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Forever Farm Party with Nezinscot Farm

Nezinscot Farm River Rd off RT219, Turner, ME

Thursday, August 26 5 - 8 PM RSVP is open - sign up now! Celebrate farmland for the future! Join us at one of Nezinscot Farm's properties in Turner, now home to the Maine Outdoor Wellness Center! Meet farmers Gloria and Gregg Varney, learn how working with MFT to purchase and protect several farm properties in…

$5

Rootdown Party at South Paw Farm

South Paw Farm 355 Greely Road, Freedom, ME

RESCHEDULED DATE: Tuesday, September 21 4 - 7 PM Registration is open - sign up now! Celebrate thriving farms! Come learn how MFT’s Farm Viability program helps farms thrive, and hear what Meg and Ryan Mitchell at South Paw Farm are doing to grow their farm business through business planning, climate mitigation, and farmland protection.…

$5

Adapting to Climate Change at Bumbleroot Organic Farm

Bumbleroot Organic Farm 196 Highland Cliff Rd, Windham

Thursday, September 30 4 - 6 pm Registration is open. Join Bumbleroot Organic Farm and Maine Farmland Trust for a field walk and discussion about Bumbleroot’s efforts to adapt to climate change and improve soil health on their farm. Co-owner Melissa Law and MFT’s Farm Viability Director, Sarah Simon, will describe their process they went through together to make…

Free

Applications open: Farming for Wholesale Program

Farming for Wholesale This program is for experienced farmers who currently serve wholesale accounts and are ready to scale up significantly. Farming for Wholesale is a highly-selective, competitive application program. If selected, you will: Receive up to 50 hours of individually tailored business planning assistance within the first year of the program. Up to 50…

Registration open: Business of Farming Program

Business of Farming This track is for experienced farmers who want to analyze their current business model and use the information for decision-making.  Drawing on a panel of business experts from around the state, as well as other growers, we’ll uncover the story your financial records are telling you, and develop your ability to make…

Open Farm Day at Blaisdell Brothers Family Farm

Blaisdell Brothers Family Farm 150 Southside Road, York, ME

Come meet the farmers, tour the farm, and learn more about our work to protect this important land. Join Maine Farmland Trust at Blaisdell Brothers Family Farm in York 150 Southside Road Thursday, October 21 from 1-5 pm MFT is currently working with the Blaisdell family to protect their farm with an agricultural conservation easement.…

Free

Farm Bill Listening Session

Tuesday, November 9, 10am-12pm: Join representatives from Maine Farmland Trust, American Farmland Trust, Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, Land for Good, National Young Farmers Coalition, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group for a listening session to share your feedback and priorities for Farm Bill programs. You do not need…

Lessons from the Pandemic: Maine’s local food system during Covid 19

What lessons can we learn from the pandemic that will help us better support Maine’s farmers and local food system? In 2021, CDI, CEI, MFT and MOFGA joined forces to survey how Maine’s food system is being impacted by COVID-19. While the pandemic is not yet over, and it’s too soon to draw conclusions about…

Free

Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Join MFT online for the Maine Agricultural Trades Show January 10 through 14, 2022. MFT is offering advising appointments as part of the "Listening Post". These free 30 min advising appointments will cover both Farmland Protection and Farm Business Planning. Sign up for our "Listening Post" Advising Appointments View the full Conference schedule View an…

Enjoy dinner at Leeward to support MFT!

Leeward 85 Free Street, Portland, ME

Wednesday, Jan 12  - Enjoy dinner at Leeward to support MFT! On Wednesday, January 12, the good folks at Leeward restaurant in Portland will donate 10% of dinner sales to support our work to protect farmland and help farmers thrive! Leeward focuses on housemade pasta, local ingredients, and low-intervention wine, and source as much produce…

2022 Winter Farm Activities Map

Explore Maine farms in winter with Maine Farmland Trust's Winter Farm Activities Map! Use our map and the itineraries included to experience the year-round abundance of the Maine food and farming community. When you sign up for free, we'll send you a link to the map, along with a handful of itineraries to get you…

Transitioning to No-Till on Stonecipher Farm

Stonecipher Farm 1186 River Rd, Bowdoinham, ME

Stonecipher Farm is an organic vegetable farm in Bowdoinham, run by Ian Jerolmack and Emily Goodchild. They converted from tilling 12 acres to using no-till practices on 4 acres starting in 2019 and have since seen it increase their bandwidth and the overall viability of their farm business. They earn more money, have better products,…

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