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Events: August 2010

Coastal Vineyards Art Show!

Sunday, August 1 | 3:00PM - 8:00PM | S. Dartmouth, MA | directions | website

Coastal Vineyard Art Show! August 1st, 2010
Noon – 5PM

Visit B2B Member David Neilson on his 8 acre vineyard / winery to experience fine creative wines, grown and bottled in Dartmouth MA.

August 1st, 2010 – Art Festival – Local artists: Dave, Tyler & Anita Poyant. Enjoy great art. Taste great wine. Sit out on the lawn overlooking the vineyard, sipping wine, relaxing, and enjoy life.

www.coastal-vineyards.com

Hosted by Coastal Vineyards at the Coastal Vineyards: 61 Pardon Hill Rd., S. Dartmouth, MA.

Contact David Neilson at (774) 202-4876 or by e-mail for more information.

Small Ones Farm Seedlings Program for Children

Monday, August 2 12:00PM - Friday, August 6 3:00PM | Amherst, MA | directions | website

Alongside our experienced teachers and farm staff, Seedlings assist with fun farm chores by feeding the chickens, picking up apple drops for the pig, and rotating the sheep in the pasture. Seedlings learn about nature and explore their imaginations by working in the children’s garden, harvesting fruit and vegetables, and hiking our farm trail. Children make their own creations using natural materials, including clay they have harvested from our stream bed. Seedlings make delicious treats with our naturally grown fruits, and enjoy a visit each week from a local scientist. Whether they are following a butterfly, singing a song, or digging in the garden, Seedlings have a wonderful time on the farm!

Hosted by Small Ones Farm at the Small Ones Farm: 416 Bay Road, Amherst, MA.

Contact Camp Director at (413) 253-6788 or by e-mail for more information.

Breakfast in the Barnyard

Saturday, August 7 | 11:00AM - 12:30PM | Bristol, RI | directions | website

Rise and Shine with the Fowl and Swine! Spend the morning getting up-close and personal with Coggeshall Farm Museum's heritage livestock. Participants will join one of the museum's costumed interpreters to help with the morning chores while learning about farm animals in 18th century Rhode Island. Feed the swine, brush the cows, and turn out the chickens while finding out what makes Coggeshall Farm's animals so special. After the chores, return to the farmhouse for a breakfast of 1790's Jonnycakes. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for a morning in the barnyard. This program begins promptly at 8:00am; please arrive at least five minutes early. 8:00am-9:30am. $8.00 for Adults; $5.00 for Seniors and Children. Museum Members-$5.00 for Adults; $3.00 for Seniors and Children.

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.

Peace Love Recycle Festival @ the Braintree Farmers Market

Saturday, August 7 | 12:00PM - 4:00PM | Braintree, MA | directions

The Braintree Farmers Market is celebrating on August 7th with a Peace Love Recycle Festival.  Join us as we celebrate at our market by raising awareness about recycling with educational activities for children and adults.  'Woodstock' inspired music will performed by local musicians including special guest appearances from our talented farmers and vendors.  The market runs on Saturdays from 9 to 1 at the Braintree Town Hall Mall at One JFK Memorial Drive thru October 30th with a special indoor Thanksgiving market on Nov. 20th.  For more info go to http://www.sustainablebraintree.org/food.

Hosted by Sustainable Braintree at the Braintree Farmers Market: 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree, MA.

Contact Donna Ingemanson at (781) 848-2012 or by e-mail for more information.

Corn Festival

Saturday, August 7 1:00PM - Sunday, August 8 7:00PM | Western Cranston (Hope), RI | directions | website

On August 7-8, Confreda Greenhouses & Farms is showcasing corn on
the cob, especially our exclusive Confreda Signature Super Sweet corn,
with a weekend of old-time family farm fun! Come enjoy corn chowder,
black bean and corn salsa, and corn variety samples from The Rolling
Stove, a new traveling food stand featuring healthy, delicious food
...prepared with fresh local produce. Win a prize at the corn-shucking
contest or other games and events, and view a radio-controlled glider plane
show. Parents, bring your cameras—we're expecting a visit from the Get Fresh. Buy Local. Fresh Fanatics, 3 life-size vegetables who represent the statewide campaign to promote awareness of RI-grown specialty crops, Get Fresh. Buy Local. Stay tuned or see our website at confredas.com for more details!

