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Happy (Day After) Groundhog Day!

Happy (Day After) Groundhog Day! posted on Feb 3

Cold weather inspiring you to hibernate? Ready for spring to come soon, preferably tomorrow? If you believe in superstition, Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog from the town of Punxsutawney in Pennsylvania, has seen his shadow and revealed that we’re getting six more week of winter. But   …Continue Reading Happy (Day After) Groundhog Day!

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January posted on Jan 31

Each month, we will post the 2014 Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar’s photo of the month. Featuring photos of Bay State farming, the calendar is available for purchase. All photos were taken by amateur photographers who won the annual Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest. Proceeds from the   …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January

Winter Boating and Hunting Tips

Winter Boating and Hunting Tips posted on Jan 23

In light of recent cold water boating tragedies in the Commonwealth, and as we find ourselves in the midst of another cold snap, it’s important to remind boaters and hunters of some facts and tips for surviving the outdoors in frigid temperatures. Safe Boating in   …Continue Reading Winter Boating and Hunting Tips

Seasonal Recipe: Mixed Berry Pie

Seasonal Recipe: Mixed Berry Pie posted on Dec 24

Does the winter weather have you feeling the blues? Well cheer up, buttercup! We have something that may put you in a summery mood. Though berries are harvested through the summer and fall, we think of berries as more of a summer treat. So, let’s   …Continue Reading Seasonal Recipe: Mixed Berry Pie

Give Local This Holiday Season

Give Local This Holiday Season posted on Dec 23

Stumped for last-minute holidays gifts? Not ready to cave into convenience store knick-knacks? Looking for a touch of local pride wrapped beneath the holiday tree? Lucky for you, Massachusetts agriculture has several options for those looking to delight friends, family and coworkers. We’re encouraging everyone   …Continue Reading Give Local This Holiday Season

Congratulations to Our New Environmental Police Officers

Congratulations to Our New Environmental Police Officers posted on Aug 8

  The mission of the Massachusetts Environmental Police is to protect the environment and natural resources of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through enforcement, education, and public outreach. The men and women who join this great organization go through long hours of training to become officers   …Continue Reading Congratulations to Our New Environmental Police Officers