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A Robin in Winter

January 20th, 2010

I confess I’ve never paid much attention to birds in Framingham except noting the huge numbers that congregate on the telephone wires at the lights on Rt. 30 and the Burr St. Extention by Midway Motors. My mother, on the other hand, has several bird feeders and enjoys the variety of birds that visit her yard in Maynard.  She… [read more].

TALK - Eat Local - Buy Local With Community Supported Agriculture

January 11th, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA — Tom Hanson of Hanson’s Farm, 20 Nixon Rd., Framingham will present a talk on community supported agriculture at Annie’s Book Stop in the Nobscot Plaza, 774 Water St., Framingham on Wednesday, Jan 13,at 7.00 p.m. Community Supported Agriculture is in such demand all across New England that many CSAs have people on waiting lists… [read more].

Soothing Savings

November 11th, 2009

I don’t sign up for that many store mailing lists, but  have saved quite a bit by signing up for the Bath and Body Works list. Last week while walking in the Natick (Mall) Collection, I was lured into the Bath and Body Works shop by the “Buy 3, get 3 Free” sign.  I remembered that I had… [read more].

Styrofoam Recycling Event Sat. October 24th

October 15th, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Many don’t realize that styrofoam never decomposes, (it never “breaks down” into organic material), like some other trash. Styrofoam remains in landfills forever. This effects us all personally as costs of products and services increase due to the increased cost of finding ways and places to dispose of garbage. Framingham does not currently accept… [read more].

October News from the Framingham Farmers Market

October 11th, 2009

NOTE: The following was contributed by Elizabeth Aurilio, the Framingham Farmer’s Market Manager. Framingham, MA –This week, expect to find a couple of new and interesting items at the market. Everyone is still coming to market with an awe-inspiring array of late summer and fall produce, baked goods, snacks, cheese and fall decorations, but now Matt Hanson… [read more].

Framingham Farm Day 2009

October 7th, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Framingham Farm Day is coming up on Sat Oct 17 10am-2pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy the fall weather at any or all of these real New England farms in the greater Nobscot area. Co-sponsored by Nobscot Neighbors and the Framingham Agricultural Committee. – Baiting Brook Christmas Tree Farm, 32 Nixon Rd. -… [read more].

News from the Framingham Farmer's Market

September 6th, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA — Up until this season, I would have been inclined to think that a lot of rain would be good for such a water-heavy fruit as melons. Unfortunately, the converse is true. All the early season rain has delayed the growth of melons and we are still watching to see if this will be the… [read more].

News from the Framingham Farmers Market

August 23rd, 2009

Contributed by Elizabeth Aurilio, Market Manager FRAMINGHAM, MA –This week at the Farmers Market on the Centre Comon on Edgell Road we’ll finally have CHEESE! I thank you for your patience while we put this picture together, and am excited to finally offer a range of farmstead and artisanal cheeses at the market this coming week -… [read more].

Meadow Magic at Garden in the Woods – August 15 and 16

July 31st, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA – New England Wild Flower Society will celebrate Meadow Magic Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16, 2009, at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA. Garden in the Woods is open both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., however, special Meadow Magic events are scheduled noon to 4 p.m. There is… [read more].

Mother's Day Weekend at Garden in the Woods

May 6th, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA — New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, is a very special place at any time of the year, but never more so than Mother’s Day weekend. All three layers of the Garden are in bloom; trees, shrubs, and ephemerals. Rain and the spring sun have given the Garden just… [read more].