August 27 - 35th Annual Tomato Contest - Boston Public Mkt - Details here.
September 1 - Farming for Maximum Photosynthesis - 10-2pm, Many Hands Organic Farm, 411 Sheldon Rd., Barre. Maximum photosynthesis leads to more food of better quality. Topics: no till vegetable and fruit production using intersown cover crops, heavy mulch, and targeted foliar nutrition; highly integrated animal husbandry - pigs, chickens, turkeys – their rotations, feed and housing; all of the extra products and ventures that flow from this diverse and packed landscape; tour of energy efficient and solar house design/root cellar. More here.
September 14 – Honey Bee Education Days at State Apiaries - Fall Management Part 2 - Join the Bee Team from MDAR's Apiary Program to get a tour of live working honey bee colonies, hands-on demonstrations of hive management techniques, and exposure to the latest knowledge on how to best sustain healthy honey bee colonies in MA. These events are free and open to the public, but will focus on topics of interest to beekeepers. Details here.
September 16 - 100th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Building at the Big E - Questions Katelyn.Rozenas@Mass.gov.
September 19 - Massachusetts Day at the Big E - Questions, Phu.Mai@mass.gov.
September 21 – Honey Bee Education Days at State Apiaries - Honey Extraction – 10am-2pm; Location TBD!
September 22 - Explore Farming Workshop - 7 - 9 pm. New Entry Farmer Training Center, Moraine Farm, Beverly. If you or anyone you know has ever wondered if farming was a realistic career path, this your chance to find out everything you need to know to make that decision. This free, two-hour workshop is for anyone interested in learning about sustainable agriculture. It will cover all the different aspects of a farm business and the commitment it takes to work in a successful sustainable farming operation. Details here.
September 24 - CISA Workshop: Get the most out of your farm's POS system, 6-8:30pm, Polish American Citizens Club, S. Deerfield. Calling all farmstand and store managers - get expert advice from presenter Erin Pirro of Farm Credit East on how to use your point-of-sale system to make better business decisions for your farm. Learn how to use your system most effectively to stay on top of sales trends, look at margins, track your inventory, and increase farm profitability. Details here.