NMH to host second farmers market teach-in
GILL — Northfield Mount Hermon School will host local food and agriculture experts in a day of connecting, teaching and selling their products on Friday. The school’s classes will focus on various aspects of the local food system to engage students in the effort of becoming responsible citizens through their food choices. In the afternoon, the local community is invited to campus to shop and learn at a farmers market and associated workshops.
Among this year’s participants: Dean’s Beans, Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory, The Northeast Organic Farming Association, Our Family Farms, Picadilly Farms, Whirlygig Farm, Greenfield Community College, Living Routes, and Warm Colors Apiary·
At the Farmers Market Teach-In, guests will explore food systems from pollinator to produce to product from 2 to 4 p.m. An afternoon workshop with Tom Sullivan of Pollinators Welcome will teach visitors how to make a nesting box for wild bees. Abrah Dresdale, coordinator of the Farm and Food Program at Greenfield Community College, will introduce the local food system of the future. Dorie Goldman of the Backyard Bakery will share more about her pedal-powered delivery of local breads.