Hosted by Confreda Greenhouses & Farms at the Confreda Greenhouses & Farms: 2150 Scituate Avenue, Western Cranston (Hope), RI.

Contact Confreda staff at (401) 827-5000 for more information.

Small Ones Farm Seedlings Program for Children

Monday, August 9 12:00PM - Friday, August 13 3:00PM | Amherst, MA | directions | website

Alongside our experienced teachers and farm staff, Seedlings assist with fun farm chores by feeding the chickens, picking up apple drops for the pig, and rotating the sheep in the pasture. Seedlings learn about nature and explore their imaginations by working in the children’s garden, harvesting fruit and vegetables, and hiking our farm trail. Children make their own creations using natural materials, including clay they have harvested from our stream bed. Seedlings make delicious treats with our naturally grown fruits, and enjoy a visit each week from a local scientist. Whether they are following a butterfly, singing a song, or digging in the garden, Seedlings have a wonderful time on the farm!

Hosted by Small Ones Farm at the Small Ones Farm: 416 Bay Road, Amherst, MA.

Contact Camp Director at (413) 253-6788 or by e-mail for more information.

NSAC’s Summer Meeting

Wednesday, August 11 11:00AM - Friday, August 13 3:00PM | Amherst, MA | directions

Please join us at NSAC's summer meeting at UMASS in Amherst, MA on August 11-13, 2010.

At this meeting, we will:

- Strategize how to advance our current policy priorities;
- Discuss NSAC’s 2012 Farm Bill Campaign Strategy and discuss our farm bill priorities;
- Hold a farmer listening session to gather policy ideas for the next farm bill.

More information available here: http://sustainableagriculture.net/our-work/meetings/
Here is the full agenda: http://sustainableagriculture.net/our-work/meetings/august-11-13-2010/

Please register by July 1st. A $50 late fee will be added to all rates after July 1st.

If you have questions, please contact Julie Hudson at jhudson@sustainableagriculture.net.

Hosted by National Sustainable Agriculture Coalitio at the UMass-Amherst: 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA.

Contact Julie Hudson at (202) 547-5754 for more information.

NOFA Summer Conference

Friday, August 13 11:30AM - Sunday, August 15 7:30PM | Amherst, MA | directions | website

Northeast Organic Farming Association – Summer Conference
August 13-15,2010
UMass Amherst
www.nofasummerconference.org

Over 200 workshops on organic farming, gardening, land care, sustainability and homesteading. Teen and children’s program, dozens of outdoor exhibits and vendors. Keynote speakers: Sally Fallon Morrell, founder of Weston A. Price Foundation and Dr. Fernando Funes, of the Cuban Association of Agronomists and Foresters. Entertainment including dancing, country fair, live auction, dorm rooms, camping and wholesome organic meals. For more information contact the NOFA Summer Conference office at (978) 355-2853 or nofa@nofamass.org.

Hosted by NOFA / Mass at the Umass Amherst: 121 N Pleasant St., Amherst, MA.

Contact NOFA at (978) 355-2853 or by e-mail for more information.

Breakfast in the Barnyard

Saturday, August 14 | 11:00AM - 12:30PM | Bristol, RI | directions | website

Rise and Shine with the Fowl and Swine! Spend the morning getting up-close and personal with Coggeshall Farm Museum's heritage livestock. Participants will join one of the museum's costumed interpreters to help with the morning chores while learning about farm animals in 18th century Rhode Island. Feed the swine, brush the cows, and turn out the chickens while finding out what makes Coggeshall Farm's animals so special. After the chores, return to the farmhouse for a breakfast of 1790's Jonnycakes. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for a morning in the barnyard. This program begins promptly at 8:00am; please arrive at least five minutes early. 8:00am-9:30am. $8.00 for Adults; $5.00 for Seniors and Children. Museum Members-$5.00 for Adults; $3.00 for Seniors and Children.

