Mark your calendars for November 20th and 21st! For eight years in a row, Al Rose, owner of Red Apple Farm in the North Quabbin Region (Phillipston) has been hosting the Massachusetts
Thanksgiving Harvest Festival. Over 20 local farms and businesses come together to offer scrumptious food products and many family-friendly activities to visitors.
From walking trails and hay rides to outdoor “ag” competitions, there is something for everyone. The day’s activities include the Harvest X-Games — with a World Wood Stacking Competition, Archery Turkey Shoot, Hay Bale Tossing Championship, and the Homebrew and Hard Cider Competition.
If those activities don’t work up an appetite, this year Al has added the Field, Forest & Orchard 5K Run/Walk – Saturday Only (11am start time). All proceeds from the race benefit Y.O.U. Inc Adopt a Child. Two DAR staff members plan to run in the race: Lisa Damon and Rick LeBlanc.
After you’re done, it’s time to go inside Al’s barn and enjoy some hot apple cider and music next to a roaring fire.
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