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Events: September 2010

Breakfast in the Barnyard

Saturday, September 4 | 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.

Sunflower for Kids

Sunday, September 5 | 1:00PM - 7:00PM | Pomfret Center, CT | directions

Choose a sunflower bouquet from a dazzling display along rte 169. Pick apples in the orchard and hop on a horse drawn wagon ride from 12-4. Visit Dudley Doodles the clown for a sunflower balloon. Enjoy a frosty lemonade or ice cream while getting your hand/face painted with a sunflower all while enjoying the ballads of... singer/guitarist Monty McClanahan. Go home with a smile knowing that ALL proceeds from sunflower sales will benefit the Children's Programs of United Services.

Hosted by United Services at the Lapsley Orchard: 403 Orchard Hill Road, Pomfret Center, CT.

Contact Patti or John at (860) 928-9186 for more information.

Fair Trade Futures Conference

Friday, September 10 9:00PM - Sunday, September 12 7:30PM | Quincy, MA | directions | website

From September 10-12, 2010, the Fair Trade Futures Conference will bring together entrepreneurs, students, advocates, faith community members, and interested individuals, in Quincy, MA for the largest Fair Trade event in North American history!

The event will include workshop, debates, site visits, discussions, social activities, and an exposition of 50+ Fair Trade vendors to educate and inspire about the holistic approach to business and poverty alleviation that Fair Trade provides.

**Sign Up before April 18, 2010 and Save!**
- Students ~ $125/ person ($75 / person before April 18)
- Trading Members of the Fair Trade Federation and/or World Fair Trade Organization ~ $200 / person ($100 / person before April 18)
- Partners of Leadership Group Organizations (example: Green America members, FTRN Friends, Fair Trade Federation Associates, CRS Ambassadors, etc) ~ $300 ($200/ person before April 18)
- Others ~ $350 / person ($250 / person before April 18)

Visit the website, FairTradeConference.Ning.Com, for information on
* Group Discounts
* Scholarships for Students and Producers
* Awards
* Much more!

This conference is made possible through the generous contributions of many sponsors and supporters, including Catholic Relief Services, Cooperative Coffees, Equal Exchange, the Fair Trade Federation, the Fair Trade Resource Network, Global Crafts, Green America, Handmade Expressions, the Presbyterian Church of the United States, SERRV International, Ten Thousand Villages Canada, and Ten Thousand Village USA.

Hosted by Equal Exchange / Fair Trade Federation at the Marriott Quincy: 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, MA.

Contact Rachel Bradburd at (202) 636-3547 for more information.

Feast in the Field

Friday, September 10 9:00PM - Saturday, September 11 1:00AM | Portsmouth, RI | directions | website

You are cordially invited to join us for the Third Annual Feast in the Field - a unique culinary experience celebrating locally produced seasonal foods, native wines and a spectacular coastal New England setting

To Benefit New England FarmWays (NEFW)
Since 2005, NEFW has benefitted farm operators in southern New England through training programs, technical assistance and marketing support to position and promote their farms as places of significant history, culture, ecology and beauty; farmers as stewards of our lands and natural resources; and agriculture in its many forms as essential to the economic development and quality of life we enjoy in the region. This year’s Feast is part of NEFW’s 2010 Campaign - “The Farm – Southern New England’'s Next Great Destination.”

Please join us!

Hosted by RICAPE at the Greenvale Vineyards: 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, RI.

Contact Stu Nunnery at (401) 592-0209 or by e-mail for more information.

Breakfast in the Barnyard

Saturday, September 11 | 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.

Extending the Season: Growing Winter Greens

Saturday, September 11 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

The garden is on the corner of Westminster and Bridgham Streets

Hosted by Urban Agriculture Task Force at the Bridgham Community Garden: 1200 Westminster St, Providence, RI.

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

Historic Foodways Workshop

Saturday, September 11 | 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.

Spring Hill Sugar House Annual Farm Festival

Saturday, September 18 | 1:00PM - 7:00PM | Richmond, RI | directions

SPRING HILL SUGARHOUSE
ANNUAL FARM FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
10 AM – 4 PM
RAIN DATE
SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
FREE CORN MAZE
APPLE CIDER PRESSING
ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINES
BLACKSMITH
KIDS GAMES
FACEPAINTING

Fun for the Whole Family!
522 Gardner Road, Richmond RI 02892
401-788-7431

Hosted by Spring Hill Sugar House at the Spring Hill Sugar House: 522 Gardner Road, Richmond, RI.

Contact Gibby at (401) 788-7431 or by e-mail for more information.

19th Annual Soule Homestead Harvest Fair & Joe Davies Folk Festival

Saturday, September 18 1:00PM - Sunday, September 19 8:00PM | Middleborough, MA | directions

September 18th & 19th 2010 – The 19th Annual Soule Homestead Harvest Fair and Joe Davies Folk Festival will be held on Saturday September 18th (10am–5pm) and Sunday September 19th (11am–5pm).

The fair is a great opportunity to enjoy a fun day outdoors with the entire family. The fair will feature continuous live folk music all day long in addition to a trick horse show, sheep dog demonstrations, hay rides, face painting, and a children’s tent with old-fashioned games and crafts. The fair will offer educational exhibits by New England Reptile and Raptor with Marla Isaac, Native American Artifacts with Randy Julius, South Coast Historical Society’s “17th Century Fur Traders”, Revolutionary War Encampment, and craft demonstrations by local artisans. Local crafters will offer their handmade creations for sale.

