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Events: November 2010

Soil Testing Demonstration

Wednesday, November 3 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | Providence, RI | directions

free and open to the public

Hosted by Urban Agriculture Task Force at the 4 Theresa Ct.: 4 Theresa Ct., Providence, RI.

Contact Urban Agriculture Task Force at (401) 273-9419 x27 for more information.

SEMAP's Annual Meeting!

Thursday, November 4 | 8:30PM - 11:00PM | New Bedford, MA | directions

SEMAP'S ANNUAL MEETING
At Gallery X
Thursday, November 4th, 2010
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Gallery X, 169 William Street, New Bedford, MA
www.galleryx.org
$15 a ticket

A Evening of Relaunching and Reconnecting!

Join SEMAP in celebrating our relaunch at our Annual Meeting, November 4th, 2010.
Guest speaker will be Amy Cotler, author of The Locavore Way and The Farm to School Cookbook. As founding member of Berkshire Grown, Amy has worked with countless farms, restaurants and schools to encourage year round eating of locally produced foods throughout the region.
Learn more!
Attendees will also learn more about SEMAP's work with local food, our new public membership and programs, and how you can become more involved with local food and farms!

Public is WELCOME to attend - please tell a friend!

What about the food?
A good meeting always has food! SEMAP's Annual Meeting is no exception with a three-course tasting menu featuring local farms and New Bedford businesses including:

Travessia Urban Winery - Noquochoke Orchards - Cafe Arpeggio
Shy Brothers Farm - Nantucket Wild Gourmet- and more!

Enjoy freshly preserved locally caught seafood, invigorating apple cider, and smooth crisp wine made from locally grown grapes. More enticing menu items to come!

Please RSVP to scogswell@semaponline.org; or call the SEMAP office phone at 508-295-2212 ext.50

Hosted by SEMAP! at the Gallery X: 169 Williams Street, New Bedford, MA.

Contact Sarah Cogswell at (508) 295-2212 x50 or by e-mail for more information.

Perfect Pickle Contest

Friday, November 5 | 11:00AM - 12:30PM | Pawtucket, RI | directions | website

* Register by October 31 with your name, category, and what veggies will be local in your entry.
* Let us know which farm grew your veggies if you can (or if they're from your own backyard).
* Everyone: chefs, schools, home cooks, gardeners, market-goers and first-time picklers are encouraged to enter!

Hosted by Farm Fresh RI at the Wintertime Farmers Market: 1005 Main St., Pawtucket, RI.

Contact Sarah Lester at (401) 312-4250 or by e-mail for more information.

Y-Waste Environmental Fair & E-Waste Fund Raiser

Saturday, November 6 | 4:00PM - 7:00PM | Barrington, RI | directions

Drive-Up & Drop-Off unwanted e-waste; computers, printers, fax, cell phones, etc. & documents for shredding for a small donation. Then, come inside and enjoy the environmental fair with informational booths & local, environmentally friendly businesses & artisans. Raffles, Bake Sale & Delicious local food! All proceeds support The Bayside Y's NEW Environmental Programing! Informational & vendor booths still available--Please email Connie Ganley for information. We need to showcase as many local producers as possible for the community to have a real LOCAVORE experience!

Hosted by Bayside Family YMCA at the Bayside Family YMCA: 30 West Street, Barrington, RI.

Contact Connie Ganley at (401) 245-2444 or by e-mail for more information.

Whole Hog Butchering Workshop

Saturday, November 13 | 12:00PM - 5:00PM | Jamestown, RI | directions | website

Join Farmer Pat for a tour of the Pat’s Pastured grazing fields. Meet our animals, learn more about our farm and then join Farmstead Head Chef Matt Jennings for a look at the step-by-step process of butchering and cooking a pasture-raised hog. We will start by breaking down half of a hog into the large “primal” cuts: shoulder, belly and back leg. Then, we’ll show you how to use the pig’s head, how to cure and smoke bacon, how to render lard and make various cured and smoked pork products. A light "tasting" lunch will be served during the class.

$150 per person. Register at www.patspastured.com

Hosted by Pat's Pastured at the Pat's Pastured: 951 Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, RI.

Contact Patrick McNiff at (401) 413-9770 or by e-mail for more information.

Raising Urban Chickens

Saturday, November 13 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM | Providence, RI | directions

Free and open to the public

Hosted by Urban Agriculture Task Force at the City Farm: 109 Somerset Street, Providence, RI.

Contact Southside Community Land Trust at (401) 273-9419 x27 for more information.

Historic Foodways Workshop

Saturday, November 13 | 7:00PM - 11:00PM | Bristol, RI | directions | website

An Evening with Amelia Simmons, an American Locavore. Minimal Food Miles! In fact, we've reduced them to 50 paces. Participants in this workshop will spend an evening at Coggeshall Farm Museum exploring what it meant to "eat local" in 1790's Rhode Island. Working from Amelia Simmons' American Cookery, the first American cookbook, originally published in 1796, guests will join the museum's costumed staff in the garden selecting heirloom produce for the evening's meal. Returning to the museum's 18th century farmhouse, participants will prepare several of Amelia's receipts at the hearth before sitting down to enjoy dinner by candlelight. This workshop is limited to eight participants and is intended for ages 16 and up. Reservations are required, please register no later than two weeks prior to the workshop. 4:00pm-8:00pm. $60.00 per person, $50 for museum members. Register by phone, 401.253.9062, or email, info@coggeshallfarm.org.

