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June 2021

Maine Farms Scavenger Hunt

June 1 - September 15

Explore Maine’s abundant local farm landscape with us this summer in the second Explore Maine Farms Scavenger Hunt! Discover farms in your neck of the woods, or take a trip further afield in search of new-to-you farms, foods, and to learn about Maine’s food system. Whichever way you choose to do the Scavenger Hunt, it’s sure to make for a memorable and delicious summer for the whole family! The Scavenger Hunt consists of over 30 tasks of varying difficulties, with…

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Maine Soil Health Network Launch

June 22
The Milkhouse, 445 S Monmouth Rd
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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Location: The Milkhouse in Monmouth, ME Please join MFT and The Milkhouse on Tuesday, June 22 from 5-8 pm to celebrate the launch of the Maine Soil Health Network, a collaboration between MFT and the Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment. The Maine Soil Health Network is a pilot project that will support an initial cohort of eight farms in learning about the effects of different farm management practices on the soil and deciding which practices to use in the…

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July 2021

Forever Farm Party at Orange Circle Farm

July 14
Orange Circle Farm, 184 Blackberry Hill Road
Berwick, 03901
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Forever Farm Party at Orange Circle Farm Wednesday, July 14 5 - 8 PM Registration is open - sign up now! Celebrate farmland for the future in York County! Join us at Orange Circle Farm in Berwick to meet farmers Jeff Benton and Erin Ehlers, explore their 70-acre organic vegetable and flower farm, and learn how protecting the land with an agricultural conservation easement helped these farmers access land to grow their business in a densely developed part of the…

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Rootdown Party at Emery Farm

July 28
Emery Farm, 137 Besse Road
Wayne, ME 04284 United States
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Rootdown Party at Emery Farm in Wayne, Maine

Wednesday, July 28 5 - 8 PM Registration is open now - sign up now! Celebrate thriving farms! Come learn how MFT’s Farm Viability program helps farms thrive, and hear what Trent Emery at Emery Farm is doing to grow his farm business. Tour the vegetable fields and pack a picnic -- we'll have Oxbow Brewing Co. Farmland beer and Oyster River Winegrowers wines, and a fun non-alcoholic option, too. Emery Farm recently completed MFT’s Farming for Wholesale program, which…

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August 2021

Forever Farm Party at Thirty Acre Farm (SOLD OUT)

August 12
Thirty Acre Farm, 146 Waldoboro Road
Bremen, ME 04551 United States
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Forever Farm Party at Thirty Acre Farm in Bremen, Maine

Thursday, August 12 5 - 8 PM THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. THERE ARE STILL TICKETS AVAILABLE TO OUR TWO OTHER FARM PARTIES THIS SUMMER, WHICH YOU CAN CHECK OUT HERE. Celebrate farmland for the future! Join us at Thirty Acre Farm's new property in Bremen to meet the farm crew, tour the fields and see the kraut kitchen, and learn how protecting this land with an agricultural conservation easement helped Thirty Acre expand their successful value-added farm business. The…

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Art Exhibit: Parts of an Immense Whole

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - September 25 @ 7:00 pm
Able Baker Contemporary, 29 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04101 United States

Please join us Friday, August 13 at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland for the opening of Parts of an Immense Whole; 9 Painters in conversation w/ the work of Joseph A. Fiore, curated by Tessa G. O'Brien and featuring Rachel Gloria Adams, Eleanor Conover, Jarid del Dio, David Dewey, Lois Dodd, Alice Jones, Jesse Littlefield, Jay Stern, and Alan Syliboy, with paintings by Joseph A. Fiore, courtesy of Maine Farmland Trust . Maine Farmland Trust's Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm celebrates agriculture through art, capturing the vibrancy of Maine’s farms and farmers…

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Forever Farm Party with Nezinscot Farm

August 26
Nezinscot Farm, River Rd off RT219
Turner, ME 04282 United States
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Forever Farm Party at Nezinscot Farm in Turner, Maine

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 the area has helped them expand their diversified farm business in multiple ways. We'll have beer from Oxbow Brewing Co., wine from Oyster River Winegrowers,…

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September 2021

Rootdown Party at South Paw Farm

September 21
South Paw Farm, 355 Greely Road
Freedom, ME 04941 United States
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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. Tour the vegetable fields and learn more about the long-term investments these farmers are making to adapt to climate change. Live music by Toki Oshima…

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Adapting to Climate Change at Bumbleroot Organic Farm

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bumbleroot Organic Farm, 196 Highland Cliff Rd
Windham, 04062
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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 a climate adaptation plan for the farm as participants of the Climate Adaptation Fellowship, a USDA Northeast Climate Hub training initiative. On the farm tour,…

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October 2021

Applications open: Farming for Wholesale Program

October 21 @ 8:00 am - November 29 @ 5:00 pm

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 additional hours of technical assistance will also be available during the second year. Attend MFT’s Business of Farming workshops, if you have not yet already…

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Open Farm Day at Blaisdell Brothers Family Farm

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blaisdell Brothers Family Farm, 150 Southside Road
York, ME United States
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Old farm equipment on Blaisdell Brothers Family Farm.

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. By choosing to place an easement on their land, the Blaisdell family will ensure that their historic farm will be available for farming forever. Join…

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November 2021

Farm Bill Listening Session

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 previous knowledge of Farm Bill contents or mechanics to participate! Session is open to all, but we will be particularly prioritizing feedback from current farmers,…

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