“Open Farm Day is an annual family adventure in which farms throughout all 16 counties open their gates to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the business of agriculture.
Farms around the state participate to commit to ensuring the sustainability of agriculture. Maine’s farming industry has given back to their communities by providing a forum for education and learning in a fun atmosphere. Many farms will have demonstrations, displays, farm-raised products for sale and animals and crops to experience. Activities include barn and field tours, milking, hay rides, petting zoos, nature trails, beautiful scenery, samples for tasting and refreshments. Open Farm Day gives families the chance to visit local farms throughout the state.
Mark your calendar for Sunday, July 26th, 2015 to experience Open Farm Day throughout the State of Maine!” – From Maine.gov
For a list of participating farms, click here.
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The annual Maine Wild Blueberry Festival in Machias features two fun days of entertainment, contests, shopping and of course blueberries! Held each August, the festival offers locals and visitors alike the chance to celebrate the little berry that some say helped put Maine on the map. After all, even though Maine is one of the nation’s smallest states, it still produces more blueberries than any other state. More than 90% of the nation’s blueberry crop comes from Maine. Continue reading “The State of Maine Wild Blueberry Festival is Delicious”
The Hartstone Inn in Camden extends an invitation to the supporters of Georges River Land Trust for a night out to benefit their conservation efforts. Make your dinner reservation for May 4th, 11th or 18th and 50% of the food charges on your dinner bill will be donated to the Land Trust.
The mission of the Georges River Land Trust is to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education, and outdoor experiences.
Bring your friends and family for a sublime evening of dining and donating! Preview our dinner menu online here.
Thursday, April 16th 6-8pm
Head butcher, Sean Durnan, will guide participants in all aspects of fresh sausage making, from choosing the right cuts of pork, grinding, seasoning, mixing and stuffing. Sean has been practicing whole animal butchery for over 6 years and is experienced with cutting beef, pork, lamb and poultry.
This class will be held at Maine Street Meats. The cost is $75 per person includes 2 hours of hands on instruction and fresh homemade sausage to take home.
Call the shop to register or for more information. 207-236-6328 (236-MEAT)
Saturday, April 11, from 2-4PM
The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery
Pull a seat up to the table! Cellardoor Winery is about to embark on a culinary tour of Italy’s richly diverse culinary regions, all worthy of your palate’s exploration. Indulge yourself in the Italian lifestyle as they discover their passion for food and wine. The class includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a specially crafted tasting menu created by Chef Lani Stiles and the team at Megunticook Market, as well as sensory evaluations and aroma identifications. As always, seats for this pairing are limited so early reservations are recommended. $40 per person
For more information, visit www.mainewine.com.
Dine at The Hartstone Inn on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 or Thursday, Match 26th, 2015 and treat yourself to world class cuisine, while supporting The Aldermere Farm 4-H club!
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Aldermere Farm’s young 4-H members are raising money for a return trip to Louisville, Kentucky in November for the North American Livestock Expo. It’s the world’s largest livestock exposition! They hope to once again prove that Maine Belted Galloways — our “Oreo cows” — and their young handlers rank among the best in the world.
Mention the 4-H club when placing your dinner reservation and 50% of your bill will be donated toward their $16,000 goal!
Call us at 207-236-4259 to place your reservation today!