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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Now is the time to join a CSA

If you like this blogsite, then chances are, you would probably be interested in a CSA.  If you're not familiar with CSAs, then the following description taken from Jones Farm's (Chelmsford, MA) website is a great explanation:
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a mutually beneficial collaboration between local farmers and their customers to support local agriculture and the availability of fresh, sustainably grown produce. The CSA concept is becoming increasingly popular as consumers look for ways to eat healthier and reduce their carbon footprint on the earth - in other words, eliminate the cost to transport vegetables and fruit to our local community for consumption. With many farms in jeopardy, CSA also provides an easy way to help farmers remain in business. Customers pay in advance of the growing season for fresh produce (at a rate below farm stand prices) and reap the benefits throughout the growing season. It's good for the consumer, the farmer, and the earth.
 
Check out the Jones Farm CSA website:
If you're not in the Chelmsford area, then check out the following link to find a CSA near you:

Friday, March 11, 2011

Free Seminars - Raising Chickens In Your Backyard

Chelmsford Agway will be offering two free seminars on how to get started raising chickens in your backyard.  All the basics will be covered including how to choose chicks, sheltering, egg laying and feeding.  Please RSVP to 978-256-9991 or email lisab@centralmassagway.com so we can plan our spacing requirements.

Wednesday - March 30th - 4:00 to 6:00pm  - Peg Corbett of the Lancaster 4H Program will be conducting the seminar
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Saturday - April 9th - 10:00 to 12:00 - Terry Golson author of Tillie Lays an Egg and The Farmstead Egg Cookbook and host of the website HenCam.com will be conducting the seminar

Both seminars will be at Chelmsford Agway - 24 Maple Road - Chelmsford, MA








                          

Friday, March 4, 2011