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our solstice mixer is one month away!

Don’t miss it.

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Solstice Mixer Grange Campout June 22-23, Keeseville, NY
It’s our yearly summer blow out,

- Spoken word artist Laura Brown Lavoie
- A presentation by Vermont Sail Freight visionary Erik Andrus,
- Eight painted panel exhibit of GRANGE HISTORY, by Severine and Ripley
- Dancy music by POCATELLO in the Ausable Grange Hall #945
- Electronic SAFECOMMUNICATOR, & BLKTHY playing at the bonfire afterwards BYOB.
- Sneak peak of OUR LAND next episodes (Texas cotton! Michigan cherries!)

Its two jam packed days of north country activities: Blacksmithing at the horse nail factory, tubing in Ausable chasm, tour of the underground railroad museum, guided naturalist hike up  Pocomoonshine mountain, hay wagon multi-farm tours, visit the homestead of abolitionist John Brown, or hit the trails in 6 million acres of wild forest. Options for everyone, so pack up a wagon and get yourselves north for a weekend away!

TO RSVP, get directions, ask questions and receive the schedule of events please email:cara@thegreenhorns.net


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new england young farmers, get on this list serve!

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Hey everyone,

Just a reminder that our next YFN is TOMORROW!  All are welcome – don’t let the “Young” part of “Young Farmer Night” keep you away!!
We will be meeting at 6pm at the Anawan Grange, 118 Bay State Rd, Rehoboth, MA.  There will be a meet & greet, potluck, and panel discussion featuring folks involved with organizations such as the Farm Bureau, RI Agricultural Partnership, National Young Farmers’ Coalition and the New England Farmers’ Union.  Please bring a potluck dish to share and your own plate & fork!
Carpool update: 
Rides needed from Boston and Berkley, MA
Rides offered from South County (leaving from Richmond, RI) and Providence
Reply to this email and post on the Facebook page if you need a ride or have one to offer!
Hope to see you all there!
-Becca, Margiana & Tess
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oregon young/elder farmers!

sevbluestarsGrayhorns/Greenhorns Mixer
Sponsored by the OSU Small Farms Program

Join us for this epic event after the Small Farms Conference featuring local food, music, and beverages! Network with farmers, new and experienced, from all over the state and beyond.

When: March 2, 2013
Location: Mary’s River Grange
Time: 6pm – Midnight
Food: by Gathering Together Farm - will be served at 6:30 (GTF sausage, sauerkraut, salad, veggie sloppy joes)
Music: Psych Country Review opening for Sassparilla – starts at 8pm
Beverages: 2 Towns Ciderhouse will be selling their cider (not included in the ticket price, buy separately)
Cost: $25 per person

Only 150 spaces available, so register early!


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farmers mix well

More mixers at this year’s SSAWG Conference!  Co-hosted by Greenhorns and coming right up. SSAWGflyer_Jan2013Final

From the Southeastern Young & Beginning Farmer Alliance:
We’re at it again: throwing parties. Join us for two hoe-downs at this year’s SSAWG Conference Jan 23-26 in Little Rock, Arkansas. We’ve teamed up with a whole slew of friends to host evening affairs and we hope you can join. We’ll also be selling t-shirts to benefit SSAWG financial need scholarships. Check out full details for the Alliance mixer on Saturday night at our facebook event page…invite your crew! And Friday night’s event details will eventually be available on the Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society page here

Co-hosted by Arkansas Local Food Network, Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society, Dunbar Garden, and Certified Naturally Grown, as well as our old standby sponsors Farm 255, Georgia Organics, The National Young Farmers Coalition, The Greenhorns, Slow Food. Phew, we have a lot of friends! 

Look out for our next transmission announcing our mixer, working group, video project and workshops, all to be found at the upcoming Georgia Organics conference in February in Atlanta.  And as always, we want to hear from you. Email Olivia if you want to be more involved with our brand new shiny Alliance.


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reminder: washington young farmers mixer

That’s right, the Washington Young Farmers Coalition is doing it again, and this year, we’re teaming up with Viva Farms and Happy Little Farm to present you with a better-than-ever, not-to-be-missed night of potluck and revelry, spit-roast and dancing with the Tuckborough Stringband, farm jokes and celebration. Help us wrap up the 2012 growing season in high farm style!

Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 5:00 PM
Happy Little Farm
18385 Torset Road, Conway, WA 98273 (Skagit County)

What to bring: friends, a potluck dish to share, your dancing shoes, and a tent if you plan to stay overnight.


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3rd annual washington young farmers mixer!

The Washington Young Farmers Coalitionis ever-so-pleased to announce:
Its 3rd Annual Washington Young Farmers Mixer!


That’s right, the Washington Young Farmers Coalition is doing it again, and this year, we’re teaming up with Viva Farms and Happy Little Farm to present you with a better-than-ever, not-to-be-missed
night of potluck and revelry, spit-roast and dancing with the Tuckborough Stringband, farm jokes and celebration.

Put it on your calendar now, and plan to help us wrap up the 2012 growing season in high farm style!

Monday, October 8th, 2012
5:00 PM
Happy Little Farm
18385 Torset Road
Conway, WA 98273 (Skagit County)

What to bring: friends, a potluck dish to share, your dancing shoes, and a tent if you plan to stay overnight.


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want to stay in the loop? join our mailing list!

We send out monthly eblasts with event listings, policy updates, young farmer resources, essays and more.  Sign up HERE!

Here’s a teaser of a few upcoming event, find more on our website and in the next eblast

Southeastern Young & Beginning Farmer Mixer
5 march 2012, 5-7pm
ATHENS, GEORGIA
@ farm 255, 255 w washington st.
southeastern young and beginning farmer mixer: hosted by farm 255, georgia organics, and slow food. join this kick-off event to start a southeastern young and beginning farmers alliance. Download the pdf to learn more about the event and initiative! Beer and local fare with short program on the farm bill. please rsvp to olivia (at) farm255 (dot) com.

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10-11 march 2012
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
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