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Forgotten Farms at Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville

Railroad Square Cinema 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

Join us at Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville on Wednesday, May 24th at 7:15 pm for Forgotten Farms, a new film about the important role dairy farms play in New England’s farming landscape. Dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region’s agriculture but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and kale. New…

Office Party & Photo Exhibit

EVERYONE'S INVITED! Come kick off First Friday Art Walk with our 2nd Annual Office Party in Portland! We’ll have some light snacks & local brews on hand, and a new photo exhibit, Feeding Maine, on display throughout the office. Feeding Maine is a traveling photo exhibit documenting some of the many people working for change…

3rd Annual Farmland Access Conference

Augusta Civic Center 76 Community Dr, Augusta, ME

In the next decade, more than 400,000 acres of Maine farmland will transition in ownership. What will happen to that land? Farmers, landowners, and farm advocates are invited to the third annual Farmland Access Conference on December 4, 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center, Augusta ME co-hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Land For Good.…

Competing in Maine’s Organic Grain Economy

Part of MFT's Farming for Wholesale program, this series offers ongoing farm business planning assistance combined with day-long workshops for farmers.   Participate in this year-long business planning program to: Learn how to use last year’s actual records to find your most (& least) profitable crops. Learn how to keep, read, and evaluate financial records…

Maine FarmLink Mixer and Potluck

Nasson Heritage Room 21 Bradeen St, Springvale, ME

York County Land Owners (YCFN) and Seekers Unite! FarmLink Mixer and Potluck, co-sponsored by YCFN and MFT When: April 11, 2018 • 5:30 pm, potluck dinner; 6:30 pm, meeting Where: Extension office building, 21 Bradeen St., Nasson Heritage Room, Springvale, ME 04083 Cost: Free, potluck items welcomed; beverages provided. MFT staff will explain the FarmLink…

‘Growing Local’ screening on Earth Day in Bethel

Gem Theater 28 Cross St, Bethel, ME

Come celebrate Earth Day at the Gem Theater! There will be a Potluck at 3:30pm, followed by showings at 4:30pm of farm-friendly films including: 'Growing Local': While "buying local" is on the rise, the stories in Growing Local make clear that small farms and access to locally produced food is not a sure thing. These three poignant stories…

Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms: farm tour & policy update

Stonyvale Farm 226 Fogler Road, Exeter, ME

Tour Stonyvale Farm and hear from MFT & Maine Conservation Voters about policy initiatives that can foster healthy soils practices on farms, and how you can help shape policies that are good for farms and good for the environment.

Farmland Access and Farm Financing Event

Bumbleroot Organic Farm 196 Highland Cliff Rd, Windham

Southern Maine Young Farmers Coalition invites you to a panel discussion about the challenges and opportunities relating to land access and financing for farmers in Maine. Representatives from MFT, Coastal Enterprises Inc., Land for Good and local farms will discuss these topics, answer questions, and share their experiences. Contact joshcoaster@gmail.com for more information.

Maine Fare: Indigenous Foodways

Museums of the Bethel Historical Society 10 Broad St, Bethel, ME

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 different parts of the state, including a women-led recovery of traditional agriculture in Starks, and…

$5.00

Maine Fare: Foraging and Growing Mushrooms

Alan Day Community Garden 26 Whitman Street, Norway, ME

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 drill, plug and wax their own mushroom log to take home, and learn about log…

$25.00

Maine Fare: Farmstead Cheesemaking

Nezinscot Farm River Rd off RT219, Turner, ME

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 can be eaten fresh or pressed to create a farmers-style cheese. Participants will also prepare…

$50.00

Maine Fare: Whole Lamb Butchery

Stoneheart Farm 285 Streaked Mountain Rd, South Paris, ME

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 of their handy work. Rosemont Market & Bakery is comprised of six markets in Portland,…

$85.00

Journal Launch Party: Issue 05

Rabelais North Dam Mill/ Building 18: 2 Main St, Biddeford, ME

Come celebrate the fifth(!) issue of our annual journal, maine farms, and five years of gathering the stories of Maine's farm and food landscape.   Wednesday, July 18th 5:30-7:30 Rabelais Books North Dam Mill Building 18 2 Main Street Biddeford, Maine 04005   Snacks + drinks will be provided (like ice cream from Sweet Cream…

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