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.
Increased Carbon Sequestration: Another Reason to Hug a Tree posted on Nov 6
Over the course of more than 20 years, a recent Harvard Study found that with longer growing seasons eastern forests are sequestering more carbon than ever before—as much as 26 million metric tons more. And the Massachusetts forests were already doing a lot to offset our …Continue Reading Increased Carbon Sequestration: Another Reason to Hug a Tree
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: October posted on Oct 29
October’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Steve Golson who photographed Hereford beef cattle at Sorli Farm in Carlisle. Sorli Farm has been operated by three generations of the Sorli family since 1745. The family purchased the land in 1914, so it’s fitting that the …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: October
Wood: The Future (and Past) of Green Infrastructure posted on Sep 30
Wood, one of the oldest building materials in human history, might also be the greenest.