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Events: July 2016

Wendell Farmers Market

Saturday, July 2 | 10:00AM - 1:00PM | Wendell, MA | directions

The Wendell Farmers Market is held by the gazebo at the crossroads of Wendell Depot Road and Montague Road every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. We feature bodywork in the gazebo in addition to a new local CSA (New Wendell Farm), Sugarbush Farm, Joyfarm, Laughing Dog Farm and others (all are welcome!). Come to the center of town and join the action!

Hosted by Agricultural Commission at the Wendell Center: Wendell Depot Road, Wendell, MA.

Contact Laurel Facey at (978) 544-7178 or by e-mail for more information.

TEAM Jaffrey Comm Farmers Market

Wednesday, July 6 | 5:30PM - 8:00PM | Jaffrey, NH | directions

Join us for opening day at Market while enjoying a free concert on the Common!
Featuring:
Foggy Hill Farm
Barrett Hill Farm
Monadnock Berries and Mooselick Brewery
From Our Farm
Holland Homestead Farm
Rebecca's Sinfully Delicious Baked Goods (Gluten Free)
Little Brook Farm (Artisanal Breads)
MayFair Farm

Also - A special gift from the "Amazing Flower Farm" to the first 100 shoppers!
#shoplocal

Hosted by TEAM Jaffrey at the Jaffrey Common: Main Street, Jaffrey, NH.

Contact Cheryl Simmons at (603) 532-7168 or by e-mail for more information.

Farm Energy Workshop

Monday, July 18 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM | Little Compton, RI | directions

Join us to visit three successful Rhode
Island farm businesses with a focus on
Farm Energy Programs. Topics will
include:
•Applying to USDA NRCS for funding
and technical assistance for farm
energy improvements.
•Farm Energy programs available
from Rural Development and the
Resource Conservation and
Development Council (RC&D).
•Maximizing your farm’s energy
efficiency
•Meet representatives from various
organizations
•Events are free, but please register

Hosted by ERICD at the Wishing Stone Farm: 25 Shaw Road, Little Compton, RI.

Contact Sara Churgin at (401) 934-0842 or by e-mail for more information.

Farm Energy Workshop

Tuesday, July 19 | 5:30PM - 5:30PM | Hope, RI | directions

Join us to visit three successful Rhode
Island farm businesses with a focus on
Farm Energy Programs. Topics will
include:
•Applying to USDA NRCS for funding
and technical assistance for farm
energy improvements.
•Farm Energy programs available
from Rural Development and the
Resource Conservation and
Development Council (RC&D).
•Maximizing your farm’s energy
efficiency
•Meet representatives from various
organizations
•Events are free, but please register

Hosted by NRICD at the Confreda Greenhouses & Farms: 2150 Scituate Avenue, Hope, RI.

Contact Molly Allard at (440) 193-4084 or by e-mail for more information.

Rhubarb, Raspberries and Garlic – Oh, What a Difference Compost Makes!

Wednesday, July 27 | 5:30PM - 9:00PM | Charlestown, RI | directions | website

Sam Fox of Earth Care Farm will demonstrate how Earth Care Farm’s slow compost benefits their annual and perennial crops like raspberries, rhubarb, orchards and garlic. Compost helps build organic matter and reduce weed pressure when used as mulch. Learn about income opportunities and relevant regulations for small and medium farm-scale composting. The farm tour will include a walk through Earth Care Farm’s compost operation and the polyculture orchard, a playground for farm family and staff.

The farm’s Black Angus herdsman, Wild Bill and the farm manager, John Barth will demonstrate how compost builds pasture and forage quality for their livestock.

A Young Farmer Nights potluck supper will follow the workshop. Please bring food or beverages to share, as well as your dish, cup and flatware. Enjoy your dinner around a bonfire.

Earth Care Farm is a diversified, holistically managed farm offering Pick Your Own strawberries, peas, carrots, raspberries and rhubarb. The farm has been saving and selling garlic seed and produces screened compost, raised bed mix and custom-blended potting soil. Bagged products are available in many locations around the state. Learn more at www.earthcarefarm.com.

Hosted by Co-Hosted by NOFA/RI and Young Farmer Nights at the Earth Care Farm: 89 Country Drive, Charlestown, RI.

Contact Sarah Turkus of YFN at (908) 268-7409 or by e-mail for more information.

Tractor Safety for Women

Sunday, July 31 | 10:00AM - 2:00PM | West Greenwich, RI | directions | website

Greg Breene, agricultural teacher, Future Farmers of America (FFA) Advisor and Breene Acres Farm will discuss safe operation and basic maintenance requirements of gas or diesel-powered farm tractors and implements. Training will include tractor parts and tools identification such as a torque wrench, open-end wrench, flywheel, piston and starter. Participants will learn to safely attach and use common tractor implements including a seeder, harrow, tine weeder or manure spreader.

This workshop has been designed specifically for women. Attendees will have the opportunity to drive a tractor.

This workshop will be include a potluck meal. Please bring food or beverages to share, as well as your dish, cup and flatware. The Breenes will providetents for shade.

This free CRAFT Workshop will be limited to 20 participants. Register via email to nofari@live.com.

Suggested resources:
- finney-hobar.com/Tractor_Farm_Safety.pdf
- snap-on.com
- valu-bilt.com
- craftsman.com
- johndeere.com
- bobcat.com – Equipment Safety Video
- "Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals & Applications, 3rd edition” by Elmer L. Cooper, Ray V. Herren

Hosted by NOFA/RI and RI Farm Bureau at the Breene Hollow Farm: 21d Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI.

Contact Jan Martin at (401) 569-8341 or by e-mail for more information.