Winter Fare

2015 Winter Fare Farmers’ Market

Saturday, February 21, 10am-1pm

Greenfield Middle School, 195 Federal Street, Greenfield, MA


Week of Winter Fare Events

February 21-March 1 – throughout Franklin County

For more info, contact or call (413) 665-7100


We can all enjoy locally grown food in February, whether we’re preparing meals for a family or friends or attending a community potluck. That’s the theme of Franklin County’s Week of Winter Fare – a series of events starting Sat., Feb. 21 with workshops, displays, Soup Café, and Barter Fair at the Greenfield Winter Farmers’ Market, and continuing through Sunday, March 1st with community events.

What will be available at the Farmers’ Market? From apples to yams and lots in between: baked goods, cheese, cider, eggs, greens, honey, maple products, meat, preserves, pickles, root vegetables, squash, and more. The Winter Fare Farmers’ Market Soup Café, from 11 a.m. until we run out, will include soups featuring locally grown food. Restaurants serving soup at the Market include: Hope & Olive, The Clay Oven, and Frosted Bake Shop.

The Greenfield Winter Farmers’ Market accepts credit cards and EBT/SNAP (Food Stamps) benefits. Double your money! CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) will match the first $10 spent by SNAP users, so $10 SNAP gets you $20 of produce.


Greenfield Winter Fare Farmers Market At A Glance

  • Saturday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Greenfield Middle School, 195 Federal Street
  • Credit cards and EBT/SNAP benefits accepted
  • Double your money! CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) will match the first $10 spent by SNAP users, so $10 SNAP gets you $20 of produce

 Volunteers are needed to help with setup, breakdown, and other tasks on market day, please contact Devon Whitney-Deal at

Winter Fare Soup Café, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

Offering delicious soups with local ingredients from Hope & Olive, Frosted Bake Shop, and The Clay Oven. Partial proceeds from soup sales support doubling SNAP at future Greenfield Farmers’ Markets.

Free Workshops

  • 10 a.m.: The Secrets of Winter Gardening, with Daniel Botkin of Laughing Dog Farm, Gill.
  • 11 a.m.: Seven Classic Culinary Herbs: Harvest, Cultivation & Medicinal Use, with Jade Alicandro Mace, of Milk & Honey Herbs, Shutesbury
  • Noon: Simple Dairy Ferments, with Aaron Falbel, fermentation enthusiast

Information Displays by local farm and food organizations

Children’s Activities


1 p.m. led by Valley Food Swap
Open to anyone who has home-grown or home-made food items to barter. Gather at 1 p.m. and take part in informal trading after the Winter Fare Farmers Market. Open to gardeners, gleaners, foragers, canners, dryers… even professional farmers! For information, visit


Franklin County Week of Winter Fare Events, Feb. 21 – March 1

Local Food Potluck in Greenfield, Sunday, Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To highlight buying and cooking local food, please make a dish using local products as much as possible. For location and information, RSVP to Marsha at 413-773-0201.

Free Film Screening: “Fat Head” by Tom Naughton. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m., Sunderland Public Library, 20 School Street, Sunderland. What if nearly all the nutritional and dietary information we’ve been fed over the past 40 years is wrong? Is saturated fat really bad for you? Are whole grains really healthy? Don’t miss this eye-opening, cutting-edge documentary. For information, visit, or call 413-665-2642.

Ashfield Eighth Annual Local Food Potluck, Friday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street, Ashfield. Contact John Hoffman, 413-625-6967 or Holly Westcott, 413-628-4613 or for details.

Open Hearth Cooking Class for Families, Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 1786 Hall Tavern, Historic Deerfield. Family-friendly class featuring simple recipes to prepare by the fire. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Adults must accompany children. $55. For information and to register, visit See more at or contact or 413-775-7217.

Annual Franklin County “Cabin Fever” Seed Swap, Saturday, Feb. 28, 1 to 4 p.m., Green Fields Market, 144 Main St., Greenfield, upstairs meeting room. Drop-in event open to everyone! Bring seeds you’ve saved, leftovers from last year, or that half packet you might not use. The seed swap is open to everyone, super seed savers to the total novice and everyone in between. For information, check out