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Events: September 2012


Saturday, September 1 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM | Great Barrington, MA | directions

Join us on a tour of Et Cetera Farm and meet owner and farmer Young Yuk. Take a walk around the farm with a question and answer session at the end of the tour.


Hosted by Berkshire Coop Market at the Berkshire Coop Market: 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington, MA.

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

Eating with the Ecosystem 4: Southern New England at Cook & Brown

Monday, September 10 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

A coastal cornucopia at Cook & Brown

Southern New England's varied ecosystem ranges from the salt marshes and sandy shores of Narragansett Bay and Long Island Sound to the deep offshore canyons on the edge of the continental shelf. This area is a mixing ground for cold-water and warm-water species, making it exceptionally diverse. An array of shellfish -- quahogs, oysters, scallops, crabs, and lobsters -- and a plethora of finfish -- striped bass, fluke, and more -- make this one of the tastiest ecosystems around.

Chef Nemo Bolin grew up on on the docks of Martha's Vineyard, but seasickness kept him from becoming a fisherman. Instead, he maintains his connection to the water by serving up fresh, local seafood from his kitchen at Cook and Brown Public House.

Join Chef Nemo, a guest scientist (TBD), and a guest fisherman (TBD) for a culinary tour of the waters off our shores. The menu will feature a range of late summer finfish and shellfish landed in Point Judith and Newport, RI.

Menu: posted soon.

Tickets available at our or by calling the restaurant at (401) 273-7275

For more information about Eating with the Ecosystem, write to

Hosted by Eating with the Ecosystem and Cook & Brown at the Cook & Brown Public House: 959 Hope St, Providence, RI.

Contact Sarah Schumann at (401) 297-6273 for more information.


Saturday, September 15 | 10:00AM - 3:30PM | Berlin, CT | directions | website

You are cordially invited to our Open house

Come and see a large selection of well established orchids from our greenhouses.
You will find great bargains that you will not resist as well as supplies to grow beautiful orchids.
This is our Big Annual Sale, so mark the date and join us!
Admission is free!

Hosted by Ballado Orchids at the Greenhouses: 67 Hudson St., Berlin, CT.

Contact Connie at (860) 828-1865 or by e-mail for more information.

NCOF's Annual Harvest Dinner and Auction

Wednesday, September 19 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM | Wellesley, MA | directions | website

Please join us at this wonderful benefit for hands-on education through agriculture and preserving productive open space with local organic farming on Wednesday, September 19 from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481. WCC’s talented chefs will create a bountiful meal from our certified-organic vegetables and fruits, humanely-raised, organically-fed, meats, honey, and maple syrup, as well as cheese, fish, beer, wine and produce from other local and organic Massachusetts food producers. Throughout dinner, you’ll be able to bid in our auction on stays at environmentally-friendly inns, gift certificates to restaurants that support local farms, spa packages, and a number of other environmentally friendly and locally made products. Dinner will be hosted by Dave Becker, owner of Sweet Basil Restaurant of Needham. Live music performed by musicians with NCOF roots will entertain guests as they enjoy their meal and bid.

Harvest Dinner reservations are $80 per person before Labor Day (September 3). Reservations at the door will be $100 per person, space permitting. Reservations may be made on NCOF’s website, using a credit card.

Hosted by Natick Community Organic Farm at the Wellesley College Club: 727 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA.

Contact Trish at (508) 655-2204 or by e-mail for more information.

Kids Can Cook! Rainbow Hummus

Saturday, September 22 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM | Great Barrington, MA | directions

What is at the end of this rainbow? Hummus! Learn how to make Rainbow Hummus. Take the recipe home and teach your family and friends. Call 413.528.9697 or stop by the Front Desk to sign up.

Hosted by Berkshire Coop Market at the Berkshire Coop Market: 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington, MA.

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

Confreda Greenhouses Brings Back Fall Fun Fest with a New MAiZE

Saturday, September 22 10:00AM - Sunday, October 28 6:00PM | Western Cranston (Hope), RI | directions | website

Weekends through the end of October, families from RI and beyond enjoy our traditional Farm Festival with food, amusements, and FREE hayrides for PYO pumpkins. This year, we're adding the MAiZE, a brand new attraction that includes games, interactive learning experiences, and FUN for all ages!! Come and enjoy!

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

Contact Ray Aubin at (401) 827-5000 or by e-mail for more information.

Farm Festival

Saturday, September 22 | 10:00AM - 4:00PM | Richmond, RI | directions

Annual Farm Festival
September 22, 2012
10am - 4pm

Free Corn Maze
Cider Pressing Demonstrations
Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Antique Tractors and Engines
Kid Activities and more..
Family Fun for everyone

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

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

Confreda Greenhouses & Farms' Scary Acres is Ready for Spooking

Friday, September 28 | 6:30PM - 10:00PM | Western Cranston (Hope), RI | directions | website

Are you ready for Scary Acres? We've added more zombies, more gore, more, more, more for this year's season of haunted horrors! If you dare...we'll see you there!

Standard tickets, VIP Speed passes, and group discounts are available on Facebook and - tickets include both our haunted hayride and haunted corn maze.

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

Contact Ray Aubin at (401) 827-5000 or by e-mail for more information.

Ambler Farm Day

Sunday, September 30 | 12:00PM - 4:00PM | Wilton, CT | directions | website

12th annual Ambler Farm Day features:
* hay maze
* hayrides + farm animals + pumpkin patch
* children’s crafts + games
* instructional exhibits on pie making, woodworking and broom making
* apple slingshot + make your own scarecrow
* vintage photo booth
* live music
* garden market featuring in-season produce and flower arrangements made with flowers grown in Ambler’s gardens
* great food and drink

Entrance fee is $20 per family.
Senior Citizens $10.

On-site parking is limited, gates open at 11:45am. There will be a shuttle from Cannondale Station.

All proceeds benefit Ambler Farm.

Hosted by Ambler Farm at the Ambler Farm: 257 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton, CT.

Contact Michele Bennett at (203) 834-0114 x3 or by e-mail for more information.