Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR)
Massachusetts farmers provide the Bay State with wholesome fresh produce during the growing season. Many farmers also participate in winter farmers' markets and open their land during the winter months to visitors looking for inexpensive, scenic and recreational getaways.
Our marketing assistant Melissa Guerrero checked out the Maple Corner Farm in Granville earlier this month and found 20 miles of marked groomed trails over varied terrain, a cozy fireplace area to warm up next to, as well as a snack bar with sumptuous local maple syrup products available.
This old dairy farm turned maple farm and ski house has everything you need for a great weekend sojourn! Click here for trail conditions and hours of operation. Ski lessons and equipment rentals are available and they even do full moon evening tours. Click here for a listing of agri-tourism farms across the state.
This weekend, Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland will be holding their first winter farmer’s market on Saturday, January 16, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for event information and a list of vendors. There is a growing list of Massachusetts winter markets. Click here for a list of winter farmer’s markets across the state.
2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: March posted on Apr 23
Girard’s Sugarhouse in Simsbury, CT. The sugarhouse was built in 1887 and produces around 250-300 gallons of syrup annually. Photo by Michael Girard March’s contest winner was Michael Girard who photographed his family’s sugarhouse in Health. Michael Girard has been a sugarmaker since 1961 when he …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: March
2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February posted on Feb 25
February’s contest winner was Amanda Bettle, who photographed sheep at The Natural Resources Trust of Easton. This photo features Dog, a former 4-H show animal and sole male sheep among the nine ewes in the Natural Resources Trust of Easton (NRT) flock. It is the mission …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February
2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January posted on Jan 26
January’s contest winner was Renee Finnegan, who photographed a pensive Highland cow at Oak Meadows Farm & Garden in Rutland. Glenn and Mary Kauppila have been farming 100 acres of land in Rutland for approximately 15 years. With the help of their three adult children, they …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January