Food Systems Teach-In and Farmers' Market

Collage of images from Farmer's Market event

On Friday, May 11, 2018, Northfield Mount Hermon will host local food and agriculture experts in a day of connecting, teaching, and selling their products.

The school’s classes focus on various aspects of the local food system to engage students in the effort of becoming responsible citizens through their food choices. In the afternoon, the local community is invited to campus to shop and learn at a farmers’ market and associated workshops. NMH’s goal: to build educational connections between youth and adults and between the food producers and consumers of the Pioneer Valley.

11 am – 4 pm Open to alumni, parents, and the NMH community
2 pm – 4 pm Open to the public

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At the market in Beveridge Bowl:

  • NMH and locally produced farm goods and gifts are for sale, including fresh eggs, cheeses, maple syrup, and bath products
  • Local farmers, foresters, and sustainability specialists hand out information and talk with visitors
  • Experts discuss ways that the school and others can be greener
  • NMH’s own furry and feathered farm animals are brought out for the public to pet and to study.

Click here to view information about participating organizations.

View a campus map with the event location and parking areas marked.

The Food Systems Teach-In and Farmers' Market is free and does not require tickets.

Taylor King

My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.

Nhu Hoang

My philosophy is: Fail early, so you can eventually succeed.

Gretel Schatz, Director of the Dance program, instructs a dance student.

I want dance students to engage their own memory and intellect.

Mary Hefner

I love teaching AP Bio. The kids are highly motivated.


“The best thing about NMH is the connections you make.” 


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“This community gives me the resources to grow as a student and discover passions I never knew I had.” 


“I am confident in myself and my abilities to succeed, thanks to NMH.”


"I love the freedom I have to explore what I am passionate about."


"NMH gives us space to experiment and gradually to grow into ourselves."


"I noticed how welcoming everyone was when I first came to campus.”


“The first step to excelling at NMH is embracing your own individuality.” 


“I appreciate the bond faculty and students have at NMH.”


"The community at NMH is unlike any I’ve ever known, and for that I am grateful.”


"NMH allows me to be myself in the classroom and ensures I am an articulate, curious, and courageous student.”


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