Join us for a special “doors open” style tour on Saturday, May 20, 2023 to explore new and familiar food and farm venues around the North Quabbin.
The tour is organized in conjunction with the “Crossroads: Rural Change in America” exhibit at Athol Public Library between May 14 and June 23. It’s a chance to talk with local farmers and others about what it takes to sustain a food business over time and how they’re building toward the future.
Most of the venues are also open at other times, but here’s the schedule for the specific times when someone will be there to talk with visitors about their businesses:
10 am-12 pm
- The Farm School, Athol (with guests from Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust)
- Red Apple Farm, Phillipston
- Quabbin Harvest Food Co-op, Orange
- Petersham Country Store
- Diemand Farm, Wendell (also holding their annual Craft Fair)
- Jared Duval/Coolidge Hill Farm (the farm is in New Salem, Jared will be at Quabbin Harvest in Orange)
See brochure below or click here for text directions for finding each venue.
The May 20 tour is organized by volunteers from Quabbin Food Connector and supported by the Local Cultural Councils of Athol, New Salem, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Warwick, and Wendell, local agencies funded by Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Crossroads is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. The exhibit is free and open to the public and can be viewed any time the library is open.
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