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December 2016

Field to Glass at Oxbow

December 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oxbow Blending & Bottling, 49 Washington Ave.
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$5.00

Get a taste of what it takes to make Maine-grown grains into Maine-made beer. Sample Oxbow farmhouse-style ales made with Maine grain while you take an interactive tour through the field-to-glass process with the people who grow, malt and brew with that grain:…

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June 2017

Maine Fare: Maine grains, a complicated story

June 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

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 on…

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Maine Fare: The Spring Orchard & Cidermaking

June 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portersfield Cider, 255 Elmwood Rd
Pownal, ME 04069 United States
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$25.00

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…

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Maine Fare: Nose to Tail Butchery

June 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winter Hill Farm, 35 Hill Farm Rd
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$85.00

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…

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Maine Fare: Farmstead Cheesemaking

June 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fuzzy Udder Creamery, 35 Townhouse Rd
Whitefield, ME 04353
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$30.00

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…

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Maine Fare: Harvesting the River

June 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Damariscotta River Cruises, 47 Main St
Damariscotta, ME 04543
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$50.00

Hop on Damariscotta River Cruises' boat to tour the Damariscotta River. From the water we’ll explore the connections between land and sea, people and place, and learn about the river harvest, past and present. We’ll move downstream with the folks from…

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Maine Fare: Food for Thought Dinner

June 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$95.00

Join us at the historic Bath Freight Shed for a unique dinner led by chef Sam Hayward of Fore Street. The dinner is the finale to the month of hands-on workshops celebrating Maine’s bounty and the people who grow, raise,…

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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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