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2019 EVENTS

Farmer Training Project: Soil Health
Wednesday, June 12th, 5pm
Come discuss soil health management strategies including cover cropping, interplanting, perennial hedgerows, tarping, and permanent no-till bed systems. Free. Potluck to follow.

A Timber Frame Tour of Frith Farm
Thursday, June 20th, 5pm
Come join builder Robbie Alden for a tour of all the amazing work he has done at Frith Farm. Robbie will give an overview of the process from felling the tree, milling it on-site, carving the joinery, and erecting the frame. He will also talk about the history of timber framing in New England, and the role of this traditional craft in the future of sustainable building. Robbie keeps a low profile, so this is a rare opportunity to learn from his wealth of knowledge and skill in the world of natural building! Free. No RSVP necessary.

Farm Tours
Tuesday, July 16th, 5pm
Tuesday, August 6th, 5pm
Tuesday, September 10th, 5pm
Come walk the farm with Daniel and hear about our unique way of farming without tillage, spraying, or tractors in the field. Learn how we encourage ecological health through cover cropping, interplanting, mulching, perennial diversity, and avoiding soil disturbance. Bring your questions and let's have some fun! Free. No RSVP necessary. Stay for dinner! (see below)

Burger Nights
Tuesday, July 16th, 6-8pm
Tuesday, August 6th, 6-8pm
Tuesday, September 10th, 6-8pm
Join us at the farm this summer to celebrate the season! We'll be selling burgers made with organically raised pork and beef and homemade veggie burgers on local rolls, with side salads from the morning's harvest. Lots of fresh fixings from the farm! We are working to arrange live music on each night. Bring your own beverages, and bring your own dishware if you can. Come for the farm tour, come for the burgers, or come for both! No reservations, just show up.

Sourdough 101
Saturday, July 20th, 10am - 12:30pm
Join Frith Farm's long time livestock manager and bread aficionado Ryan for an intimate class and discussion on sourdough bread. Ryan will share his love and knowledge of fermentation by explaining the process, and offering samples and insight into each step of baking with sourdough. A loaf of bread will be baked during the workshop, and participants will leave with their own sourdough starter and dough scraper to apply what they've learned at home. The workshop is limited to eight people. $35 per person. Email if interested.

Give Bees a Chance
Saturday, August 10th, 12-2pm
Join Environment Maine, state decision makers, farmers, and community members at Frith Farm to learn more about the pressing issue of bee population decline, and the potential for Maine to pass a statewide ban of bee-killing pesticides. Hear from experts and policy makers about how you can help save pollinators and our food supply. Free and open to the public.

Canning 101
Tuesday, August 13th, 5-7pm
Sarah will lead this beginner workshop on home canning. We'll go over the basics of safe canning, what equipment you'll need to get started, and the process for doing a simple water bath. Participants will get to try their hand at filling jars with a pre-prepared jam or sauce, and completing the water bath. Everyone will leave with a tasty treat! $15 per person. Email if interested.

Elderberry Tincture and Syrup Workshop
Thursday, August 22, 6-8pm
Join us for an evening of learning and fun with elderberries, making elderberry tincture and syrup, and drinking a delicious cocktail made with elderberries and herbs from the farm. You’ll get to take home a bottle of elderberry tincture and syrup along with the recipes so you can make it again at home! The workshop is limited to 12 people. $40 per person. Email if interested.