Greenbelt’s FARM STORIES Capture Spirit, Humanity of Local Agriculture

Local Farmers Offer Warm Evening of Storytelling

While the frozen ground waits for this year’s crops to be planted, local farmers will offer a warm evening of storytelling hosted by Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust.

“Farm Stories” at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport on February 13 will feature farmers who provide the spirit and energy to continue the long agricultural history of Essex County.  From heartbreaking moments to heartwarming journeys, farm life seems to center on some of humanity’s essential elements: hard work, family, friends, and food.

While the number of Essex County farms is now 500, compared to 4,000 in the last 1800’s, they remain a vital part of the region’s economy, supplying local food to restaurants and distributing seasonal produce and flowers.

Greenbelt’s FARM STORIES

Wednesday, February 13th
5:30PM Reception
6:30PM Storytelling

$10 tickets include light snacks, beer & wine. Free for farmers.

Firehouse Center for the Arts
1 Market Square
Newburyport, MA 01950
Questions? Contact Jane@ecga.org
Register/tickets at www.ecga.org/events

The public is invited to a winter’s evening of storytelling by three long-time, local farmers with very different experiences, backgrounds, and tales.  These farmers, who are meeting the changes brought by more consumers flocking to farmers’ markets and organic foods, and embracing farm-to-table dining, will reflect on their years of planting and harvesting.

The evening begins with a Farmer’s Reception at 5:30PM followed by Storytelling from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  Tickets are $10, and include light snacks, beer, and wine.  Farmers may attend free of charge.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ecga.org/events.

Photo courtesy of Paul Cary Goldberg.