Apple Pressing Services - Fall 2021

By donation – suggested $30 per hour (70 kg of apples). Community members can bring their apples and juice containers to use our apple grinder and press. Given the evolving COVID-19  situation, we are keeping things pretty simple and safe and focusing on the apples and not the entertainment portion of what we are hoping will become an annual outdoor festival. For safety, we are booking appointments that are 30 minutes long with a maximum group size of 6. We have three available dates:

Sunday August 29 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Tuesday September 7 from 3 pm to 6 pm

Saturday September 18 from 12 pm to 5 pm 

Additional bookings on other days can be arranged based on capacity. The juicing will take place on a local farm outside of New Hazelton – details will be provided when your appointment is confirmed. We are still hoping to host one event in Allen Park on the Saturday but we’ll just have to see what is allowed and what feels safe for everyone closer to the date.

PLEASE CALL LAURIE AT 778-210-MASH.

Food Preserving Classes

Enjoy the satisfaction of preserving local harvests for year round enjoyment. Now that COVID restrictions allow for in-person classes again, we will be scheduling classes open to the public and also in response to requests.  A fall calendar will be posted by August 31.

Local Agricultural Projects - video series

Starting in February, we are releasing short videos as capacity allows profiling a local agricultural project that celebrates innovation and food security. With these videos we hope to inspire and connect farmers and gardeners. If you have a project you would like us to profile, please get in touch with Simon Stockner, our video master. All our videos are posted on our Facebook page and our MASH Hazeltons YouTube Channel.

February 2021 – Stockner Greenhouse video and Greenhouse Write Up.

March 2021 – Ramada Garden Boxes video and Ramada Garden Boxes Write Up.

April 2021 – Woodgrain Farms wood-fired oven and locally grown and ground grains.

AGM

Our last AGM was April 19, 2020, held on Zoom due to the pandemic. At that meeting we welcomed back four returning directors – Laurie Gallant, Laurie Paulin, Bill Crosson and Simon Stockner, and welcomed in two new directors – Tony Morgan and Limwel Ramada. We also said good-bye to one of our founding directors Elaine Seier, who remains a member of MASH and an all-star volunteer at our events. 

The next AGM will be Thursday, January 28, 2021 on Zoom starting at 6:45 pm.  Only members can vote and run for office  but we welcome everyone to join the meeting (and become a member!). An email was sent out to all members on January 14 and an ad placed in the local Bulkley Browser. Please contact us directly for the Zoom link or for more information.

Be a Zoom Master!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – 10 am to 11:30 pm. We are doing our best to offer community programming that meets health guidelines while recognizing that not all of our services are transferable to an online platform. The Board of Directors and our PreserveSafe Trainers have requested training to deliver online training in a professional, secure manner. Green Skills from Terrace BC has been retained to help us out. Spaces for MASH members and other organizations involved with food security is available and invitations have been sent out.  Thanks to the Bulkley Valley Credit Union – Hazeltons branch for their donation towards our Zoom  subscription costs in 2021!

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