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January 2019

20th Anniversary Kick Off!

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The United Farmer’s Market, 18 Spring St
Belfast, ME 04915 United States

Join us for a festive hometown gathering to look back at MFT's many milestones since 1999, and celebrate the founders and members who helped to shape the organization along the way.  Learn about exciting plans for our 20th year and how you can get involved! Thursday, January 24th, 2019 6-8PM United Farmer's Market of Maine 18 Spring St., Belfast (snow date January 31st) There will be hearty snacks, local beer & wine, an interactive timeline of MFT's history, a new…

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February 2019

Winter Ski/Snowshoe/Hike

February 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
High View Farm, 48 Leander Harmon Rd
Harrsion, ME 04040 United States
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Come explore another beautiful farm that MFT helped to protect in 2015.  We’ll ski or hike around the many trails that surround High View Farm, stopping in the farm yurt for a hot drink and conversation with farmers Bill and Darcy about their land and hopes for the future.  All ages and experience welcome.  Bring your own skis/snowshoes or winter boots! Free for MFT members, $5 donation suggested for non-members. Please RSVP to Caroline@mainefarmlandtrust.org// 207-338-6575 x 305.

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Let’s talk about dairy farms

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bigelow Brewing Company, 473 Bigelow Hill Rd
Skowhegan, ME 04976 United States
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Join us to learn more about the key role dairy farms play in Maine’s agricultural landscape. See MFT’s new short video about the Dostie Farm, a multi-generational dairy farm in Skowhegan, and hear from a panel of your local dairy farmers that include: Egide Dostie II, Dostie Farm (Fairfield and Skowhegan; Brad Santy, Santy Dairy (Skowhegan); and Jim Hilton, Hilton Farms (Norridgewock). We’ll have light snacks and beer will be available for purchase for those 21+. Free and open to all…

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March 2019

“The Biggest Little Farm” at the Cabin Fever Film Fest

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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$10.00

Friday, March 1st @7 pm Camden Opera House 29 Elm St, Camden We are excited to co-present a screening of The Biggest Little Farm with Points North Institute/CIFF! This new documentary is a testament to the immense complexity of nature, and follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and…

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Blue Hill Peninsula Community Food Grant Info and Brainstorm Session

March 6 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Blue Hill Library, 5 Parker Point Rd
Blue Hill, ME 04914 United States
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Wednesday, March 6th @5PM Blue Hill Public Library (5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill)   Each year, MFT awards grant funds for projects that promise to increase food sustainability and improve the health and well-being of Blue Hill Peninsula residents. Join MFT and Healthy Peninsula to learn about these grants. We will talk about this unique funding opportunity, hear stories from prior successful projects, connect and share ideas! Find out more information about the Blue Hill Peninsula Community Food Grants here. 

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Digging into Farm Accounting

March 15 @ 4:30 pm - March 16 @ 5:00 pm
Northern Maine Development Corporation Board Room (NMDC), 11 West Presque Isle Rd
Caribou, ME 04736 United States
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Accounting can be one of the most difficult and essential tasks in owning and operating a farm. At MFT we  believe you can, and should, get to know and understand the story your financials are telling you. That’s why we are offering Digging into Farm Accounting,  a free two-day accounting workshop in a relaxed and friendly environment in Caribou on Friday, March 15th from 4-7:30PM and Saturday, March 16th from 9AM–5PM. This session is especially for farmers operating in Aroostook and…

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Fiore Art Center Residents, 2018

March 18 @ 9:00 am - May 24 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St.
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Our next exhibit will feature the work of the nine residents from the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, created during their 2018 summer residency: Rachel Alexandrou (resident gardener),  Carol L. Douglas (plein-air painter), Michel Droge (abstract painter), Heather Lyon (performance artist),  Stephanie Mercedes (activist artist), Maxwell Nolin (portrait painter), Jodi Paloni (writer), Clif Travers (mixed media), Thu Kim Vu (ink drawings, light sculptures).   Paintings by Joseph A. Fiore on 2nd floor.   The exhibit runs from…

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Portland Open House

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MFT Portland Office, 509 Ocean Ave
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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Thursday, March 28th 4 pm-7 pm 509 Ocean Ave, Portland, ME   The MFT Portland office has moved! Come see our new office space on Ocean Ave, visit with our Portland-based staff, and view artworks by Joseph Fiore and Jude Valentine on display throughout the office. We’ll have beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks. We look forward to reconnecting with our Portland-area friends, members, and colleagues in our new space! Works by Maine artists, Jude Valentine & Joseph A. Fiore,…

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April 2019

Volunteer Work Day @ Rolling Acres Farm / Joseph A. Fiore Art Center

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Rd.
Jefferson, ME 04348 United States
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The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm will be hosting a spring workday Thursday, April 25th in Jefferson. This workday will help us prep the property for the summer season.  We’ll be doing everything from cleaning out sheds, to building compost containers, cleaning up the beach, and painting trim… We’ll have a job for everyone! Lunch and snacks provided. Please RSVP to Caroline@mainefarmlandtrust.org

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Let’s talk about dairy farms

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Atlantic Hall Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport, ME United States + Google Map

Thursday, April 25th 5:30-7:30PM Atlantic Hall, Cape Porpoise   Join us to learn more about the key role dairy farms play in Maine’s agricultural landscape. See MFT’s new short video about the Dostie Farm, a multi-generational dairy farm in Skowhegan and Fairfield, and hear from a panel of some of your local dairy farmers. Milk and cookies to enjoy! Free and open to all ages!   Please RSVP by emailing Rachel, rkeidan@mainefarmlandtrust.org or calling the MFT office, 207.338.6575

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Real Estate Professional Training: Working with Farms with Commercial Agricultural Potential

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Keller Williams Coastal Realty, 750 Lafayette Rd #201
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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$40.00

Real estate professionals play an important role with both sellers and buyers of farm properties.    Learn how commercial farm buyers differ from other property buyers and what they look for in properties, PLUS how to reach them! Receive guidance, tools & resources to: Understand characteristics of the commercial farm buyer Reach the commercial farm buyer Understand & describe what a commercial farm buyer looks for in a farm property such as soils, field acreage, buildings & infrastructure, water & forest resources…

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May 2019

Membership Renewal Month Meet-Ups!

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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For member renewal month, we are offering a handful of fun member meet-ups! Make sure to join us at the one closet to you!   Friday, April 12th @11:30am-1pm: Natural Climate Solutions Lunch + Learn @ Forage Market, Portland Grab lunch and join us for a lunch-and-learn conversation with Ellen Griswold, MFT's Policy & Research Director. She will be providing an overview of farm-related natural climate solutions and digging into the potential benefits for farmers and for Maine.   Thursday, April 18th…

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