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Massachusetts Apple Picking Season is On! Posted on Sep 27

Massachusetts Apple Picking Season is On!

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio What do Governor Deval Patrick, Sarah (pictured in the blue shorts) and little Aaliyah have in common? All love locally grown Massachusetts apples! This year’s apple crop yield is a good one    …Continue Reading Massachusetts Apple Picking Season is On!

Celebrate harvest with agricultural fairs this September Posted on Aug 20

Celebrate harvest with agricultural fairs this September

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio This September, agricultural fairs across the Commonwealth will showcase the bounty of our local harvest and offer fun and entertainment for everyone, in addition to being a cultural and historical   …Continue Reading Celebrate harvest with agricultural fairs this September

Save the date for agricultural fairs this August Posted on Jul 18

Save the date for agricultural fairs this August

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio   An amazing number of agricultural fairs are held throughout Massachusetts each summer. Most of them have been happening for over 100 years and are deeply rooted in the cultural   …Continue Reading Save the date for agricultural fairs this August

Weekly outdoors events: Farmers market feature Posted on Jul 16

Weekly outdoors events: Farmers market feature

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Support your local farmers' market and enjoy some fresh, Massachusetts-grown food this week at some great farmers' market events happening across the state. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoors events: Farmers market feature

Blueberries, blueberries, blueberries Posted on Jul 3

Blueberries, blueberries, blueberries

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Sarah Jordan loves to help out at her family’s farm located in Rutland, Massachusetts. Sarah recently joined her grandmother, uncle, aunt, and cousins to pick blueberries for delivery to farm stands and   …Continue Reading Blueberries, blueberries, blueberries

Raise your glass of milk to June Dairy Month! Posted on Jun 5

Raise your glass of milk to June Dairy Month!

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Julia Grimaldi, DAR’s Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board Coordinator, and I want to wish you Happy June Dairy Month! Did you know that milk is the top source of calcium in the diet?   …Continue Reading Raise your glass of milk to June Dairy Month!

Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs Posted on May 15

Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna’s Bio Each year, 45 agricultural fairs are held all across the Commonwealth, from Cape Cod to the Berkshires. While fair activities differ from event to event, most include live music, farm exhibits, arts   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs

The fantabulous egg Posted on Apr 5

The fantabulous egg

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio A growing number of communities across the Commonwealth are “a-cluck” with backyard chickens, as home hobbyists try their hand at raising small flocks of poultry. There are more than 100 recognized breeds   …Continue Reading The fantabulous egg

Weekly Outdoor Events! 3/5/12 Posted on Mar 5

Weekly Outdoor Events! 3/5/12

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio With Massachusetts Maple Month kicking off and spring right around the corner, MassWildlife and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have a lot of exciting events in store for   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events! 3/5/12

Celebrate maple sugar days at DCR parks Posted on Mar 1

Celebrate maple sugar days at DCR parks

Hilary Katulak Press intern, Department of Conservation and Recreation(DCR) View Hilary’s Bio It’s that sweet time of year again, so join the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) as they unlock the mysteries of maple sugaring! Throughout the month of March, DCR will host activities   …Continue Reading Celebrate maple sugar days at DCR parks