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.

Historic Foodways Workshops

Saturday, August 14 7:00PM - Saturday, November 27 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.

1st ReCon Dinner

Saturday, August 14 | 8:30PM - 11:00PM | Middletown, RI | directions

Join us to celebrate excellent local food and drink while supporting those working to increase food security in RI.

A $60 donation will reserve a seat for a four course meal including drinks. Seats will be reserved for local producers to ensure that they will enjoy the event along with the community they serve.

We are now accepting donations to reserve a seat for our first dinner:

Simmons Farm, Middletown, RI
August 14thth , 5:30 – 8:00 pm
$60 donation

Proceeds from the event will be split between the farm hosting the event and either a local food bank or a group working to develop community gardens.

For reservations, please write a $60 check to:
Ben Wolff
1942 W Main Road
Middletown RI 02842

Hosted by ReConsider Conventional at the Simmons Farm: 1942 W Main Road, Middletown, RI.

Contact Ben Wolff at (831) 325-7956 or by e-mail for more information.

Food Preservation Class

Monday, August 16 10:00PM - Tuesday, August 17 12:00AM | Providence, RI | directions

Cost is $5 and proceeds benefit Farm Fresh RI. Space is limited, please call ahead to register.

Learn about canning, plus drying and freezing, so that you can enjoy the flavors of summer all year long!

Hosted by Whole Foods at the Whole Foods: University Heights: 601 N Main St, Providence, RI.

Contact Bonnie Frechette at (401) 621-5990 for more information.

Breakfast in the Barnyard

Saturday, August 21 11:00AM - Saturday, August 14 12:30PM | Bristol, RI | directions | website

Rise and Shine with the Fowl and Swine! Spend the morning getting up-close and personal with Coggeshall Farm Museum's heritage livestock. Participants will join one of the museum's costumed interpreters to help with the morning chores while learning about farm animals in 18th century Rhode Island. Feed the swine, brush the cows, and turn out the chickens while finding out what makes Coggeshall Farm's animals so special. After the chores, return to the farmhouse for a breakfast of 1790's Jonnycakes. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for a morning in the barnyard. This program begins promptly at 8:00am; please arrive at least five minutes early. 8:00am-9:30am. $8.00 for Adults; $5.00 for Seniors and Children. Museum Members-$5.00 for Adults; $3.00 for Seniors and Children.

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.

Breakfast in the Barnyard

Saturday, August 21 | 11:00AM - 12:30PM | Bristol, RI | directions | website

Rise and Shine with the Fowl and Swine! Spend the morning getting up-close and personal with Coggeshall Farm Museum's heritage livestock. Participants will join one of the museum's costumed interpreters to help with the morning chores while learning about farm animals in 18th century Rhode Island. Feed the swine, brush the cows, and turn out the chickens while finding out what makes Coggeshall Farm's animals so special. After the chores, return to the farmhouse for a breakfast of 1790's Jonnycakes. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for a morning in the barnyard. This program begins promptly at 8:00am; please arrive at least five minutes early. 8:00am-9:30am. $8.00 for Adults; $5.00 for Seniors and Children. Museum Members-$5.00 for Adults; $3.00 for Seniors and Children.

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.

Bristol Aggie Auction

Saturday, August 21 | 11:00AM - 6:00PM | Dighton, MA | directions

The Aggie school is having a surplus auction next Saturday, auctioneered by Steve Medeiros.

Viewing starts at 8AM; auction to start at 10AM.

• Farm Equipment
• Landscaping Equipment
• Shop Tools
• Carpentry Tools
• Generators
• School Desks, Folding Chairs
• Floral Shop Cooler
• Equestrian Supplies, Carriages and Sleigh
• Industrial Maintenance Equipment & Supplies
• Food Service Equipment
• Full List Available Soon @ www.bcahs.com

Hosted by BCAHS at the Bristol County Ag. School: 135 Center Street, Dighton, MA.

Contact Kyle Medeiros at (508) 669-6744 or by e-mail for more information.

