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Hiring: Market Garden Crew Member – Beetlebung Farm

Nov 7 2019
Market Garden Crew Member
Farm Description: Beetlebung Farm is a 6-acre, regenerative market-garden where hand-driven farming, food and craftsmanship intersect. Located on Martha’s Vineyard, less than five minutes from the ocean, we grow roughly an acre of vegetables, herbs, berries and flowers using regenerative farming techniques and working largely with our hands. [continue reading]

Operation Freedom Pups at Hampden County Sheriff’s Office

Oct 11 2019
Operation Freedom Pups at Hampden County Sheriff’s Office “ Since being elected in 2016,  Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi  has focused on reducing the number of inmates returning to prison through drug treatment programs and inmate job placement.  H is newest program ,   dubbed Operation Freedom Pups, gives   a select group of [continue reading]

Valley Bounty: Cauliflower

Oct 7 2019
Fall is here. “We have definitely turned the page in terms of seasonality,” Dan Kaplan, who manages Brookfield Farm with his wife Karen Romanowski, told me during a recent conversation. Throughout the entire summer, beginning in late May, Brookfield Farm was juggling many tasks at once. Planting, harvesting, irrigating, weeding, and much more all needed [continue reading]

Under a pilot grant program, this Springfield nonprofit will help 51 disabled veterans in Massachusetts with home renovations

Oct 5 2019
Under a pilot grant program, this Springfield nonprofit will help 51 disabled veterans in Massachusetts with home renovations Check out this article about the good work Revitalize CDC is starting to do in Springfield here at Masslive.com . [continue reading]

The 50 best towns and cities for young families in Massachusetts

Oct 3 2019
The 50 best towns and cities for young families in Massachusetts Easthampton, Amherst, Greenfield, Westfield, Northampton, Agawam, and Longmeadow all make the list of the 50 best Massachusetts places for young families to live.
Read more here at Masslive.com . [continue reading]

Classrooms: Amherst educator named teacher champion for district gardening program

Sep 26 2019
By SCOTT MERZBACH,  Staff Writer, Daily Hampshire Gazette, September 10, 2019 AMHERST — A program entering its fourth year that shows Amherst elementary school children how to dig in soil, watch plants grow and get pleasure from being outdoors also has another benefit — it teaches them about where their food comes from.
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Farms, Big E chef teaming up to promote locally-sourced food

Sep 17 2019
BELCHERTOWN, MA (WGGB/WSHM) — Along with the popular fried Oreos and cream puffs, this year, the folks at The Big E hope you will also try some of the locally-sourced meals served up by the fair’s chef.
Didn’t know The Big E had a chef? Tonight, we introduce you to him and how [continue reading]

Here are The Big E’s new foods for 2019: BBQ split, deep-fried Swiss cheese on a stick, and more

Aug 31 2019
Here are The Big E’s new foods for 2019: BBQ split, deep-fried Swiss cheese on a stick, and more Read the review of the latest crazy food inventions to show up at the Big E this year:
https://www.masslive.com/the-big-e/2019/08/here-are-the-big-es-new-foods-for-2019-bbq-split-deep-fried-swiss-cheese-on-a-stick-and-more.html [continue reading]

Amtrak announces Valley Flyer train schedule for Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield

Aug 28 2019
Amtrak announces Valley Flyer train schedule for Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield Read more here: https://www.masslive.com/business/2019/08/amtrak-announces-valley-flyer-schedule-of-trains-in-springfield-holyoke-northampton-greenfield.html [continue reading]

Thorndike Mills, maker of braided rag rugs in Palmer, shutting down after 94 years after losing stateside supply of wool cloth

Aug 23 2019
Thorndike Mills, maker of braided rag rugs in Palmer, shutting down after 94 years after losing stateside supply of wool cloth “PALMER — Unable to find a domestic source of wool cloth, Thorndike Mills owners Ed and Mitchell Garabedian are shutting down their manufacturing plant and retail store nearly a century after their immigrant father [continue reading]

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