Right whales are crowding the beaches of Provincetown early this year! Due to the warm winter, the appearance of these giants and their food source, zooplankton, are around six weeks ahead of schedule this year. Right now, approximately 30 right whales have formed a stable aggregation close to shore around Provincetown, from Race Point to Long Point. The animals are surface and sub-surface feeding near the beach on patches of copepods. Given the odd weather, we’re not sure if the food resource will stabilize and we’ll have a typical right whale spring here in Massachusetts. So come to Provincetown and catch the show while you can!
Vessels are reminded that state and federal law require you remain 500 yards from right whales.
NMFS permit 14603
Visit Winter Farmers’ Markets for Holiday Gifts posted on Dec 5
While performers serenade shoppers with upbeat or easy-listening music, farmers and food producers sell a wide variety of local food throughout the winter at over 40 winter farmers’ markets this season. Those who have not yet visited a winter market might be surprised by …Continue Reading Visit Winter Farmers’ Markets for Holiday Gifts
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: December posted on Dec 4
December’s photo contest winner was Ruth Osgood, who photographed Cranston’s Christmas Tree Farm in Ashfield.
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: November posted on Nov 24
November’s photo contest winner was Liz West, who photographed the farm stand at Westview Farm in Boxborough. Have you ever been to a roadside farm stand with produce out for sale without someone working the register? Produce was probably priced on the shelves, and an old …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: November