- August 2
IPM Field Walk - Red Fire Farm, 184 Meadow Rd, Montague, MA. 4-6pm. Farmer: Ryan Voiland. Part of a series of walks to learn to identify and scout for vegetable pests and select integrated pest management strategies that work for you, whether you are an experienced farmer, or just starting out, organically certified or not! Questions? Contact: Katie Campbell-Nelson, email@example.com, 413-545-1051.
- August 10
Twilight Meeting: Equipment for Mechanical Cultivation & Product Washing and Packing - 4pm to 6pm - Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm, 139 Spring St, Millis. Over the last two years, with support from an MDAR Food Safety Improvement Program grant, they have developed a washing and packing area to prepare all their produce.They will demonstrate the use of many pieces of equipment including wash tanks, barrel washer, bunch washer,
onion topper and a conveyer system. They will discuss the flow of produce in the packing area as well as how it is stored. They will also show off some new investments and innovations in their cultivation equipment. Lisa McKeag, from the UMass Vegetable Program, will also provide an update on the roll-out of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in MA. Details here. Contact Lisa McKeag at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-577-3976 for more information
- August 12 - 14
Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference - University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Join NOFA for a weekend of learning, networking, and fun with people who are transforming the food system in the Northeast. In addition to hundreds of practical skills and farming workshops, the conference features live entertainment, children's and teen conferences, a country fair, organic meals, 100 exhibitors and much more. www.nofasummerconference.org
- August 13