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April 2018

‘Growing Local’ screening on Earth Day in Bethel

April 22, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Gem Theater, 28 Cross St
Bethel, ME 04217 United States

Come celebrate Earth Day at the Gem Theater! There will be a Potluck at 3:30pm, followed by showings at 4:30pm of farm-friendly films including: 'Growing Local': While "buying local" is on the rise, the stories in Growing Local make clear that small farms…

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May 2018

Permaculture Food Forest Design Intensive

May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Joseph A Fiore Art Center, 152 Punk Pt Rd
Jefferson, ME
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A permaculture design workshop taught by Jesse Watson of Midcoast Permaculture and hosted by MFT at the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center, Jefferson. While many of us think of fields and forests as separate places, food forests are systems that…

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Farmland Access and Farm Financing Event

May 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bumbleroot Organic Farm, 196 Highland Cliff Rd
Windham, 04062
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Southern Maine Young Farmers Coalition invites you to a panel discussion about the challenges and opportunities relating to land access and financing for farmers in Maine. Representatives from MFT, Coastal Enterprises Inc., Land for Good and local farms will discuss…

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June 2018

Maine Fare: Indigenous Foodways

June 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, 10 Broad St
Bethel, ME 04217 United States
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$5.00

Karyn Marden (Abenaki descent), Ann Pollard-Ranco (Penobscot and Abenaki) and Alivia Moore (Penobscot) of Gedakina will give an overview of the history of indigenous food systems in Western Maine. The presentation will cover indigenous food system recovery work happening in…

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Maine Fare: Foraging and Growing Mushrooms

June 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman Street
Norway, ME 04268 United States
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$25.00

Scott Vlaun, the executive director at the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy in Norway, Maine, will lead a workshop on the basics of the mushroom life cycle, production, and different types of fungi, specifically oyster and shitake mushrooms. Participants will…

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Maine Fare: Farmstead Cheesemaking

June 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nezinscot Farm, 284 Turner Center Rd
Turner, ME 04282 United States
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$50.00

Gloria Varney at Nezinscot Farm will host a hands-on class that allows students the opportunity to gain skills and understanding of both soft and semi-hard cheeses. We'll finish the process of making a dry-curd cottage cheese, a versatile cheese that…

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Maine Fare: Whole Lamb Butchery

June 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Stoneheart Farm, 285 Streaked Mountain Rd
South Paris, ME 04281 United States
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$85.00

Students will learn from and work with butchers Elise Miller and Kirk Pincince from Rosemont Market to breakdown and butcher a whole lamb from Stoneheart Farm. Guests will get hands on cutting experience and will get to take home some…

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Maine Fare: Finale Feast, Tasting & Storytelling

June 30, 2018 @ 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…

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July 2018

Bike with MFT!

July 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Sunday, July 22nd @11am in Bowdoinham Join MFT 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.  More info…

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RSVP: Forever Farm Party at Morning Dew Farm

July 26, 2018 @ 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.…

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August 2018

Summer Garden Party & BBQ

August 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join neighbors, friends, and staff of MFT for a casual & informative evening of food, conversation and community in Freedom.  Learn more about what MFT is up to locally, and statewide, to ensure farming will continue to feed Maine for generations…

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September 2018

Forever Farm Party at Romac Orchard & Goat Hill

September 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Romac Orchard & Goat Hill, 1149 H Rd
Acton, ME 04001 United States

Wednesday, Spetember 12th 4-7PM Romac Orchard & Goat Hill was protected last summer through a collaboration between MFT, Three Rivers Land Trust, and the Town of Acton The orchards have produced apples for the wholesale market for 80 years, and the…

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