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Food / Dining

Savoring the Seasons: Neighbors nourishing neighbors

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

“Neighbors Nourishing Neighbors” is the tagline of just one organization I work for — Franklin County Community Meals Program — but it’s what inspires me and all my paid, volunteer and activist work. Here are recent scenes from my life: Jessica from Four Rivers School asking if FCCMP’s food pantries could use tomatoes Four Rivers students will glean from Brookfield … 0

Help us spread the news about food & farms

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Kids cooking class Using a cider press and local apples, kids will make their own fresh apple cider. Saturday, Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon Cost: $250 per child, includes instruction, recipes to take home, lunch, and complimentary lunch for one accompanying parent. Space is limited, reservations are required 413-665-1277 An opportunity for parents and children to explore the craft of cooking in … 0

Savoring the Seasons: Vegetables on the Grill

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Gazing around the Common at the Free Harvest Supper, I was thrilled to see little kids wearing Mary Hakkinen’s fun balloon hats, older folks chatting with friends, and many people savoring a great meal. Yet, I missed Juanita Nelson and was so grateful Suzette Snow-Cobb brought great life-sized photo cutouts of Wally and … 0

Franklin County Food & Farms: June 17, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A soiree for strawberry season MONTAGUE — Red Fire Farm is celebrating the tasty start of summer with its annual Strawberry Soiree on Saturday, June 20. This is the one day each year when the farmers invite the public to pick their own organic strawberries from their fields. … 0

Blue Plate Special: Northfield’s Highland BBQ ‘a homemade operation’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

David MacDonald makes the most of his small kitchen and small business. The owner, chef, and everything else at Highland BBQ on Main Street in Northfield, MacDonald takes pleasure in making his customers happy. His tiny enterprise has … 0

Savoring the Seasons: Juanita’s influence continues

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Were you at Juanita Nelson’s memorial celebration on May 30? I hope many of you were able to be part of the truly “Juanita style” send-off! I had a bad cold, but was at the gathering on the Greenfield Town Common at the end of the farmers market, … 0

Franklin County Food & farms, Wednesday June 10, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Franklin Land Trust’s 24th annual Farm & Garden Tour On June 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a self-guided tour of the secret gardens, working farms and special places in Ashfield and Conway. Tickets are $15 for members & $20 for nonmembers http://www.franklinlandtrust.org/news/fgt If … 0

Savoring the Seasons: Highland cattle both lean and tasty

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hooray for recent rains! While we need more to move beyond the current drought, I hope that the rain eases things for the many farmers and gardeners in our community. One of the great things about the Atlas Farm Spring Festival in May was chatting with many local … 0

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bee Fest in Greenfield This week is Bee Fest in Greenfield. There are events throughout the week. On Friday, there will be a honey tasting from 4 to 7 p.m. at Green Fields Market on Main Street. On Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m., 2nd Congregational Church, Greenfield Town … 0

Savoring the Seasons: One goose egg equals ...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I am truly blessed to have good friends, some I’ve known for decades, some I’ve known for a very short time. My dearest friend, Pat Lively, lives in Seattle and we only see each other every year or so when she comes to visit. I met Pat in … 0

Franklin County Food & Farms, May 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Celebrating the life of Juanita Nelson, local food justice pioneer Celebrating the Life of Juanita Nelson, Saturday, May 30, Greenfield. 12:30 p.m.: New Orleans-style jazz procession from the Greenfield Farmers Market (Town Common) to Greenfield Middle School (195 Federal Street). 2 p.m.: Memorial Celebration at the Middle School. … 0

Blue Plate Special: Cold River Cafe and Restaurant: ‘Everybody’s Main Street’

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Michael Sisum and Kristie Faufaw of Hawley are very happy and very busy with their new business and culinary venture. Sisum is the owner and manager of the Cold River Cafe and Restaurant on Main Street (Route 2) … 0

Franklin County Food & Farms, May 19, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Old Depot Garden farm stand celebrates 25 years MONTAGUE — In the spring of 1990 Ryan Voiland started selling vegetables on the front lawn of his family’s home on Turners Falls Road. On Saturday, Voiland, along with his wife, Sarah, will be hosting a Garden Party from 10 … 0