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The Vine May 2017
We know what April showers bring, but we hope May showers herald a drought free summer.  Farmers have been working hard getting crops in the ground to take the benefit of the rainy weather.  The cool rainy spring is perfect conditions for delicious early season produce:  tender asparagus, green garlic, succulent lettuces and spinach, spicy radishes and bitter rhubarb. Remember to stock up with local offerings for your Memorial Day events - find what's available nearby through our Online Farm Guide .
 
While farmers have been busy in the fields, SEMAP along with other Buy Local Organizations and other agricultural groups attended a very successful Ag Day at the State House last month.  Farmers and friends of farming overrun the State House showcasing the agricultural bounty of the region.  
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BY KENDRA MURRAY
Back in March, SEMAP co-hosted a State Wide Grain Gathering at the Plimoth Grist Mill. We packed the mill with farmers, bakers, and millers to discuss a localized grain economy throughout the Commonwealth. While there, I spoke with George Whitley, the miller at Gray's Grist Mill in Westport. He invited me to tour the mill and learn a little bit more about the history and what was currently happening where he was milling.
Gray_s Grist Mill

New England Alpaca Fiber Pool Tour
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Qualified farmers will be getting a copy of the Census to fill out by the end of the year. If you didn't participate in the 2012 Census, you may have to head over to the Census website to sign up. And please do-new farmers are extremely important to count. 

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2017 Farmers_ Market Guide
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Consider an advertisement in our   Local Food Guide!

We print over 20,000 copies of our Local Food Guide and distribute them throughout Bristol, Plymouth, and Norfolk counties through farms, farmers markets, Chambers of Commerce, Visitor Information Centers, restaurants, B&Bs, health food stores, retail markets, as well as regional county fairs and community events. 
 
Discounted rates available to SEMAP members.

Vegetable, Herb, and Flower Plants Organically Grown

May 27-28, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Find all the standard vegetables and come across some new varieties that you've never heard of before!
  
 

Marshfield Farmers Market

Open every Friday, 2 PM - 6 PM
Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main St

Local farmers, bakers, crafters, musicians and artisans.
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Langwater Spring Festival
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There's a lot happening at Anawan Farm in Rehoboth! 
  • 1 workshare open! 4 hours of work per week for one whole share
  • Meet Your Farmer Event, June 10th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Farmstand Opening Mid-June!
  • Farmstand seeking local specialty products to sell (especially in the area of seafood, meats, dairy, jams, fruit, preserves, and bread)
 

Anawan Farm - Rehoboth

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Got Donkeys?
We have a SEMAP Member seeking information about miniature donkeys! Are there any farmers or homesteaders who could offer some knowledge (or are willing to sell)? If you can help us, please email us at info@semaponline.org, so we can pass along your information!
 


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Pick Your Own Strawberries_

Pick your own! Spring Rain Farm will be opening soon for strawberry picking. Keep up to date with news and hours on their Facebook Page.
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5/25 --
NE Alpaca Fiber Pool Tour , Fall River, MA 
5/27/ & 5/28 -- Ivory Silo Farm Plant Sale, Westport, MA 
5/27, 28 & 6/3, 4 -- Heirloom Plant Sale, Plymouth, MA
5/28 -- Wareham Oyster Festival, Wareham, MA
6/1 -- Lyme Disease & Climate Change, New Bedford, MA
6/10  -- WRWA River Day, Westport, MA
6/15 -- Growing Cut Flowers: Seed to Vase, Westport, MA
6/17 -- Vegetable Fermentation, Norwell, MA
6/23 -- Local Coffee & Dessert, Plymouth, MA

That's not even half of the great events going on! Click below for even more!                                     
Agriculture _ Food Events

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Resources
Find land to farm, service providers, farmer education, farm funding, information on land transfer, and more!

The Online Farm Guide 
Farmers: Keep your farmfresh.org listing up-to-date! The online farm guide, farmfresh.org, is a go-to for anyone looking for local foods, beverages and farm fun. 

The Beginning Farmers Network of MA has many resources for beginning farmers See links to Young Farmer Nights and New Entry's publication, An Entrepreneur's Guide to Farming in Massachusetts.
  
SEMAP Local Food Guide
This online version of our Local Food Guide contains SEMAP member farms and local food businesses, as well as a list of farmers markets in our region.

View all markets across Southeastern Mass and Cape Cod.

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