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June 2018

Nature Observed: The Landscapes of Joseph A. Fiore

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Rd.
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States

A selection of work by Joseph A. Fiore (1925-2008) from the most recent gift to Maine Farmland Trust, including pastel drawings, watercolors and oil paintings.

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Maine Fare: Finale Feast, Tasting & Storytelling

June 30 @ 4:00 pm
Stoneheart Farm, 285 Streaked Mountain Rd
South Paris, ME 04281 United States
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$40.00

The  Finale Feast will begin with a casual tasting of small plates that reflect the traditional foodways of Western Maine, using ingredients from local producers and prepared by some of Maine's finest chefs. Each plate will be paired with a beverage (wine, beer, or hard cider- for those 21 & up).  After filling our bellies, we'll move to the Stoneheart Farm lamb barn (lambs included!) to hear food-focused stories told live by a lineup of local friends.  Meet the chefs: Corey…

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July 2018

NYFC, MOFGA, Land for Good and MFT Present: Finding Farmland, Tools & Strategies for Affordable Land Access

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MOFGA Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, ME 04988 United States
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Accessing land is one of the most complex financial decisions that you will make as a farmer. Join NYFC, MOFGA, Land for Good, and MFT in a workshop designed to prepare early career farmers to approach land access with confidence. You will learn about: Programs for farmers seeking land in Maine Creative methods to secure land tenure Working with a land trust to find and acquire farmland Financing and affordability tools Using NYFC's Finding Farmland Calculator The training is free…

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Journal Launch Party: Issue 05

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rabelais, North Dam Mill/ Building 18: 2 Main St
Biddeford, ME 04005 United States
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Come celebrate the fifth(!) issue of our annual journal, maine farms, and five years of gathering the stories of Maine's farm and food landscape.   Wednesday, July 18th 5:30-7:30 Rabelais Books North Dam Mill Building 18 2 Main Street Biddeford, Maine 04005   Snacks + drinks will be provided (like ice cream from Sweet Cream Dairy and hard cider from Portersfield Cider!) + time to connect with some of the people who have helped bring maine farms to life.  …

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Bike with MFT!

July 22 @ 11:00 am

Sunday, July 22nd @11am in Bowdoinham   Join us for a farm-to-farm bike ride around Bowdoinham!  We’ll visit a variety of protected farms, hear from the farmers, and learn more about what it means to be a Forever Farm.  Community BBQ to follow!  This ride is in partnership with the Merrymeeting Trail Blazers.   For more information or to sign up, email caroline@mainefarmlandtrust.org  

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Ski / Run / Bike with MFT!

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Two Coves Farm, 90 Neil's Point Rd
Harpswell, ME 04079 United States

Get outside and explore a Forever Farm with MFT - come ski, run and bike with us!   Event series as follows: Ski with MFT! (PAST) March 11th 10am-12pm @ Five Fields Farm in Bridgton. Rental equipment is available for purchase on-site. We’ll meet in the warming hut right across from the parking area—you can’t miss it! Run with MFT! (CANCELLED!) We are so bummed, but are going to CANCEL the RUN/WALK at Two Coves Farm this Sunday due to the…

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RSVP: Forever Farm Party at Morning Dew Farm

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Top Round Farm, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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MFT & Damariscotta River Association invite you to a celebration of farmland protection and community collaboration in Damariscotta!   Join us at recently protected farmland on Rt. One in Damariscotta, now owned and farmed by the farmers of Morning Dew Farm.   Thursday, July 26 5-8PM   Food by Harvest Moon Catering, beer from Oxbow Brewing Co. Music by The Newell Family & Sharon Pyne.   PLEASE NOTE THE PARKING SITUATION: Guests must park at the DRA Round Top Farm, 3…

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Summer Stable Show Art Talk and Art Walk

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St.
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Summer Stable Show 2018 On view from Monday, June 4 - Friday, August 31 Artist Talk & Reception, part of Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk

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Wild & Scenic Film festival in Ellsworth

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Knowlton Park, State Street and 3rd Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Join us for the first Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Downeast Maine! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film festival of its kind. It will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to make a difference in your community and the world. There will be food and drinks, a raffle, and information from participating hosts at 6:30pm; we'll start showing the films just before sunset around 7:30pm.   Co-hosted by Downeast Salmon Federation, Downeast Institute, Downeast Audubon,…

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

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Rd.
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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Artists, writer and gardener 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.

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August 2018

August Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St.
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

For those who can’t make it to the gallery during 8am-4pm weekday hours, come by and see our Summer Stable show 5:30-8pm while we are open late for the Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk.

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

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Rd.
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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Artists, writer and gardener 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.

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