Calendar

The following is a list of events taking place around the country – and the world!

Most of the events are organized or co-sponsored by MOFGA but other events are listed as well.
Visit the MOFGA Events page. Interested in giving a workshop for MOFGA?

Medicinal Herb Tisanes

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main St., Freeport, ME, United States

$35 general admission; $30 for MOFGA membersThis hands on workshop is part two of the “Art of Blending Tea,” which is offered on November 29.Are you interested in supporting your health and that of your family with home blended medicinal tisanes? Emily Springer of Meeting House Farm – a MOFGA certified organic farm in Scarborough, Maine – […]

$30 – $35

Thirteen Maine Apples with John Bunker

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main St., Freeport, ME, United States

Join author, artist and apple historian John Bunker to learn about the history and story behind the apples of MOFGA’s 2024 Maine Heritage Orchard calendar. The calendar features Bunker’s art, with each month highlighting a different apple variety. Bunker has been working for over 40 years to identify and catalog Maine’s historic apple varieties. Participants will […]

Free – $20

Garlic Braiding Workshop

The Maine Organic Marketplace 55 Main St., Freeport, ME, United States

Braiding is a great way to prepare garlic to be stored all winter long, hanging from the rafters in your kitchen where you can use it daily. We’re excited to host Carole Mapes of Flywheel Flowers, who will be teaching us how to braid (and decorate) home grown soft neck garlic. A practice with both […]

$55 – $65

MOFGA at the 2024 Agricultural Trades Show

The Augusta Civic Center 76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME, United States

The State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show is sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. It takes place every January and is a place for farm, agricultural and related sectors to network and connect around business needs and trends. Producers and consumers alike visit this three day show to get professional expertise, learn […]

Recordkeeping and Farm Planning with Dan Brisebois

Online

Join Dan Brisebois for a Zoom based talk on farm recordkeeping. Brisebois will discuss setting up systems for harvest, planting, and sales records and how to connect these records to achieve your farm goals. Brisebois is one of the farmers at Tourne-Sol Cooperative Farm, host of the Seed Growers Podcast, and helps farmers navigate spreadsheets […]

Free – $15

Beekeeping for Beginners

This is a three part webinar series with sessions taking place on: January 27, January 28 and  February 4  from 3-4:30 p.m. Snow date: February 10. All sessions will be recorded & the recordings shared with registrants.This series has been priced on a sliding scale of $40-$100 for all three events to make the course […]

$40 – $100

Climate Cafe Series

MOFGA's Education Center 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME, United States

Childcare and dinner provided with RSVP. Please join us at the Climate Cafe! MOFGA will be hosting a series of gatherings inviting farmers and farmworkers to connect over climate concerns, share adaptation strategies and strengthen our networks of support. Discussion will be informal and spontaneous, guided by participants' interests, with peer to peer connections at […]

Growing Asian Vegetables Webinar

Online

Join us for another event in our gardening webinar series!Stephanie Wang is a gardener and an author. Her recently published book "Asian Vegetables" features delicious recipes as well as information about how to grow the 15 Asian vegetables featured in the book. These vegetables translate well to northern climates and are a great addition to […]

Free – $25

Gardening Q&A

Online

We hope you'll join us for our first Gardening Q&A of the year!  Whether you've been gardening for decades or you're daydreaming about starting your first garden this year (or somewhere in between), these informal Zoom conversations are a chance to discuss whatever gardening topics are on your mind. Bring your questions for a casual […]

FREE

Alternative Employee Benefits

MOFGA's Education Center 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME, United States +1 more

Snow date: February 23. This event is being offered in-person and on Zoom. In this session of our three-part series, we'll look at different types of benefits that farm owners can offer their employees beyond wages, and often instead of health insurance. It's important to know your employees and what matters most to them. That can […]

FREE

Climate Cafe Series

The Hive at Dandelion Spring Farm 961 Ridge Rd, Bowdoinham, ME

Snow date: February 27. Childcare and dinner provided with RSVP.Please join us at the Climate Cafe! MOFGA will be hosting a series of gatherings inviting farmers and farmworkers to connect over climate concerns, share adaptation strategies and strengthen our networks of support. Discussion will be informal and spontaneous, guided by participants' interests, with peer to […]

FREE

Backyard Maple Syrup Production Webinar

Online

Join University of Maine Extension Maple Industry Educator Jason Lilley to learn everything you need to know about making your own maple syrup. We'll discuss identifying and tapping trees, collecting and boiling sap, filtering, grading, and canning syrup. Jason will focus on homestead-scale systems that require a limited initial investment in equipment. This webinar is […]

Free – $15

Stories of Apple Discovery Using Historical Research

Online

University of Idaho's Heritage Orchard Conference was established in 2019 with an in-person conference held at the Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center. The conference attracted a diverse group of heritage tree fruit enthusiasts for a day of presentations ranging from heritage fruit exploration to apple identification. Since 2020, the conference has been organized as a free […]

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