It’s here! The 2015-16 edition of our North Quabbin local food guide is now available. You can access a digital version by clicking here, or look for it at local outlets (stores, libraries, retail farmstands, and related venues) over the next few weeks.
This updated and expanded version of the brochure was funded in part by grants from the cultural councils of Athol, New Salem, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, and Warwick. These local agencies are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Additional funding was provided by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. We are very grateful for this support, which has allowed us to include more resources and give a broader picture of what’s happening in the area’s local food scene.
In addition to the nine North Quabbin towns, this edition of the guide also includes information about the neighboring towns of Barre and Hardwick. These two additional towns are part of the “Farm Values: Civic Agriculture at the Crossroads” project of Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, which will focus on the past and present of small-scale agriculture in our area.
Inside the brochure, you’ll find information about farms and farmstands, festivals and markets, and resources for education, preservation, advocacy, seed-saving, and more.
There’s also contact info for the Agricultural Commissions and community gardens in the towns that have them.
If you want to print the brochure, here’s the printable file (it’s sized for 11×17 inch paper).
There’s lots going on in our local food scene, and we hope you’ll check it out!
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