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.
Increased Carbon Sequestration: Another Reason to Hug a Tree posted on Nov 6
Over the course of more than 20 years, a recent Harvard Study found that with longer growing seasons eastern forests are sequestering more carbon than ever before—as much as 26 million metric tons more. And the Massachusetts forests were already doing a lot to offset our …Continue Reading Increased Carbon Sequestration: Another Reason to Hug a Tree
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: October posted on Oct 29
October’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Steve Golson who photographed Hereford beef cattle at Sorli Farm in Carlisle. Sorli Farm has been operated by three generations of the Sorli family since 1745. The family purchased the land in 1914, so it’s fitting that the …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: October
Wood: The Future (and Past) of Green Infrastructure posted on Sep 30
Wood, one of the oldest building materials in human history, might also be the greenest.