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Greenfield Winter Fare 2014

Winter Fare veggies

If I am counting correctly this is the 7th Greenfield Annual Winter Fare which will bring truckloads of fresh local vegetables to Greenfield High School on Saturday, February 1.  Enter from Kent Street off Silver Street. Beyond  vegetables there will be preserved products like pickles and syrup, honey and jams. Frozen meat!  And to keep you shopping from 10 am til 1 pm music will be provided by Last Night’s Fun, and soup provided by The Brass Buckle, Hope and Olive, Wagon Wheel and The Cookie Factory will help you keep up your strength.

At 1 pm there will be a Barter Swap. Anyone with extra home made or home grown food can gather for an informal  trading space where you can make your own swapping deals.

There is more to the Winter Fare than the Farmer’s Market. Open Hearth Cooking Classes on Saturdays, Feb. 1 and 8, 10 am – 2:30 pm at Historic Deerfield.  Contact Claire Carlson  ccarlson@historic-deerfield.org.  $55 per person.

Screening of Food For Change and discussion with film maker, Wednesday, Feb 5, 6:30 pm at the Sunderland Public Library. Call 43-665-2642 for more info.

Annual Franklin County Cabin Fever Seed Swap Sunday Feb. 9, 1-4 pm Upstairs at Green Fields Market, www.facebook.com/greefieldsunflowers for more info.

Seed Starting Workshop Sunday, Feb 9, 1 pm at the Ashfield Congregational Church. Sponsored by Share the Warmth. More info: Holly Westcott  westcottha@verizon.net.

Winter Fare is obvioulsy about more  than Fare, this is a Fair atmosphere that brings a community together.

2 comments to Greenfield Winter Fare 2014

  • Flaneur

    I pains me to write this: we’ve moved to San Francisco and one of the incentives for this temporary assignment was the prospect of finding a wealth of fresh produce on every corner. Not so. Yes, one can go Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays to the wonderful farmers’ market at the Ferry Building, but we have yet to be astonished by fantastic green grocers on every corner (why I imagined this, I do not know). As it turns out the best avocados are still to be found in, of all places, Avery’s General Store in Charlemont, while the San Francisco Safeway and Whole Foods nearest us offer a less than inspiring selection of vegetables and fruits that clearly have seen better days. I’m looking forward to finally getting back to West County and enjoying the year-round produce and other edibles that western Massachusetts is so reliably offering residents. If you like droughts, California is for you, but otherwise the real progress in locally grown foods appears to be happening in – who’d have guessed? – your own back yard. Listen to Pat: support Massachusetts’ locally grown agricultural products!
    [And thank you, Pat, for so cruelly underscoring what we're temporarily missing!]

  • Pat

    Flaneur – I eagerly await your return to the land of fresh local fruits and vegetables, and perhaps an herb or two right in your own backyard – or courtyard – or kitchen steps.

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