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November 11, 12 & 19,  2017

Embrase fall, and let the warmth of hot apple cider embrase you!  Come down to Ag Hall and help make (and drink!) fresh cider with an antique cider mill.  Bring apples* and jugs.  Cider yeast, gallon jugs, and air locks will be available to purchase for anyone wanting to make hard cider. From 11am to 1:30pm each day.

* There are still a few apples on area trees, and Dorchester's Daily Table market always has fresh, inexpensive local apples for sale this time of year.


Hive Winterization Workshop, Thursday, November 18, 2017, from 10am to 2:30pm

Drop by anytime and make any of several winterization systems to keep your bees warm and dry this winter.  Tools and materials will be provided for a modest fee.



Make (and GIVE) Gouda for the Holidays, Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 6:30om to 9pm

Jump tthe Cheese & Canning page on this website  for more information, and to register.

For other workshops and happenings, check the Workshops calendar here

Agricultural Hall?

In 1818, the Massachusetts Society for the Promotion of Agriculture built the original Agricultural Hall on Dighton Street in Brighton.  It served as the hub of the Brighton Fair and Cattle Show, one of the earliest and largest such fairs in the country.  In 1829, "a 17-pound turnip, a 19-pound radish, and a bough on which pears hung like a cluster of grapes were among the outstanding exhibits of that year."  In 1844 the building was moved to its present location at the corner of Chestnut Hill Avenue and Washington Street.

Dr. William P. Marchione & 

The Bostonian Society

Brighton Allston Historical Society

Agricultural Hall

245 Amory Street

Jamaica Plain, MA  02130

617-388-7378  /  e-mail Ag Hall

Sat.&Sun., 10:00am-2:30pm & by appt.

!Chickens Rule!

If you already have a brood of hens, we have the food and other supplies you need to keep your girls fed, happy & healthy.  If you don't already have chickens, give us a call or stop by and we'll try to answer any questions you have.

2017 chicks have come and gone.  Agricultural Hall is taking orders for 2017 egg-layer chicks (no, the chicks don't lay eggs until they've grown up).  

1) Green Mountain Feeds makes a great organic layer pellet at their family-owned grain mill in Bethel, VT.  Ag Hall carries their 50lb stay-fresh bags in stock for $34.95 Price break; now $32.90 -- closer supplier means lower costs for you!  Scratch as well, also sold in 50 lb. bags.  Smaller quantities available (5 lb. min.). 

2) Poulin conventional feed.  Poulin isn't organic, but it's a good balanced feed that your chickens are sure to love. 



We buy small bulk quantities from our supplier in order to keep inventory fresh.

  • Organic Green Mountain layer pellet

...... $32.90/50 lb. bag

  • Poulin layer pellet

....... $21.95  

  • Organic scratch

 ...... $1.25/lb. or $32/50lb bag 

  • Gran-I-Grit granite gizzard grit

...... $1.10/lb. or $5/5 lb.

  • Also in stock: Calcium chips/oyster shell, Daily 72 Ionic Minerals, Durvet water-soluble vitamins & electrolytes, Save-a-chick electrolyte & vitamin supplememt: call for prices.


  • Waterer, metal two gallon $26.99
  • Waterer, metal, three gallon $33.59
  • Feeder, metal, 12 lb $18.99
  • Feeder, plastic, 3 lb $9.39
  • Waterer, plastic, 1.5 qt. $3.39
  • Waterer, rubber, 2 qt. $5.69 (great for winter/icing)
  • Feeder, glass/metal, 1 qt. $3.99
  • Waterer, glass/metal, 1 qt. $2.29
  • Feeder, glass/plastic, 1 qt $3.29
  • Electric water heater (and toe warmer?),   $? Call