Farm Day @ Chamberlain Farm

Sunday, August 22 | 3:00PM - 7:00PM | Berkley, MA | directions | website

Farm Day is a chance to taste and sample locally grown items. Not only will you get a chance to purchase fresh from the farm, you will be able to sample some of the best that Southern New England has to offer.

Food Sampling of: vegetables and fruit, cheeses, wines & beers, meats, seafoods, baked goods, pig roast.

Live music, cash bar, grill open, hayrides, cranberry bog tours, pony rides, horseshoes, local artifact display, local historian and yard sale!

ADMISSION IS FREE!

Hosted by Chamberlain Farm at the Chamberlain Farm: 12 Friend Street, Berkley, MA.

Contact Jacqui Chamberlain at (508) 880-2817 or by e-mail for more information.

Food Preservation

Wednesday, August 25 | 9:00PM - 11:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

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Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust at the Southside Community Land Trust: 109 Somerset Street, Providence, RI.

Contact - at (401) 273-9419 x27 for more information.

Breakfast in the Barnyard

Saturday, August 28 | 11:00AM - 12:30PM | Bristol, RI | directions | website

Rise and Shine with the Fowl and Swine! Spend the morning getting up-close and personal with Coggeshall Farm Museum's heritage livestock. Participants will join one of the museum's costumed interpreters to help with the morning chores while learning about farm animals in 18th century Rhode Island. Feed the swine, brush the cows, and turn out the chickens while finding out what makes Coggeshall Farm's animals so special. After the chores, return to the farmhouse for a breakfast of 1790's Jonnycakes. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for a morning in the barnyard. This program begins promptly at 8:00am; please arrive at least five minutes early. 8:00am-9:30am. $8.00 for Adults; $5.00 for Seniors and Children. Museum Members-$5.00 for Adults; $3.00 for Seniors and Children.

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.

Salsa Contest

Saturday, August 28 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM | Exeter, RI | directions

On August 28th , Schartner Farms will be holding its first salsa contest!
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, food and entertainment

No registration fee, all you need is approximately 1 quart of your homemade salsa to ensure there is enough for judge sampling!

Registration is from 3 pm to 4pm, under the tent in our side yard. Contest judging begins at 4 pm. We will be cooking up hot dogs from 3 pm and 6 pm.

The contest will be judged by the Schartner Family, Poblano Farms and local chefs.

Hosted by Schartner Farms at the Schartner Farm: Route 2 & 1 Arnold Place, Exeter, RI.

Contact Rich Schartner at (401) 294-2044 or by e-mail for more information.

Historic Foodways Workshop

Saturday, August 28 | 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.

Open Garden Day and Harvest Party

Saturday, August 28 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

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Hosted by Urban Agriculture Task Force at the Potters Park and Garden: 179 Potters Ave., Providence, RI.

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

Seasonal Beer Dinner

Monday, August 30 9:00PM - Tuesday, August 31 1:00AM | Boston, MA | directions | website

The Lansdowne Pub Presents:
Seasonal Beer Dinner - Summer
Monday August 30th • 6pm

Join us for a 4 course dinner featuring Pretty Things Beer, and ingredients sourced from local farms & producers.

Tickets can be purchased at www.lansdownepubboston.com • $40

Menu:
Watermelon Salad, Baby Arugula, Capri Goat Feta, Aged Balsamic Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
(American Darling)

Fried Oysters With an Heirloom Tomato Salad, Herb Vinegar, Oregano Leaves
(Field Mouse)

Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Sweet Corn Pudding, Fried Cubanelle Peppers
(Jack Dor)

Summer Peach/Plum Gallete, Capri Goat Cheese Ice Cream
(Baby Tree)

We would like to thank the Farms and Purveyors who made this dinner possible:
Westfield Farm (http://www.chevre.com/)
D’Artganan (www.dartagnan.com)
Locally Known (http://locallyknownfoods.com/)
Ward’s Berry Farm (http://wardsberryfarm.com/)
Wilson Farm (http://www.wilsonfarm.com/)
Katsiroubas Bros. (www.katsiroubasproduce.com)

Hosted by The Lansdowne Pub at the The Lansdowne Pub: 9 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA.

Contact M Harrell at (617) 247-1222 for more information.