Copicut Farms is seeking interns for the 2014 summer season (June-October) to manage sales at farmers’ markets with some on-farm work included. Learn more about the farm. For more information about the positions available contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 19 to 25 is Massachusetts Farmers Market Week! There are now over 250 Farmers Markets across the Commonwealth, close to double the number from five years ago. Farmers Markets bring a host of important benefits to our communities:
- Boosting local farms through direct-to-consumer sales (more than 99% of farms in Massachusetts are local, family-owned businesses);
- Increasing access to fresh, healthy food for low-income families (over 100 Markets now participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program);
- Attracting new visitors to downtown areas and generating spin-off economic activity.
To celebrate Massachusetts Farmers Market Week, special activities are planned at more than twenty-five Markets, including chef’s demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, contests, free samples and more. Find a market near you, and enjoy your (locally grown) fruits and veggies!
Thanks for all you do for Massachusetts,
The Conservation Common and Urban Park Advocates Team
Tour downtown Salem and hear about different planning approaches and strategies to encourage redevelopment and to enliven and reconnect the waterfront to the city. Salem is a mixed use and fascinating community that possesses a strong historic charm. Along the tour, learn about the way that historic preservation continues to strengthen the surrounding community. Spend the last half hour of the tour enjoying Salem’s weekly farmer’s market where home-made products accompany produce, coffee, and cookies.
Commuter Rails leave Boston for Salem approximately every hour from North Station. For schedule information click here. The tour will meet at the Salem train station at the kiosk with a map of downtown on it. The kiosk is located at the bottom of the stairs.
3-5p.m. on June 14.
Download the flyer here.
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