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Local Hero Profile: Winter Farmers’ Market at the Hampshire Mall

Jan 15 2021
Local Hero Profile by Sarah Lucia, CISA’s TerraCorp Service Member
Published in CISA’s January 2021 enewsletter
When the ground freezes and snow flies through the air, a sense of wellbeing and connection keeps us grounded and thriving. The Winter Farmers’ Market at the Hampshire Mall provides fresh and local [continue reading]

The African Diaspora Food Festival | Springfield | December 26-31

Dec 22 2020
The African Diaspora Food Festival Saturday, December 26 – Thursday, December 31, 12noon-8pm
Eastfield Mall, 1655 Boston Road, Springfield, MA
Hosted by Kwanzaa 2020 – Black and Brown Wall Street Mall Pop-Up
Facebook event details :
The African Diaspora Food Festival will include all food oriented [continue reading]

Demand for trees strong as Christmas season opens

Dec 3 2020
Daily Hampshire Gazetter, November 29, 2020 By CHRIS GOUDREAU,  Staff Writer With no end in sight for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that many Americans have been turning to a holiday tradition — Christmas trees — more than in years past.
Wholesale tree farmers and small cut-your-own tree lots have been [continue reading]

Volunteer Opportunity: Easthampton Winter Farmers’ Market

Nov 16 2020
The Easthampton Winter Farmers’ Market is seeking volunteers! We are looking for someone to staff the market for three dates: November 29th, December 6th, and/or December 27th. Duties include greeting customers as well as processing credit card and SNAP transactions.
You can choose to volunteer for just one or two of these dates, or [continue reading]

PRIME PICKING CONDITIONS

Oct 20 2020
By TALIA GODFREY, For the Recorder, October 17, 2020

Hunting apples was an all-day affair for Nick Suter and Amber LaFrancis, of Ludlow, beginning when Suter’s two boys, 3 and 5 years old, disappeared into the rows of Apex Orchard in Shelburne Falls. With small hands just big enough to hold ripe [continue reading]

An apple a day: Picking season approaches for orchards

Sep 10 2020
Sept. 2, 2020 | The Reminder Publishing News Staff  payton@thereminder.com
WESTERN MASS. – As crisper days set in and summer comes to a close, we round the corner into autumn. For New Englanders, often this time of year brings on thoughts of drinking pumpkin flavored beverages, heading out to a pumpkin [continue reading]

Early apple season begins during peak peach season at Franklin County farms

Sep 2 2020
WWLP, August 26, 2020, by: Katrina Kincade
DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s peak peach season in Franklin County with another fruit starting to make its seasonal appearance.
Not only are we in the peak of peach season but early apples are ready at local farms up in Franklin County. [continue reading]

Distributing a healthy lifestyle

Aug 24 2020
The Recorder, August 20, 2020.
This summer, Greenfield-based LifePath has distributed approximately 625 free farmers market coupon booklets to area seniors, each is worth around $25.
The coupons are a part of an annual program from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, designed to help elders get fresh, local fruits and vegetables and [continue reading]

Sweet corn season sees strong summer sales

Aug 20 2020
The Recorder, August 12, 2020. By ZACK DeLUCA, Staff Writer
DEERFIELD — Each year, families look forward to backyard summer barbecues and the fresh taste of local sweet corn. Despite weather-related delays to the start of the growing season, farmers say sales have been particularly strong this summer.
The Ciesluk Farm [continue reading]

Pick Your Own Peaches at Phoenix Fruit Farm | Belchertown | August 8

Aug 4 2020
Pick Your Own Peaches Saturday, August 8, 10am-4pm and following Saturdays until August 29 or when peaches are all picked.
Phoenix Fruit Farm, 401 Mill Valley Road, Belchertown, MA
Event Details :
“Come to the farm to pick your own beautiful, tree ripened peaches on a serene hillside with stunning [continue reading]

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