NB: Unfortunately, The Agrissistance Program event scheduled for Saturday October 23rd has been postponed until the spring. In the end, it was a bear of weekend for people around the co-op and the signups just didn’t happen.
We are not going to let this temporary delay discourage our plans to become more involved with our farming community. Please be on the lookout for more programs coming soon, including workshops, business tours and more. The co-op would like to thank Jen and Pete Salinetti in their effort towards getting this program off the ground. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding what you would like to see in our Agrissistance program, please contact Jenny: email@example.com.
The Co-op Agrissistance Club will do what it can to help local farmers by sending co-op volunteers to the farm to help with tasks like weeding, picking, clean up and more. In the process, volunteers will learn firsthand what it takes to run a farm and where the food they buy at the co-op and local farmers markets comes from. Woven Roots Farm in Lee is owned and run by Pete and Jen Salinetti. They grow vegetables and flowers of all kinds and are a frequent supplier to the co-op and local restaurants. During Lunch, Pete and Jen will offer some information about their farm, what they grow, and how they go about the process of sustainable farming.
Berkshire Co-op Market already runs a Farm Tour program that takes people on farmer led tours of the grounds of local farms. Agrissistance will add a participation aspect to the co-op’s programs that never existed before. Agrissistance projects may include planting garlic for next year, clearing the corn fields for winter and helping to build a new green house on the grounds. How much gets done depends on how many people sign up.
If you are interested in joining the Co-op Agrissistance Club, you can sign up at the store’s customer service desk or contact Jenny Schwartz at (413) 528-9697 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The first meeting will take place on Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00 to 4:00. Lunch will be provided by Berkshire Co-op Market.