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Summer Sizzle Jamboree: Local Grass-fed Meat Luncheon & Workshop
Learn about preparing & grilling grass-fed meat direct from the dedicated farmers at Ashfield Meat CSA.  Then join us for a flavor-filled lunch of beef, pork and all the trimmings! Schedule: 12 Noon: introductions and talk by Ashfield's grass-fed meat CSA owners, Janet Clark (Steady Lane Farm) & Michael Kalagher and Anna Hanchett (Manda Farm). 1 PM: Lunch on Bug Hill Farm's front porch 2PM - 3PM on: Visit the farm's store to sample an array of products, purchase grass-fed meat (frozen) and take home recipes from the day's menu, including techniques on preparing grass-fed meat.  Stay on to share conversation, pick berries (priced separately), and walk the fields and wood's trails at the farm. Menu: All meat from Ashfield: Steady Lane grass-fed beef and Manda Farm pork Organic Vegetables from local sources, including Bug Hill Farm Pork Loin, marinated in Bug Hill Farm's Spiced Pear Shrub and Heirloom Apple Chutney glaze Flank Steak, with Chimichurri and White Miso Glaze Roasted Barley Salad, with red peppers, cilantro & sesame oil vinagrette Heirloom Tomato & fresh Mozzarella platter, with basil & balsamic vinegar reduction BBQ Roasted Corn Salad Anna Bread baguettes, with fresh rosemary butter & cracked pepper Bug Hill Farm berries, drizzled with our Strawberry Shrub and topped with whipped coconut cream Bug Hill's Black Currant Cordial spritzers and Organic Chocolate-Mint Lemonade Price per person all inclusive: $55; vegetarians $40, Children under twelve $10

When: Jul 31, 2016 12pm in Ashfield, MA

Writing in the Garden: Senses & Space

We perceive our surroundings through our five senses, but we sometimes tune out much of what our senses pick up, including the experience of three-dimensional space. As a result, we can miss out on small joys, especially in the outdoor world. Using writing as a tool to hone our senses--and vice versa--we will uses our senses to explore the cultivated landscape at Bug Hill Farm in its late-summer glory. Join writer and landscape historian Jane Roy Brown on this delightful sensory expedition! Bring your own picnic lunch, water, and be prepared for moderate walking For writers and non-writers alike-no writing experience is required. Bring your own picnic lunch!

When: Aug 20, 2016 10am in Ashfield, MA

Writing in the Garden: Dreams & Memories

People have always sought to create order in nature through gardens, even though garden forms vary enormously over time and place. Our early experiences of gardens and other designed landscapes--the bosomy blooms of old-fashioned flower gardens, the manicured lushness of hedges and lawns--shape our ideas about beauty and our understanding of nature. Using language to probe what "garden" and "nature" mean to you, writer and landscape historian Jane Roy Brown will guide you on a tour of Bug Hill Farm's enchanting landscapes and the gardens of your past. Bring your own picnic lunch, water, and be prepared for moderate walking. For writers and non-writers alike-no writing experience is required.

When: Aug 27, 2016 10am in Ashfield, MA

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Ashfield, MA 01330

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About Ashfield, MA
The Town of Ashfield Massachusetts was founded in 1765 and is located in Franklin County. Originally the town was named Huntstown in 1736 but was later incorporated under its present name in 1765 with the support of Lord Thurlow of Ashfield, England.

Ashfield has about 1800 year round residents, in fact it's only in the last 20 years that more people have moved to the town rather than leave it.

Now a day's people are lured in by the cool breeze and scenic vistas and people from all over have moved to the town and have turned it into a cultural center.