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seatoschool-workshops-logoSave the Date: Sea to School Culinary Workshops

This spring we will be hosting a series of three seafood culinary workshops for school and college and university food service professionals.

These workshops will give you hands on experience working with the locally caught, sustainable species available in Massachusetts. From fish tacos to seafood chowder and more, you’ll learn from your colleagues at the forefront of the “sea to school” movement. You’ll also hear directly from fishermen about their practices and how you can help support local fishing communities and from seafood vendors eager to help you get your sea to school program off the ground.

The workshops will take place in the following locations:
Wareham Public Schools, Wareham, MA – March 21st (More information & registration)
Salem High School, Salem, MA – March 29th (More information & registration)
Smith College, Northampton, MA – April 12th (More information & registration)

DMF_logo_blueThese workshops are offered with generous support by the Division of Marine Fisheries’ Seafood Marketing Program. 

Other Events

Conference: Massachusetts Horticultural Society School Garden Conference

February 23rd, Wellesley, MA

Mass Hort’s third annual school garden conference will feature workshops that explore regional best practices for planning and running a garden that will not only meet educational goals, but also provide opportunities for a diverse student body and make connections within the school community and beyond. A variety of workshops will support interested parents, volunteers, teachers, administrators, those who have established gardens and those just breaking ground.  Learn More and Register Here

Conference: NE Agricultural Marketing Conference
March 7-9th, Sturbridge, MA

The Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference & Trade Show is once again coming to Sturbridge, MA in March, 2017.  This is the 6th biennial New England conference and it draws hundreds of farmers and farm industry members to idea-laden workshops and to hear motivational speakers. Mark your calendars now for March 7th to 9th and join your fellow regional agriculturists for a jam-packed program! Register here!

Conference: FINE Summit
April 5-7, Leominster, MA

The 2017 New England Farm to Institution Summit Steering Committee is delighted to announce that registration is now open. The program features a dynamic and inspiring array of sessions, speakers, activities, cooking demonstrations, field trips, exhibitors, entertainment, and networking time. They will be serving delicious, local food. In addition to focus areas on schools, health care, and college campuses, sessions related to correctional facilities have been added. Cross-cutting topics include supply chain management, food waste, racial equity, skill building, and much more. Visit their online, interactive event platform to view the full schedule, create your personal profile, find out who else is attending, learn more about the speakers, and sign up for specific sessions.