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The Original Easton Farmers Market runs year-round each Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm. While presently operating at  Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, the Market returns outdoors for the summer on Saturday, May 27 at the turnout on the south end of Depot Street just north of the Five Corners (591 Depot Street, Easton, MA 02356).

 

 

Members:  Term Ends:
Eric Silverman  2017
Edmund Hands, co-chair  2017
Kathryn O'Dwyer, secretary  2017
VACANT  2019
Rosa Galeno  2019
Sean Flynn  2018
Michael Luke  2018

 

The town of Easton is a right to farm community, having adopted Section 189 of the Code of the Town of Easton at Annual Town Meeting in 2012. Click here for the bylaw.

 

 

Staff Contact: Andrea Langhauser
(508) 230-0643 or email.

 

 

The Town voted at Annual Town Meeting on May 16, 2011 to adopt a bylaw to establish an Agricultural Commission. Wheaton Farm Garden

Agricultural Commissions advocate for farmers and agriculture and can help promote agricultural economic development, farmland preservation and agricultural revitalization. In addition to meeting a growing demand among consumers for local products, which are generally fresher, more nutritional and more flavorful than the supermarket alternatives, agriculture can be a local economic driver. As local businesses, farmers contribute to the local economy by providing jobs and by purchasing supplies and products locally.

 

 

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Links
Extension in Southeastern Mass
Farmland Information Center
Farmland Protection Statutes

Land for GoodMass Farm Bureau
Mass Farmers Market
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)
MDAR Farm and Market Report
Right to Know GMO
Umass Amherst Extension Program
USDA Agricultural Research Service

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

USDA Rural Development:
Northeast Organic Farming Association - Mass.chapter.
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
National Agricultural Law Center:
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Parnership (SEMAP)