Hosted by Coggeshall Farm Museum at the Coggeshall Farm Museum: Coggeshall Farm Road, Bristol, RI.

Contact Justin Squizzero at (401) 253-9062 or by e-mail for more information.

Turkey Processing Workshop

Sunday, November 21 | 12:00PM - 3:00PM | Jamestown, RI | directions | website

Farmer Pat will lead you on a walking tour of our farm and then we’ll join the rest of the farm crew and get to work! Learn to cut, bleed, scald, pluck, and clean the interior cavity of a pastured turkey. Harvest & take home a wonderful pastured turkey of 15-20 pounds.

What an amazing story you’ll have for Thanksgiving!

$150 per person. Register at www.patspastured.com.

Hosted by Pat's Pastured at the Pat's Pastured: 951 Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, RI.

Contact Patrick McNiff at (401) 413-9770 or by e-mail for more information.

South Shore Locavores: Cranberries and Bogs

Monday, November 22 | 10:00PM - 11:30PM | Kingston, MA | directions

Where does your food come from? How does it get to you? How healthy is it? How can you support local farmers and food producers through your food purchases?

The Kingston Public Library and edible SouthShore magazine have teamed up to present an ongoing series of programs about the phenomenon of “eating locally.” The group, South Shore Locavores, gathers on the fourth Monday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (6:45 for munching and mingling). The programs have become so popular that they have outgrown the meeting room at the Kingston Public Library and are now held at Sampson Hall, popularly known as the Beal House, at 222 Main Street, Kingston. The space is large enough to accommodate a lot of people. Pre-registration is requested but not required. Attendance is free, but donations of $5 to cover expenses and supplement the Library’s book budget will be gratefully accepted.

Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to share to any of the gatherings. There will be time at the beginning and end of each meeting for munching and mingling.

The planned topics (subject to change) for fall, winter, and spring are:

Fall:
November 22: Cranberries and Bogs. Discover what is actually involved in maintaining those beautiful bogs you drive by every day, and learn how can you make the most of the harvest and support your local cranberry growers.

Winter:
January 24: Slow Money, Slow Love, Slow Food
February 28: Meet your farmers, CSAs, and market managers
March 28: Dirty meeting: Start a veggie garden now! Learn about soil health, and how and why composting is so good for your garden.

Spring:
April 25: Raw Food
May 23: Drink Local (Local Wine and Beer)
June 27: Cheese making

Register online at www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org (through the Calendar link on the left side of the homepage), by email to kilib@kingstonpubliclibrary.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 781 585-0517 x112.

Hosted by South Shore Locavores at the The Beal House: 222 Main Street, Kingston, MA.

Contact Sia Stewart at (781) 585-0517 x112 or by e-mail for more information.

Historic Foodways Workshop

Saturday, November 27 | 7:00PM - 11:00PM | Bristol, RI | directions | website

An Evening with Amelia Simmons, an American Locavore. Minimal Food Miles! In fact, we've reduced them to 50 paces. Participants in this workshop will spend an evening at Coggeshall Farm Museum exploring what it meant to "eat local" in 1790's Rhode Island. Working from Amelia Simmons' American Cookery, the first American cookbook, originally published in 1796, guests will join the museum's costumed staff in the garden selecting heirloom produce for the evening's meal. Returning to the museum's 18th century farmhouse, participants will prepare several of Amelia's receipts at the hearth before sitting down to enjoy dinner by candlelight. This workshop is limited to eight participants and is intended for ages 16 and up. Reservations are required, please register no later than two weeks prior to the workshop. 4:00pm-8:00pm. $60.00 per person, $50 for museum members. Register by phone, 401.253.9062, or email, info@coggeshallfarm.org.

Hosted by Coggeshall Farm Museum at the Coggeshall Farm Museum: Coggeshall Farm Road, Bristol, RI.

Contact Justin Squizzero at (401) 253-9062 or by e-mail for more information.

Intro to Nutrient Dense Crop Production

Tuesday, November 30 10:00PM - Wednesday, December 1 12:00AM | North Dartmouth, MA | directions | website

Introduction to Nutrient Dense Crop Production and the Real Food Campaign. Presented by Dan Kittredge, life-long organic farmer, Director of Real Food Campaign, and instructor of a 5-part course in Dartmouth 2011: www.realfoodcampaign.org.

Dan is giving a series of free public lectures about principles of biological management and nutrient density all over the Northeast this Fall in October and November of 2010. Visit the FREE event in Dartmouth, MA!!

Introduction to Principles
In this group of six video clips, Dan Kittredge introduces some of the key principles and concepts taught in the 2010-2011 Nutrient Dense Crop Production Course, including soil conductivity, brix, soil and water testing, biological inoculation, and protein synthesis. He explains how this knowledge can help you produce high quality nutrition as well as high yields in your crops.

Click here to see Dan Kittredge’s introduction: http://www.youtube.com/user/RealFoodCampaign?feature=mhum#p/c/C95EA870DF972C39

Hosted by NOFA Mass. / SEMAP / Real Food Campaign at the Commons Building, Friends Academy: 1088 Tucker Road, North Dartmouth, MA.

Contact Ben Grosscup at (413) 658-5374 or by e-mail for more information.