Small farmers need to be creative and innovative marketers to be successful. The best are those that cultivate community involvement in their farms and nurture face-to-face relationships with their customers. Learn from the folks at Morning Dew Farm and The Pickup Café & CSA how they’ve approached innovative and collaborative marketing. This workshop will cover some of the basics of marketing including farm stands, bringing EBT to a farmers market, Senior Farm Share, becoming a WIC vendor, low-income CSA shares, double voucher coupons, selling to food pantries, and the benefits and challenges of collective marketing. Potluck to follow at both locations.
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In songs of land and sea
June 28th 6.30 pm at the Blue Hill, Halcyon Grange
the kick off public event for MAINE SAIL FREIGHT!
the new economy
will take imagination,
a knowledge of history
and confidence in a future or our own making.
Join us for the provocation
of a maiden voyage of cargo and wind.
An exploration of relationships, logistics,
cargo and wind.
Maine Fare is a unique food festival that brings everyone to the table — farmers, fishermen, foodies, nonprofits, food businesses, and eaters!– to celebrate a vibrant and delicious future for food, farming, and fishing in Maine. The two day festival has an exciting schedule filled with talks, tastings, and classes. The Greenhorns Maine Sail Freight will have a table. Stop by to say hi!
General Admission is FREE (Some tastings and classes do require extra tickets)
Tickets for the tasting are $15 and can be purchased online at maine-fare.org OR by calling 207-338-6575. Ticket holders receive 10 3oz pours, and must be 21 years of age to enter the event. And find more information here.
Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Get ready to get dirty!
Part appropriate-technology movement redux, part re-skilling à la Transition Towns, and 100 percent experiential adventure: Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA is a free, volunteer-driven event in which ordinary people teach other ordinary people what they know how to do.
Farm & Homestead Day takes place on Saturday, June 13, at the Common Ground Education Center of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), at 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity.
The focus is on simple technologies that use readily available items and can be learned with no previous experience. Do you want to throw off the shackles of the consumer economy and get ready for the salvage economy? In order to use what you have, you need to know what to do with it!
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