Agricultural Hall

An Urban Agriculture Supply & Resource Center

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News & Events

9/10 & 11

Ag Hall will be closed -- again.  If there's anything you need, try calling Mary at 857-719-3670 or me at 617-388-7378 and maybe I can help, long-distance.  Back next week.


Honey Harvest -- Harvest liquid gold directly from a local hive.  The Boston Nature Center will host this workshop, and Boston Area Beekeepers Association and Agricultural hall are co-sponsors.  To register and pay, visit BNC's web site.  Don't miss the magic -- it's a sweet sight!


Agricultural Exposition!  The Trustees are staging an agriculture fair this year, and Ag Hall is helping.  To paraphrase a (cough, cough) presidental candidate, it'll be Really Big.  See Fair 2016 for more info.

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.

...woah, Woah, WOAH!! The

2015 Urban Agriculture Fair

was da BOMB, thanks to a small but tireless group of volunteers, including Alvin, Ariana, Dan, David, George, Itsy, Khrysti, Mary, Myles, Natalie, Orion, Samil, Varsha, and more!

And many thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Loring Greenough House, our hosts for the third year running

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You can stop biting your nails -- the wait is over!

The contest and judging results are in!!

Several of Jamaica Plain's finest and friendliest small businesses donated prizes for our winners, including: The Haven (great Scottish food, drink & banter), Boing! Toy Store, City Feed & Supply, Ula Cafe, and Yumont True Value Hardware.

And, last but definitely not least, a very appreciative THANK YOU to our team of judges; Margaret Connors, Alex (chef extraordinaire at The Haven), Nataka & Bobby (Urban Farming Institute), and Kalise (The Food Project).  Judging is unimaginatively tricky and time consuming.  You were FANTASTIC!