Registration for the Winter 2012 Massachusetts Growing Greens for the Winter Market Workshop Series is now open. See here for full event details: http://www.nofamass.org/programs/extensionevents/wintergrowing.php
The five workshops in this series take place at farms throughout Massachusetts doing commercial winter production as well as one homestead doing home-scale production (workshop E). All five workshops will present on options for greenhouses, information on growing systems and timing for winter greens, information on selecting appropriate varieties for winter greens, using row covers and microclimates, and crop rotation in the greenhouse. Additionally, all of the commercial workshops will discuss their marketing approaches including winter CSAs, winter farmers markets, and/or restaurant sales.
List of Winter Growing Workshops in Winter 2012:
A) Simple Gifts Farm, Saturday, February 4, 9am-12pm
1089 N. Pleasant Street in N. Amherst, MA (Commercial Workshop) – Instructor: Jeremy Barker-Plotkin; B) Natick Community Organic Farm, Tuesday, February 7, 9am-12pm
117 Eliot St., South Natick, MA (Commercial Workshop) – Instructors: Lynda Simkins & Jean-Claude Bourrut; C) Brix Bounty Farm, Saturday, February 18, 1-4pm
858 Tucker Road, Dartmouth, MA (Commercial Workshop) – Instructor: Derek Christianson; D) Indian Line Farm, Saturday, February 25, 9am-12pm
57 Jug End Road, South Egremont, MA (Commercial Workshop) – Instructor: Elizabeth Keen; E) Noonday Farm, Saturday, March 10, 2012, 9am-12pm
96 Windsor Road, Winchendon Springs, MA (Home Workshop) – Instructors: Bob Jennings and Beth Ingham
Discounts Available: NOFA Members receive a discount of $5 per workshop. There is also $5 discount for registering 14 or more days before the workshop you’re registering for.