Post Content

Anna Waclawiczek

Anna Waclawiczek

Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR)

View Anna's Bio

Woolcraft-fair-blog You won’t fall asleep counting these sheep! The annual Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair in Cummington is taking place this holiday weekend, kicking off the 2011 Massachusetts Agricultural Fair Season.

All Massachusetts sheep producers and wool craft enthusiasts are invited to participate in this event at the Cummington Fairgrounds, which is sponsored by DAR, Pioneer Valley Sheep Breeders Association, and the Massachusetts Federation of Sheep Associations. This fair draws sheep competitions and sheep dog trials from all over New England – as well as vendors sporting Massachusetts wool handicraftsl, knitting products and – of course – lots of yummy local food! Camping is available on the grounds for vendors and exhibitors.

Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair information
 
This is fair season, which runs from May to November, offers over 40 agricultural fairs with exciting activities for the whole family. See farm animal exhibits, sample locally-grown, farm-fresh foods, or purchase arts and crafts from local artists!

To find all of the Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs, please visit http://www.mass.gov/agr/massgrown/fairs-directory.htm or for a printed copy of the 2011 Fairs Brochure send an email to mdar.brochure@state.ma.us .

Written By:

Recent Posts

The Turtles are Coming posted on Aug 29

The Turtles are Coming

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

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: August

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

Not From Around Here: Green Crabs

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.