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Field to Glass: fruits of fermentation

Norway Brewing Co.

Join Maine Farmland Trust, Norway Brewing Company, and Pietree Orchard for a taste of what it takes to add Maine-grown fruits to Maine-made beer. Sample beers made with local fruit and learn about the field-to-glass process from the people who grow the fruit and brew the beer! TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR


Growing Local in Washington – cancelled

Gibbs Library Washington, Maine

CANCELLED DUE TO SNOWSTORM (RESCHEDULING TBA)   The Gibbs Library and Maine Farmland Trust will present the film “Growing Local” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Bryant Room of the library at 40 Old Union Road, Washington. Prior to the film, refreshments will be provided by The Washington General Store. The film will…

Empty Bowls for full plates

The Hub 69 School St., Unity, ME

Unity Barn Raisers and Veggies For All present Empty Bowls 2017, a benefit for the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry and the Western Waldo County Gleaning Initiative.  Due to inclement weather the date has been changed from Tuesday, March 14,  to Wednesday March 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Maine Farmland Trust’s Unity Food Hub,…

Growing Local at Food For Thought Film Fest

Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library 227 Main St, Lovell, M

Join Spice & Grain Natural Market, Fly Away Farm, MFT and others for a screening of Growing Local at Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell.  MFT Lands staff member Chris Franklin will lead a Q+A discussion after the film. Light refreshments provided.

Field to Glass: a look at local hops

Tributary Brewing Company

Join us for a special tasting & discussion with Tod Mott, owner/brewer of Tributary Brewing Company ; Luci Benedict, Associate Professor of Chemistry at USM; Ryan Houghton, owner/farmer at The Hop Yard ; and Chris Cabot of Maine Farmland Trust. For more information contact: meghan@mainefarmlandtrust.org No ticket necessary, but please RSVP

Forgotten Farms at Johnson Hall, Gardiner

Johnson Hall 280 Water St, Gardiner

Join us at Johnson Hall, Gardiner on Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:30 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 England has lost over…

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.…

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…

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…


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…


Maine Fare: Finale Feast, Tasting & Storytelling

Stoneheart Farm 285 Streaked Mountain Rd, South Paris, ME

The  Finale Feast will begin with a casual tasting of small plates that reflect the traditional foodways of Western Maine, using ingredients from local producers and prepared by some of Maine's finest chefs. Each plate will be paired with a beverage (wine, beer, or hard cider- for those 21 & up).  After filling our bellies, we'll…

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