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Events: August 2011

Berkshire Co-op Market Farm Tour

Saturday, August 6 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM | Ancramdale, NY | directions

Join Berkshire Co-op Market as Sol Flower Farm owner Andy Szymanowicz takes us on a tour of his operation. Sol Flower provides us with a large selection of leafy greens and other selected produce. Andy grows high quality vegetables that are nutrient dense, fresh, healthy and beautiful.

Hosted by Berkshire Co-op Market at the Sol Flower Farm: 90 Wiltsie Bridge Road, Ancramdale, NY.

Contact Front Desk at (413) 528-9697 or by e-mail for more information.

NOFA Summer Conference

Friday, August 12 10:00AM - Monday, August 15 12:00AM | Amherst, MA | directions | website

Keynote Speakers: Eric Toensmeier, Perennial Edibles Expert, and Dr. Ignacio Chapela of UC Berkeley, GMO Activist.



Over 200 Workshops on Organic Gardening, Farming, Food Politics, Permaculture, Homesteading, Landscaping, Draft-Animal Power, Alternative Energy, Livestock, Cooking, and more! Hundreds of Vendors and Exhibitors. Live Entertainment. Children’s and Teen Conference. Country Fair and Farmer’s Market. Silent Auction. This year NOFA is proud to feature the Northeast Animal-Power Field Days. Spend the weekend or come for the day. Activities for all ages.

Hosted by Northeast Organic Farming Association at the UMASS Amherst: 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Amherst, MA.

Contact Mindy Harris at (413) 230-7835 for more information.

Grow Your Mind, Grow Your Food Program

Monday, August 15 | 1:00PM - 6:00PM | Lee, MA | directions | website

Grow Your Mind, Grow your Food is a new program at the Berkshire Co-op Market with a goal to provide volunteer agricultural work experience for our owners, customers & community. Get to know your farmers, experience their daily work and educate others on the importance of supporting local food.

This year we are collaborating with Greenagers. Led by Will Conklin, Greenagers connects youth with various agricultural experiences such as trail and farm work in our community. We will be working with their summer farm program who will model basic farm tasks learned from their experiences this growing season.

The Co-op will be providing a free lunch and there will be a Q & A session with the host farmers. It is open to children and adults. No experience necessary.

Space is limited so please sign up at the Berkshire Co-op Market Front Desk.

If you have any questions please contact Jenny - 413.528.9697 ext 33 or education@berkshire.coop

Hosted by Berkshire Co-op Market at the Woven Roots Farm: 275 Fairview Street, Lee, MA.

Contact Jenny at (413) 528-9697 or by e-mail for more information.

Farm Tour - Project Native Garden

Saturday, August 20 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM | Housatonic, MA | directions

Join us at Project Native Garden where you will find more than 195 varieties of native plants growing in the nursery, including wildflowers, ferns, wetland species, blooming shrubs, grasses and small trees. Meet their small, dedicated staff that custom mixes soils and manages the plants organically. *There will be a free workshop at Project Native after the tour. You must sign up to participate* Stop by or call the Berkshire Co-op Market Front Desk to sign up 413.528.9697

Hosted by Berkshire Co-op Market at the Project Native Garden: 342 North Plain Road, Housatonic, MA.

Contact Front Desk at (413) 528-9697 or by e-mail for more information.

Feast in the Field at The Farmer's Daughter

Saturday, August 20 9:30PM - Sunday, August 21 12:30AM | Wakefield, RI | directions | website

Our popular Feast in the Field fundraising event is expanding this year to also benefit the Children's Garden Network - assisting communities to grow sustainable, year-round garden education programs at Rhode Island schools and youth organizations. Seating is limited. Register Now!

Hosted by The Farmer's Daughter & RICAPE at the The Farmer's Daughter: 716 Mooresfield Road, Rte 138, Wakefield, RI.

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

FARM GIRL FARM - GROW YOUR MIND, GROW YOUR FOOD

Monday, August 22 | 1:00PM - 6:00PM | Great Barrington, MA | directions

The group will visit Laura Meister’s Farm Girl Farm in Egremont where chef Brain Alberg from the Red Lion Inn will be giving a presentation with youth workers from the Railroad Street Youth Project, a nonprofit that works with southern Berkshire youth. The Grow Your Mind, Grow Your Food is a volunteer agricultural work experience for co-op owners and customers. You will get to know farmers, experience their daily work, and learn to educate others on the importance of supporting local food. This gives you the opportunity to get your hands in the dirt and really experience the process of farming. This year The Co-op is collaborating with Greenagers, a local organization funded by the Center of Peace Through Culture.The Co-op will be providing a free lunch and there will be a Q & A session with the host farmers. It is open to children and adults and no experience necessary. Space is limited so please stop by or call the Berkshire Co-op Market Front Desk to sign up 413.528.9697

Hosted by Berkshire Co-op Market at the FARM GIRL FARM: 22 Manville Street, Great Barrington, MA.

Contact Front Desk at (413) 528-9697 or by e-mail for more information.

Grow Your Mind, Grow Your Food - Community Cooperative Farmers

Wednesday, August 24 | 1:00PM - 6:00PM | Sheffield, MA | directions

Community Cooperative Farm in Sheffield, a cooperatively owned CSA that is in its second full year of operation. The worker-owners of CCF grow, preserve, eat and sell chemical-free, heirloom and non-hybrid varieties of vegetables, fruits, grains, wild edibles, eggs and pasture raised meats.The Grow Your Mind, Grow Your Food is a volunteer agricultural work experience for co-op owners and customers. You will get to know farmers, experience their daily work, and learn to educate others on the importance of supporting local food. This gives you the opportunity to get your hands in the dirt and really experience the process of farming. This year The Co-op is collaborating with Greenagers, a local organization funded by the Center of Peace Through Culture.The Co-op will be providing a free lunch and there will be a Q & A session with the host farmers. It is open to children and adults and no experience necessary. Space is limited so please stop by or call the Berkshire Co-op Market Front Desk to sign up 413.528.9697

Hosted by Berkshire Co-op Market at the Community Cooperative Farmers: Lime Kiln Site, one mile off route 7 at the intersection of West Sheffield Rd. and Lime Kiln Road, Sheffield, MA.

Contact Front Desk at (413) 528-9697 for more information.