Winter Fare

2015 Greenfield Winter Fare Farmers’ Market

Saturday, February 21

10am-1pm

Greenfield Middle School

195 Federal Sreet

Greenfield, MA

AND

Week of Winter Fare Events

February 21-March 1

throughout Franklin County

For more info, contact claire@buylocalfood.org 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.

Pack your shopping bags and wallet and head to the Greenfield Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Greenfield Middle School.  Shop, attend a workshop, and enjoy a cup of soup. Participate in the Barter Fair (1pm), attend community events during the week and cook up some tasty Winter Fare. Winter is a great season to savor local foods. Enjoy!

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.

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, Wagon Wheel, and The Cookie Factory.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help make the Feb. 21 Winter Fare Farmers Market a great event. Contact Devon Whitney-Deal at devonwd@gmail.com or (413) 625-9907.

 

WORKSHOPS

TBD

FARMERS’ MARKET DISPLAY AREA: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including information about locally grown food and local agriculture.

MUSIC:  TBD

BARTER FAIR AT 1 P.M.

Too much winter squash and not enough dried peaches in your life? Bring your surplus home-grown/home-made food stuffs to the Seventh Annual Winter Fare Barter Fair and trade them for someone else’s home-grown goods. Last year’s Barter Fair was a big hit with participants trading everything from frozen pesto, healing salve and homemade vanilla extract to herbal tea, chestnuts, and of course, pickles.  How does it work? Anyone who has home-made items to barter will gather at 1 p.m. with their goods and take part in informal trading during the last hour of the Winter Fare Farmers Market. A great chance to meet your home-growing neighbors, practice the art of bartering, and bring home delicious food and goods without exchanging money. Open to gardeners, gleaners, foragers, canners, dryers… even professional farmers!

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2015 WEEK OF WINTER FARE EVENTS (to date)

Greenfield Local Food Potluck, Sunday, Feb. 22, 12:00 p.m. Call Marsha at 413-773-0201 for details and to RSVP. Please bring a dish made from local food if possible.

Film Screening at the Sunderland Public Library, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School Street, Sunderland.  FILM TITLE TBA.  For information, contact 413-665-2642.

Annual Franklin County “Cabin Fever” Seed Swap, Saturday, Feb. 21 1:00 to 4 p.m., Green Fields Market, Greenfield, in upstairs meeting room. This is a fun, 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 www.facebook.com/greenfieldsunflowers.

Open Hearth Cooking Classes, Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Historic Deerfield. Contact Claire Carlson at ccarlson@historic-deerfield.org or 413-775-7217. Ages 8 and up, adults must accompany children.