Event for Southeastern MA Livestock Association (SEMALA)
Friday, June 6th, 6:00pm | Dedee Shattuck Gallery, 865 Main Rd., Westport, MA - Free
All are invited to learn more about our region's livestock producers and the newly formed Southeastern MA Livestock Association at this informational and social event hosted by Dedee Shattuck at her gallery in Westport. Please come to learn more about SEMALA, how you can support the Association with your membership, and come ask questions about the campaign to build a state-of-the-art custom and USDA-certified slaughter, butchery, cut and wrap facility in Southeastern MA. Learn more about SEMALA here. SEMAP is a proud supporter/partner of SEMALA. Snacks, beer and wine will be available. Free event but donations to SEMALA are encouraged!
NOFA-MA Presents Food Forest Swales: Design & Implementation
June 21st, 1pm-4pm | Silva Residence, 47 Union Ave., Westport, MA
Led by permaculture educator Lydia Silva. In this workshop participants will learn how to site swales in the landscape and lay out a swale on contour using an A-Frame level. They will then design a plant polyculture that is suitable for a Linear Food Forest Swale and help plant an existing swale with Food Forest trees and perennial vegetables! Wear your "get dirty" clothes. Click here for details.
Save the Date! NOFA-MA 2014 Summer Conference is August 8-10 at UMass Amherst
Attention Farmers! The Local Juice needs product!
The Local Juice is a company driven by a passion to promote a sustainable lifestyle that is locally driven and nutritionally mindful. We are striving to be 100% organic, 50% local, cold-pressed andbottled on Cape Cod. We need your help! Please contact us if you'd like to supply any of the following produce items for our menu:
Fennel, Parsley, Celery, Beets, Kale, Cayenne, Cucumber, Spinach, Mint, Carrot, Pea greens.
Please email Nicole Cormier: Nicole@DeliciousLivingNutrition.com or call 508-813-9282
Makepeace Farmers Market in Wareham is seeking vendors:The market will run Wednesdays 3pm-6pm June 25th through Oct. 29th. Click here for vendor information and application.
MDAR Grants! Open Application Period
Farm Viability Enhancement Program, APR Improvement Program, MEGA Grants for Beginning Farmers - DEADLINE TO APPLY for FY2015 IS JUNE 24th for these programs. Click here to learn more about the programs and applying.
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Grants: Money available for Organic certification cost-share; farmers markets and local food promotion; and more
Farm Tour Cooking Classes at the Dartmouth Grange
Copicut Farm Tour and Cooking Class, May 24th
Running Brook Vineyard & Winery Farm Tour & Cooking Class, June 14th
Click here to learn more
The Online Farm Guide
Farmers: Keep your farmfresh.org listing up-to-date! The online farm guide, farmfresh.org, is a go-to for anyone looking for local foods, beverages and farm fun. Eaters: Visit www.farmfresh.org to find local food near you.
The Beginning Farmers Network of MA has resources for beginning farmers, including an ever-expanding calendar of events statewide, helpful tips from guest bloggers, a jobs board, and a referral network. Get in touch or check out the BFN/MA site today to find the help you're looking for. See links to Young Farmer Nights (RI & MA super fun farm visits!) and New Entry's brand new publication, An Entrepreneur's Guide to Farming in Massachusetts.