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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.

There is sooooooo much potential here.  If you're ever on the west coast, go to any farmers market and you are likely to see vendors with tables full  of mushrooms.  Why not here!?  Let's cultivate an east coast mushroom revolution!  

Start with the easiest of all; the oyster mushroom.  Or try the almost-as-easy wine cap or lion's mane.  (Supplies and varieties vary.)  We carry affordable packs of mycelium-infused dowels and sawdust ready to inoculate logs, coffee grounds, or almost any organic, carbon-rich substrate.  You could be feasting on your own mushrooms within weeks.  It's easy, fun, educational, and tasty (which also makes them a great gift for both kids and adults).

A packet of 50 dowels sufficient to inoculate one 4-foot log costs around $10.00, and other inoculant medium (usually sawdust) are available.  If you also need a log, we usually have some on hand from $15.00 to $25.00.  Stop by for your supplies and you will leave Agricultural Hall knowing exactly what you need to do to get your mushroom crop up and growing.

Workshops co-hosted by Agricultural Hall and one of several area experts will occur throughout the year.  Stay tuned by visiting our Workshops Page, or send your email asking to be notified when the next mushroom workshop comes along.