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September 10, 2017

The Urban Africultural Fair and Expo returns!  Celebrate all things agricultural in the city; bees, chickens, garden and orchard produce, maple sugaring, canning & pickling, and much more.  Games and contests for all ages. And enter your favorite garden veggie, kitchen concoction, or orchard beauty for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights.  Click here for the latest details, updates, and instructions.


September 16, 2017 from 10:00am - noon

Honey Harvest -- Help spin honey from honeycomb while learning about beekeeping and the magical, golden world of honey bees.  This workshop will be held at The Boston Nature Center, and is a ticketed event.  See https://tinyurl.com/ya7y8mvw for info.


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.

...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!