• August 25

    2016 Summer Trial Garden Tour, 10 am – 2 pm. Join us for a summer tour visiting three sites with trial gardens.

    • Cavicchio’s Greenhouse, 110 Codjer Lane, Sudbury (Tour begins here!)
    • J.P. Bartlett, 578 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury
    • Elm Bank Reservation, 900 Washington St, Wellesley

    This is a great opportunity to see how annuals and perennials are performing in landscapes and containers to help make choices for greenhouse spring crops for next year.
    Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and MA Flower Growers Association. Program and registration details,  


  • September 1

    Achieving Success in Your Seed-to-Shelf Business - 6-8 pm. SEMAP - Join Rooster of Nobska Farms to learn how to start and achieve success in your seed-to-shelf business. Nobska Farms is a microfarm specializing in exotic chili peppers. The peppers grown on the farm are used to make value added salsas, sauces, chocolates, among other items sold at farmers markets and to local stores & restaurants. Discuss managing the operations of a small farm business & how to collaborate with other businesses and organizations to promote growth and contribute to community, along with difficulties and lessons learned when starting your food business. Short tour of the farm will follow. Space limited. Pre-registration required. Details here.

  • September 22

    Massachusetts Day at The Big E - 9am – 7pm. The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) invites Massachusetts based organizations and businesses (including individuals) to participate in the annual event “Massachusetts Day”  on the Massachusetts Building grounds located on the Avenue of States at the Eastern States Exposition. Application pdf format of Massachusetts Day Application .doc doc format of Massachusetts Day Application

  • September 30

    Harvest New England Day at the Big E! 9am - 7pm - One day opportunity to spotlight Massachusetts crops and products on the Massachusetts' building front lawn. Application pdf format of Harvest New England Day Application  .doc doc format of Harvest New England Day application