Delicious homemade food will be offered including vegetarian chili, squash bisque, hummus with organic vegetables grown at Soule Homestead in addition to veggie burgers, pizza, hot dogs, ice cream from Peaceful Meadows, and a variety of desserts.

Admission is $7 for everyone (children younger than 6 are free). We’ll have plenty of free parking. Free admission for volunteers.

Hosted by Soule Homestead Education Center at the Soule Homestead Education Center: 46 Soule Street, Middleborough, MA.

Contact Frank Albani at (508) 947-6744 or by e-mail for more information.

Olde Mistick Village Garlic Festival

Saturday, September 18 2:00PM - Sunday, September 19 6:00PM | Mystic, CT | directions

We are looking for garlic farmers for this two day event to sell garlic and garlic related products.
We have restuarants and bakeries and farmers selling other products as well so it is not exclusive to garlic farmers The booth fee is $25.00 for both days.. The event has grown over the past several years and we are expecting a larger turnout this year. We have customers who travel from N.J.,N.Y.,Mass. RI and Ct. for this event. Please email me if you have any questions or interest.

Hosted by OMV Merchants Assoc. at the Olde Mistick Village: Coogan Blvd, Mystic, CT.

Contact Suzanne Lane at (860) 536-5306 or by e-mail for more information.

North Amherst Harvest Festival

Sunday, September 19 | 3:00PM - 9:00PM | Amherst, MA | directions | website

Come and enjoy the farm, local food, music and beer!

Hosted by North Amherst Community Farm at the Simple Gifts Farm: 1090 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA.

Contact Adam at (413) 588-8694 or by e-mail for more information.

Breakfast in the Barnyard

Saturday, September 25 | 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.

All You Can Eat in Your Own Backyard Buffet

Saturday, September 25 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM | Phillipston, MA | directions | website

farm walk to identify backyard edibles. Learn how to find and cook these tasty treats from acorn muffins to tiger lilies! If you can't "walk the walk" please come and enjoy our meeting house and learn about the plants after the walk. $5.00 per person, family cap of $15.00, Sr's $2.00, Service men and women Vets free

Hosted by Sugar Hollow Farm at the Sugar Hollow Farm: 425 Queen Lake Rd, Phillipston, MA.

Contact Lauren Roy at (978) 652-5186 or by e-mail for more information.

Historic Foodways Workshop

Saturday, September 25 | 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.

Winter Vegetable Growing

Sunday, September 26 | 2:00PM - 6:00PM | Kingston, RI | directions

The second NOFA/RI Advanced Grower's Training will feature Bryan O'Hara of Tobacco Road Farm, Lebanon, CT, giving a workshop on using row covers, low tunnels, and unheated high tunnels for successful culture of winter vegetables. The workshop will be Sunday, September 26 from 11 - 3 at the University of RI East Farm Building #75. Registration cost is $5.00, payable at the door (pregistration is not required). Snacks will be provided at breaks, or you can bring your own lunch. This workshop is co-sponsored by the University of Rhode Island, the Southside Community Land Trust, and the RIDEM Division of Agriculture

Hosted by Northeast Organic Farming Association at the URI East Farm Bldg. 75: 75 Town Farm Road, Kingston, RI.

Contact Dan Lawton at (401) 523-2653 or by e-mail for more information.

Heirloom Harvest Farm Barbecue

Sunday, September 26 | 7:00PM - 10:00PM | Exeter, RI | directions | website

Join the Chefs Collaborative for our first-ever Heirloom Harvest Farm Barbecue, a down-on-the-farm cookout featuring fresh, local, heirloom ingredients prepared by top chefs from around Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Sunday, September 26, 2010
4 pm – 7 pm
Schartner Farms, Exeter RI

Tickets available by donation: $50 adults, $10 children (ages 5-12, 4 & under free), $25 farmers/students/seniors

To reserve your tickets for the barbecue, visit http://chefscollaborative.org/events/farm-barbecue/ or contact Alida at the Chefs Collaborative at 617-236-5258 or alida@chefscollaborative.org.

The meal will feature a dazzling spread of barbecue-style dishes, highlighting locally grown heirloom produce as well as local heritage-breed meats. Enjoy the scenic farm while savoring the creations of top culinary talent and sipping on local beer and wine.

The team, led by chef Matt Jennings of La Laiterie at Farmstead, features some of the finest chefs in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Ingredients will be sourced from local farmers, who will be in attendance at the event.

The barbecue is a fundraising event for the RAFT Heirloom Grow-Out project, which celebrates and raises awareness of agricultural biodiversity and builds community through farmer-chef connections.

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

Contact Alida Cantor at (617) 236-5258 or by e-mail for more information.

South Shore Locavores: Save the Tomatoes!

Monday, September 27 | 10:00PM - 11:30PM | Kingston, MA | directions | website

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:
September 27: Save the Tomatoes! and Squash and peppers. Preserving the Bounty, a show-and-tell covering a few of the many methods for preserving our local fall abundance: canning, freezing, dehydrating, and root-cellaring.

October 25: Egg-cellent Chickens and Eggs!: Understand the important differences between eggs and chickens raised locally and the products of industrial chicken farming. And hear about the joys and challenges of raising chickens in your own backyard.

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.