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Organic Apples are in Season

Oct 18 2017
Cornucopia’s Take: Organic apples are healthy for your family and the planet – and you may be able to buy them from a local farmer! You can look for farmers near you on Local Harvest’s website .
5 Reasons You Should Always Buy Organic Apples Rodale’s [continue reading]

Valley Bounty: Winter CSAs

Oct 15 2017
For many of us in the Pioneer Valley, the weekly ritual of swinging by the farm to pick up our farm share is a familiar fixture of the warm-weather months. As the days are (finally) starting to cool off, I only have a few Saturdays left on the calendar with “PICK UP FARM SHARE” scrawled [continue reading]

Hiring: Full Time Farm Work – Kitchen Garden Farm

Sep 28 2017
Kitchen Garden Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm in Sunderland MA. Seeking experienced farm workers for full time harvest and production tasks starting immediately. Preference for applicants interested in continuing next season. Position runs through November with possibility of part time hours into the winter. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work [continue reading]

Pumpkin Fest | Florence | Oct 7

Sep 27 2017
Pumpkin Fest Saturday, October 7 at 10 AM – 4 PM Look Memorial Park 300 N Main St, Florence, Massachusetts 01062
Mark your calendars for Oct. 7th! Our Annual Northampton Cooperative Bank Pumpkin Fest is back!
Get ready for a fun Fall day filled with carnival games, bouncy houses, face painting, ballon [continue reading]

Interview: Kitchen Garden Farm

Sep 17 2017
WRSI, September 15, 2017.  “Spicy” Caroline Pam of Kitchen Garden Farm in Sunderland talks about this year’s Chili Fest , gives the lowdown on some of the hottest peppers they grow, and puts Monte’s spice tolerance to [continue reading]

Mike’s Maze Organizers Celebrate Voyager’s 40th Anniversary in D.C.

Sep 10 2017
The Recorder, September 7, 2017, by Andy Castillo
NASA liked Mike’s Maze’s space-themed design so much this year that those behind it were invited to celebrate the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecrafts’ 40th anniversary in Washington, D.C.
“We had folks who’ve participated in the Voyager Program, some of whom have been [continue reading]

Franklin County Fair begins 4-day run on Thursday

Sep 6 2017
The fair begins on Thursday at 3 p.m.
So much to do, so much to see at this weekend’s  Franklin County Fair that it’s difficult to know what to see or do first.
“For me, it’s our Roundhouse that I always go to first. It’s decorated so nicely every year with quilts [continue reading]

Season of Agricultural Fairs

Sep 5 2017

Click here to download PDF (38 pages)
Learning Ahead: Agricultural Fairs Agricultural Fairs Support a Sense of Place & Interest in Domestic Arts Why Quilting? Why Knitting? Community-Based Education Resources: Explore Your Interests [continue reading]

Columnist Claire Morenon: Find restaurants that support local farms

Sep 2 2017
The Daily Hampshire Gazette, August 29, 2017, by Claire Morenon
Center Square Grill, East Longmeadow. Jason Threlfall photo.
What comes to mind when you think of local food? Bustling farmers markets, charming roadside stands, Community Supported Agriculture barns filling with produce and customers — these are the images that [continue reading]

Three County Fair to mark 200th year

Aug 30 2017
Guess whose birthday it is?
When fairgoers pass under the newly-constructed archway leading into the Three County Fair in Northampton this weekend, they will be walking into history as the fair celebrates 200 years since first opening its gates in 1817.
Speaking of gates, there probably weren’t any back then, noted general manager [continue reading]

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