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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…

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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…

2022 Summer Farm Activities Map

It's time to enjoy the bounty of summer with Maine Farmland Trust's Summer Farm Activities Map! Our map and the itineraries included will lead you to some of our favorite summer experiences that celebrate abundance of the Maine food and farming community. Sign up today to receive the map, along with a handful of itineraries…

Talk by Margot Anne Kelley, author of Foodtopia: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love, & Homegrown Food

Left Bank Books 109 Church Street, Belfast, ME

Left Bank Books and Maine Farmland Trust are delighted to co-host a talk and signing by Maine author Margot Anne Kelley. Kelley will read from her new book, Foodtopia, which tells the story of five back-to-the-land movements, from 1840 to present day, when large numbers of utopian-minded people in the United States established small-scale farming…

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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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Virtual Session: Dealing with Tarping

Online ZOOM ME

Monday, September 12 at 6 pm on Zoom Farmer Panel including: Hilary Martin, Digger's Mirth Farm TBD Join us virtually to hear from our farmer panel on how they deal with using tarps on their farm. Then have an active discussion amongst all participating farmers in the room. We will delve into how to move…

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Understanding PFAS: Farms, Food, and Community

Yarmouth History Center 118 E Elm St, Yarmouth, ME

Join a community discussion led by Maine Farmland Trust to learn the latest on PFAS chemical contamination and its impacts on Maine farms. Join Maine Farmland Trust’s President and CEO Amy Fisher, Vice President & Deputy Director Ellen Griswold, and Farm Network Director Tricia Rouleau at the Yarmouth History Center to learn more about PFAS…

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PFAS 101: What Do We Know? (Zoom Webinar)

Online ZOOM ME

Maine is on the leading edge of the country in learning about – and responding to – PFAS contamination. Join us for a two-part Zoom webinar series about what PFAS are, how they impact our water, farms, and health, and what comes next. Are there questions on your mind you’d like to see the panel…

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Maine Municipal Solar Siting Forum (Zoom)

Online ZOOM ME

Calling members of town boards and committees, town staff, local elected officials, and interested community members! Maine Farmland Trust and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) are hosting an informational forum for municipal officials to explore how towns can support solar development while minimizing impacts to valuable agricultural resources. Register for the…

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PFAS 101: What Can Be Done? (Zoom Webinar)

Online ZOOM ME

Maine is on the leading edge of the country in learning about – and responding to – PFAS contamination. Join us for a two-part Zoom webinar series about what PFAS are, how they impact our water, farms, and health, and what comes next. Are there questions on your mind you’d like to see the panel…

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