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RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Candied Carrots

1 pound carrots
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 c. packed brown sugar

Cut carrots into 2-inch pieces. Place carrots in a pot of water and bring to a rolling boil. Let cook for about 20 minutes, or until tender to your liking. Drain the carrots and return to pot. Stir in butter and brown sugar. (Add pinch of salt and pepper if desired.) Cook over low heat for 3-5 minutes, or until sugar is bubbling. 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
3/31, Ag Day at the State House,Boston, MA
4/2, Fortifying our Foodshed
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MARCH 2015
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It's great to be able to look outside my window and finally see some grass! Spring is coming, slowly, but surely. It'll be a good day when I can finally make it over to my compost bin and, who knows, maybe one day it'll even be warm enough to start gardening.

 

With a new season, comes new opportunities. There are a lot of great farm jobs available, as well as farmers markets looking for vendors. We also have a couple of great advertising opportunities available...Our 2015 Local Food Guide will be published in just a couple of months. If you would like to see your farm or business listed as a producer or seller in our guide, please renew your SEMAP membership and submit this form. Not a farmer or a local food business? Ad space is available in the guide as well. We're also partnering with the SouthCoast Insider to create a page devoted to local farms and related businesses. This is a great magazine to advertise in, with a circulation of 30,000. Advertisers on the farm page receive a 40% DISCOUNT in price. If interested in any of these opportunities, please email me at [email protected].

 

Also, please join us on April 2nd for our Fortifying our Foodshed event. It's FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with hors d'oeuvres served and a cash bar. We'll have a few guest speakers with focus on food policy and building a resilient food system in Southeastern Massachusetts. It's going to be informative and fun and a great networking opportunity. Hoping to see you there! 

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EventsUPCOMING EVENTS

NOFA/Mass Growing Vegetables For Health, Quality, and Profit 

Sunday, March 22nd

Learn about profitable, small-scale vegetable production throughout the 2015 growing season at Brix Bounty Farm.      

 

Pollinator Health for Agriculture and Landscapes

Thursday, March 26th 
UMass will host experts from New England Extensions to cover important topics in pollinator health.

 

NOFA/RI Winter Conference  

Sunday, March 29th

Join NOFA/RI for a day of interesting workshops and seminars and a potluck lunch.   

   

Ag Day at the State House

Tuesday, March 31st

Growers and other advocates of MA agriculture attend meetings with their legislators to discuss governmental priorities impacting agriculture in the Commonwealth.   

     

Fortifying our Foodshed
Thursday, April 2nd 
An evening discussing the past, present, and future of agriculture in Southeastern Massachusetts, with focus on food policy and building a more resilient food system. 

  

For a more detailed event listing visit SEMAPonline.org/events 

Resources
RESOURCES
JobsJOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Mass in Motion New Bedford is currently looking for vendors for the New Bedford Farmers' Markets for the 2015 season.The Downtown Market runs Thursdays, 2-6; The Clasky Common Market is Saturdays 9-1;and the Brooklawn Park Market runs Mondays, 2-6. If you are interested please contact Kimberly Ferreira at 508-979-1500 or kimberly.ferreira@new bedford-ma.gov.

The Middleborough Farmers' Market at Route 44 is looking for vendors. The market is Saturdays from 10-2. All interested can contact Karen Blair at [email protected].

The Farmers Market of Middleborough, MA (on the town hall lawn) is also looking for vendors. This market will be taking place on Saturdays from 10-2. If interested in becoming a vendor, please contact Patti Zimmerman at [email protected]

The Barnstable Village Farmers' Market is looking for vendors for the 2015 season. Market days are Saturdays from 9-12.  If interested, please apply here.

The Bellingham Whole Foods Farmers Market is looking for vendors. Details here.

 The Westport Farmers Market is hiring a market manager for the 2015 season. More details here.

Colchester Farm is hiring a field and harvest assistant for the 2015 season. More details here.
   
Rosasharn Farm is hiring a farm assistant for the 2015 season. More details can be found here.

Holly Hill Farm is hiring 2 interns for the 2015 season.Details here.

Eva's Garden hiring. 3 open positions. Details.

Cheap advertising opportunity! Summer sales can be boosted with an ad (at a discounted rate!) in the South Coast Insider. The Insider is hoping to have an entire page devoted to local farm ads. More details can be found here.

 


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