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May 2017

New England Farm Succession Advisor Training

May 3 - May 4
Falls Center, 21 Front St
Manchester, NH 03102
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Retiring New England farmers have identified a need for help to navigate the complex process of choosing the right farm business succession strategy and finding a suitable successor. Many also want technical assistance on specific aspects of farm succession and transfer. Exiting farmers need attorneys and other service providers who specialize in farm succession. Land For Good is hosting a two-day Farm Succession Advisors Training on May 3 - 4, 2017 at the Falls Center, Manchester, NH to build this…

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Our farmland is our future: Join us May 3 in Portland

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oxbow Blending & Bottling, 49 Washington Ave.
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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In Southern Maine, farmland is increasingly vulnerable to development pressures.   Join us on Wednesday, May 3rd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Oxbow, 49 Washington Ave, Portland and learn about Maine Farmland Trust's efforts to ensure farming has a future here! Hear from farmers, staff working on the ground, and MFT's president & CEO, Amanda Beal.  Light appetizers, wine & beer. Please RSVP by April 26 to Susan Lasselle:  207-338-6575 or susan@mainefarmlandtrust.org  

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Field to Glass: a look at local hops

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special tasting & discussion with Tod Mott, owner/brewer of Tributary Brewing Company ; Luci Benedict, Associate Professor of Chemistry at USM; Ryan Houghton, owner/farmer at The Hop Yard ; and Chris Cabot of Maine Farmland Trust. For more information contact: meghan@mainefarmlandtrust.org No ticket necessary, but please RSVP

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Forgotten Farms at Space Gallery, Portland

May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Space Gallery, 538 Congress St
Portland,
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Join us at Space Gallery, Portland on Monday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm, (doors at 6:30) for Forgotten Farms, a new film about the important role dairy farms play in New England’s farming landscape. Dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region’s agriculture but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and kale. New England has lost over 10,000 dairy farms in the past 50 years; about 2,000 farms remain. Through conversations with farmers and policy experts, FORGOTTEN FARMS reconsiders the…

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Forgotten Farms at Johnson Hall, Gardiner

May 23 @ 6:30 pm
Johnson Hall, 280 Water St
Gardiner,
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Join us at Johnson Hall, Gardiner on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:30 pm for Forgotten Farms, a new film about the important role dairy farms play in New England’s farming landscape. Dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region’s agriculture but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and kale. New England has lost over 10,000 dairy farms in the past 50 years; about 2,000 farms remain. Through conversations with farmers and policy experts, FORGOTTEN FARMS reconsiders the role of these vital…

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Forgotten Farms at Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville

May 24 @ 7:15 pm

Join us at Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville on Wednesday, May 24th at 7:15 pm for Forgotten Farms, a new film about the important role dairy farms play in New England’s farming landscape. Dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region’s agriculture but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and kale. New England has lost over 10,000 dairy farms in the past 50 years; about 2,000 farms remain. Through conversations with farmers and policy experts, Forgotten Farms reconsiders the…

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The Inside View Artist Talk and Reception

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St.
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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  Join us for The Inside View, on exhibit from April 3rd through June 23rd. There will be artist talks at 5:00pm on Friday May 26, followed by a reception as part of the Belfast Art Walk from 5:30-8:00pm. With The Inside View, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery is aiming to show a variety of interior views of farms: old and new; still used for farming or transformed into an artist’s space; the family’s kitchen table versus the cow’s barn. The group…

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June 2017

Maine Fare: Maine Grains, a complicated story

June 1

Maine was once the center of New England grain production, and today it’s making a comeback, growing alongside the artisan bakeries and craft breweries that are cropping up with the local food movement. Join renowned food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins for a history of grain in Maine, and an exploration of its new growth.   June 1st, time and location TBD No ticket necessary, but please RSVP

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$25.00

Maine Fare: The Spring Orchard & Cider Workshop

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portersfield Cider, 255 Elmwood Rd
Pownal, ME 04069 United States
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Join David Buchanan, orchardist, cider maker, and author of Taste, Memory, for a special tour of Portersfield Cider in Pownal. We’ll take a walk through the orchard, which includes over 250 rare apple and pear varieties, and learn about the history and ongoing revival of cidermaking in Maine. David will lead a tasting of his hard ciders and everyone will leave with a bottle of Portersfield Cider. MFT members receive 10% discount on tickets. TICKETS

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$85.00

Maine Fare: Nose to Tail Butchery

June 11
Winter Hill Farm, 35 Hill Farm Rd
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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From the field to the plate, butcher Logan Higger of Farmers’ Gate Market has experience working with pigs at every stage. Join Logan for a visit to Winter Hill Farm in Freeport to learn about their Berkshire pigs and pasture-based livestock production. In a nearby commercial kitchen, we’ll learn how to break down half a pig cut by cut, and learn about curing and making charcuterie. Everyone will go home with some pork for dinner, and new skills.   Time…

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$30.00

Maine Fare: Farmstead Cheese

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fuzzy Udder Creamery, 35 Townhouse Rd
Whitefield, ME 04353
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Head to Whitefield to meet the sheep and goats behind Fuzzy Udder Creamery’s delicious cheeses. Farmer and cheesemaker Jessie Dowling will introduce guests to her flock of sheep and goats, and walk through her processes for making a variety of fresh, soft-ripened, and aged cheeses with sheep, goat, and cow’s milk. We’ll enjoy a cheese tasting and take samples of Fuzzy Udder cheeses home. MFT members receive 10% discount on tickets TICKETS

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$50.00

Maine Fare: Harvesting the River

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Damariscotta River Cruises, 47 Main St
Damariscotta, ME 04543
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Hop on Damariscotta River Cruises' boat to tour the Damariscotta River on June 24th, 9:00 - 11:00 am. From the water we’ll explore the connections between nland and sea, people and place, and learn about the river harvest, past and present. We’ll move downstream, from the historic shell middens and traditional uses for alewives, to the growing number of seaweed, oyst00er and other sea farms on the river.  The boat will stop to visit Mook Sea Farm's oyster hatchery, as well as…

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