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Events: May 2017

Raising Chickens Workshop

Saturday, May 6 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM | Marshfield, MA | directions | website

$5 Beginning Farmer
$15 SEMAP Member
$20 General Public

Love the local food movement? Ever thought you might like to try keeping your own chickens? Come join “The Chickeness”, Khrysti Smyth, of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens for a rundown of popular breeds, housing needs and design, feeding and care, health, laws and zoning, info on how to effortlessly mix chickens and neighbors, and everything else you might want to know about keeping your own backyard chickens. Course materials will be provided, and each attendee will receive a signed Certificate of Course Completion. Come find out whether keeping chickens might be a good addition to your garden, your kitchen, and your family’s overall health and wellbeing, and meet a few of her feathered Chicken Ambassadors too!

Hosted by SEMAP at the Marshfield Fairgrounds: 140 Main St, Marshfield, MA.

Contact Kendra Murray at (508) 971-7888 or by e-mail for more information.

Spring Season Extentsion

Thursday, May 11 | 5:30PM - 7:30PM | North Easton, MA | directions | website

$5 Beginning Farmer (10 years or less managing a farm)
$15 SEMAP Member
$20 General Public

Please join us at Langwater Farm on May 11th at 5:30pm to discuss pushing early Spring crops in the field. We’ll meet at our home farm at 209 Washington St. in North Easton and tour our plant propagation facility and then we’ll carpool across town to our other location at 520 Bay Rd. in South Easton to see the crops in the field. One of our yearly goals is to have as much produce ready as possible for the first weekend in May when we open our farmstand. To do this we’ve been timing our greenhouse seeding dates to ensure we have plants ready to transplant as soon as the weather permits in early April. Then we cover with acres of row cover, some with hoops for support and some on bare ground, depending on the crop. For some crops we’ll push the early season by planting on black plastic. In some cases the beds are made the previous Fall to expedite things even further in the Spring. Come and learn about our greenhouse seeding schedules, our specific cultures for all the early season veggies, and our techniques applying and securing row covers.

Hosted by SEMAP at the Langwater Farm: 209 Washington St, North Easton, MA.

Contact Kendra Murray by e-mail for more information.

FAELLA FARM Annual Plant and Seedling Sale

Saturday, May 13 | 8:00AM - 4:00PM | Peace Dale, RI | directions

21st Annual Plant and Seedling Sale.
We have annual and perennial, vegetable, herb, flower and fruit plants. All plants are grown Chemical Free. Also available are Eggs, Jams, Hot Pepper Jelly, Honey and Spring Vegetables. This years date will be May 13th, 8am - 4pm, rain or shine.

Hosted by Chris + Martha at the FAELLA FARM: 1072 Saugatucket Rd., Peace Dale, RI.

Contact Chris + Martha Faella at (401) 783-7437 or by e-mail for more information.

Spring Seedling Sale

Saturday, May 13 | 9:00AM - 3:00PM | Saunderstown, RI | directions | website

Start your culinary garden this spring with Rhode Island Certified Organic vegetable, fruit, herb, and edible flower seedlings from Casey Farm's plant sale. Historic New England memberships available and members receive a 10% discount on all seedlings. Many full-time Coastal Growers Farmers Market vendors will be onsite selling produce, Vermont maple syrup, coffee, and fresh bakery items.

Hosted by Casey Farm/Historic New England at the Casey Farm: 2325 Boston Neck Rd, Saunderstown, RI.

Contact Lindie Markovich at (401) 295-1030 for more information.

Backyard Herbalism Workshop

Sunday, May 14 | 10:30AM - 1:00PM | Sunderland, MA | directions

This is an opportunity to cultivate community surrounded by the precious plants that offer us the healing of their medicines.

Expand your knowledge of herbal medicine over the course of a six-months with Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, community herbalist and wellness coach of Sweet Birch Herbals at a beautiful medicinal herb farm located in Sunderland, MA. Full Kettle Farm grows a wide variety of annual and perennial herbs on one acre for educational workshops and product making.

Classes include a wide range of immersive experiences into the worlds of Chinese, Western, and Native American herbal medicine. Each workshop includes recipes, handouts, products you can take home, and extensive teachings on locally abundant wild and cultivated medicinal plants. Together we will harvest the herbs for building a household apothecary from the beautiful Full Kettle Farm in Sunderland, MA. Then, we’ll transform the plants into a variety of tinctures, teas, elixirs, body lotions, salves, essential oils, and flower essences. By honoring the ancient wisdom of plant-based medicine through truly local healthcare we deepen our connection with the natural world.

