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Events: June 2017

Acushnet Farmers Market Opening Day

Saturday, June 3 9:00AM - Saturday, September 30 1:00PM | Acushnet, MA | directions

Acushnet Farmers Market is opening for the season on Saturday June 3rd at 9 am. We have a great line up of vendors, cooking demos, music and weekly events. Open every Saturday rain or shine, starting June 3rd 9 am to 1 pm with ample off street parking.

Hosted by Stone Bridge Farm at the Stone Bridge Farm: 186 leonard street, Acushnet, MA.

Contact Joanne Harding at (508) 951-1551 or by e-mail for more information.

Annual Shearing Day

Saturday, June 3 | 10:00AM - 3:00PM | North Grafton, MA | directions | website

Come join us Angel Hair Alpacas for our annual shearing day event at our family farm. If you love alpacas or want to fall in love with these gentle creatures, this will be an interesting and informative day. Meet "Millie" our newest addition. This event is our annual "harvest" where our alpacas will be shorn for the season. After the fleeces will be sorted and cleaned for fiber processing into yarns and goods.

Fleeces will be available for sale. Our farm store will also be open with many new products for sale.

No pets please. Parking is around the corner at the Willard House and Clock Museum, which will also be open for tours, Bring a picnic and set up on their lawn! Our property is sloped and may not be accessible for everyone.
Volunteers are welcome, please contact us ahead.

Hosted by Angel Hair Alpacas at the Angel Hair Alpacas: 66 Wesson Street, North Grafton, MA.

Contact Maureen Agley at (508) 839-9856 or by e-mail for more information.

Foxborough Farmer's Market on the Common

Sunday, June 4 9:00AM - Sunday, September 24 1:00PM | Foxborough, MA | directions

Farmer's market Sundays 9-1
June 4th - Sept. 24th VISIT OUR WEBSITE https://foxboroma.myrec.com/forms/6081_farmers_market.pdf
All produce, plants, flowers, eggs, honey, cider, cheese,
and more, are grown or produced by local farmers at the
market. Non-farm products are also locally made
utilizing the craftsman's skill and creativity.
Other items may include breads, jellies, jams, and baked
goods prepared and made from fresh local seasonal
ingredients.

Hosted by Foxborough Recreation at the Foxborough Town Common: Town Common, Foxborough, MA.

Contact Renee Tocci at (508) 543-7255 or by e-mail for more information.

Tools for a Profitable Livestock Business

Sunday, June 4 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM | Smithfield, RI | directions | website

Rick Hermonot, Farm Credit East Vice President and owner of the Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, will lead this practical workshop on how to build a profitable livestock farm business. Learn some basic tools to organize and simplify your records that help you make sound strategic decisions. The “toolbox” includes: Five Keys to Focus; Five Keys to Profit; Five-Line Income Statement; Five-Year Averages; and “DIRTI Five.” The workshop is followed by a free lunch provided by Blackbird Farm. The workshop is free but pre-registration is required

Hosted by NOFA/ RI at the Blackbird Farm: 660 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI.

Contact Ben Coerper at (401) 268-4555 or by e-mail for more information.

High Tunnel Tomato Production

Wednesday, June 7 | 5:30PM - 7:00PM | West Kingstown, RI | directions | website

High Tunnel tomato production is one of most profitable and important crops for small diversified farming operations. High tunnels extend the growing season and increase marketable yields. This workshop is open to all but is geared to commercial production, it will briefly cover the basics and focus more on advanced management. Experienced growers are welcome to share information so we can all improve our production systems.

Topics will include:
*High Tunnel Design considerations for Tomato production.
*Trellis and pruning Systems
*Variety Selection and grafting
*Irrigation and Fertilization strategies, monitoring nutrition.
*Organic Pest and Disease Management

Hosted by NOFA/ RI at the Brandon Family Farm: 592 Fairgrounds Rd, West Kingstown, RI.

Contact Sophie Soloway at (973) 787-4296 or by e-mail for more information.

Celebrate the CSA Day!

Saturday, June 10 | 10:00AM - 4:00PM | Granby, MA | directions | website

A day of free samples and fun on the farm, plus explore what we offer for CSA farm shares, see a pickup in action, learn how our Pick Your Own fields work, find out how to make your own strawberry jam, and more! Whether you’ve been a CSA member for years or want to visit and shop at the store for the first time, you’ll find something fun and informative during Celebrate the CSA Day this Saturday at the farm in Granby. And if you’ve been thinking about getting a CSA but have some questions, you definitely want to join us!
Don’t forget it's the kick-off to strawberry season - learn how to make fresh strawberry jam with Deb Winicki to preserve your own little piece of summer, and taste our organic strawberries. Hope to see you there!

Rain or Shine!
Free to the public!

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SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY

10-4, All Day HAPPENINGS:
• See a CSA farm share pickup in action
• Taste our Strawberries
• Samples of seasonal Produce and Local Products
• Raffle and Door Prizes

11:30 AM - CSA Lifehacks - 10 quick ways to deal with your abundance of CSA veggies! With Mary Leal, long-time CSA Coordinator and local eater.

12:30 AM - Pick-Your-Own (PYO) Orientation: Learn how to read the PYO boards and take full advantage of the PYO fields over the season

2:00 PM - Cooking with a CSA Share: Learn tips and tricks for using all the delicious veggies you can expect in your weekly CSA share

3:00 PM - Strawberry Jam Making: Find out how to make jam from fresh fruit, and can it using the water bath canning method. Get all your questions answered from a very experienced home-preserver, Deb Winicki.

We will have easy canning kits you can buy to take home!

Hosted by Red Fire Farm at the Red Fire Farm: 7 Carver St., Granby, MA.

