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Category Archives: Culinary

DMF Seafood Recipes: Caruso Family Oysters Rockefeller Posted on Dec 12

DMF Seafood Recipes: Caruso Family Oysters Rockefeller

Elaine BrewerInformation and Education Coordinator, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Elaines's Bio Throughout this holiday season, we will be posting some favorite seafood recipes submitted by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) staff. Check back each week for tasty holiday dish ideas! The   …Continue Reading DMF Seafood Recipes: Caruso Family Oysters Rockefeller

Farmers’ Markets – Not Just for Summer Anymore! Posted on Nov 9

Farmers’ Markets – Not Just for Summer Anymore!

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Thanks to David Webber, DAR staffer, for his contributions to this blog about winter farmers' markets! Enjoy! Traditionally thought of as a summertime activity, shopping at the local farmers’ market is becoming   …Continue Reading Farmers’ Markets – Not Just for Summer Anymore!

To “Happy Valley” for Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins…and Barley. Posted on Oct 30

To “Happy Valley” for Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins…and Barley.

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Sara Grimaldi & Cheryl Fletcher They don’t call it the “Happy Valley” for nothing! The Pioneer Valley made up of three counties: Franklin, Hampden & Hampshire; collectively feature much of New England's   …Continue Reading To “Happy Valley” for Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins…and Barley.

Weekly Outdoor Events: Explore Fall! Posted on Oct 10

Weekly Outdoor Events: Explore Fall!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Nothing’s better than taking a walk on a crisp, fall day surrounded by beautiful scenery. Check out the following programs that get you outside to experience fall. Take part   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events: Explore Fall!

Celebrate the Cranberry Harvest! Posted on Oct 3

Celebrate the Cranberry Harvest!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Thanks to Illissa Palmer, our intern from Simmons College for her contributions to this blog about Massachusetts cranberries! Enjoy! Did you know that Massachusetts is one of the largest   …Continue Reading Celebrate the Cranberry Harvest!

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