Join us for a season of crafting effective remedies and exploring the science and art of herbal medicine!

May 14: Women's Herbs, Spring Tonics & Gardening
Mother's Day Special: Bring your Mom and save $10 off registration + take home a selection of herb seedlings for your garden!

June 18: An Herbal Approach to Lyme Disease & Tincture Making

July 16: Aromatherapy, Hydrosols & Summer Solstice Essential Oil Distillation

August 20: Herbal First Aid & Skin Care - Salves, Creams, & Infused Oils

September 17: Kitchen Medicine - Elixirs, Vinegars, Honeys & Teas

October 15: Medicinal Ghee & Root Medicine for Transitioning into Autumn

Hosted by Sweet Birch Herbals at the Full Kettle Farm: 111 N. Silver Ln., Sunderland, MA.

Contact Hannah Jacobson-Hardy at (413) 695-5968 or by e-mail for more information.

Holyoke Farmers Market Opening Day!

Thursday, May 18 | 10:00AM - 2:00PM | Holyoke, MA | directions | website

Come join us at the 2017 Farmers Market Opening! We are excited to provide the City a place where people can come together and buy local fresh fruits, vegetables and local artisanal work.

¡Únete a nosotros en la apertura de la Plaza de Mercado!
Estamos contentos de brindarle a la Ciudad un lugar donde la gente se pueda reunir a comprar frutas ,verduras frescas y trabajo artesanal local.

Hosted by Holyoke Farmer's Market at the In front of City Hall on High Street: High Street, Holyoke, MA.

Contact Andres Villada at (413) 561-5094 for more information.

White Barn Farm Plant Sale

Saturday, May 20 10:00AM - Sunday, May 21 4:00PM | Wrentham, MA | directions | website

9th Annual White Barn Farm Plant Sale!
Saturday AND Sunday, May 20 and 21 from 10-4 each day.

We grow all of our plants from seed*, seeded by hand in our greenhouse into Organic Vermont Compost Potting Soil and fed only with Neptune's Harvest Organic Fish & Seafood Fertilizer

We pot up all those little seedlings by hand
and haul them across the road for the big event.

*the only exception is that we bought rosemary, thyme, lavender, oregano, and sage plugs from certified organic nurseries: Hillcrest Nursery and Mountain Valley Growers

AND we have strawberry plants this year! We are selling them in hanging planters - 5 plants per planter. These everbearing varieties are ready to produce will give you strawberries all summer!

You can find more information on pricing, plant sale tips and the ever-growing inventory on our website:

We'll also have an awesome market going on stacked with local artisans and producers!

- Farmstand - fresh produce from White Barn Farm and local goods from Franklin Honey Company, Inc., Pat's Pastured, Birchwold Farm, Narragansett Creamery, Baer's Best, Burnshirt Valley Farm, Sheldonville Roasters, Harms Family Farm, Iggy's Bread, Beltane Farm, Full Sun Company, and Fairland Farm!
- Delicious, fresh seafood from Jordan Brothers Seafood Inc.
- Handmade Pottery from Lizanne Handmade Pottery and Sandy Smith.
- Music provided by Isles Vibe
- Beekeepers from Franklin Honey Company, Inc. AND their incomparable honey.
- Beautifully crafted wooden cutting boards, utensils, and more from WMR Woodworking
- Hyphen Designs - Beautiful and Whimsical Clothing Handmade by Kelsey with all sorts of repurposed materials and lots of creativity! Handmade Jewelry made by her husband, Devon.
- Bakesale items will be on sale both Saturday and Sunday and will benefit 4 Paws Animal Shelter, Inc. (Sat) and SWISH - helping students and families during difficult times (Sun).

Hosted by White Barn Farm at the White Barn Farm: 458 South Street, Wrentham, MA.

Contact Christy Kantlehner at (774) 210-0359 or by e-mail for more information.

Grand Opening

Monday, May 29 | 10:00AM - 4:00PM | North Dighton, MA | directions

Please join us at our Grand Opening for Brunch!

Hosted by Under the Sun at the Under the Sun: 1050 Williams Street, North Dighton, MA.

Contact Cassandra Brimmer at (508) 642-4392 or by e-mail for more information.