September 15 - Honey Bee Education Day at State Apiaries - Topic: Fall Management Part 2 - Danvers and Amherst. Details here.
September 15 - Christmas Tree Annual Meeting - 9 am - 3 pm, Chestnut Mountain Tree Farm, Hatfield. Details here.
September 15 - New Entry's 20th Anniversary Celebration - 5:30 – 8:30pm, at Ogonowski Memorial Fields, Dracut. Join New Entry friends from both near and far as we celebrate 20 years of growing new farmers! Enjoy a delicious farm-to-table dinner in the field at our incubator farm. All the locally-grown food (veggies, herbs, fruit, and proteins) will be sourced from our farmers and beginning farmer alumni network and beautifully prepared by UTEC Catering, a youth empowerment organization. Live folk music, beer and wine, and farm-themed drinks. Wonderful company and a great evening await! Details here.
September 20 - Massachusetts Day at the Big E - contact Phu.Mai@state.ma.us.
September 20 - CISA’s Fall Harvest Celebration - 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Valley View Farm
16 Walpole Rd., Haydenville. A local harvest celebration & auction to benefit CISA. Celebrate the diversity and bounty of local food with a wide variety of small plates and featured dishes made almost entirely with ingredients from Local Hero farms. Live music and an open bar with wine, beer, and other beverages. Details here.
September 26 – Bringing Visitors to the Farm – Warm Colors Apiary
4pm – South Deerfield. From the curious enthusiast to the serious beekeeper, Dan and Bonita Conlon have welcomed people to their farm for workshops and multi-day classes since the turn of the 21st century. Please join them to hear about how they coordinate and manage their educational programming and their annual Honey Festival (this will be its 16th year!). Contact: Stevie Schafenacker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details here.
Save the Dates
November 7-8 - Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo - Boxboro Regency Hotel
January 12 - 32nd NOFA/Mass Winter Conference - Worcester, Massachusetts. Theme: Food as Medicine - 60 + Workshops | Youth Conference | Trade Show - www.nofamass.org/events/wc
February 27 & 28, 2019 - Harvest New England Ag Marketing Conference and Trade Show - Sturbridge Host Hotel