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Category Archives: Culinary

Seasonal Recipe: Mixed Berry Pie Posted on Dec 24

Seasonal Recipe: Mixed Berry Pie

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

Food Day: A Nationwide Celebration Posted on Oct 23

Food Day: A Nationwide Celebration

Ever heard of Food Day? Soon to mark its third year on October 24, Food Day is the nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. The Food Day movement calls attention to consuming nurturing, “real” food for the benefit of farmers, animals, the environment,   …Continue Reading Food Day: A Nationwide Celebration

Another Massachusetts Farm Joins the Century Club: Davenport Maple Farm Turns 100! Posted on Apr 3

Another Massachusetts Farm Joins the Century Club: Davenport Maple Farm Turns 100!

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Founded in 1913, Davenport Maple Farm joins the celebrated ranks of Massachusetts farms that have been in the same family for 100 years or more and which are still being farmed. Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Another Massachusetts Farm Joins the Century Club: Davenport Maple Farm Turns 100!

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month! Posted on Mar 5

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio March is Massachusetts Maple Month and all this month we’re having events throughout the state to celebrate! This weekend celebrate Maple Sugar Festival at the Blue Hills Reservation in   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month!

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 1-3: Maple Sugar Days and More! Posted on Feb 27

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 1-3: Maple Sugar Days and More!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio It’s Maple Sugar Days at the Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park this weekend! On Saturday & Sunday, March 2 and 3, 11:00am – 2:00pm, park staff and   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – March 1-3: Maple Sugar Days and More!

Visit Your Local Winter Farmers’ Market for Taste, Convenience and Community! Posted on Feb 13

Visit Your Local Winter Farmers’ Market for Taste, Convenience and Community!

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Editorial Contribution by Division of Agricultural Markets Staff Julia Grimaldi and Bonita Oehlke I don’t know about you, but the fact that there are now so many opportunities to savor the bounty   …Continue Reading Visit Your Local Winter Farmers’ Market for Taste, Convenience and Community!

Beat the cold with piping-hot-roasted locally grown veggies! Posted on Jan 23

Beat the cold with piping-hot-roasted locally grown veggies!

Commissioner Gregory C. Watson Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Watson's Bio Thinking about Massachusetts-grown vegetables usually has folks thinking summer outdoor farmers’ markets and farm stands. But there is in fact an impressive array of fresh root vegetables available throughout the cold   …Continue Reading Beat the cold with piping-hot-roasted locally grown veggies!

DMF Seafood Recipes: Vincent’s Fried Calamari Posted on Jan 2

DMF Seafood Recipes: Vincent’s Fried Calamari

Elaine BrewerInformation and Education Coordinator, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Elaines's Bio Sure to make a calamari lover out of anyone who tries it, this recipe comes from Vincent Manfredi, a fisheries biologist with the Resource Assessment Project for MarineFisheries. This dish works wells   …Continue Reading DMF Seafood Recipes: Vincent’s Fried Calamari

Bangin’ Chowda Posted on Dec 26

Bangin’ Chowda

  This seafood chowder, from Jill Carr of the MarineFisheries Habitat Project, is a favorite with friends and family. It is a required course at all gatherings, especially the holidays! Any preferred seafood can be used and adventurous eating is encouraged. Ingredients:  1 ½ cups   …Continue Reading Bangin’ Chowda

DMF Seafood Recipes: Erin’s Linguine with Pink Clam Sauce Posted on Dec 19

DMF Seafood Recipes: Erin’s Linguine with Pink Clam Sauce

Elaine BrewerInformation and Education Coordinator, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Elaines's Bio This week’s tasty meal is the creation of Erin Burke, DMF’s Protected Species Specialist. This dish is addictively delicious and without fail, is always gobbled up during the holidays! Ingredients: 1 ½   …Continue Reading DMF Seafood Recipes: Erin’s Linguine with Pink Clam Sauce