Many farms across Massachusetts are opening their fields and barns to tourists, a trend known as agri-tourism, offering individuals and families a great way to see, smell, and taste the agricultural offerings of our state.
On May 15, celebrate spring with Natick Community Organic Farm (NCOF) for their Spring Spectacular event. This is an old-fashioned fair the whole family will enjoy. The day’s activities include live music, hayrides, nature-based crafts, petting pasture, three-legged races & other old-fashioned games, educational talks, hands-on demonstrations for children, and gardening workshops throughout the day. Enjoy farm fresh food like quiche featuring the farm’s own spinach and asparagus; sausage pancakes featuring NCOF syrup; NCOF turkey salad; NCOF-grown greens in pita pockets, grilled cheese with Cabot's cheddar, and NCOF maple syrup and walnut sundaes over Crescent Ridge vanilla ice cream!
Good food and fun from 10- 3, rain or shine. Ride, walk or take the T and receive $1 off admission.
Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown posted on Jul 21
The town of Watertown, in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be opening a Braille Trail and a Sensory Garden, one of the few parks of its kind. Breaking ground on July 21st, this project hopes to be completed by late …Continue Reading Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown
Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence posted on Jul 15
In late April, Governor Deval Patrick and former Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan joined Mayor Dan Rivera and Senator Barry Finegold to make an exciting announcement. Governor Patrick announced a $2.75 million investment in Lawrence’s Ferrous Site to acquire a three acre …Continue Reading Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence
2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July posted on Jul 1
July’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Tamara Buckley-Leclerc, who photographed pickled green beans or dilly beans at Carraig Farm in Ashby. Tamara says that dilly beans, seen in the July photo, are one of her husband’s favorites. She takes advantage of canning and freezing …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July