2015 Spring Forum – LAND: the foundation of a healthy food system

LAND: the foundation of a healthy food system  Wednesday, April 15th from 9:00-1:30pm, Mill 1 in Open Square, 4 Open Square Way, Holyoke, MA  Sliding Scale Registration: $0-50, registration will open soon! Space is limited to 130. There will be a MA Food Plan Listening Session following the Forum. Just as a house needs a strong foundation to support […]

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Food Justice: past, present and futre

The PVGrows Racial Equity in the Food System presents Food Justice: past, present and future Wednesday, March 11th  4:00 – 6:00 PM at  the Holyoke Senior Center 291 Pine Street, Holyoke, MA 1st Floor Conference Room RSVP here: http://conta.cc/1Di4B6j Light refreshments will be served. Who can buy healthy fresh vegetables in our region and who can’t? Why and […]

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PVGrows Staff Transition & Updates

In mid-January, PVGrows‘ long-time Coordinator, Sam Stegeman, stepped down to take a position as Executive Director of the Vermont Wilderness School. While, we will miss Sam’s infectious enthusiasm for the work of PVGrows, as well as his careful attention and cooperative spirit, we are delighted that he has found a new position that’s a great fit. We […]

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Meeting: 12/12 for the Food System Job Creation Working Group at the FCCDC

Friday, December 12, 2014 11:15am – 1:45pm Franklin County CDC Western MA Food Processing Center 324 Wells Street, Greenfield, MA This is a bring your own brown bag lunch gathering. Agenda:   Tour the Franklin County CDC facilities and get to see the the shiny new IQF: Individually Quick Frozen Nitrogen Tunnel in operation. Watch […]

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Racial Equity in the Food System Gathering

The PVGrows Racial Equity in the Food System Working Group’s most recent gathering happened on: Wednesday, November 5th  4:00 – 6:00 PM at  the Holyoke Health Center 230 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA 1st Floor Conference Room The PVGrows Racial Equity in the Food System Working Group gatherings provide a space for us to deepen our shared understanding of […]

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Pioneer Valley Farm and Food Businesses benefiting from New Funds available at PVGrows Loan Fund

The PVGrows Loan Fund has announced $60,000 in funds available to directly cover the costs of key business development services for local farm and food businesses. This investment in capacity building complements the financing options already available at the PVGrows Loan Fund, in part by helping to create prepared borrowers who can leverage financing to […]

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Racial Equity in the Food System Gathering – Wed, June 25th

The PVGrows Racial Equity in the Food System Working Group invites you to: Racial Equity in the Food System Gathering Wednesday, June 25th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Nuestras Raices 329 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 Click Here to RSVP The Racial Equity in the Food System Working Group is committed to deepening our shared […]

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MA Food Plan Listening Session

MA Food Plan Listening Session Wednesday, April 15th from 2-4pm, Mill 1 in Open Square, 4 Open Square Way, Holyoke, MA  Massachusetts has a rich and diverse food system – from varied agriculture, to innovative food processing facilities, to initiatives that improve the health and affordability of food in our communities. The Massachusetts Food Policy Council […]

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