Contact Red Fire Farm at (413) 467-7645 or by e-mail for more information.

Strawberry Jam Making Class

Saturday, June 10 | 3:00PM - 4:30PM | Granby, MA | directions | website

The Granby Farm Store will be hosting a free Strawberry Jam Making Class starting at 3PM. Nothing is better than homemade jam made with top quality, local, organic strawberries. You can preserve the peak of the harvest for enjoying all winter.

See the jam making process from beginning to end and get your questions answered about the canning process from experienced home-preserver Deb Winicki. Free and open to the public.

Comments from our class with Deb last year:
"Amazing class! Deb was so knowledgeable!" - Chrissy
"She answered all the questions!" - Karen

This is a great chance to learn a skill to keep for a lifetime!

Hosted by Red Fire Farm at the Red Fire Farm: 7 Carver St., Granby, MA.

Contact Red Fire Farm at (413) 467-7645 or by e-mail for more information.

Downtown Milford Farmers Market

Saturday, June 17 | 9:00AM - 1:00PM | Milford, CT | directions | website

Local, fresh, and Delicious! The Downtown Milford Farmers Market is back up and running for the season. Some of the 20+ vendors this year include Rose’s Berry Farm, Melt Chocolatier, and Anahi Naturals as well as many, many more. From seafood and meats, to fruit, bread, desserts and hand crafted items, flowers, and live music, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Farmers Market. Don’t miss out on this fabulous, fun, and family-friendly event.

Hosted by Scratch Baking at the Scratch Baking Parking Lot: 58 River Street, Milford, CT.

Contact Alex M at (203) 745-4946 for more information.

Strawberry Soiree

Saturday, June 17 10:00AM - Wednesday, June 14 5:00PM | Granby, MA | directions | website

Join us at the farm in Granby for a celebration of the strawberry during the peak of picking season! We grow at least ten varieties of strawberries, each with their own flavor.

Come in the afternoon to try a tasting of the many strawberry varieties, enjoy some live music, take the Walking Tour, have fun with kids activities, and pick your own organic berries – open to the public!

Later in the afternoon, at 5:30 PM be sure to buy a ticket to join us for a lovely meal in the farm fields. Chef Lauren Kendzierski of Chanterelle to Go, maker of farm-based local food, will be serving up a series of small-plates in a Soiree-style party atmosphere. Gather at 5:30 around the cheese fondu fountain, small plates start at 6pm. Featuring seasonal organic produce from our farm and local products from other area farms!

Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at: http://www.redfirefarm.com/event/strawberry-soiree-2/?instance_id=15

Hosted by Red Fire Farm at the Red Fire Farm: 7 Carver St., Granby, MA.

Contact Red Fire Farm at (413) 467-7645 or by e-mail for more information.

Evolving Greens Wash Station

Monday, June 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Little Compton, RI | directions | website

With the Food Safety Modernization Act compliance at our door step, we will analyze our wash room's pros and cons and discuss food safety issues at this on-farm workshop.

Wishing Stone Farm's growing methods are committed to sustainable agriculture and the protection of open space, while providing food for local communities. We started our farm in 1983 as early adopters of the organic movement. Our farm is located in Little Compton along the southeastern coast of Rhode Island. All totaled we farm about 40 acres around town, with over 15 greenhouse structures, a packing barn, a commercial kitchen and a retail market space. Registration encouraged but not required.

Hosted by NOFA/RI at the Wishing Stone Farm: 25 Shaw Rd., Little Compton, RI.

Contact Sophie Soloway at (973) 787-4296 or by e-mail for more information.

St. Vincent's Farm Stand

Tuesday, June 20 11:30AM - Tuesday, October 31 4:00PM | Bridgeport, CT | directions

St. Vincent's Farm Stand

Hosted by BFMC at the St. Vincent's Medical Center: 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT.

Contact Breanna at (203) 394-2526 for more information.

Kids Day at the Downtown Milford Farmers' Market

Saturday, June 24 | 9:00AM - 1:00PM | Milford, CT | directions | website

Local, fresh, and Delicious! The Downtown Milford Farmers Market is back up and running for the season. Some of the 20+ vendors this year include Rose’s Berry Farm, Melt Chocolatier, and Anahi Naturals as well as many, many more. From seafood and meats, to fruit, bread, desserts and hand crafted items, flowers, and live music, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Farmers Market. Don’t miss out on this fabulous, fun, and family-friendly event.
This day will include Kenny the Clown who will bring along tons of kids crafts and family activities.

Hosted by Scratch Baking at the Scratch Baking Parking Lot: 58 River Street, Milford, CT.

Contact Alex M at (203) 745-4946 for more information.

Reservoir Community Farm

Saturday, June 24 10:00AM - Saturday, October 14 2:00PM | Bridgeport, CT | directions

2 Farm Stand Days/Week!
Thursdays: 4pm-7pm
Saturdays: 10am-2pm

Hosted by GVI/BFMC at the Reservoir Community Farm: 1469 Reservoir Ave., Bridgeport, CT.

Contact Breanna at (203) 394-2526 for more information.

Pollinators and Your Land

Thursday, June 29 | 5:30PM - 7:00PM | Jamestown, RI | directions

Join us at Conanicut Island Land Trust’s historic Godena Farm to learn how you can create beautiful, functional pollinator habitat on your farm or forest land. Godena Farm’s manager will be joined by staff from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Eastern RI Conservation District to speak about site preparation and planting techniques, choosing an appropriate seed mix, how to support Rhode Island’s native pollinators, federal funding opportunities, and more! This tour is FREE, but please register to reserve your spot today! The event is geared toward farm and forest land owners, but all are welcome to attend.

Hosted by Eastern RI Conservation District at the Godena Farm: 891 North Main Rd, Jamestown, RI.

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