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Food, Farm, and Sustainability

Fall 2015 Farmer Speaker Series

Introducing a speaker series at the Hampshire College Farm that will bring local farmers and food producers to campus to share their experience and expertise with students. This series is organized by Robin Roblee-Strauss F’14 in collaboration with Hampshire Farm staff, and is sponsored by the Lydia B. Stokes Foundation and The Growing Farmers Collective.  
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Hampshire Farm-Grown Ginger and Turmeric For Sale

This ginger is known as baby ginger–it has a crisper/fresher texture and flavor than what we normally buy in the store because it’s harvested earlier –and it is gorgeous too. Think ginger tea, ginger scones, carrot ginger soup, ginger and greens, ginger and sweet potatoes, gingerbread… well you get the picture. In addition to being really tasty, ginger is a great anti-inflammatory and digestiv
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The Annual Fall Festival at the Hampshire College Farm

Celebrate fall with a festival of food, art, and activities at the Hampshire College Farm! Enjoy hayrides, hot cider, maple cotton candy, delicious local lunch, farm tours, student presentations, a recipe contest, an artisan market, and live music from talented local bands!   You are Invited! Hampshire College Fall Festival Saturday October 24th Noon-4PM @ The Hampshire College Farm (Rain Location: Red Barn) MUS
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Fall Festival: Best Butternut Recipe Contest

Students, Staff, and Faculty – enter your BEST BUTTERNUT SQUASH RECIPE for a chance to win a Hampshire College Farm totebag stuffed with squashes! Fall is here and so it’s time to double down on the dutch oven and get creative with the crockpot! We invite you to submit your best butternut squash recipe and prepare the dish for judging at the Hampshire College Fall Festival on October 24th. Who: You! Stude
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Farm Field Trip Series: Wingate Farm

Join Hampshire College Farmer Jason Dragon and Program Coordinator Jess Wissemann on field trips to local farms! Participants will learn about various sustainable farming practices from the farmers themselves and may have opportunities to get their hands dirty with some volunteer work. We will be visiting several farms including two alumni farms right here in the Pioneer Valley. Learn about our regional food system f
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Finding beauty through Farm Work: Reflections on the Growing Season

Owen Aptekar-Cassels is a third-year student at Hampshire College and one of 4 Hampshire students who worked as a vegetable farm intern this summer. I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for months, but I’m only now, when popcorn and pumpkin plants that started off so small and strong are now fruiting and dying back, getting the chance to write it. Farming can make other things slip to the side, I’m learning. My
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August on the Farm, in Photos

August is the most beautiful time of year here at the Hampshire College Farm. The vegetable fields are bursting with produce in anticipation of our first CSA distribution next week, the pick-your-own flower fields are in full bloom, and tomatoes are ripening by the bucketful. There are cows, chickens, lambs, and pigs on glorious green pastures. Come by for a walk, reserve a vegetable or meat CSA share, or schedule a
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1200 Pounds of Blueberries Bound for Campus Dining Hall!

How many blueberries would it take to feed Hampshire College for a year? This was the question campus farmer Nancy Hanson asked dining service general manager Jim Lachance last July. Farmer Nancy proposed to take her hard working crew of student farmers out of the campus vegetable fields and up to the blueberry barrens of the Berkshires to pick enough berries to supply the dining for the entire school year. According
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Students Pick Local Strawberries for Campus Dining Hall

On Tuesday morning, the Hampshire College Farm crew teamed up with students attending the summer Food, Farm, and Sustainability Institute (FFSI) to pick nearly 700 pounds of local strawberries at historic Warner Farm in Sunderland, MA. The purpose of the trip was not only to provide a fun learning experience for the summer farm crew and FFSI students but also to harvest berries that Bon Appetit will use in pursuit of
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