Farmers’ markets aren’t just for summer anymore!
Buying local gets easier this winter with approximately two dozen markets starting up over the next few weeks. From one-day holiday festivals to weekly markets, many farmers’ markets are moving indoors, and local growers are gearing up to keep their customers supplied with local produce and other Massachusetts-produced foods until spring.
Massachusetts farmers have found many innovative ways to keep pace with the demand for local food during the colder months. Some growers are extending their seasons by producing more storage crops like carrots, beets, parsnips, and potatoes. Others are growing vegetables in greenhouses or high tunnels (the white domed greenhouses pictured above). You can also find an array of pickled foods, jams, jellies, and honey that will be sure to enhance your fresh baked farmers’ market bread.
Find a complete list of winter farmers’ markets.
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: August posted on Aug 25
Augusts’ Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Cara Peterson, who photographed a high tunnel greenhouse at Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster.
Not From Around Here: Green Crabs posted on Aug 22
As part of its work to assess salt marsh health, staff from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) have frequently observed abundant green crabs, often burrowing in the banks of marsh creeks. This summer, CZM is examining the potential impacts of green crabs in salt marsh habitats, including the impact of burrowing activity.
Plan a Day Trip – Right in Boston Harbor! posted on Aug 18
Looking for a fun day trip for you and possibly your family? Look no further, the Boston Harbor Islands are the place to be. Lots of events take place on these islands during the summer months, so enjoy these festivities while they are here! Spectacle …Continue Reading Plan a Day Trip – Right in Boston Harbor!