There are nearly 7,500 Massachusetts farms busy tilling, sowing, feeding, and caring for the fresh, local food soon available at the over 200 soon-to-open farmers’ markets and farm stands across the state. With the growing season gearing up, maybe you’d like to try your hand at some activities sure to whet your appetite as well as your horticultural interests!
Nibbling on Natives in your Backyard and Beyond in Framingham tonight, April 8th might be your first stop. Learn about the many native species that are edible such as the delicious Juneberry – a cross between cherries and almonds. You’ll also learn which edible wild plants are suitable for enhancing your home landscape, seasons of availability, and preparation methods.
On Saturday, April 17th, from 1-5 pm, the Waltham Fields Community Farm is offering a ‘Spring Into Gardening: Festival and Seedling Sale with afternoon activities and presentations that will inspire and inform your own gardening efforts this season!
Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence posted on Jul 15
In late April, Governor Deval Patrick and former Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan joined Mayor Dan Rivera and Senator Barry Finegold to make an exciting announcement. Governor Patrick announced a $2.75 million investment in Lawrence’s Ferrous Site to acquire a three acre …Continue Reading Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence
2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July posted on Jul 1
July’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Tamara Buckley-Leclerc, who photographed pickled green beans or dilly beans at Carraig Farm in Ashby. Tamara says that dilly beans, seen in the July photo, are one of her husband’s favorites. She takes advantage of canning and freezing …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July
Asparagus: A Massachusetts Tradition posted on Jun 18
Asparagus is one of the first spring crops we harvest here in Massachusetts. It found its way to Massachusetts in the late 1700’s by way of colonist from the Netherlands who settled in West Brookfield. In the late 19th century Concord began its agricultural focus …Continue Reading Asparagus: A Massachusetts Tradition