES AVAILABLE!
Affordably priced 8x8 tables available all weekend
($200 each).  Sell your product on site, or display samples; workshop space available as well.
Sign up today!  Contact Robyn Branco at 508-999-5231 ext. 26, or by e-mail:


UMass Extension Mass Aggie Seminars - March - April 2011

The UMass Extension Fruit Team is again sponsoring our annual Mass Aggie Seminar Series.  These seminars are designed for small scale and backyard growers but are open to anyone who is interested.  This year's topics include:  

Growing Apples in the Home Garden - Pruning Apple Trees, A Hands-on Workshop - An Intro. to Growing & Pruning Grapes in the Home Garden - Managing Weeds Organically in the Home Landscape - Wilflowers for Beginners  - Grafting Apple Trees, A Hands-on Workshop - Backyard Apple Orchard Fruiting Wall (offered on 2 dates)

For more information or to register, go to:


Starting and Sustaining School Gardens - Teacher-Training

Saturday, March 19th 2011

9:00am - 3:00pm at Friends Academy, Tucker Road, Dartmouth, MA.   

Steve Walach and Derek Christianson will host this class on staring and maintaining a school gardening project.  $15 includes materials and lunch.  Details and registration information coming soon, check back to


Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth - Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Ames Free Library, 53 Main Street, North Easton MA

Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth, and is written by 4th generation farmer Eric Herm, who lives on his farm in Western Texas.  Eric's inspirational work teaches us first hand the struggles modern small farmers face, and leaves us all empowered to make the changes needed to fix our food system for the better.