During lunch, conference-goers dined on hearty meals such as stew containing grass-fed beef from High Meadow Farm of Hubbardston and carrots from Many Hands Organic Farm
Among other local people involved with the conference are Julie Rawson of Many Hands Organic Farm
in Barre, executive director of NOFA/Massachusetts, who will teach a workshop called "Certified Organic Nutrient Dense Small Fruit," for people interested in growing fruit trees on their property; and her husband, Jack Kittredge, policy director for NOFA/Mass, will talk about how to make a foolproof country wine.
Julie Rawson of the Many Hands Organic Farm
on Sheldon Road, Barre, said the farm produces about three dozen eggs a day and has for more than 25 years.
We get the products from Many Hands organic farm
You can dig all you want if you attend Farm Work Day at the Many Hands Organic Farm
in Barre Saturday.
The fact is, farmers don't make any money anyway, and people are struggling to stay in business," said Julie Rawson, who with her husband, Jack Kittredge, runs Many Hands Organic Farm
Julie Rawson, who, along with her husband, Jack Kittredge, runs Many Hands Organic Farm
in Barre, said part of living a sustainable lifestyle is going back to the old way of doing things to keep food over the winter.
Julie Rawson, executive director of the Northeast Organic Farming Organization, also operates Many Hands Organic Farm
today includes the Northeast Organic Farming Association, the Barre Farmer's Market board, local Scout troops, the Great Rock Alpaca Farm, the East Quabbin Alliance, Many Hands Organic Farm
, and the Quabbin Regional High School's Envirothon students, with exhibits in the library sharing environmental awareness themes and local environmental projects and businesses.
Kittredge, an operator of Many Hands Organic Farm
in Barre, later said the high cost of land is one of the primary challenges for organic farmers.
Jack Kittredge, owner of Many Hands Organic Farm
on Sheldon Road, and public policy coordinator for the Massachusetts NOFA chapter said, "The resources spent to track down every chicken in the commonwealth and put its location in a federal database could be better spent.
Jack Kittredge, of Many Hands Organic Farm
in Barre, has been involved in NOFA for more than 30 years, and co-coordinates the event with his wife, Julie Rawson.