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November 2018

HOME/LAND: A multimedia exhibit

November 12, 2018 - March 1, 2019
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St.
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

HOMELAND Through an open call, MFT Gallery invited farmers, artists, artisans and writers living in Maine, from diverse social-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, to create art, craft or poetry which reflects on their unique relationship to home/land. MFT Gallery asked that the works submitted “speak to a deep relationship which comes from cultivating the land, or a longing for connection with the land.” Art and poetry selected for the final exhibition includes work by farmers/artists which expresses the relationship with…

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February 2019

Winter Ski/Snowshoe/Hike

February 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
High View Farm, 48 Leander Harmon Rd
Harrsion, ME 04040 United States
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Come explore another beautiful farm that MFT helped to protect in 2015.  We’ll ski or hike around the many trails that surround High View Farm, stopping in the farm yurt for a hot drink and conversation with farmers Bill and Darcy about their land and hopes for the future.  All ages and experience welcome.  Bring your own skis/snowshoes or winter boots! Free for MFT members, $5 donation suggested for non-members. Please RSVP to Caroline@mainefarmlandtrust.org// 207-338-6575 x 305.

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Let’s talk about dairy farms

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bigelow Brewing Company, 473 Bigelow Hill Rd
Skowhegan, ME 04976 United States
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Join us to learn more about the key role dairy farms play in Maine’s agricultural landscape. See MFT’s new short video about the Dostie Farm, a multi-generational dairy farm in Skowhegan, and hear from a panel of your local dairy farmers that include: Egide Dostie II, Dostie Farm (Fairfield and Skowhegan; Brad Santy, Santy Dairy (Skowhegan); and Jim Hilton, Hilton Farms (Norridgewock). We’ll have light snacks and beer will be available for purchase for those 21+. Free and open to all…

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March 2019

Digging into Farm Accounting

March 15 @ 4:30 pm - March 16 @ 5:00 pm
Northern Maine Development Corporation Board Room (NMDC), 11 West Presque Isle Rd
Caribou, ME 04736 United States
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Accounting can be one of the most difficult and essential tasks in owning and operating a farm. At MFT we  believe you can, and should, get to know and understand the story your financials are telling you. That’s why we are offering Digging into Farm Accounting,  a free two-day accounting workshop in a relaxed and friendly environment in Caribou on Friday, March 15th from 4-7:30PM and Saturday, March 16th from 9AM–5PM. This session is especially for farmers operating in Aroostook and…

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April 2019

Volunteer Work Day @ Rolling Acres Farm / Joseph A. Fiore Art Center

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Rd.
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm will be hosting a spring workday Thursday, April 25th in Jefferson. This workday will help us prep the property for the summer season.  We’ll be doing everything from cleaning out sheds, to building compost containers, cleaning up the beach, and painting trim… We’ll have a job for everyone! Lunch and snacks provided. Please RSVP to Caroline@mainefarmlandtrust.org

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