Winter Fare

2014 Greenfield Winter Fare Farmers’ Market

Sat. February 1, 10am-1pm,

Greenfield High School

(Use Kent Ave. entrance off of Silver Street)

Greenfield, MA

AND

Week of Winter Fare

Events, Feb. 1-9 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. 1 with workshops, displays, Soup Café, and

Barter Fair at the Greenfield Winter Farmers Market, and continuing through Sunday, February

9 with community events.

Pack your shopping bags and wallet and head to the Greenfield Winter Farmers’ Market

on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Greenfield High School, 1 Lenox Ave. (USE THE ENTRANCE ON KENT

AVENUE OFF OF SILVER STREET). The Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop, attend a

workshop, and enjoy a cup of soup. Participate in the Barter Fair at 1 p.m. Attend community

events during the week. 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 of soup, will

include soups featuring locally grown food. Restaurants serving soup at the Market include: The

Brass Buckle, Hope & Olive, Wagon Wheel, and The Cookie Factory.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help make the Feb. 1 Winter Fare Farmers’ Market a great

event. Contact Devon Whitney-Deal at devonwd@gmail.com or (413) 625-9907.

For information about the Greenfield Winter Farmers’ Market and updated lists of

Winter Fare community events, visit the Winter Fare website at http://

greenfieldfarmersmarket.com/winter-fare/ or contact (413) 665-7100.

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There’s More Than Great Food at Winter Fare at the Greenfield Winter Farmers’ Market: Workshops, Displays, Music, and Barter Fair

WORKSHOPS (check greenfieldfarmersmarket.com/winter-fare for finalized schedule)

10:00 to 10:45 a.m.: Lacto-Fermented Vegetables, with Aaron Falbel

11:15 a.m. to noon: Keeping Food Alive: The Secrets of Winter Gardening, with Daniel Botkin

11:15 a.m. to noon: Maple Sugaring Without Trees, with Mark Lattanzi

12:15 to 1 p.m.: Backyard Goats: What You Need To Know, with Rachel Scherer

12:15 to 1 p.m.: Your Food is Your Medicine: Cooking With Medicinal Herbs, with Leslie Chaison

FARMERS’ MARKET DISPLAY AREA: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including information about locally

grown food and local agriculture.

MUSIC: Local band Last Night’s Fun will provide musical entertainment.

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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2014 WEEK OF WINTER FARE EVENTS

2014 Franklin County Week of Winter Fare Events

Open Hearth Cooking Classes, Saturday, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Historic

Deerfield. Contact Claire Carlson at ccarlson@historic-deerfield.org or 413-775-7217. $55 per

person.

Greenfield Local Food Potluck, Sunday, Feb. 2, 12:30 p.m. Call Marsha Stone at 413-773-0201

for details and to RSVP.

Film Screening of “Food for Change,” Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. Sunderland Public

Library, 20 School Street. Feature-length documentary focusing on food co-ops as a force for

dynamic social and economic change. Discussion afterwards with filmmaker Steve Alves. For

information, contact 413-665-2642.

Ashfield Seventh Annual Local Food Potluck, Friday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m., Congregational Church,

Main Street, Ashfield. Contact John Hoffman, 413-625-6967 or Holly Westcott, 413-628-4613 or

wescottha@verizon.net for details.

Annual Franklin County “Cabin Fever” Seed Swap, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1 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.

Seed Starting workshop, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m., Ashfield Congregational Church, Main

Street. Sponsored by Share the Warmth. Contact Holly Westcott at 413-628-4613 or

wescottha@verizon.net for details.

Conway Local Food Potluck Supper, Sunday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m., Conway Town Hall. Bring a dish

to share featuring locally grown ingredients and join your neighbors, friends, and friends-
you’ve-yet-to-meet for an evening of tasty food and great conversation. What food did you

grow, gather, raise, or hunt for this past year? What are your favorite sources of locally grown

food? How do you store and preserve food? Let’s talk. Beverages provided. For information

or ideas for simple, yummy local food dishes, contact Mary McClintock at 413-522-5932 or

mmcclinto@yahoo.com.

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CALENDAR LISTINGS:

Winter Fare Farmers’ Market, Sat. Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greenfield High School, 1 Lenox

Ave., Greenfield, MA. Including informational displays, workshops, a soup café from 11 a.m. to

1 p.m. and a local food Barter Fair at 1 p.m. For more information, call (413) 665-7100, or visit

www.winterfare.org.

2014 Franklin County Week of Winter Fare Events

Open Hearth Cooking Classes, Saturday, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Historic

Deerfield. Contact Claire Carlson at ccarlson@historic-deerfield.org or 413-775-7217. $55 per

person.

Greenfield Local Food Potluck, Sunday, Feb. 2, 12:30 p.m. Call Marsha Stone at 413-773-0201

for details and to RSVP.

Film Screening of “Food for Change” and Discussion with Filmmaker, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30

p.m. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School Street. For information, contact 413-665-2642.

Ashfield Seventh Annual Local Food Potluck, Friday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m., Congregational Church,

Main Street, Ashfield. Contact John Hoffman, 413-625-6967 or Holly Westcott, 413-628-4613 or

wescottha@verizon.net for details.

Annual Franklin County “Cabin Fever” Seed Swap, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1 to 4 p.m., Green Fields

Market, Greenfield, upstairs meeting room. For information, check out www.facebook.com/

greenfieldsunflowers.

Seed Starting workshop, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m., Ashfield Congregational Church, Main

Street. Sponsored by Share the Warmth. Contact Holly Westcott at 413-628-4613 or

wescottha@verizon.net for details.

Conway Local Food Potluck Supper, Sunday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m., Conway Town Hall. For information,

contact Mary McClintock at 413-522-5932 or mmcclinto@yahoo.com.