"When they come to the farm for the festivals, that's exactly what they say: They feel like they're back home."
Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Alert!
Mass. agriculture department warns that egg masses may have been accidentally brought in on nursery stock imported from other states
This just in from state officials: Beware the spotted lanternfly!
According to a Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources press release, MDAR leadership “is asking the public to keep an eye out for the invasive pest known as spotted lanternfly (SLF, scientific ...
JESSICA RICE OF THE TRUSTEES ON BEING A FEMALE FARMER, READYING FOR SPRING
“You spend so much time tenderly loving these little, tiny seedlings, hoping that they grow, and then you shove them in the ground.”
“WON’T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!”
Moral panic hamstrings promising North Andover cannabis farm deal
Last fall, I wrote about the history of Osgood Landing—a large industrial facility in North Andover—as part of a column (“An Andover North Andover ...
AN AMAZON NORTH ANDOVER DEAL?
Sketch of the Merrimack Valley Works plant at North Andover while under construction in 1955
Merrimack Valley pols courting the tech behemoth have forgotten recent history
A couple of weeks ago, I criticized the possibility of an Amazon ...
THIS IS WHAT PROHIBITION LOOKS LIKE IN A LEGAL STATE
Inside the war against cannabis in Milford, which could have major Commonwealth-wide implications
TALKING JOINTS MEMO: HEADLINES (8.2.17)
"Breaking Down The Changes To Mass. Recreational Marijuana Bill" and more
TOUGH ROW TO HOE: LINDA NOEL DISHES DIRT ON CANNABIS FARMING
Linda Noel, a co-founder of MassCann/NORML and its current treasurer, is also an active and practicing farmer, growing heirloom tomatoes in Franklin. Here are her thoughts about cannabis farming these days.
TERMS OF SERVICE: THE PRIVILEGE OF GOOD FOOD
“We are a society that wants perfect looking food,” Bezahler said. “Farmers are picking for consumers and we want perfect looking food.”