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September 2018

I Went to the Animal Fair – Finding Common Ground Art Show

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MFT Gallery’s new show, I Went To the Animal Fair: Finding Common Ground, features Belfast artist Kerstin Engman’s oil paintings on the first floor, with works by Andre Benoit, Frances Hynes, Leslie Moore, and Julie Cyr on the second floor. Kerstin’s works for this show are inspired by the animals, goods, and people at the Common Ground Fair Country Fair. To create her signature style, she applies paint in layers of darks, lights, and color to add texture and depth…

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September Open Studio Day at Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Rd.
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States

Artists in summer residence at Fiore Art Center share their work with the public. Studios open for viewing and visiting with the artists. Fiore Art Center and exhibit open for viewing, grounds open for walking. Live music and free ice cream. Featured Artists: Clif Travers: Travers grew up in the mountains near Sugarloaf. One of his current bodies of work, The Medicine Cabinets, grew from three years of interviews with people around the country. Travers asked each person: “What would…

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October 2018

Decision Making for your Farm’s Future

October 3 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
University of Maine, Machias: Science Building, Room 102, 116 O'Brien Avenue
Machias, ME 04654 United States

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Program will be putting on an informative farm succession workshop for wild blueberry growers thinking about retiring, selling, or passing the farm on. Existing farmers are strongly encouraged to attend. Lunch provided! Guest speakers from MFT, Land for Good and Greenhorns. Register for FREE HERE or by calling Colby Darling at 207.581.2892. Questions? Email Lily, lily.calderwood@maine.edu     The University of Maine does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,…

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November 2018

Selling Up: Business Succession in Maine’s Food-Based Economy

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Selling a food-based business while maintaining its essential character and role in the local food economy is no small task. It's never too early to start planning! Come learn from Maine experts and food-based business owners, farmers, and fishermen who have successfully transitioned their businesses, be it to their employees, their children, or to unrelated buyers. Choose from break-out sessions on worker ownership models, legal and financial considerations, family dynamics, and more. This event is associated with the Food Studies…

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The Land that Sustains Us: Stories from the Field

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, Maine

Maine Historical Society Thursday, November 15, 6:00 pm No matter how many seasons they have been with their soil, farmers develop a strong connection with their land. For each farmer, this relationship is unique and therefore, manifests differently into the food we eat and the communities we live in. MFT will host three farmers for a live storytelling night at the Maine Historical Society to explore these relationships. The yearlong exhibitions, Maine Eats: The Food Revolution Starts Here, will be open…

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Our Connection to Home Land, a multi-media art exhibit

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rolling Acres Hay Fields

Our Connection to Home Land, a multi-media art exhibit by Native American artists in Maine, in collaboration with GEDAKINA. On View - Monday, November 12, 2018- Friday, March 1, 2019 Friday November 16, Artist Talks at 5pm, Reception 5:30-7pm

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December 2018

4th Annual: Farmland Access & Transfer Conference

December 3
Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

For farm seekers, retiring farmers, land owners & service providers. Join us for a day of practical workshops to better understand the options, resources, and steps to accessing or transferring your farm or farmland. Are you a farmer wondering what will happen when you're ready to stop farming? Are you a farmer looking for land? Are you a landowner thinking about making your property available for farming? Are you a service provider who helps with issues related to farmland access?…

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