Learn all about the history of one of Williamstown’s largest dairy farming families when SWCA member Dusty Griffin gives a free talk on The Thirteen Galusha Farms: 1798-2020 on Saturday, February 22 at 11 am in the Community Hall of the First Congregational Church, 906 Main Street (Rt. 2) in Williamstown. The talk will be illustrated with more than 50 slides. It is presented by the Williamstown Historical Museum.
Using photographs, old maps, news clippings, and manuscript materials, Dusty will tell the story of the first Galusha farm, which remained in the Galusha family from 1798 until 1940, and the stories of the many other farms set up by descendants of the first Daniel Galusha. The talk will also shed some light on the bigger story of the rise and fall of dairy farming in Williamstown.
SOUTH WILLIAMSTOWN WINTER FARMERS MARKET SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29
Christine Bradich, whom many of you know from her jams and jellies and baked goods at the Williamstown Farmers Market, has organized a South Williamstown Winter Farmers Market at the Second Congregational Church, 81 Hancock Road. It’s the last Saturday of the month through April, from 10am-2pm, and so far features the following vendors: Kim Wells’ East Mountain Farm for meat, Sweetbrook Farm for maple syrup, Cricket Creek, Chris’s Kitchen, crafts by Mary Anderson and there will be African Violets for sale as a way to brighten up a cold day. At the next one on February 29 Chris will be serving Hungarian Mushroom soup, cocoa and coffee, and Cricket Creek will be making grilled cheese sandwiches. Also, SWCA will be making free tote bags out of recycled feed bags in collaboration with BagShare. Following markets are set for March 28 and April 25. For more information, call Chris at (413) 884-5217.
SWCA WINTER SOCIAL ON THURSDAY, MARCH 5
We hope to see you for some winter cheer at the SWCA Winter Social on Thursday, March 5 , starting at 5:30 at the '6 Pub on Cold Spring Road. It's cozy, there's a fireplace and a cash bar, and SWCA will be hosting with free appetizers and finger food. Do come.