New England Acorn Cooperative

A Gathering Place for the Acorn Community

Month: August 2018

RESCHEDULED to 10/2/2018 – Acorn Workshop at D Acres

In honor of one just departed,  the 9.2/2018 acorn processing workshop will be held next month: 10.7.2018


Talk about food not to be missed….

Gleaning  – the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest, is a practice described in the Hebrew Bible that became a legally enforced entitlement…. (Wikipedia)

Are you familiar with the Boston Area Gleaners?  They harvest surplus farm crops and donate to dozens of area food banks, meal programs, & low-income markets, preventing waste and nourishing local families. Tonight’s special dinner at Mei Mei in Boston is an  “ALLocal dinner”  served to raise awareness around the benefits and challenges of seasonal cooking and promote local agriculture and seafood, by highlighting local food and local food systems. The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) defines local as the New England regional food system.  Come, enjoy and glean something about gleaning in the Boston Area Gleaner‘s area!


Location: Mei Mei Restaurant, 506 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215
Time: 5:30-6:00PM Registration, Social, Introductions by Chef and Farmer
6:00-8:00PM Dinner
Menu: 8 family style dishes
Travel: Closest MBTA Stop: Fenway T. Street parking is metered.
Beneficiary: Boston Local Food Program

Excellent permaculture article about acorns…

In addition to an excellent article about bringing acorns to the table, the print version of the zine permaculture (issue 9 Summer 2018 ) also has a nice article about D Acres – check it out!  In person, join us there for our 9/2/2018 acorn processing workshop :-)


OAK everybody, come learn how to make acorn flour – it’s fun!

Acorns are coming & we want to share safe and simple ways to process them into  delicious foods and beverages!

Join us Sunday September 2nd 1PM at beautiful D Acres Organic Farm and Educational Homestead for gathering walk and processing workshop.

Come early to explore, the fabulous “All You Should Eat” Farm breakfast starts at 10am!

TO REGISTER: Call 603-786-2366 & save your seatSee you there!

DAcres Acorn Workshop9.2.2018