Every season a market that’s pleasin’ is within a distance of reason. The markets of farmers are sure to always be charmers. Offering fresh and local produce; don’t be a silly goose by venturing to the grocery store when there are community-based vendors to explore!
There is likely a market near you and, if not, there is something else you can do. Sign up for a CSA (community supported agriculture- who knew?). Investing in local is a point that is focal. One should always be in the mood to enjoy delicious, fresh food!
Check out the MassGrown Map (it’s the closest thing we have to an app) to locate a farmer’s market near you: http://massnrc.org/farmlocator/map.aspx?Type=Farmers%20Markets
Or, what do you say, explore the link to the CSA: http://www.mass.gov/agr/massgrown/csa_farms.htm
You do not have to be wealthy to eat healthy, but do bring cash to avoid electronic processing trash! And, please don’t be lazy, we encourage people to be reusable-bag-crazy!
There are 18 service plazas across the state for this great way to fill your plate. Farmers sell at these locations for free, thanks to Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s lack of a fee. To learn more about best practices for selling or buying, visit http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/markets/farmers-markets/farmers-market-resources-farmers-generic.html (this link is helpful, there’s no denying!)
Do not be nervous to try something new, you may be missing out and you would have no clue! Here is a food labeling safety link, visit this so you know what to think: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/environmental/foodsafety/food-label-brochure.pdf
Summer harvests you may have missed, but fall offers treats to be put on a checklist. Engage in your community, participate in unity, it’s cool to know the people who grow, so to the farmers’ market you should definitely go!
The Turtles are Coming posted on Aug 29
With a migration pattern that stretches thousands of miles, it is no surprise that Massachusetts is home to four types of turtles during the summer, all of them protected by local and international law. And while you probably know that sea turtles often frequent the Massachusetts beaches, can you identify them?
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.